We are currently seeking a experience Nursery Practitioner to work within a local nursery based in Walworth SE17. You ideally require a minimum of a Level 2 Early Years qualification.
Nursery Practitioner Role:
To promote and support the safeguarding of all children within the setting.
To have a sound knowledge of policies and procedures, in particular safeguarding and whistle blowing policy.
To understand that safeguarding children is paramount in ensuring children are safe from harm.
To work as part of a team,
To provide a stimulating, enabling environment for children to play, learn and develop, both indoors and outdoors.
To observe, assess and plan for children’s development, using the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum (EYFS).
To be able to work with children and families from diverse backgrounds.
Attend regular monthly staff meeting and training sessions, when required.
Work on a shift system.
To build and maintain strong relationships with parents and carers.
To maintain working relationship with parents/carers and value their contribution to their children’s well-being, learning and development.
Duties and responsibilities
To effectively deliver the EYFS, by providing a stimulating and varied programme of play and learning opportunities, ensuring that the individual needs of the children in the setting are met through activities.
To be a key person to a group of children.
To liaise and build a relationship with parents and carers, informing them about children’s progress and encouraging parents/carers involvement.
To have regular meetings with parents /carers regarding their child’s development and set agreed targets for progression on to next steps of development.
To work with children from 6 months to 5 years.
To be willing to keep up to date with changes to legislation, including developing continued professional development.
To communicate effectively with members of the team and be professional at all times
To ensure smooth transitions of children.
Demonstrate a flexible approach to working with children and families.
To promote the inclusion of all children.
To have effective communications skills.
To always keep confidentiality.
To maintain personal contact with parents through meetings, organise parent’s evenings, parent workshops, international evenings and informal conversations.
To work and maintain regular contact with outside agencies.
To ensure that all toys, equipment, and materials are safe, clean and washed on a weekly basis.
To carry out risk assessments daily, both inside and outside the nursery setting.
Be aware of and comply with COSHH (control of substances harmful to health) regulations.
To have clear knowledge of procedures to be followed in case of emergency, e.g. fire and accident, completing and submitting the relevant paper work.
To assist in keeping the nursery setting clean throughout the day.
Whether you are looking for a new role in Early Years childcare, Plus Staff recruitment specialise in the supply of Early Years and Teaching staff on both a permanent and temporary basis. Whether you are looking for job opportunities within UK schools and nurseries or you represent a school or nursery looking to recruit staff you will find exactly what you are looking for at Plus Staff Recruitment your dedicated Nursery Staff provider.
Nurseries and schools, contact us today to discuss your Early Years childcare requirements or register your vacancy and we’ll contact you.