14 Jun, 2019

Nursery Nurse (Level 2) & (Level 3)

  • Morning Star Nursery
  • Morning Star Nursery, Forster Road, London, UK
Full time Qualified Practitioner

Job Details

JOB PURPOSE: A nursery nurse is responsible for providing a safe and develop an appropriate baby or toddler program in accordance with all relevant legislation, policies and procedures.


Develop and implement an appropriate baby or toddler program for young


  • Plan and implement activities to meet the physical, emotional, intellectual and social needs of the children in the program
  • Provide nutritious snacks and lunches
  • Provide adequate equipment and activities
  • Ensure equipment and the facility are clean, well maintained and safe at all times
  • Provide weekly and monthly schedules of activities
  • Develop culturally appropriate programs and activities
  • Develop activities that introduce math and literacy concepts
  • Establish policies and procedures including acceptable disciplinary policies
  • Be familiar with emergency procedures


Supervise children in the baby room or toddler room

Main Activities

  • Ensure children are supervised at all times
  • Provide various experiences and activities for children including songs, games and story telling
  • Build children’s esteem
  • Comfort children
  • Establish routines and provide positive guidance
  • Provide a safe and secure environment for children to feel comfortable
  • Implement positive discipline when required
  • Clearly and effectively communicate in a manner that children understand
  • Observe children and make note of progress
  • Integrate special needs children in a positive and respectful manner




Communicate with parents and members of the community

Main Activities

  • Discuss children’s development with parents
  • Discuss identified problems and needs with professionals as appropriate
  • Participate in community activities
  • Promote literacy and early education

Maintain program administration

Main Activities

  • Keep parents informed of program expectations, program activities and their child’s progress
  • Develop and maintain current, accurate and confidential client files
  • Develop daily activity plans

This job description is not an exhaustive list of duties and the post holder will be required to undertake any other reasonable duties discussed and directed by the line manager.





Essential Criteria



  • NVQ level 2/level 3


  • GCSE Maths and English at Grade C or above


  • EYFS Observation, Assessment and Planning training


Up to date with latest relevant research and theories



The candidate must have proficient knowledge in the following areas:

  • Child development and early education theories and practices
  • Safe and appropriate activities for children
  • Relevant legislation, policies and procedures to ensure that children are supervised and safe at all times.


The candidate must demonstrate the following skills:

  • Team building skills
  • Supervisory skills
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Decision making skills
  • Effective verbal and listening communications skills
  • Stress management skills
  • Time management skills
  • Teaching skills

Personal Attributes

The candidate must maintain strict confidentiality in performing the duties of Day Care Worker.

The candidate must also demonstrate the following personal attributes:

  • Be respectful
  • Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • Be flexible
  • Demonstrate sound work ethics
  • Be consistent and fair
  • Be compassionate and understanding
  • Be able to build esteem while ensuring a safe and secure environment.


This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and does require a criminal records check. Applicants must be prepared to disclose any convictions they may have and any orders which have been made against them.




Nursery Nurse,   Nursery Practitioner  

Application Form

Setting Type

Private Day Nursery  

Recruiter Type

Direct Employer

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