The duties and responsibilities involved in this role include:
- Providing full and practical support in the day to day operations of the nursery
- Planning, organising, and implementing appropriate activities for children which meet their physical, social, emotional, intellectual and development needs
- Assisting in providing a safe, supportive, and caring environment for young children
- Monitoring, assessing, recording, and reporting on the development and progress of children in the setting
- Keeping children's files up to date with planning for their individual needs, observations, development records and all other relevant documentation
- Preparing and serving food, milk, drinks, and snacks to children as required
- Assisting children with personal care, including changing nappies, assisting with potty training, toileting, changing clothes
- Housekeeping duties including cleaning of the nursery to ensure that hygienic standards are maintained at all times
Requirements and prospects Desired skills
- Communication skills are vital in this role
- Good time management skills - you must be a punctual person and be on time for work
- A hardworking individual who has a proactive approach to their work, with goodattention to detail
- Be comfortable communicating with babies and children, their parents and guardians, and colleagues within the nursery
- A helpful and friendly attitude and a warm and positive approach to children
- A team player who enjoys working with other people
- Enthusiastic with a desire to make a positive contribution to the children in the setting
- Good sense of humour and dedication to get the job done
- Patient and caring approach
- Although no specific qualifications are required to apply for this vacancy, applicants must be able to demonstrate that they are able to complete the Apprenticeship framework and will be required to complete maths and English assessments.
Things to consider
- Possibility of securing a permanent position within the nursery upon completion of the intermediate (Level 2) Apprenticeship programme. Applicants with a Level 2 may complete a Level 3qualification.
Successful applicants must be aged 16 or over in order to be included in nursery ratios, as stated in the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage.
Working in a nursery will involve working shift patterns including early morning starts and early evening finishes.
The role may include long periods of time being very active.
This post is subject to an enhanced Vetting and Barring/CRB Disclosure which will disclose all cautions, reprimands, and warnings as well as convictions.