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 Summary

A team player with excellent communication skills and qualified up to level 3 in childcare. Possessing valuable experience of working with children aged between 1- 5 years, ensuring that they are cared for in a happy, safe and stimulating environment.  Passionate about providing first class childcare to infants under her supervision. Having an enthusiastic attitude and working hard to ensure good practice is demonstrated across all areas of a Nursery, from planning quality activities, to communicating with all parents and liaising with other staff. Presently looking for a nursery nurse position that offers great training and long term career development opportunities.Apart from contributing to the processes and strategies which enhance standards of teaching and learning, I feel that my greatest strengths are firstly my ability to understand and meet the needs of individual children, their parents or carers. Secondly having a clear understanding of the importance of confidentiality, and thirdly being able to provide a stimulating, caring and consistent environment for young children to learn and develop in.

Work History

Aug 2012Present

NURSERY

¨MIKROS NAYTILOS" Day Nursery

Assisting qualified teachers in providing high quality childcare in nursery and infant classes. Helping the children with their learning, play, educational and social development. Having regular contact with parents and other professionals such as social workers and medical staff

Duties:

  • Maintaining toys and play equipment.
  • Finding ways to stimulate children.
  •  Supporting carers who look after children.
  • Helping to feed, wash and clean the youngsters.
  • Following and implement the policies and procedures set out by the nursery.
  •  Ensuring that all daily routines are adhered to.
  •  Liaising with parents to resolve problems.
  • Coordination and planning activities.
  • Occasionally having to lock up and unlock the Nursery premises.
  • Helping to settle in new children.
  •  Meeting with parents and encouraging their involvement in the aims of the nursery.
Sep 2006Dec 2011

NURSERY ASSISTANT

"Distribution" OIKONOMAKI ANASTASIA , ΤRIPOLI (Greece)

Helped to organise, plan and also participate in activities that entertained and also taught children under my care, in areas such as music, painting, reading etc. Was also responsible for educating children in terms of their basic learning skills.

Duties:

  • Providing excellent standards of care for children and parents.
  • Kept accurate administrative records of a child’s development and progress.
  •  Worked in the toddler room and crèche.
  • Provided lunch cover.
  •  Maintained children’s administrative records and carried out assessments.
  •  Contributed to and participated in team meetings and activities.
  • Welcomed and assisted visitors to the nursery.
  • Undertook out of hours activities like summer fairs and Christmas activities.
  • Recorded accidents/incidents in the books provided.
  •  Encouraged children to respect each other and also teachers.
Aug 2001Aug 2006

SECRETARIAL SUPPORT-LOGISTIC

"Distribution" OIKONOMAKI ANASTASIA , ΤRIPOLI (Greece)

Duties:

  • Archiving invoices, receipts
  • Performing version
  • Management communication with customers
  • inventory and monitoring of freight

Education

Sep 2001Jun 2002

PRESCHOOL EDUCATION BUSINESS CREATION AND EXPRESSION

I.E.K COLLEGE 


Sep 1998Jun 2001

ASSISTANT NURSARY

HIGH SCHOOL


Skills

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

Native Speaker: Greek
Other language(s): English

KEY SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES

 Teaching

 Making learning fun.


  •  Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of OFSTED Standards.
  • Good IT skills and knowledge of the latest teaching software systems.
  •  Having a good understanding of EYFS standards.
  •  Assisting in the supervising and training of students and trainees sent to the nursery.
  •  Can manage stressful situations.


Personal attributes


  •  Possessing a responsible, patient and caring attitude.
  • Excellent communication skills.  Able to work as part of a nursery team.
  • Having a relaxed and fun attitude when talking to children.
  •  Proactive and able to use initiative when solving problems.
  •  Greatly enjoy working with children.
  • Having a fast moving `can do` attitude.
  • A capacity for innovation.
  • Confident and able to work on own initiative.
  • Committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.
  •  Can communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.



Professional

  •  Understanding of and commitment to the implementation of equal opportunities.
  •  Knowledge of health and safety issues.
  •  Participate in the training programme of a wide variety of students.
  •  Knowledge of The Children's Act.
  • Have an understanding of equal opportunities.
  •  Able to ensure confidentiality at all times.
  • Able to undertake certain domestic jobs within the Nursery, for example, preparation of snack meals, cleansing of equipment.
PERSONAL SKILLS
  • Tactful & articulate Team work
  • Decision making Greek ntive and english speaker
  • Perseverance Attention to detail
  • Confident Flexible & adaptable Positive attitude

Educational Philosophy Statement

 I believe that as an early childhood educator I am responsible for providing infants, toddlers and young children with positive learning experiences. I strive to model respect, patient, and care for children and adults I come in contact with. Children have the right to have their needs met and receive the proper education while in the care of their caregivers.  I believe that children benefit from practices that are grounded in research.

 Children are motivated to learn when they have opportunities to make choices in an environment that is enriching and stimulating. Children are curious from infancy and have a desire to learn from their environment and those around them. When children are encouraged to interact with their peers and adults in positive ways, they feel safe to explore their surroundings.

   As a teacher I seek to guide children from needing assistance with a task to accomplishing a task independently by providing experiences that are challenging yet attainable for every child. I facilitate learning through the in-depth study of a subject that is of interest to children. Children can be highly motivated, feel actively involved in their own learning and produce work of high quality when they have the time to engage in short and long term projects.

  My role as a teacher is to be a facilitator and provide enriching activities so that children are supported as they learn about their strengths and work on their weaknesses. As a facilitator, I support children as they embark on a journey to make discoveries about themselves and learn to recognize and name their feelings.

 My goal as a teacher is to provide children with a rich environment where they feel safe to explore, initiate learning, and feel free to express themselves.

As a teacher, I seek to form close relationship with each child under my care, and their families. I make use of our communities' resources and incorporate the child’s community into the program. I see each child as a unique individual with a great capacity to learn and able to make positive contributions to those around him or her. I strive to provide an environment where children and families from different cultural backgrounds feel welcomed and accepted.

  My role as a teacher is to be a facilitators and provide enriching activities so that children are supported as they learn about their strengths and work on their weaknesses. As a facilitator, I support children as they embark on a journey to make discoveries about themselves and learn to recognize and name their feelings. 

    My goal as a teacher is to provide children with a rich environment where they feel safe to explore, initiate learning, and feel free to express themselves.

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