Nursery Nurse

Location: Waltham Forest
Job Type: Permanent
Industry: Nursery Nurse
Reference: PE11058140
Salary: Negotiable depending on experience
Job Published: about 1 month ago
Main purpose of the job:
• To provide a high standard of care and education for the children in line with the nursery policies and procedures, the Early Years Foundation Stage and OFSTED requirements
• To work as part of a team in order to provide a fun, enjoyable and enabling environment in which all individual children can play, develop and learn.
• To build and maintain effective partnerships with parents to enable children's needs are being met

Duties and responsibilities:
• Ensure all children are safeguarded and protected at all times. Report any concerns about a child's wellbeing to a Designated Safeguarding Officer immediately
• Provide play-based learning opportunities for all children
• Ensure high levels of interaction with children in order to help extend their learning
• Act as a key person for a group of children. Create individual plans/next steps for these children on a weekly basis in line with their developmental level and personal interests
• Conduct weekly observations of key children
• Monitor the overall development of key children and report to the nursery manager/deputy manager any children who are exceeding or not meeting expected levels of development.
• Provide support for children who are transitioning to new settings

Qualifications and experience required:
• At least a level 3 qualification in childcare
• Some experience as a key worker and good understanding of the EYFS
• Experience with preschool age children (3-5 years) or a desire to gain experience with this age group

Other
• Attend training courses relevant to your role and share with other staff and implement what is learnt.
• Be prepared to work with all age groups as required.
• Ensure good standards of safety, hygiene and cleanliness are maintained at all times.
• Adhere to all policies and procedures.
• Adhere to all risk assessments and other Health and Safety guidelines
• Complete relevant paperwork in order that the nursery meets Health and Safety requirements, including accident and incident reports
• Administer appropriate first aid treatment as required
• Undertake any other duties appropriate to the post as directed by a senior member of staff

Benefits
• 1 additional annual leave day added for every year you work
• Performance related pay (it's up to you)
• In-house & external training paid for
• Promotion opportunities available at all branches
• End of year bonuses

Please note: We undertake safeguarding checks on all our workers in accordance with the DfE statutory guidance 'Keeping Children Safe in Education'. As part of these checks, we require a current Enhanced DBS Disclosure for everyone working in schools. If you do not have a valid subscription to the DBS Update Service, we will require you to complete a new DBS application as part of the registration process, at a cost of £44.00.