Nursery Nurse - Baby Room

Location: Leeds
Job Type: Contract
Industry: Nursery Nurse | Nursery Support | Nursery
Reference: PE11139607
Salary: £9.50 - £12 per hour
Job Published: 15 days ago
Protocol Education are currently working with a Nursery in the South Leeds Area to help recuit for the following position:

Are you the best?
We are looking for an experienced Nursery Nurse to join our Baby Room covering a maternity leave.
Are you a modern day Mary Poppins?

Job Description -You must have a warm, smiling face that makes every child feel special and loved. You must be able to laugh at jokes that you don't understand, or you don't find funny. Child humor can be a confusing minefield to navigate.
You will preferably have a little bit of quirkiness. If a child requests that you be the captain of a pirate ship, you can be Captain Hook?. You must feel comfortable telling everybody in the same room as you, that you are going to use the bathroom. The ability to sing in tune is not necessary, however, the ability to sing out of tune in front of a crowd is essential. Some knowledge of Frozen, Minions, Spider-man, Peppa Pig, Paw Patrol, Thomas the Tank Engine and Sofia The First would be advantageous.
A high level of multitasking is essential. If something would typically take 5 minutes to achieve, you must be comfortable with it taking 15 minutes or longer. You must be able to distribute warm hugs as required.
Possessing the skills required to count the heads of numerous moving small people rapidly is of utmost importance. You should be comfortable entering public places on the way home from work with unknown substances on your clothing and in your hair!
You must have a high level of comfort around talking about bodily functions. You must also have a strong sense of smell to enable you to respond swiftly to said bodily functions.
You preferably do not have an aversion to an environment that at times resembles the aftermath of a tornado.
You must be able to remain focused in environments with high noise levels.
Pretending to eat Play dough creations realistically is required, this is a skill that may develop with time and experience.
The ability to remember the name of many children, their parents, siblings, grandparents, pets and unique soft toys is a key component of this job. Again, this is something that will develop over time.
You must feel comfortable sitting on furniture that does not contain all of your behind. A high level of comfort with being asked personal questions by children is essential. You will regularly be asked questions regarding what you are having for lunch, whether you are willing to share said lunch, whether or not you are married, and if not, why you are not married, where you are going (as you walk into the toilet), and what you did in there (the toilet).
You must have an understanding that the small people you have a strong relationship with during the week, may completely and utterly refuse to talk to or acknowledge you when they see you at the local store.
Your feelings must not be easily hurt.
You must have the ability to read a ten-page fairytale with at least one interruption per page. Authentically showing an interest in and curiosity for bugs and creepy crawlies is essential, even if they are your biggest fear on earth.
You must be prepared to have a lot of fun in the workplace. Laughter is something you can expect to engage in for a large part of your working day.
Finally, you must be prepared to feel loved, special, and important to many young children and their families. There is simply no other job quite like this one.
This is a FANTASTIC nursery and we are looking for outstanding staff, we won't compromise. We're a great united team with strong values that must always be adhered to. So if gossip is your hobby or you like stirring the pot - this isn't the job for you. We intend to focus all our energy on our beautiful little children!
All our employees are required to have a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check returned and 2 satisfactory references in place before an offer can be formally confirmed. This ensures we maintain our high standard of care provision.