Nursery Chef

Lysth Nursery
Lewisham, Greater London
£8.00 - £8.50/hour
10 Jun 2017
10 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

1. To assist nursery team in providing a friendly, caring and relaxing environment in order to encourage and develop children in our care.
2. To work within and maintain the context of the whole Nursery team.
3. To supervise staff and students in training and maintain a proactive and professional team.
4. To ensure all daily routines are adhered to and records kept up to date.
5. To maintain staffing levels, arranging cover when needed.
6. To plan and carry out activities in line with the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage, Setting the Standards for Learning, Development and Care for children from birth to five, ensuring they meet with the Early Learning Goals.
7. Further develop ‘free flow’ play.
8. Ensure assessments/evaluations are regularly completed.
9. Ensure children get the best start in life by working in close partnership with parents/carers to develop independence, confidence and self-esteem, building children’s resilience and wellbeing.

10. Support staff development and work closely with other staff and professionals.
11. To conduct 1:1’s and annual Staff Development and Performance
12. To communicate with parents and other visitors in a calm, friendly and efficient manner.
13. To oversee an effective key worker system.
14. To liaise with other Room Leaders to provide a smooth transition for children.

15. To ensure your specific duties regarding Health and Safety and fire procedures are understood and actioned.
16. To attend management meetings.
17. To undertake monthly staff meetings outside normal working hours when necessary.
18. To organise parent/keyworker and 3-5 years Room staff meetings.
19. Responsible for opening and closing of the Nursery.
20. Assist the Childcare Services Manager and Nursery Manager in the management and leadership of a diverse staff team.
21. To keep abreast of current issues and attend training as necessary.
22. To carry out any ad hoc projects or duties as requested by your Line Manager.
23. To take reasonable care of yourself and others.

• Good oral and written communication skills

• Able to lead and motivate a team

• Numerate

• Able to plan and manage own and others work load

• Highly effective supervision skills

• Good IT skills – Able to use Microsoft

• Office (Word and Excel) and e-mail

Strong personal commitment to an understanding of equality of opportunity and diversity and its delivery.


Motivated with high energy levels and stamina

Positive outlook

Caring and friendly personality

Reliable and responsible

Flexible and adaptable