Nursery Practitioner

Recruiter
SKILLFRAME
Location
West Molesey, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
18 May 2019
Closes
28 May 2019
Ref
1120791917
Sector
Education
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Reports to: Room Leader
Role Purpose
To work as part of a team to create an environment in which children's individual needs are met and high standards of care are provided, which meet the requirements set out in the Early Years Foundation Stage.
Your day to day tasks include:
· Working as part of a team and using your initiative to generate new ideas
· Ensuring the nursery runs smoothly whilst providing high quality care
· Using your excellent communication skills to build strong relationships with parents, children and to welcome visitors to the nursery
· Looking after children of all ages between 18 months and 5 years
· Having lots of fun

Key Accountabilities
1. To be aware and demonstrate a clear understanding of own role and areas of responsibility
2. To understand and comply with all nursery policies and procedures, and relevant legislative requirements, informing management immediately of any instances of non-compliance or variations in practices
3. To act as a key person to a group of children, work in partnership with parents/carers. Catering for all children's individual needs; observing, planning and evaluating development activities; keeping accurate records and maintaining regular contact and communication with parents
4. To maintain staff: child ratios at all times and to take responsibility for the room in the room leaders absence (NVQ3 or equivalent only).
5. In conjunction with the Nursery manager to have specific responsibilities for Health and Safety within the nursery as detailed in company's Health and Safety manual
Core Competencies
Business Awareness
1. Understands and adheres to company policies
2. Acts as an ambassador for the children's day care
3. Raises ideas for change and is receptive to suggestions from others
4. Aware of own development needs and seeks to address these
Communication
1. Communicates information clearly and effectively
2. Responsive to communication with others
3. Receptive to constructive feedback
4. Checks information for accuracy and seeks to understand fully
5. Uses initiative in asking and answering questions
Managing self and others
1. Adopts friendly, flexible and professional approach
2. To be polite and courteous to all
3. To be punctual and organised
4. Upholds confidentiality
5. To maintain a professional and smart appearance
6. Works with colleagues to resolve problems effectively
7. Takes responsibility for own work load and meets required deadlines
8. Uses initiative to identify issues and solutions to work related problems as required
9. Takes a valid interest in owns self-development and continued professional development.
10. To have involvement and enrolment in company training courses to be undertaken and completed which maybe outside normal working hours
11. To attend staff meetings and contribute.
12. To support and mentor colleagues who are studying for a qualification
13. Act as a role model for junior members of staff
Planning and Organisation
1. Knows where and when to be at all times
2. Sticks to schedules and organises workload to meet deadlines
3. To be fully up to date and confident in the delivery of the Early Years foundation stage
4. Knows where risk assessments are kept to refer to
5. Identifies and reports risks
6. Updates manager on progress and gives timely notice of problems or running over schedule
7. To be involved in developing and delivering a stimulating and creative atmosphere within the room, that looks at child's interests
Results and Quality Focus
1. Checks work and adheres to relevant quality standards
2. Acts on feedback and learns from mistakes
3. Follows procedures and reports instances of non-compliance with procedures
4. To ensure that clean and hygienic standards are maintained at all times
5. Keeps clear records which are easily retrieved
6. Greets and interacts with customers positively, courteously and politely at all times
7. Identifies plans of action for all children's next steps
8. To carry out any other reasonable additional duties as requested by your supervisor and/or nursery manager/owner.

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