Nursery Practitioner - Level 3 & Level 2

Job Description

Nursery Nurses, Level 2 and 3 required within a setting in a converted chapel in a residential part of Sunninghill, Ascot.

Reporting to: Manager/Deputy Manager

Required Qualifications: NNEB, NVQ or equivalent

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure the safety and well being of all children in your care resulting in the total avoidance of preventable accidents and promoting a feeling of security and satisfaction amongst all parents.
  • Caring for the all round daily needs of the children to enhance their physical, intellectual, social and emotional development.
  • Contribute effectively to the team maintaining a high level of communication throughout the whole nursery.

Main Tasks

Team Contribution

  • To work as an effective part of the Nursery team and maintain good morale, a high reputation both in and outside of the Nursery and ensure all the companies standards are met.
  • Have a high level of awareness of company policies and procedures and ensure these are carried through in your every-day tasks.
  • Include and encourage student members of staff in their daily activities and development through leading by example.

Child and Parent Care

  • As a Key Carer, ensure parents have full satisfaction through appropriate information and feedback.
  • Ensure that children in your care are communicated with at their level during play and meal times.
  • Settle new starters, ensuring both children and parents feel comfortable and safe.Once settled, ensure that new parents are kept informed of their child’s progress.
  • Ensure a high level of personal hygiene is maintained and encouraged with the children.
  • Ensure children are tidy, happy and ready for their parents to take home at the end of their session.
  • Ensure parents receive daily updates in the form of diary sheets or verbal communication.
  • Respect the wishes of parents to treat any personal information as confidential.
  • To be open and welcoming to all parents and children and to direct queries to the Room Leader or Manager/Deputy when required.

Administration and Planning

  • Foster social and educational stimulation through curriculum planning based on age and stages of development within a happy and secure environment.
  • Ensure developmental records for each child are kept up to date and accurate, and available for viewing by parents at any time.
  • To maintain routines within each area of the Nursery.
  • Ensure the room registers and daily sign in sheets are accurately completed.
  • To maintain a well organised filing system ensuring information is easily accessible.

Nursery Communication

  • To attend and actively participate in regular room and staff meetings.
  • To maintain a good level of communication to senior management on everyday occurrences within the establishment.
  • To ensure you follow company procedures for daily communications to and from parents.
  • Report all maintenance requirements to the manager to ensure their immediate attention.
  • Treat all matters concerning the children, parents, staff and business of the Nursery as confidential.

Health and Safety

  • Implement all company health and safety procedures to ensure the well being of children and staff within the establishment.
  • Ensure you are aware of risk assessments that are carried out to prevent accidents among children, staff, parents and others persons entering the premises and act upon any recommendations given.
  • Ensure a high level of hygiene is maintained, by cleaning and sterilising of equipment and recording information as evidence.
  • Ensure toys and equipment are looked after, stored safely and correctly.
  • Ensure the rooms are left clean and tidy at the end of each day.
  • Advise manager or deputy when toys and equipment need repairing or replacing.
  • To take part in regular fire drills to ensure you are aware of the procedures.
  • To ensure accidents within the establishment are recorded appropriately in accident books and information relayed to your manager or deputy, and then the parents.
  • Where allocated, regularly check electrical appliances to ensure they are in good working order.