Nursery Practitioner (rolling) – Maples Nursery – 97224 – Band 300
Maples Day Nursery
Location: University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham UK
Full time starting salary is normally in the range £18,602 to £19,200, with potential progression once in post to £22,152
1 x Full Time – 36 hours – 6 Months FTC
2 x Part Time – 25 hours – 6 months FTC
Closing date – 1st June 2021
The role of the Nursery Practitioner is to ensure that all children attending The Elms and Oaks Day Nurseries receive high quality care, are kept safe and receive rich and stimulating play experiences which meet their individual needs and support all aspects and components of the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum. This role will entail light domestic duties as and when required in the playrooms.
1. Provide high quality, positive care for children through social, emotional, educational and practical interaction, nurturing and guidance.
2. Make sure the children are kept safe, are well, and that Child Protection Procedures are followed.
3. Implement the key worker system to address the individual needs of each child, their family and carers.
4. Observe and keep records of the activities and progress of children.
5. Partner with parents/carers to keep them informed of their child’s day and progress.
6. Organise, maintain and ensure a clean, tidy, hygienic, safe, child-friendly environment.
7. Supervise activities such as arts and craft, cooking, reading, music, outdoor and physical activities.
8. Maintain toys and equipment.
9. Feed babies and ensure the nutritional needs of children are met, complying with Food Safety Regulations.
10. Change nappies and help children with potty/toilet training.
11. Help children to learn social, emotional, numeracy, language and practical skills.
12. Work with staff within the nursery to provide a high quality nursery service.
13. Work with outside professional bodies or agencies as appropriate.
14. Implement the daily routine of the nursery.
15. Participate in meetings.
16. Follow the nursery’s practices, processes and procedures. E.g. positive behaviour management techniques.
17. Learn about developments in childcare and undertake training as required.
18. Ensure the health and safety of colleagues and children, complying with all Health and Safety requirements.
19. Treat everyone with dignity and respect, supporting equality and valuing diversity.
20. Undertake other duties as required.
Required Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications, Experience
1. Childcare and Education NVQ Level 3 or equivalent
2. GCSE English Language and Maths at Grade C or above
3. Experience of working with children from birth to 5 years and positive behaviour management
4. Knowledge of developments in early years education and willingness to undertake training
5. Knowledge of legislation, regulations, inspection criteria and curriculum relevant to Early Years.
6. Understanding of how to ensure health and safety and hygiene in a childcare setting
7. Understanding of and commitment to Child Protection procedures
8. Suitability and ability to care for children, including ability to deal with challenging behaviours.
9. Ability to communicate well and work well with children and adults from diverse backgrounds.
10. Ability to write legibly and present information well
11. Ability to work well as part of a team
12. Good organisational skills
13. Ability to learn and understand how diversity considerations affect early years’ childcare.
14. Ability and willingness to take on duties as required
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