Ashbourne Day Nurseries at Upton are looking for a SEN Support Assistant to join their growing team.
Hours: A minimum of 15 hours per week. Term time only
Start date: ASAP
Purpose of the job:
As a SEN Support Assistant you will support SEN children and work as part of the nursery team to provide a fun and stimulating environment for children from 3 months to fives years. To inspire young children to be who they want to be, whether it’s a Scientist today or a Pirate tomorrow! To tell and invent exciting stories and songs, to guide them in learning through play and create a unique day, every day!
- To assist with the planning of the curriculum using the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) for guidance
- To work in line with the nursery’s SEN policy.
- Supporting and working closely with children with special educational needs.
- Supporting provision for children with SEN.
- Working with the setting SENCO to ensure that records of all children with SEN are up to date
- To help set up for the day in line with the room planning and help tidy away at the end of the session.
- To ensure each child’s needs are recognised and met.
- To work in partnership with parents/carers and other family members.
- To advise the manager of any concerns e.g. health and well-being of children, parents or the safety of equipment, preserving confidentiality as necessary.
- To teach children, offering an appropriate level of support and stimulating play experiences.
- To ensure that children are kept safe and that you understand when to follow child protection procedures.
- To actively participate in team meetings, supervision meetings and appraisal meetings.
- To keep completely confidential any information regarding the children, their families or other staff, which is acquired as part of the job.
- To be aware of and adhere to all the setting’s operational policies and procedures.
- Willingness to learn and undertake further training.
- Level 3 childcare qualification or equivalent
- Experience working with SEN children.
- Previous experience of working in similar environment with 0-5s.
- Knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).
- Knowledge of safeguarding and child protection procedures.
- Good communication skills.
- A commitment to continuously promoting a culture of safeguarding.
- A commitment to equal opportunities.
- A commitment to working effectively with young children and families.
- Competitive salary.
- Paid overtime.
- Excellent career progression opportunities with a growing group.
- Free uniform.
- Free DBS check.
- Childcare discount.
- In-house training department.
- Management training opportunities.
- Staff social events.
- Annual employee awards.
- Long service recognition.
- Pension scheme.
Find out more about our Upton Meadows nursery here.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.
It is a requirement of all staff that they share this commitment and follow the Nursery policies and procedures to continuously promote a culture of safeguarding across the whole organisation. All applicants invited to interview will be required to provide evidence of their right to work in the UK and complete a suitability declaration. Successful applicants will also be required to have an enhanced DBS check, satisfactory references and where appropriate provide a certificate of good conduct before starting work with Ashbourne.
If you are interested in being considered for this role, please apply by sending us your CV.