Student Placement Job Title: Student Placement Reporting To: Playcentre Manager/Early Years Lead Practitioner Location: Fairfield Playcentre NW1 or Fortune Green Playcentre NW6 Commitment required: A commitment of 1 academic year required for 2-3 days per week. Days and hours are negotiable. Reasonable travel and lunch expenses will be reimbursed. Main Responsibilities: To work within a team and in partnership with parents, carers and professionals to deliver socially inclusive play services that facilitate children’s participation, well-being and happiness. To ensure that children have the opportunity to explore a wide range of positive activities and experiences. Promote awareness of and uphold children’s rights to access play spaces and services. To respond to the learning and developmental needs of children in our care To work effectively as a member of a child-centred team To develop positive relationships with parents, cares and other partners to ensure that the needs of children are met. To create a welcoming, stimulating and safe environment in which children are supported to learn and develop. To contribute to the delivery of high quality, inclusive childcare and early education, which is responsive to the needs of children and their families. To work with a team and in partnership with parents and professionals to deliver socially inclusive play services that facilitate children’s participation, well-being and happiness. To ensure that children have the opportunity to explore a wide range of positive activities and experiences. To contribute to the establishment of a safe, welcoming environment, including a range of child-led and adult initiated experiences, activities and play opportunities in indoor, and outdoor environments which enable children to develop and learn. To observe, monitor and record children’s learning and development To work in a non-discriminatory, culturally sensitive manner which encourages all families to access the service. To ensure that accurate and up to date records are kept. To ensure that health, safety and hygiene standards are maintained to relevant regulatory standards. To report and record any concerns regarding children’s well-being and development to the service manager. To work in partnership with parents / carers and other family members, to support children’s learning, development and well-being. Work as an effective member of a team which seeks to provide solid foundations for children’s learning and development. Person Specification Essential requirements of the post: Flexibility and the ability to vary and change according to young people’s needs. Patience and empathy A child centred attitude Caring, reliable and enthusiastic Self-awareness and able to acknowledge own limitations in terms of knowledge, skills and experience. Humility, inquisitiveness and enthusiasm. Application Form How to Apply Please send a copy of the completed application form to [email protected] or send by post to: Iola McCarogher, PACE Head Office, Fairfield Play Centre, Mary Terrace, London NW1 7LR.