Fulltime - Permanent

Level 3 Key Worker

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Job Description

Post: Key Worker (2-4 year olds)

Salary: Grade 4 point 7 – £16,470

Hours: 36.5hrs, 39 weeks – Term time only

Duties and Responsibilities
All duties are in accordance with Huntingdon Nursery School policies and procedures, the Children Act, other relevant legislation and OFSTED requirements. The post holder has the responsibility:

• To work as a member of the team, under the direction of the room leader and senior management team. The role includes contributing to nursery development to create an environment which ensures high standards of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care for children.

• To lead by example, using initiative and creativity to promote the effective daily running of the learning space.

• To project the positive and professional attributes of the Nursery and Children and Family Centre.

• To support and develop nursery initiatives as requested by the senior management team.

You will:

• Attend and contribute to training that will support and develop your skills within the setting and develop your understanding of childcare and child development.

• Through supervision meetings, proactively reflect upon your practice and identify areas of training to enhance your skill base.

• Be a reliable role model in the team, liaising with colleagues and working co-operatively to give children the best possible learning experience.

• Take responsibility and be flexible in your role, assisting others in the deployment of duties.

• Ensure that the setting’s hygiene standards and professional standards are maintained.

• Ensure the cleanliness and hygiene routines of children are maintained at all times.

• Follow the setting’s procedures for safety and security at all times

• Develop effective communication and professional relationships with parents/carers, working in partnership to support them by encouraging participation in their child’s progress and development.

• Observe children and prepare individual profiles reporting on their achievements, progression and next steps.

• Operate as a key worker according to the setting’s procedures.

• Work cooperatively with the team to plan, prepare and implement activities suitable for the age range of children in keeping with the setting’s ethos, following the guidance of the Early Years Foundation Stage.

• Contribute to creating a stimulating and attractive setting, providing children with a safe, secure and home like environment.

• Attend all meetings relevant to the position.

• Follow all procedures relating to security, incident or accident and inform a member of the senior management team of any issues/concerns at the earliest opportunity.

• Undertake to support the Nursery by participating in charity and fund-raising events.

• Be aware and comply with all Health and Safety standards and follow the procedures and policies of the setting in relation to regulatory requirements.


You must:
• Understand the importance of safeguarding children in its broadest sense and approach all aspects of work with safeguarding in mind

• Have a desire to support all children in the setting, understanding that each child is an individual.

• Have a good understanding of childcare and child development.

• Have working knowledge of the EYFS framework

• Have a high personal standard of literacy and numeracy appropriate to the duties required.

• Be flexible and creative and have the commitment to provide outstanding child care.

• Have the ability to promote good practice in a professional manner, understand and commit to confidentiality.

• Have good organisational skills.

• Have the ability to take instruction from senior members of the team and give instruction that supports less experienced members of the team.

You must:

• Have an understanding and personal commitment to the continual development of Huntingdon Nursery school.

You must:

• Have a commitment to the promotion of non-discriminatory practices in all aspects of work undertaken which includes promoting the setting’s Equal Opportunities policy at all times.

Reviewed May 2019