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
Ensure children are supervised at all times
Provide various experiences and activities for children including songs, games and story telling
Build children’s esteem
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
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
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.
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
Analytical and problem-solving skills
Decision making skills
Effective verbal and listening communications skills
Stress management skills
Time management skills
The candidate must maintain strict confidentiality in performing the duties of Day Care Worker.
The candidate must also demonstrate the following personal attributes:
Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity
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.
SALARY FOR LEVEL 2 STARTING FROM: £7.33 - £8.15, SALARY FOR LEVEL 3 STARTING FROM: £9.23 - £10.15
Morning Star is a fully equipped, friendly child care service providing premium care and education for children aged 8months-5 years. Under the direction of a fully qualified Early Years Teacher, Morning star ensures a safe, stimulating, happy and rich learning environment which has a balanced EYFS curriculum that covers the 6 Early Learning Goals. We offer a quality service to parents so they can be rest assured that their child is safe in our care.
Morning Star Nursery strives to create a comfortable and friendly working environment for our staff. We aspire that staff are equally valued no matter of age, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, physical/mental ability or ethnicity. We are committed to providing a fair, equitable and mutually supportive working environment for our staff. Staff are regularly sent on training in order to help them excel within their field of work.