Staff Vacancies

Early Years Practitioner SEN 1:1

Monday-Friday 8:15-3:15 Term time only

Fixed term contract 

Apply wiht covering letter and CV to:

[email protected]


We are seeking to appoint a 1:1 Early Years preschool practitioner to join our team ASAP. The role will involve supporting the learning needs, emotional support and social interaction of a pre-school child, on a one to one basis. Prior experience of working with children with special educational needs is desirable.

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone with passion and drive to support a child with special educational needs as their 1:1 Key Person. The successful candidate will be working 35 hours per week, as part of the team in the main pre-school room. This is a rewarding role, playing a huge part in supporting child development preparing for school readiness.

Responsible to:‚Äč Line Manager


Purpose of the job: To work as a SEN 1:1 PRESCHOOL PRACTITIONER and as part of the pre-school team under the direction of the line manager. To provide safe, high quality education and care for young children which meets the individual needs of children attending the setting. To offer one to one support for children with additional needs


Safeguarding requirement: Youth Club Pre-School is 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 prescribed policy and procedures to continuously promote a culture of safeguarding across the whole organisation.


Main duties and responsibilities 

• To act as a 1:1 SEN  key person, liaising closely and building an effective relationship with parents/carers and ensuring the child’s needs are recognised and met. 

•To work within the day-to-day operation of the SEN policy.

• To co-ordinate and implement along with the SENCO and Line Manager provision in the setting for children with SEN.

• To support and work in partnership with each key person at the setting.

•To contribute towards implementing duties relating to relevant legislation including the SEND Code of Practice 2014 and the equality Act 2010.

•To take action in relation to SEN to support the setting to achieve and maintain a minimum good Ofsted rating at the next inspection.

•To collate information on the needs of individual children and support of children with SEN and apply a graduated approach to identifying and meeting children’s needs.

•To ensure with the SENCO all records on children with SEN are maintained and relevant information is passed to Reception Class teachers and school SENCOs at transition.

•To offer confidential support and advice to parents, including daily informal contact and regular reviews of their child’s progress.

• To work in partnership with the staff team to ensure that appropriate approaches and materials from the Early years Foundation Stage are known and used.

• To be familiar with local practices for safeguarding children and instigating Early Help assessments.

• To seek support and advice from the setting’s senior-management team to ensure effective delivery of the setting’s SEN provision.

• To attend relevant training to keep skills and knowledge up-to-date.

• To comply with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation.

• To assist with the planning of the curriculum using the EarlyYears Foundation Stage (EYFS) for guidance.

•To advise the line 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 support meal times within the setting.

•To actively participate at 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, e.g. health and safety, fire precautions, dropping off and collection of children, food safety, cleanliness of the setting etc.

•To promote the setting to current parents and potential customers.


•To comply with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation.


This job description is not an exhaustive list of duties and the post holder will be required to undertake any other reasonable duties discussed and directed by the line manager. The post holder is also expected to be flexibleand adaptable in their approach to fulfilling their duties.

Person specification

Essential criteria


1. Level 3 Early Years Education and Childcare qualification orequivalent, and a commitment to undertake further training and responsibilities. 

2.Experience working with children with special educational needs. 

3.Previous experience of working within an early years setting.

4.Sound knowledge of child development from birth to five Years ears.

5.Knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).

6.Knowledge of safeguarding and child protection procedures.

7.Good communication skills.

8.An understanding of play-based approaches to children’slearning and development.

9.A commitment to continuously promote a culture of safeguarding.

10.A commitment to equal opportunities.

11.A commitment to working effectively with young children and families.

12.A friendly and flexible approach at work which facilitates the development of effective relationships.

13.Willingness to learn and undertake further training.


Desirable criteria

1. A minimum of 2 years’ experience working with pre-school children.

2. Current paediatric first aid qualification.

3. Experience of working with On Line Journals

4. A current DBS certificate signed up with the update service.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of OffendersAct (1974) and does require an enhanced Disclosure andBarring Service Check. Applicants must be prepared todisclose any convictions they may have and any orderswhich have been made against them.