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Nursery Practitioner

Epsom and St Helier NHS Trust
St Helier, Sutton
£22,444 - £23,816 pa pro rata inc HCAS (Outer)
Closing date
12 Jun 2022

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Nursery Practitioner

Contract: Permanent: Shift Pattern Monday - Friday

Hours: Full time - 37.5 hours per week

Job ref: 343-C3860436-FM-SB-C

Site: St Helier Hospital

Town: Carshalton

Salary: £22,444 - £23,816 pa pro rata inc HCAS (Outer)

Closing: 12/06/2022 23:59

Job overview

The post holder will work as part of a team to provide high standards of childcare and education to the children in the nursery, ensuring the aims and objectives of the nursery are fulfilled and provide a safe, caring environment.

Main duties of the job

Woodlands Day Nursery at St Helier Hospital is looking for a Nursery Practitioner to join their established professional childcare team. This 72 place Day Nursery, offers childcare to staff of Epsom and St Helier NHS Trust and also runs a 24 place playscheme during school holidays.

The Ideal candidate will be qualified to a minimum level 2 in Childcare or  equivalent, or have experience working with children aged 6 months to 5 years. Additional experience with children aged 5-12 years would be desirable.

You will need to be an enthusiastic, self-motivated person who can take on the role of key person and plan accordingly for those children interests, as well as supporting colleagues within the team. You will need excellent communication skills, effective customer care skills and be a good team player.

In exchange for your hard work we can offer you a wide range of internal and external training to aid your personal development.

Available Contracts:

1 x Full Time 37.5 hours per week (5 days)

Proposed Interviews will be held 23-June-2022 

For more information about the role please contact Natasha Oke on 020 8296 2467 or 07503 216 487

Working for your organisation

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust provides a range of medical services to approximately 490,000 people living across southwest London and northeast Surrey. In addition, we provide more specialist services, in particular renal and neonatal intensive care, to a wider area, covering parts of Sussex and Hampshire.

We serve an area that is rich in diversity, with a mix of urban and rural areas, and differing levels of quality of life. We cover some of the most prosperous postcodes in the country, as well as some poorer areas. Together with our colleagues at NHS Surrey and NHS Sutton and Merton, we work to make sure that we deliver the best possible care to the communities we serve.
The Trust employs approximately 5,000 staff across its hospitals and is supported by over 500 volunteers.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please see the attached supporting job description and person specification document which contains more information about the role and requirements. Please ensure your application refers to the job description and person specification.

Person specification Essential criteria

  • Experience with children 6 months to 5 years and/or experience in a care role
  • Childcare experience or experience within a caring role
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team

Desirable criteria

  • Experience of working with children 5-12 years
  • Ability to observe, plan and evaluate
  • Level 2/3 Childcare qualification
  • Basic computer Skills
  • Clean Full UK manual driving license 
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