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Nursery Practitioner

  • Location: Redbridge
  • Start date: 03 Sep 2018
  • Category: Early Years
  • Job reference: PE11048361
  • Branch: London Nursery Central
  • Consultant: Rupsana Yasmin-Ali
  • Call: 020 3219 7720
Job description

Level 3- Nursery Practitioner

Qualifications and experience required:
• At least a level 3 qualification in childcare
• Some experience as a keyworker and good understanding of the EYFS
• Experience with preschool age children (3-5 years) or a desire to gain experience with this age group.
Main purpose of the job:
• To provide a high standard of care and education for the children in line with the nursery's 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.
• Build strong partnerships with parents/carers, communicate with them often about their child's achievements.
• Provide parents/carers with information on how they can support their child's learning and development.
• Prepare reports on key children's progress 4 times per year and meet with parents/carers in order to share these.
• Support children and parents/carers with the transition to the nursery/room.
• Support children at mealtimes ensuring these provide a positive social experience for the children.
• Provide support for children who are transitioning to new settings.
Staff/other professionals:
• Work professionally and effectively with other staff in the nursery to ensure the nursery policies and procedures are implemented consistently.
• Work with other staff to create an environment where all children's individual needs are met, having an awareness of family cultures, medical requirements and individual stages of development.
• Attend and contribute to monthly staff/team meetings.
• Support other members of the staff team as well as students and volunteers.

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.
Staff are expected to provide support for each other, to cover for each other's areas of work during absences, to share information and to contribute generally to the smooth running of the nursery. Staff may also be required to undertake other duties within their capabilities.
All positions are subject to an enhanced DBS Check.

If this role interests you, please call us now to discuss this position further!


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