Early Learning Coordinator

Location Belfast, County Antrim
Job type Temporary
Salary car park, canteen
Published about 1 month ago
Start date 30/08/2021
Contact Gabriel Hamill
Job ref GHCOLSSEL_1628593435

Job description

Temporary Early Years Worker (Level 2 or 3) Reports to:

Early Learning Coordinator

SUMMARY OF ROLE The role of the Early Years Worker:

  • To organise and deliver a range of Early Years activities, programmes and services for families and children aged 0- 4 living in the Colin area e.g. drop-in groups, various play programmes, crèche support for programmes.
  • To contribute to the delivery of quality Early Years services that support the Sure Start programme within the Colin Sure Start area. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES Early Years Services
  1. To provide a safe, stimulating and varied programme of play and learning opportunities for children participating in Colin Sure Start's Early Years Services e.g.

drop-in groups including Parent and Toddler sessions, speech and communication support programmes, a range of postnatal programmes and crèches.

  1. To promote the holistic development of children and to always work in the interest of the child, while ensuring a welcoming child-centred environment.
  2. To develop supportive relationships with parents/carers and encourage parental involvement across activities.
  3. To provide advice, information, and support to families and to support parents/carers in enhancing parenting skills and their understanding of childcare and development.
  4. To support parents/carers to access Colin Sure Start services and to signpost them to other relevant services in the community. July 2021
  5. To contribute, where relevant, to family care plans and support parents/carers in enhancing parenting skills and their understanding of children's development, including positive parenting, effective behaviour management strategies, routines, positive play and supporting parent and infant mental health
  6. To support wider Early Years programmes were requested by management, providing cover as required, e.g. Developmental Programme for 2-3 Year Olds, Play to Learn or Additional Support programmes.

Operational 1. To develop an understanding and knowledge of the local area, including local services/facilities and support systems for families and a working knowledge of the local community profile.

  1. To gain an understanding of informal and formal networks and other ways of reaching out to the local community.
  2. To work in conjunction with the Colin Sure Start team to collect appropriate information about service provision, which can be distributed to local families to inform them about Sure Start services and other family services/support.
  3. To actively promote and maintain excellent working relationships, and work collaboratively with all staff, children, parents/carers and partner agencies to ensure fully integrated service delivery.
  4. To be accountable for all work, and contribute towards the monitoring and evaluation of services, using both hard copy forms and through the Sure Start Play software and any other monitoring software deemed relevant to accurately record attendance and impact of Colin Sure Start's services and activities.
  5. To contribute to the development of appropriate resources (e.g. leaflets, Newsletters, online content for social media or website).
  6. To assist with the planning, preparation and facilitation of Colin Sure Start programmes and groups, including events and summer activities in collaboration with the wider Sure Start team.
  7. To contribute towards the working practices within Colin Sure Start that increase the engagement of families.


  1. Actively promote the work of Colin Sure Start through regular liaison and good communication with community, voluntary and statutory agencies.
  2. To proactively promote Sure Start's services ensuring maximum impact on community
  3. Ensure confidentiality of information relating to children and their families is always maintained; by using accurate recording systems, adhering to all data protection, records management and confidentiality policies and procedures of the organisation.
  4. Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of relevant legislation, new policies and good practice. July 2021
  5. Comply with all Colin Sure Start policies, procedures, guidelines, protocols and codes of conduct.
  6. To be willing to provide crèche supervision when deemed necessary
  7. Participate in supervision, appraisal and appropriate training where required.
  8. Be willing to work flexibly to suit the needs of the organisation and community.
  9. To undertake any other relevant duties as considered appropriate by the Sure Start Coordinator or Management Committee.

The hourly rates of pay:

Level 2 Qualified: £9.43

Level 3 Qualified: £9.72

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