Nursery Assistant

Location: Basildon
Job Type: Permanent
Industry: Nursery
Reference: JOBADVERT474
Salary: £12.90 - 13.66 per hour + £50 referral bonus
Job Published: 29 days ago

Nursery assistant 

Protocol Education Agency is seeking nurturing and dedicated Supply Nursery Assistants to join our team on a flexible daily supply basis.

As a Supply Nursery Assistant, you will have the exciting opportunity to work in a variety of nurseries across Basildon and the surrounding areas, providing essential support to childcare professionals and helping to create a stimulating and safe environment for young children.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Childcare Support: Assist nursery staff in providing high-quality care and support to children aged 0-5 years, including feeding, changing, and engaging in age-appropriate activities.
  2. Play and Learning Activities: Engage children in stimulating play and learning activities, both indoors and outdoors, to promote their physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development.
  3. Health and Safety: Maintain a safe and hygienic environment by adhering to health and safety regulations, including supervising children, sanitizing equipment, and ensuring the cleanliness of play areas.
  4. Behaviour Management: Support the implementation of positive behaviour management strategies, fostering a calm and inclusive atmosphere within the nursery setting.
  5. Communication: Build positive relationships with children, parents, and colleagues through effective communication, providing updates on children's progress, activities, and any concerns or incidents.
  6. Resource Preparation: Assist in preparing and organizing resources, materials, and equipment for daily activities and learning experiences, ensuring they are age-appropriate and accessible to children.
  7. Team Collaboration: Work collaboratively with nursery staff to plan and implement daily routines, activities, and experiences that meet the individual needs and interests of the children.


  1. Previous experience working with young children, preferably in a nursery or early years setting within the last 3 years, is essential.
  2. A genuine passion for working with children and supporting their development.
  3. Patience, empathy, and the ability to engage and communicate effectively with young children.
  4. Flexibility and adaptability to work in different nursery settings and with children of varying ages and needs.
  5. Enhanced DBS clearance (or willingness to obtain).
  6. Availability for flexible daily supply work.


  1. Flexibility: Enjoy the freedom to choose your own schedule and work on a day-to-day basis.
  2. Variety: Gain experience working in a range of nurseries with diverse children and environments.
  3. Professional Development: Access to training and development opportunities to enhance your skills and knowledge in early years education and childcare.
  4. Support: Receive ongoing support and guidance from our dedicated team of education professionals.
  5. Competitive Pay: Receive competitive rates of pay for your work, including holiday pay and pension contributions.

If you are a caring and enthusiastic individual with a passion for working with young children, we encourage you to apply for this rewarding role with Protocol Education Agency today!

All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see the FAQs on the Protocol Education website for further details.

All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay. This advert is for a temporary position. In some cases, the option to make this role permanent may become available at a later date.

Protocol Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We undertake safeguarding checks on all workers in accordance with the DfE statutory guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’, this may also include an online search as part of our due diligence on shortlisted applicants.
We offer FREE online safeguarding and Prevent Duty training to all our workers. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and subscribe to the DBS Update Service.

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