Nursery Practitioner

Location
Nunhead, London SE15
Salary
Wages are negotiable depending on experience.
Posted
02 Oct 2017
Closes
02 Nov 2017
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent

We are advertising for a Nursery Practitioner at our day-care in Nunhead, Greater London. All applicants should have at least 2 years experience in working within a day-care and should have at least level 2 or 3 in childcare. It is essential that all applicants have experience in working harmoniously with other staff members and working with children of between 6 months and 5 years old. A CRB check will be carried out and references will be requested.

Duties will include:

  • Adhering to the Policies and Procedures of Young and Smart Nursery and complying with the Health and Safety legislation and within the guidelines of Ofsted and the National Standards
  • Ensuring confidentiality is maintained at all times
  • Working as part of a team
  • Caring for and supervising the children, ensuring to their physical, emotional and intellectual needs are met at all times
  • Liaising with parents and negotiating working targets ensuring effective communication within the nursery
  • Offering all children equal opportunities with regards to their religious persuasion, racial origins, gender, disabilities, cultural or linguistic background; in particular, challenge situations where racism or discrimination is displayed
  • Regular record- keeping of development and observations
  • Positive management of children's behaviour
  • Preparation, care, cleanliness and maintenance of the playrooms and equipment
  • Providing a good role model for staff, students and helping new staff to fit into the nursery
  • Keeping accident, incident and Health and Safety records up to date
  • Supervising meals and mealtimes where appropriate
  • Attendance of staff meetings as arranged by the Nursery Manager
  • Participating in regular parents' evenings, publicity, open weekends and children's outings
  • Welcoming parents, children and visitors.  Showing a caring attitude towards distressed parents, children and staff
  • Ensuring that planning and preparation of all activities meet the children’s individual needs
  • Ensuring that long term and short term plans are submitted regularly and on time
  • Ensuring that the relevant forms are filled correctly, and are up to date and stored in the appropriate place
  • Assist staff members with their record keeping, ensuring observations are done and profiles are up to date
  • Managing staff within your room, issuing roles, duties and responsibilities
  • Identifying and following the correct procedures when dealing with child protection issues
  • Inducting new staff members on how the room operates, ensuring they feel welcomed and part of the team
  • Showing new parents around the nursery, introducing them to staff members and answering any questions or queries they may have
  • Writing reports; keeping observations, IEP and ABC forms to be submitted for children with additional needs
  • Ensuring that room staff are communicating positively, and using the communication book effectively
  • Ensuring the internal and external Settling-in Procedures are followed correctly and the children have a smooth settling-in experience
  • Carrying out regular room meetings to discuss planning, key group issues, set individual targets and strategies for children/staff when needed
  • Encouraging staff to use their initiative
  • Ensuring that the level of hygiene in the room meets the standard
  • Ensure that regularly cleaning and sterilizing is carried out on weekly/ daily basis within the room/s
  • Working with other agencies i.e. early years, Early intervention team, Ofsted, college tutors
  • Working closely with the Nursery Manager

Any other duties appropriate to the post as directed by the Nursery Manager

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