Nursery Nurse/Practitioner - Level 3, with a step up to Room Leader, c£18k pa

Job Description

Ofsted "Outstanding" Day Nursery has positions available in Toddlers Room and Pre-school. If you are specifically looking for baby room this can also be considered. Full-time positions only.  Monday to Friday, 40 hours per week.

Key skills:

 

  • An NVQ Level 3 in Childcare or equivalent
  • A good understanding of the EYFS and to be able to use this to plan activities for the children
  • An awareness of planning, observing and record keeping for young children and the ability to link these to the individual child’s needs
  • Enthusiasm and passion for providing high quality childcare

 

Aptitude, knowledge and experience

  • Previous experience of caring for, or working with children aged 0-5 in a voluntary or paid capacity
  • An understanding of the Early Learning Goals
  • Knowledge of the National Standards for the regulation of Childcare provision
  • A commitment to the provision of high quality childcare
  • A positive approach to learning and gaining new skills through teamwork and training opportunities
  • Interest in the care, learning and development of young children
  • An understanding of the Foundation Stage curriculum

Personal qualities

  • Good organisational, record keeping and planning skills
  • Punctuality
  • Excellent communication skills, with children, colleagues, advisors and parents/carers/carers.
  • Patience
  • Empathy with children, colleagues and parents/carers/carers
  • Reliability and trustworthiness
  • A positive approach to inclusive practice, with children and colleagues
  • Enthusiasm for working with young children
  • Flexibility – occasionally working hours might be changed, e.g. if the setting hosts a Parent’s Evening
  • Able to work in small teams

About the role:

Your day-to-day tasks would include:

  • Working as part of a team and using your initiative and imagination to generate new ideas
  • To provide a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care for children placed in the Setting
  • To give support to other personnel within the Setting
  • To implement the daily routine in the base room
  • Ensuring the Nursery runs smoothly whilst providing high quality care
  • Using your excellent communication skills to build strong relationships with parents, children and to welcome visitors to the nursery
  • Looking after children of all ages between 6 months and 5 years
  • Having lots of fun!

Duties and Responsibilities

 

  • Operate a programme of activities suitable to the age range of children in your area in conjunction with other staff
  • To keep a proper record of achievement file on your key children, for parents/carers using the online EY Log (observation recording)
  • Work with parents/carers of special needs children to give full integration in the Setting
  • Support all staff and positive teamwork
  • Liaise with and support parents/carers
  • To be involved in out of working hours activities, e.g. training, monthly staff meetings, fundraising events
  • To be flexible within working practices of the Setting. Be prepared to help where needed, including to undertake certain domestic jobs within the Setting, e.g. preparation of snack meals, cleansing of equipment etc
  • Work alongside the manager and staff team to ensure that the philosophy behind the project is fulfilled
  • Recording accidents in the accident book. Ensure the manager has initialed the report before the parent receives it
  • Look upon the Setting as a “whole” where can your help be most utilised, be constantly aware of the needs of children
  • Ensure child is collected by someone known to Setting
  • To respect the confidentiality of information received
  • To develop your role within the team especially with regard as a key worker

 

Specific Child Care Tasks:

  • The preparation and completion of activities to suit the child's stage of development
  • To ensure that mealtimes are a time of pleasant social sharing
  • Washing and changing children as required
  • Providing comfort and warmth to an ill child
  • To ensure the Setting of a high quality environment to meet the needs of individual children from differing cultures and religious backgrounds, and stages of development
  • To be aware of the high profile of the Setting and to uphold its standards at all times
  • To actively promote and support the safeguarding of children and young people in the workplace, ensuring Setting policies and procedures are observed at all times

About the Day Nursery:

Very well established modern nursery with an experienced management team - offering support and development for the right candidate.

Qualifications

  • Completion of a recognised Level 2 Childcare qualification, e.g. Level 2 Certificate for the Children & Young People’s Workforce, NVQ Level 2 in Children’s Care, Learning and Development – or be working towards completion
  • A positive approach to gaining further qualifications
  • Some understanding of the importance of Health & Safety and Food Hygiene in the workplace
  • Completion of Safeguarding Awareness course (Group 2)
  • Health & Safety certificate
  • First Aid certificate
  • Completion of other relevant courses
  • Completion of a recognised Level 3 Childcare qualification, e.g. Level 3 Diploma for the Children & Young People’s Workforce, NVQ Level 3 in Children’s Care, Learning and Development – or be working towards completion