Every day is different, and you will be in the privileged position of helping young children develop and learn through play and care.
Key skills must include…
A warm smiley face that makes children feel safe and secure.
The ability to sing (in tune is not a necessity) but in front of a crowd is essential!
You must be patient and kind with the ability to accept a couple of interruptions during story time.
The preferred candidate must have a good sense of humour and a good imagination, if a child requests that you are a dinosaur, you will be the best roar-some dinosaur you can be!
Knowledge of aliens, superheroes and children’s characters would be advantageous.
You must feel comfortable telling everybody in the same room as you that you are going to the bathroom. You must also be prepared to leave the building feeling comfortable with unknown substances on your clothing.
And finally you must be prepared to distribute hugs when needed, ensuring children feel special and loved.
There is simply no other job quite like it
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A fantastic opportunity to gain a Free Diploma either in Childcare or in Health and Social Care in your local community in your nearest Sure Start Children’s centre.
The course runs one day a week over 16 sessions between 9.30am – 2.45pm, which is useful if you have school age children.
All course work is completed in class.
To find out more, just turn up to one of our coffee morning enrolments. No need to book.
If you would like to discuss any aspects of the courses, contact Katie Jones on 01422 251090.
29th September 10.30am – 12.30pm
Illingworth Children’s Centre, Occupation Lane, Illingworth, HX2 9RL
Tel: 01422 243633
30th September 10.30am – 12.30pm
Elland Children’s Centre, Boxhall Road, Elland, HX5 0BB
Tel: 01422 266197
5th October 10.30am – 12.30pm
Innovations Children’s Centre, Cousin Lane, Ovenden, HX2 8DQ
Interested in a career in childcare or schools? We are running our accredited introduction to childcare again this term that leads to a level 2 qualification. Many of our past attendees have gone on to further training or secured employment in early years settings or schools.
This is a 7 week course (1st week introductory session) running from Elland C of E School starting Tuesday 3rd May finishing Tuesday 26th June. There is also an expectation to complete some work experience hours in an early years setting.
To book a place on our course use the following link https://bc.formstack.com/forms/form_1_fsform3525422flt_copy.
Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.
When: Tuesday 10 May 22 (6 Week Course)
Time: 9.30am – 2.00pm
Enrolment/information session: Tuesday 3th May, 9.30am – 1.30pm
Where: Elland C of E School, Westgate, Elland HX5 0BB
Please note there are limited parking spaces. You can park on some roads and there is a council pay and display car park across from the school’s main entrance.
For information contact us on 01422 251 090
Next Step Childcare out of school and holiday club.
Based in Elland and offering unique and excellent childcare for children across Calderdale aged between 3 and 16 years for 50 weeks of the year.
They offer an inclusive service to children with additional needs with our location having appropriate access and facilities.
From September they will be offering the 30 hour funded entitlement for eligible working families with 3 and 4 year olds.
Prices are competitive with additional sibling discounts available upon request.
Term time or holiday only contracts are available.
They pick up from the following schools –
- Cross Lane Primary School Elland
- Old Earth Primary School Elland
- Church of England Primary School Elland
- West Vale Primary School
Please contact Vicky on 07786895655 for further details.