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Apprentice Nursery Nurse

Employer
TURTLES NURSERIES (STAFFORD) LIMITED
Location
Burton House Farm TURTLES NURSERIES, Burton Bank Lane, Stafford, ST17 9JW
Salary
£159.10 per week
Closing date
25 Jan 2022

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Specialism
Health & Social Care
Sector
Public Sector / Government
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
February
Duration
Permanent
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Responsibilities:
  • To provide agreed support to the programme of childcare within the nursery
  • To participate fully within the nursery team and to actively promote team working
  • To provide the daily care and education of the children
  • To apply the daily programme and activities
  • To ensure that equal opportunities are operating correctly by monitoring and evaluating practices
  • To maintain children's records in whichever room the post holder is assigned to
  • To liaise with parents and colleagues and other community groups as designated and agreed with the Room leader

MainDuties - Nursery Nurses will:
  • Ensure all children are given the opportunity to enjoy stimulating play activities in a caring, warm and safe environment
  • Ensure that all activities are appropriate to the child's age, abilities and needs and age
  • Ensure that children receive an appropriate snack, drink and meal, and will ensure that any special dietary requirements are catered for
  • Be accountable for the high standards of cleanliness and safe condition of the toys and equipment, reporting any that are not in working condition
  • Be responsible for recording any accidents and incident involving children, visitors or staff. These will be reported to the Nursery Manager and an accident form completed and an entry into the accident book must be made

Job Description - Nursery Nurses will:
  • In the absence of the team leader the Nursery nurse will be responsible for ensuring that parents receive a verbal feedback at the end of the day on their child and all forms are signed
  • Observe the agreed policies and practices within the Nursery, especially the Safeguarding. Promote good relations between children, colleagues, parents, visitors and their worker. Be fully conversant with the Health and Safety policy and on fire/emergency procedures. Observe rules of confidentiality in respect of children gained in the course of employment at the Nursery
  • To participate in arrangements for your Induction, supervision, training and development. To undertakequalifications deemed necessary by the Director/manager to fulfil the requirements of the post
  • To participate in your own Performance Management arrangements, and any discussions, agreements and training needs are identified and documented
  • Will not bring mobile phone or other electronic devices, that house a camera, into the nursery building

General:
  • Big Robins Nursery operates a strict non-smoking policy. Staff are expected to refrain from smoking whilst on duty
  • This job description is not meant to be exhaustive and we have attempted to cover the key duties of this post. However there may be other appropriate duties which are not listed. Any change to a job description will be fully discussed with the post holder
  • Big Robins Nursery Stafford are equal opportunities employers


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication skills
  • Good telephone manner
  • Good listening skills
  • Good organisational skills
  • Computer literacy
  • Good timekeeping
  • Good literacy and numeracy skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as when part of a team
  • Attention to detail
  • Accuracy
  • Time-planning and ability to meet deadlines


Personal qualities

  • Honesty
  • Ability to stay calm under pressure
  • Ability to use your own initiative but know when to seek guidance
  • Motivated and willing to accept responsibility
  • Keen to progress
  • Willing to learn
  • Positive attitude
  • Excellent personal hygiene and presentation


Desired qualifications

  • GCSE or equivalent in English Language and mathematics at grade A*/C 9/4


Future prospects

Upon successful completion of your apprenticeship you will have the opportunity to apply for any appropriate vacancies available at that time. It is our firm commitment to offer a permanent position wherever possible upon completion.

Things to consider

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