Nursery Nurse

11 Feb 2018
12 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

We are delighted to be assisting a well regarded private nursery setting near Moseley in Birmingham. They are looking for an experienced and Professional nursery nurse / practitioner to assist in the day to day operation of their business.

Purpose of Post:

  • To provide a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care for children place in the setting.
  • To give support to their staff within the setting.
  • To work as part of a team in order to provide an enabling environment in which all individual children can play, develop and learn.
  • To build and maintain strong partnership working with parents to enable children’s needs to be met.

Main Duties:

  • To effectively deliver the EYFS ensuring that the individual needs and interest of children in the setting are met (in conjunction with other team members)
  • To keep records of your key children’s development and learning journeys and share with parents, carers and other key adults in the child’s life.
  • Support all staff and engage in a good staff team.
  • To develop and maintain strong partnerships and communication with parents/carers to facilitate day-to-day caring and early learning needs.
  • To ensure the provision of a high quality environment to meet the needs of individual children having an awareness of any disabilities, family cultures and medical histories.
  • To advise manager/deputy of any concerns, e.g. over children, parents, the safety of the environment, preserving confidentiality as necessary.
  • To be involved in out of working hours activities, e.g. training, monthly staff meetings, summer fayre,etc
  • To be flexible within working practices of the setting, undertaking other responsible duties where needed, such as domestic tasks, preparation of snack meals, cleansing of equipment, etc.
  • To work alongside the manager and staff team to ensure that the setting’s philosophy is fulfilled.
  • To read, understand and adhere to all policies and procedures relevant to your role and the safe running of the setting.
  • To develop your role within the team, especially with regard to being a key person
  • To keep completely confidential any information regarding the children, their families or other staff that is acquired as part of the job.
  • To be aware of the high profile of the setting and to uphold its standards at all times, both in work hours and outside.
  • To support nursery assistants, students and volunteers.
  • To ensure good standards of safety, hygiene and cleanliness are maintained at all times.
  • To undertake and lead on additional responsibilities such as SENCO, training co-ordinator, safeguarding Officer etc


Education & Training

  • Minimum of a relevant and recognised Level 3 qualification
  • Willing to progress in qualifications
  • First Aid Certificate
  • Basic Food Hygiene
  • Safeguarding Training

Relevant Experience

  • Experience with children
  • Experience in an Early Years Setting
  • Experience of working with the EYFS

General Knowledge

  • Knowledge of Legislation and Curriculums
  • Ability to work with families
  • Basic knowledge of SEN
  • Understanding of Equal Opportunities
  • Awareness of Health & Safety
  • Ability to be flexible with working hours and duties

Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to communicate well with adults and children
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to write legibly
  • Good presentation skills
  • Basic ICT skills
  • Good organisation skills
  • Ability to demonstrate creative abilities

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