Nursery Nurser Level3
L3 Nursery nurses perform an important role caring for children, maintaining a high-quality, stimulating learning environment, imparting their knowledge and skills to others. They are creative and reflective practitioners able to implement new ideas and use a range of strategies to continually improve practice and support the team. An enhanced DBS check is required by Happy Tots before any appointment can be confirmed. MAIN DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES To contribute to the creation of a safe, welcoming and inclusive environment for all children To be aware of nursery policies and procedures and ensure these are adhered to To be responsible for the welfare of all children in your designated room, organising systems to ensure consistent, high-quality care To be vigilant and protect children from harm or abuse, reporting any concerns immediately – in accordance with child protection and whistle blowing policies To deploy staff and resources effectively, maintaining ratios in your room whilst supporting other rooms/ the nursery To reflect on practice and routines, tailoring them to meet the individual needs of each child throughout the day Planning the provision of a stimulating range of age-appropriate activities and ensuring the room is well-resourced and creatively set-up Observe, Plan and the Assess children’s learning and development ensuring records are kept up-to-date, are of a high standard and are shared effectively – includes Individual Education Plans for children with Special Educational Needs To develop genuine bonds with key children and support and monitor colleagues to sensitively fulfil their key person responsibilities To work in partnership with all parents/carers, building and maintaining relationships that encourage trust, open communication and involvement in nursery life To contribute to the effective recording and resolution of any complaints or investigations, ensuring confidentiality at all times To be professional and a good role model to the children and other staff members, at all times To work flexibly as part of the larger team, assisting and supporting colleagues wherever required, in order to ensure the smooth running of the setting To attend reasonable out-of-working-hours activities, including training, staff meetings, parents evenings and special events To assist in the development and support of other staff members by communicating effectively, sharing knowledge and experience, delegating tasks appropriately, identifying training needs, leading meetings, inductions and 1-2-1s – with support from the nursery management and senior management teams To respect and value all colleagues, children and parents, encouraging a positive and diverse working environment To cooperate and work effectively with the management team, taking on additional responsibilities/duties and positively promoting developments in policies and procedures to team members To undertake any other aspects of nursery work according to need This job description is intended to give you an indication of the main duties, but is not meant to be an exhaustive list.