Alba Childcare Agency is an employment business and seeks to find a suitable position within our clientele. Alba Childcare Agency expects a high standard of care from those looking after children in child care settings and believes that at all times the welfare of the child should be regarded with the utmost importance. Our aim is to help each child reach his or her full potential in all areas of development. This is achieved through the experiences, they experience while at nursery. You will be asked to work as an effective member of an early year’s team delivering a high quality child centred service which meets the needs of the childcare setting. Your duties are wide ranged and varied from different childcare settings. You will be asked to take time at every place and become accustomed to different policies and procedures in the different settings.
Main Tasks and Duties
Contribute to the activities of the childcare setting and help deliver a programme of learning activities through active involvement to stimulate children’s interests, aptitudes and abilities.
Respond to the differing needs of the individual children, by applying sound knowledge of child development and of the appropriate curriculum on a daily basis.
Observe children during play and work, and be responsible for recording written observation notes, on children’s’ development and the effectiveness of activities, to assist with the planning and monitoring of child development.
At all times, be aware of the safety of children, e.g. reporting and, if necessary, being responsible for putting unsafe play equipment out of use.
Have a sound knowledge of Childcare guidelines governing safety and security of children; and be familiar with the reporting process.
Implement child protection policies and procedures. Children shall be protected from abuse. Confident and secure in the care they receive. It is the staff’s duty to report any suspicions of possible child abuse to the manager or deputy of the childcare setting, who will then contact social services for information and advice.
Implement food and hygiene procedures in accordance with the childcare setting policies and legislation.
Contribute to the general administration and organisation of the childcare setting by:
NB; this is a general level of duties and responsibilities, not an exhaustive list of detailed activities.
Equal Opportunities Policy
All Alba Childcare Agency staff working within a childcare setting must understand the importance of respecting a child’s individuality. All children have a right to equal access to all areas and equipment in the nursery, regardless of any special needs, they may or may not have and regardless of gender. It is important that adults respect and help develop positive attitudes towards different cultures, races and languages.
Managing Children’s Behaviour Policy
All Alba Childcare Agency staff working within a childcare setting should have a clear understanding of the need for care and control when managing children’s behaviour. Helping them to learn self-discipline, to behave in an appropriate and acceptable manner, to keep them safe, to get on well with others, to control anger and sort out disagreements. To be effective this needs to be positive and constructive.
Health and Safety Policy
Remember when in doubt ask and use your common sense.
Alba Childcare Agency staff should be aware of the importance of maintaining confidentiality, they should: –