Nursery Practitioner - Level 2

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

Job Description

Nursery Practitioner

Full Time | 40 hours | Permanent

Level 2 or above Childcare Qualification Essential

Brimpton House Nursery are recruiting for a Level 2 Nursery Practitioner to come and join their team on a full time basis. This role is working 40 hours per week with a salary starting from £23,795.20 per annum depending on qualification . We are looking for someone who puts the children at the heart of everything they do, who is able to join us in delivering our ethos and curriculum.

This role would be based in out Otters Room (18months-22months) with up to 9 children per day.

Come and join a staff team who OFSTED say “are extremely engaging and driven to research and test out new ideas and learning concepts. They take great interest in enhancing opportunities that stretch children's thinking to the optimum. Staff pay great attention to their professional development and this is supported exceptionally well”.

Our nursery is open from 8:00am - 18:00pm and we would require you to be able to work varied shift patterns between those times..

Nursery Practitioner main duties and responsibilities*:

  • Provide stimulating and purposeful experiences, environments, and resources to children, that are appropriate to their age and stage of development.
  • Understand and ensure that the requirements of the statutory framework for the EYFS are met.
  • Ensure the highest levels of cleanliness and hygiene in the nursery and promote these daily in every routine.
  • Undertake any other duties to ensure the smooth running of the nursery, and the safety and wellbeing of children, staff, and families.
  • Maintain strictly professional relationships and report any complaints or concerns to management in accordance with company policy and procedures.
  • Facilitate a strong key person approach to enable children to form secure attachments and cover all children daily when colleagues are absent
  • Attend regular team meetings to ensure that you remain updated on key priorities, changes, developments and regularly review company policies and procedures.

*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 2 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

Location: Brimpton House Nursery, 59 High Street, Kelvedon, Colchester CO5 9AE

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.

Brimpton House Nursery 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.

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Benefits

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.

*All perks are pro-rota for part time staff and subject to successful completion of probationary period. These perks may be subject to further conditions and can be withdrawn or reviewed at the discretion of the company.

Nursery Name

Brimpton House Nursery