Job Vacancies

CHILDCARE PRACTITIONER Level 3

Location: Three Mile Cross, Reading

£13,000 pa Full Time (35 hours per week during term time)

The school:

The Vine Christian School is an independent school for children aged 3 to 18 which uses the Accelerated Christian Education (ACE) curriculum.  The school was founded in 2003 and offers parents a bible-based education for their children in a friendly family environment.  The Preschool promotes learning through play and establishes early phonics and learning skills that each individual child needs through the ACE reading readiness program.

The Role:

We are seeking a Level 3 Childcare Practitioner who will uphold the Christian ethos of the school, and who has a God-given talent and calling to teach children aged 3-5.  They should be someone who encourages the children to develop skills and to learn by examples whilst playing, thus making the learning process both fun and enjoyable.

Role Responsibilities:

  • To promote and create a stimulating and educational environment to encourage the children to develop independence and self-reliance.
  • To create a welcoming and family friendly environment.
  • To contribute to the strategic planning, monitoring, evaluation, and development of the Preschool.
  • To plan and deliver daily activities and ensure that each session runs smoothly and without repetition.
  • To always contribute to high standards of care and education of children between three and five years in accordance with statutory requirements.
  • To promote the EYFS and ensure that the principles are adhered to.
  • To effectively communicate with the children, staff and parents.
  • To maintain equipment and resources in the Preschool.
  • To ensure that all new children receive the appropriate induction and settling programme.
  • To act as a key person and observe and prepare written assessments of the progress of each key child.
  • To actively participate in ensuring the maintenance of a healthy and safe environment for the children.

Key skills and Qualifications:

  • Level 3 or above certificate in childcare and education
  • Relevant work experience
  • Paediatric First Aid certificate