06 Nov, 2023

Qualified Nursery Practitioner

  • Duchess Nursery
  • Wallingford, UK
Full time Qualified Practitioner

Job Details

Duchess Nursery

(member of Chatsworth Schools Group)
Job Description: Full Time L2 or L3 Early Years Practitioner with responsibility for delivering the EYFS alongside caring for the daily needs of children between the ages of 6 months & 5 years old.

Main Responsibilities

  • To understand what constitutes quality care and education
  • To have a good knowledge of child development and the areas and age ranges of the EYFS
  • To be prepared to implement the Early Years Foundation Stage; planning, delivering, observing, recording and assessing
  • To ensure that best practice is employed within teaching
  • To work as part of a team in all aspects
  • To show personal and professional integrity and confidentiality at all times
  • To provide a warm, caring and stimulating environment for the children
  • To organise and maintain the classroom environment and resources effectively
  • To maintain appropriate presentation of all school areas alongside your team
  • To provide an environment free from gender, sexual and racial stereotyping
  • To build and maintain strong links with parents
  • To keep written records/ online records on children and liaise with parents as required
  • To work effectively within the whole school team giving support to colleagues
  • To attend and contribute to Staff Meetings, training sessions, Inset days and any specific events as requested by the manager.
  • To maintain regulatory certification and keep abreast of legislation in the Early years
  • To have a high regard for the culture of the nursery school and Chatsworth Schools
  • To carry out any other duties as required by the manager or Director of Early years for the benefit of the school community and reputation

Personal Specification

You will require excellent communication skills in English, both written and verbal, and the ability to develop effective relationships with parents, colleagues and outside agencies. IT capability is essential as is the ability to prioritise, plan and time manage effectively.

You have a responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people for whom you are responsible, or with whom you come into contact in the school. It is your responsibility to adhere to and ensure compliance with the nursery school’s Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy at all times. If at any time you identify and instance that a child or young person is at risk you must report your concerns immediately to the Designated Safeguarding Lead or the Deputy DSL.

A genuine enjoyment of working with young children and a sense of humour are important as well as a high regard for always striving for the best you can be in all aspects of your role.

Incentive Package

  • Heavily discounted childcare
  • Birthday paid off
  • Bonus for joining £250
  • Bonus for passing probation £250
  • Bonus for completing 6mths £250
  • For each year completed up to 5 yrs one day additional holiday
  • Onsite Parking
  • Access to counselling for you and your immediate family

As a business we are committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young adults and we expect you to share this commitment. The right candidate will be required to undertake a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check, and to be able to provide 2 references.


£22,000 - £25,000


Nursery Practitioner

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Setting Type

Private Day Nursery

Recruiter Type

Direct Employer

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