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Brainline Children Playgroup Teacher: Montana, Pretoria

Brainline is looking for an enthusiastic candidate to join the Brainline Children Playgroup as a Teacher at its branch in Montana, Pretoria.

The teacher will perform various duties. This includes, but is not limited to, the duties listed below.

  • Cleanliness and Organization:
    • Ensure that classroom and play areas is cleaned twice a week and always organised.
    • This includes sanitizing of toys, surfaces, and equipment regularly to prevent the spread of germs.
    • Toys and educational activities must be organised and stored to appropriate places daily always ensuring tidy classroom.
    • Review of toys and activities in classroom must be done on the last Thursday of every month, recycling those that are not appropriate/ broken.
  • Supervision and Safety:
    • Always ensure the safety and well-being of children.
    • Monitor activities to prevent accidents and respond promptly to emergencies.
    • Create a secure and child-friendly environment.
  • Basic Care:
    • Provide for the basic needs of children, including feeding, diapering (for younger children), and assisting with restroom breaks.
    • Help children develop good hygiene habits.
  • Educational Activities:
    • Plan and implement age-appropriate educational activities to stimulate intellectual and social development.
    • Foster language development through reading, storytelling, and conversation.
  • Play and Recreation:
    • Organize and supervise playtime activities that encourage physical activity, creativity, and social interaction.
    • Provide a variety of toys and materials to support learning through play.
  • Communication:
    • Maintain open and effective communication with parents or guardians regarding their child's progress, behaviour, and any concerns.
    • Communicate with other staff members to ensure consistent care and support.
    • Regular communication with management regarding new/ additional toys / activities required.
  • Behaviour Management:
    • Implement positive techniques to guide children's behaviour.
    • Foster a positive and respectful atmosphere within the childcare setting.
  • Health Monitoring:
    • Keep track of children's health,
    • Monitor and report signs of illness or developmental concerns to parents or guardians.
  • Record Keeping:
    • Maintain accurate records of each child's daily activities, progress, and any incidents that occur.
    • Keep attendance records and update emergency contact information regularly.
  • Crisis Intervention:
    • Be prepared to handle and manage crises or emergencies, including following established protocols for evacuation or lockdown situations.
  • Professional Development:
    • Stay informed about best practices in childcare and early childhood education.
    • Attend training sessions and workshops to improve skills and stay current on relevant topics.
  • Cultural Sensitivity:
    • Be sensitive to and respectful of diverse cultural backgrounds and family values.
  • Team Collaboration:
    • Collaborate with others, and support staff to provide comprehensive care and support for children.
  • Setup a year planner for the playgroup including:
    • Weekly themes
    • School trips
  • Ensure a comprehensive day planner as described.

Application Requirements:

  • A minimum qualification of a National Senior Certificate.
  • At least 3 years of work experience.
  • Experience in an educational environment is required.
  • Ability to build positive relationships with a high level of interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent skills in interacting with people in a positive and courteous manner.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English and Afrikaans.
  • Responsible, dependable, punctual, with the possibility of working flexible working hours.
  • Demonstrates empathy, patience, passion, and boundless energy in interaction with the children.
  • Valid driver’s license (Code 8) with a reliable vehicle.

Application Procedure:

  • Please submit:
    • A covering letter
    • A current Curriculum Vitae
    • Names and contact details of three referees.
  • Remuneration will be discussed during interviews only.
  • Please send applications to [email protected]
  • Closing date for applications is 26 April 2024

WE RETAIN THE RIGHT NOT TO HIRE SOMEONE FOR THIS POSITION.
AN APPLICATION IN ITSELF DOES NOT GIVE AN APPLICANT THE RIGHT TO AN INTERVIEW.