Children’s Ark is a well-established small family run day nursery set in the Papworth hospital grounds, it has a very secure environment for children to explore and learn from and prides itself on having good relationships with all parents and staff. All staff must undergo interviews, reference checks and DBS checks before starting work. Working benefits available such as free staff meals, pensions and further training to better staff status.
We are looking for a practitioner who holds a level 2 or level 3 in the relevant childcare qualifications, you will need to be enthusiastic and have a genuine love for children. Someone that can use their own initiative and work within a strong team. Must have a good understanding of the EYFS.
Job Description – Nursery Practitioner
Purpose of the post
- To work under the direction of the seniors and Supervisor.
- To support the aims and objectives of the Nursery and assist the Supervisor in the organisation of a high quality establishment for children from 6 weeks to 5 years.
- To provide high standards of childcare and education, this includes providing a safe, caring environment to enable the emotional, social and educational development of children, through individual attention and group activities.
- To be responsible to liaising with parents about their child and keep them informed about their child’s progression and requirements.
- To implement the daily routine
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- To promote the aims and objectives of the Nursery at all times.
- To promote the high standards of the Nursery at all times to parents, staff and visitors.
- To ensure the provision of high standards of physical and emotional care.
- Carry out a programme of activities suitable to the range of children in your care.
- To assist with the development and implementation of systems to monitor and record child development.
- To assist with the preparation and maintenance of materials and equipment.
- To be involved with out of hours activities like staff training, fun days and parent evenings
- To be responsible for the Health and Safety standards appropriate for the needs of young children and ensuring staff compliance and awareness.
- To ensure high standards of hygiene and cleanliness are maintained at all times.
- To ensure you provide a high quality environment to meet the needs of individual children from differing cultures and religious backgrounds, and stages of development.
- To ensure confidentiality of all information received.
- Be aware and act in accordance with current legislation, policy and procedures.
- Ensure that all accidents are recorded properly in the accident log and signed by senior staff before being given to the parent.
- Work with parents of special needs children to achieve full potential and integration in the nursery
- To engage in good team work.
- Liaise with parents, other family members, and staff to ensure that the particular needs of children are met and that parental choice is considered in terms of care given.
- Assist the Supervisor with the efficient upkeep of the building and maintenance /stock of equipment, furnishings and fittings.
- To undertake such other duties and responsibilities of an equivalent nature as may be reasonably determined by the Supervisor.
- To prepare and provide opportunities to deliver the Early Years Foundation Stage in accordance with the statutory guidelines.
- Liaise with the Local Authority and other professionals to enhance the nursery’s development
- Ensure each child is collected by its parents or someone designated by parents