Nursery Practitioner L3

£20,124 - £27,572 yearly
  • Complete Childcare
  • Arborfield, Reading RG2, UK
  • 09 Jul, 2024
Full time Early Years Practitioner/Nursery Nurse

Job Description

We are looking for a Level 2 or 3 childcare qualified Nursery Practitioner to join the team at Hazebrouck Day Nursery & Pre-School, working full-time Monday to Friday. Part-time applicants will also be considered (must cover busiest days). This large nursery has a fantastic outdoor area, and is ideally located in the heart of Arborfield Green, close to local bus networks and benefiting from its own car park.

Salary is dependent on age and experience.

If you're a passionate childcare practitioner we want to hear from you!

Purpose of the role

It is the Nursery Practitioner’s duty to participate in the daily supervision of the room in accordance with the requirement of company policies, and other relevant legislation; and all local authority and OFSTED requirements. The Nursery Practitioner’s role is to provide a stimulating, safe and caring environment for all children, promoting equality and diversity at all times.

Main duties and responsibilities

  • To ensure the care and education of children is carried out to the highest standards possible.
  • To ensure that all paperwork is completed and monitored within the room effectively. Ensure that daily paperwork such as written observations, planning, learning journeys are relevant, linked to the EYFS and kept up to date on a weekly basis.
  • Ensure parent/family partnerships are maintained. Communicate clearly and effectively with parents/carers sharing relevant information and ensuring quality handovers. Ensure that you show an approachable, inviting and positive demeanour towards all who enter a room.
  • To liaise with colleagues, advising them of any information that is to be relayed to parents when the child is collected or dropped off at nursery. It is paramount that information shared to other colleagues is on a need to know basis, respecting confidentiality. You should maintain regular communication with colleagues and other key people in the nursery.
  • Ensuring confidentiality of information in and out of the setting.
  • Ensure working practice is to a high standard.
  • If you are the child’s key worker, ensure the relevant paperwork is in place (registration forms, settling in documents) prior to a new child starting at the setting.
  • To safeguard children and monitor and respond to their well-being.
  • Be able to log a concern to the correct person and follow safeguarding procedures.
  • Arrive ten minutes prior to starting your shift.
  • Able to work flexibly in different rooms and settings as required to ensure the effective operation of the Nursery.
  • Be able to work collaboratively within the Nursery team.
  • Attend all out of hours’ activities: staff meetings, training, parent’s evenings and nursery events.
  • To undertake some domestic jobs within the nursery
  • Maintaining the presentation of your rooms needs to a high standard at all times coinciding with the EYFS seven areas of learning. Remembering your presentation is exemplary and correct uniform must be worn always.
  • Ensure that practice embraces equality of opportunity. The policy at all times is to ensure that everyone is treated as individuals with respect and full consideration. Ensure that the requirements of children with additional needs are fully supported via appropriate programmes, and to work with the relevant outside agencies/professionals to support the child’s needs.
  • To assist in the provision of high quality environments to meet the needs of individual children from differing cultures and religious backgrounds and their respective stages of development. Teaching the children to respect and look after their environment
  • To promote British values within your working practice.

Contacts and relationships

Working relationships will include the following:

Internal

  • Nursery Manager
  • All staff employed for the day nursery provision
  • Children

External

  • OFSTED
  • Parents and families
  • Staff from a wide range of multi-agencies and settings including the social services and a range of voluntary/private sector organisations and day care providers.

The Nursery Practitioner will be expected to build good working relationships at every level. Working in partnership with parents and families is highly valued and the Nursery Practitioners must be approachable, friendly and able to communicate effectively at all times. At all times the Nursery Practitioner will be expected to respect the confidentiality of sensitive family information (subject to safeguarding procedures).

Complete Childcare is committed to providing the best possible care to its children and safeguarding and promoting welfare of young children. All applicants will be required to complete an application form, and any offers of employment are conditional on the receipt of 2 satisfactory references, a satisfactory right to work check and an enhanced DBS check.

Benefits
  • Bike2Work Scheme
  • Wellbeing days
  • Access to EAP programme
  • Childcare discount
  • Training & Development opportunities
  • Length of Service awards

Nursery Name

Hazebrouck