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JOB DESCRIPTION for Nursery Nurse
The Nursery Nurse will be working as Key Worker for the daily needs of children between the ages of birth and five years within the Nursery setting

Purpose of Post
  • To ensure a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care for children placed in the Day Nursery
  • To give support to other personnel within the Day Nursery
  • To implement the daily routine in the base room.
Key Areas
  • Work with children
  • Team work
  • Liaise with Parents, Staff and other Professionals
Responsible to:
Nursery Manager/ Deputy Manager

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Formulate and operate a programme of activities suitable to the age range of children attending the Nursery in conjunction with the Manager.
  • Prepare the children's records in your group and institute reviews for parents, in conjunction with the Manager.
  • Work alongside parents of special needs children and give physical, emotional, intellectual guidance as appropriate.
  • Foresee the needs of special needs children and give physical, emotional, intellectual guidance as appropriate and liaise with the settings SENCO.
  • Support all staff and engage in a good staff team.
  • Liaise with and support parents and other family members.
  • Attend staff meetings outside working hours
  • Undertake certain domestic jobs within the Nursery, for example, preparation of snack meals, cleansing of equipment.
  • To attend out of working hours activities, e.g. training, staff meetings, parent's evenings, summer fayre and Christmas activities.
  • To be flexible within working practises within the setting be prepared to work where needed and undertaking certain domestic tasks, e.g snacks
  • Recording accidents/incidents in the books provided
  • Ensure child is collected by someone known to the setting
  • To respect the confidentiality of information received
  • To develop your role within the team
  • Participate in the training programme of a wide variety of students (i.e, placements and volunteers) by giving guidance and support.
  • Work alongside the Manager and staff team to ensure that the philosophy behind the project is fulfilled.
Qualities and Experience Required
We are looking for a person with NNEB or equivalent qualification, with experience in working within the setting of a Day Nursery. You will need to be flexible in regard to hours of work and motivated.

Willingness to undertake additional training is necessary.

Applications are welcomed irrespective of sex, race, creed, disability or age.

  • 2 Years post qualifying experience in a day Care Setting
  • Experience of working with children aged 0-5 years
  • Knowledge of Record Keeping and Key Worker Systems
Education/Training Qualifications
  • Level 3 Early Years Education and Childcare qualification
  • NVQ
  • NNEB
  • Other acceptable qualifications as stated by the Childcare Workforce Development Council (www.cwdcouncil.org.uk)
  • Basic Food Hygiene Certificate (Desirable)
  • Paediatric First Aid (Desirable)
Specialist Knowledge
  • Knowledge Of The Children's Act
  • Knowledge Of every Child Matters
  • Knowledge Of Foundation stage and Birth to Three Matters
  • Knowledge Of OFSTED Standards
  • Knowledge Of Health and Safety, Risk Assessments
Skills and Abilities
  • Be able to work as part of a professional Childcare team
  • Have an understanding of equal Opportunities
  • Ability to communicate confidently with a wide range of people
  • Good organisational skills
  • To be able to feed back information in the form of written reports
  • Demonstrate creative ability
  • To be able to understand and meet the needs of individual children and families
  • Encourage children to respect others
  • Have a professional approach
  • A clear understanding of the importance of confidentiality
  • Understand the need to provide a stimulating, caring and consistent environment for young children
  • An understanding of children's needs and behaviour
  • The ability to set appropriate limits for children
  • To help children respect people of different race, ability, gender, religion and culture
  • Willing to develop imaginative ideas
  • To be flexible with regard to working hours
  • To be motivated and able to motivate children and staff
  • To engender trust in the children and colleagues
  • The ability to form caring and trusting relationships with the children and their families
  • The ability to behave consistently in a caring and relaxed manner with the children

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