- To promote the aims and objectives of the Nursery and to provide a high standard of quality care and education.
- To promote the high standards of the nursery at all times to parents, carers, colleagues and visitors.
- To be aware of and act in accordance with current legislation and policies and procedures in place at any time.
- To ensure you meet your own and the Nursery’s responsibilities with regards to Safeguarding, Prevent, British Values and FGM and attend necessary associated Safeguarding training.
- To ensure good practice at all times, particularly in relation to Early Years Foundation Stage.
- To be involved in the setting and implementing of objectives and policies for the Nursery as requested.
- To follow the Nursery processes for the administration and maintenance of records on the children and their families.
- To help develop and implement systems to support child development/child protection, behaviour management/special or additional educational needs.
- To assist in the efficient upkeep of the building and maintenance/stock of equipment, furnishings and fittings.
- To be responsible for the Health and Safety standards appropriate for the needs of young children and ensuring your own and others around you comply with the same.
- To ensure high standards of hygiene and cleanliness are maintained at all times.
- To ensure the provision of a high quality environment to meet the needs of individual children from differing cultures and religious backgrounds and stages of development including where English is an additional language.
- To submit Reflective Logs at the end of each month in readiness for the tri-monthly supervision/appraisal meeting.
- To ensure confidentiality of information received (other than to report something of significance to a Senior/Deputy, Assistant or Manager of the Nursery and outside legislative bodies where appropriate).
- To liaise with parents/carers colleagues and other family members to help ensure the particular needs of children are met and that parental/guardian choice is considered in terms of the care given.
- To liaise with outside agencies as required
- To undertake necessary training appropriate for your role from time to time.
- To comply with all Group Nursery policies and procedures in place at any time.
- To assist in complete the necessary documentation associated with a key worker role.
Requirements and prospects
- To be able to communicate clearly with adults and children, especially with regard to people of different race, ability, gender, religion, culture
- To have strong grammatical and written English skills
- Computer literate with ability to use in house software and general data input
- To demonstrate creative ability.
- To understand Equal Opportunities and Diversity
- To understand Health and Safety in relation to a Children’s Day Care setting and practical hygiene.
- To be able to demonstrate the ability to take on a role of responsibility together with a clear understanding of the importance of confidentiality
- To be able to demonstrate a professional approach to the role
- Experience of working with young children
- Knowledge of Keyworker systems and record keeping
- Knowledge of Safeguarding Children and Child protection procedures
- Knowledge of EYFS Framework/Children Act/Every Child Matters
- Working knowledge of EYFS
- Knowledge/Awareness of issues relating to FGM
- Knowledge of British Values and Prevent
- Knowledge of children’s needs and behaviour together with ability to set appropriate limits for children
- An enjoyment of being with children and to form warm relationships
- Team player
- Self Motivation and Self Discipline