Qualified Nursery Practitioner
Qualified Nursery Practitioner
Tenderlinks Day Nursery – Streatham
Job Description – Qualified Nursery Practitioner
About the Company
Tenderlinks Day Nursery provides a nurturing environment that supports the development of strong foundations during the vital years of the child’s early education. We provide the highest quality of learning and care, modelling the home environment, so our children feel relaxed, secure and able to express themselves. Our priority is to make sure all our children are educationally stimulated, healthy, safe and happy.
We celebrate and respect the uniqueness, individual needs, dignity and independence of each one of our children. We employ realistic boundaries and our expectations consider the age and development stage of individual children. Personal responsibility and co-operation are encouraged, and children are guided to demonstrate a caring attitude to both their peers and staff members. Children are provided with access to the full EYFS curriculum, ready for a smooth transition into state or independent primary schools.
The nursery is well established within the community and has been operating since 2006 from a converted corner property. The nursery is ideally situated on the grounds with a private entrance and private garden. The nursery enjoys the benefits of great indoor space and a self-sufficient under 2’s unit.
Our workplace strives to have employees look forward to coming into work every day. We recognise that our line of work is demanding and produces a lot of pressure on us daily. We thrive ourselves on making our employees feel valued – respect, consideration, equality, co-operation, acceptance, honesty, partnership, quality and well-being are all embedded into our daily culture.
About the Role
- To provide a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care for the children placed in the setting
- To give support to the team within the setting
- Assist with the effective daily supervision of the setting in accordance with the requirements of the company, Ofsted, local education authority and other relevant legislation
- Ensure all agreed company policies and procedures are adhered to within the setting
- Take responsibility for the safeguarding and wellbeing of all children within the setting
- To work as part of a team to provide an enabling environment in which all individual children can play, develop and learn.
- To build and maintain strong partnerships with parents to enable children’s needs to be met
- To deliver the vision and goals of the setting
- To effectively deliver the EYFS ensuring that the individual needs and interest of children in the setting are met (in conjunction with other team members)
- To keep records of your key children’s development and learning journeys and share with parents, carers and other key adults in the child’s life
- Support all staff and engage in a good staff team
- To develop and maintain strong partnerships and communication with parents/carers to facilitate day-to-day caring and early learning needs
- To ensure the provision of a high-quality environment to meet the needs of individual children having an awareness of any disabilities, family cultures and medical histories
- To advise manager/deputy of any concerns, e.g. over children, parents, the safety of the environment, preserving confidentiality as necessary
- To be involved in out of working hour activities, e.g. training, monthly staff meetings, summer fayre, etc
- To be flexible within working practices of the setting, undertaking other responsible duties where needed, such as domestic tasks, preparation of snack meals, cleaning of equipment, etc
- To work alongside the manager and staff team to ensure that the setting’s philosophy is fulfilled
- To read, understand and adhere to all policies and procedures relevant to your role and the safe running of the setting
- To develop your role within the team, especially regarding being a key person
- To keep completely confidential any information regarding the children, their families or other staff that is acquired as part of the job
- To be aware of the high profile of the setting and to uphold its standards always, both in work hours and outside
- To support nursery assistants, students and volunteers
- To ensure good standards of safety, hygiene and cleanliness are maintained always
- To undertake and lead on additional responsibilities such as SENCO, training co-ordinator, safeguarding Officer, etc
Skills and Experience
- A warm, caring, and patience nature
- Excellent communication, organisation, and interpersonal skills
- The ability to work with young children and their families in a sensitive and positive way
- A sense of responsibility
- Creative ideas for activities
- An interest in child development
- An awareness of child safety issues
- The ability to work in a team
- A willingness to develop your skills
- NVQ or Equivalent Level 2 or 3
Not Essential (we can obtain on your behalf)
- DBS (Disclosure Barring Service)
- Food & Hygiene Certification
- Paediatric First Aid Certification
- Safeguarding Level 1 and above
- Competitive remuneration package
- 28 days annual leave
- Free parking
- Training needs covered by the company
- Ample promotion opportunities within the group
- Pension contribution
We strive to create a remuneration package based on experience and growth. Salaries will start from £18,000.00 to £21,000.00.
The nursery operates as follows:
Monday to Friday – 51 weeks of the year (closed for 1 week over Christmas)
7.30 am to 4.30 pm
8.30 am to 5.30 pm
9.30 am to 6.30 pm
These will alternate weekly.
The nursery is located on the corner of 38 Mitcham Lane. The nursery is a 10-minute walk to Streatham rail station. There are many buses that travel up and down Mitcham Lane. There is ample free off-street parking around the setting.