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Level 3 Qualified Nursery Nurse

Early Years
£19,000 - £21,840

If you are you Level 3 Qualified and experienced in nursery settings, this is definitely the post is for you!

We are currently looking for Level 3’s for some of our client’s nurseries based in the Caterham and Coulsdon area. As a nursery nurse you are expected to conduct yourself in a professional manner at all times. You must be punctual, dependable, flexible and tactful in all interactions with children, staff and parents. You must hold a minimum of an NVQ Level 3 in Childcare and have an enhanced DBS.

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, which will include carrying out regular observations on your key children.
  • Work with parents of special needs children to give full integration in the Nursery.
  • Support all staff and engage in a good staff team.
  • Liaise with and support parents and other family members.
  • To be flexible within working practices of nursery. Be prepared to help where needed, including to undertake certain domestic jobs within the Nursery, e.g. preparation of snack meals, weekly 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 or the director has signed the report before the parent receives it.
  • Look upon the nursery as a "whole" where can you help be most utilised, be constantly aware of the needs of children.
  • Ensure each child is collected by someone known to the nursery.
  • To respect the confidentiality of information received.
  • To develop your role within the team especially with regard as a key person.

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 a sick child.
  • To ensure the provision 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 nursery and to uphold the nursery standards at all times.
  • To ensure that all nursery policies and procedures are followed and maintained at all times.
  • To attend regular appraisals with the director and/or manager.
  • Take some responsibility for students and volunteers attending the nursery and to be a responsible role model for them.
  • Establish and maintain a responsible and caring relationship with each parent, child and other member of staff.
  • Responsible for maintaining a mature attitude of respect towards self and others. Employees must use mature judgement and show initiative and responsibility when dealing with any situation.
  • Expected to participate in all recommended training programmes and courses in order to develop professional growth.
  • In the event of a lack of procedure between staff members, concerns must be confidentially discussed between the two members involved. If no solution can be agreed upon, the staff will discuss the matter with the director and / or the nursery manager.
  • To create a stimulating environment - regularly change wall displays, role play areas (where applicable) to incorporate the current interests.
  • Identify concerns around safeguarding, including knowing the signs and reporting any safeguarding concerns in the appropriate manner in line with the Company safeguarding reporting procedure.

This job description works alongside the job description of a Nursery Assistant. Your responsibility is to ensure that the children are safe, happy and well cared for and receive your full time and attention at all times.

Purpose of Post

  • To provide a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care for children placed in the Nursery.
  • To give support to other personnel within the Nursery.
  • To implement the daily routine in the base room.
  • Responsible for Health and Safety

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