Nursery Practitioner - Level 3

  • Family First Nursery Group
  • Southampton, UK
  • 18 Jun, 2024
Full time Early Years Practitioner/Nursery Nurse

Job Description

Job Title: Early Years Practitioner

Salary: £24,835.20 per annum for full time hours

Contract Type: Full Time (40hrs), Permanent - Would consider part time

Location: Andersons Road, City Centre, Southampton SO14 5FE

Play Away Day Nursery City have the opportunity for a Level 3 Early Years Practitioner to join them on either a Full time basis. We have a role available in our 2-3 years room (Elmer Elephants) and our 3-5 years room (Paddington Bears) working with an experienced and passionate team.

About us: 

We are situated at the foor of Itchen bridge and a short walk from Ocean Village Marina and Itchen river which provides fantatsic views! They are a 30minute walk from the train station and are also on a bus route providing easy access to the nursery if you do not drive.                                                                                                                                                                                              Our building is purpose built and is registered to hold up to 102 children a day. The Nursery consists of 4 main play rooms aswell as an additional centre room which is used as a sensory room.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      As a nursery we celebrate our staff’s individuality embedding staff strengths, culture, and inspirations into our curriculum. Staff receive acknowledgement for their achievements and enjoy a large staff room to unwind in with games and positivity jars. The nursery prides itself on building a culture of teamwork, togetherness, and support. This is reflected in the staff team’s dedication and length of service with most staff ranging from 5-20 years at the nursery.

Nursery Reviews:

"The dedicated staff and the wonderful head teacher just exude warmth, Professionalism and genuine care for the children"

"Their approach to early childhood education is nothing short of exceptional, fostering an inclusive and stimulating atmosphere for the little ones."

Would you like to come and develop your skills and knowledge with us? We offer endless opportunities with some key areas being Makaton, speech and language intervention groups, and bespoke training from our Early years specialists. Apply today and let us know your areas of interest and we can look to invest in your future development and skills.

Play Away City Nursery, part of the Family First Nursery Group, offers the highest quality childcare for children aged 3 months to 5 years. Based in Southampton, we want to ensure that our family first spirit and curriculum positively impacts as many families as possible. Always putting our families first, the safety and wellbeing of all our children, staff and parents is our number one priority.

Please visit our nurseries website for further information Play Away Day Nurseries | Southampton, Totton & West End

 Nursery Nurse duties and responsibilities*:

  • Understand and ensure that the requirements of the statutory framework for the EYFS are met
  • Ensure that company policies and procedures are read, applied, reviewed regularly and adhered to by all
  • Observe, support and extend children’s development, update the EyLog system and children’s learning journals with the highest quality and relevance
  • Ensure children are supervised and attended to at all times, maintaining appropriate staff:child ratios
  • Ensure positive partnerships with parents/carers with thorough handover on daily collection and encourage their involvement in the nursery
  • Undertake any other duties to ensure the smooth running of the nursery, and the safety and wellbeing of children, staff and families.
  • Ensure that each child’s individual needs are met and a high standard of professional care and education is delivered in a caring, safe and secure environment in which all children can play, learn and develop
  • Observe, assess and plan an interesting, stimulating and challenging range of early years activities which supports each child’s individual learning and development needs and abilities.

*Duties and responsibilities in this job description are not exhaustive or restrictive, changes and other duties relevant to this post may be added.

Requirements and skills:

  • Full and relevant Level 3 childcare qualification - essential
  • Fluent in written and spoken English - essential
  • Over 1 year’s experience of working in Early Years - desirable
  • Knowledge of the Statutory framework for the EYFS and regulatory requirements - desirable

We are committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  A Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate will be required for all posts. This post will be subject to enhanced checks as part of our Safeguarding Duty.

Play Away Day Nursery City is part of the Family First Group where we take great care to treat everyone as a person, with equal rights and responsibilities to any other individual, whether they are an adult or a child. We are committed to providing equality of opportunity and anti-discriminatory practice for all children and families according to their individual needs. Discrimination on the grounds of gender, age, race, religion or belief, marriage or civil partnership, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, pregnancy or maternity, ethnic or national origin, or political belief has no place within the Family First Group.



Family First benefits include annual leave starting at 24 days on top of a paid birthday day off and bank holidays. On top of this we have discounted nursery fees for all our teams, friends and family, access to a discount/perks platform with exceptional learning & development opportunities tailored to you.

Nursery Name

Play Away Day Nurseries - City