Level 3 Nursery Nurse (Maternity cover)
Landywood Neighbourhood Nursery
Job description: Nursery Nurse
Report to: Room Leader/ Management Team
- To ensure a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care for children attending the nursery in partnership with parents/carers.
- To implement the daily routine of the base room
- To work as part of the multi disciplinary team within the nursery.
Key Tasks and responsibilities
- In conjunction with other staff foster the physical social, emotional and intellectual development of all children attending the nursery including those with special needs
- To support the room supervisor in providing a comfortable, safe, stimulating and aesthetically pleasing environment.
- To under take domestic duties as directed by the room supervisor.
- To act as key person for small group of children
- Observing and recording each child` progress.
- Planning and evaluating daily, weekly, and termly to meet the interests of the children.
- Working with individuals and groups of children as appropriate to their development.
- Working in partnership with Parents
- Supporting the smooth transition from home to nursery, between base rooms and Nursery to primary school.
- To work with parents/carers, this will include daily informal contact, sharing of information and encouraging parental/carer involvement To work in partnership with colleagues. To attend staff meetings, training sessions and support nursery events that may be outside of working hours To undertake other duties as may be requested by the childcare and education manager.
This job description is for guidance only as does not cover all eventualities and is to be reviewed as required.
NB: This post is exempted from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Applicants must be prepared to disclose any convictions they may have and any orders which have been made against them.
Personal Specification Essential criteria
- Level 3 qualification in child-care (NNEB, BTEC, NVQ, DPP).
- Knowledge of all aspects of children`s developmental needs
- Ability to plan and implement appropriate children`s activities.
- A desire to extend child-care knowledge, being open to new ideas and change.
- Some experience of working in partnership with parents/carers
- Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
- Have a commitment to equal opportunities and understanding of religious and cultural diversity.
- An awareness of current child-care issues and initiatives
- Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team.
- Willingness to work flexible hours as need dictate, this may include supporting events during the evening or at weekends.