Nursery Team Leader

Newcastle upon Tyne
£7.50 - £11/hour Negotiable
19 Jul 2017
17 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Purpose of Post

To ensure a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care for children placed in the Setting;

To give support to other personnel within the Setting;

To implement the daily routine in the base room.

Responsible to

Setting Manager / Deputy

Line Management Responsibilities

Team members: Nursery Nurse, Nursery Assistant and Trainee/ Modern Apprentices

Main Duties

Formulate and operate a programme of activities suitable to the age range of children in your area in conjunction with the Manager;

Prepare the children's records in your group and institute reviews for parents/carers, in conjunction with the Manager;

Work with parents/carers of all children to achieve full integration in the Setting;

the needs of all children and give physical, emotional, intellectual guidance as appropriate;

Support all staff and engage in a good staff team;

Liaise with and support parents/carers and other family members;

Liaise with the Local Authority and other professionals associated with the Setting;

Attend monthly staff meetings outside working hours;

Undertake certain domestic jobs within the Setting, e.g. preparation of snack meals, cleansing of equipment and such other duties and responsibilities of an equivalent nature as may be determined from time to time by the manager;

Participate in the training programmes of a wide variety of students (i.e. placements and volunteers), by giving guidance and support;

Work alongside the Manager and staff team to ensure that the philosophy behind the project is fulfilled;

To ensure good standards of hygiene and cleanliness are maintained at all times and be responsible for the Health and safety standards appropriate for the needs of young children;

Record accidents in the accident book. Ensure the manager has initialled the report before the parent receives it;

To ensure confidentiality of information received;

To develop and maintain good relationships and communications with parents/carers/carers to facilitate day-to-day caring needs

* Ensure child is collected by someone known to Setting.
* To actively promote and support the safeguarding of children and young people in the workplace, ensuring that all staff and volunteers observe Setting policies and procedures to keep children safe from harm.



Skills, aptitude, knowledge and experience

* Previous experience of caring for, or working with children aged 0-5 in a voluntary or paid capacity
* An understanding of the Early Learning Goals
* Knowledge of the National Standards for the regulation of Childcare provision
* A commitment to the provision of high quality childcare
* A positive approach to learning and gaining new skills through teamwork and training opportunities
* Good written and verbal skills for report writing, maintaining child records and providing feedback to parents/carers and colleagues

* Experience in Line Managing staff, including involvement in induction, supervision, and appraisals
* Interest in the care, learning and development of young children
* An understanding of the Foundation Stage curriculum

Personal qualities

* Good organisational, record keeping and planning skills
* Punctuality
* Excellent communication skills, with children, colleagues, advisors and parents/carers.
* Patience
* Reliability and trustworthiness
* A positive approach to inclusive practice, with children and colleagues
* Enthusiasm for working with young children

* Flexibility occasionally working hours might be changed, e.g. if the setting hosts a Parent Evening
* Able to work in small teams


* Completion of a recognised Level 3 Childcare qualification, e.g. Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young Peoples Workforce, NVQ Level 3 in Childrens Care, Learning and Development or be working towards completion
* Completion of Safeguarding Awareness course (Group 2)
* A positive approach to gaining further qualifications

* Completion of a recognised Level 4/5 Childcare qualification, e.g. NVQ in Childrens Care, Learning and Development or be working towards completion
* Completion of Safeguarding Foundation course (Group 3)
* Health & Safety certificate
* First Aid certificate
* Completion of other relevant courses

This post requires a CRB check as there may be periods of unsupervised access to children. An Enhanced CRB and satisfactory references would be obtained prior to commencement of employment