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Nursery Assistant

Nursery Assistant

Posted 12 March by Fresh Recruits Easy Apply Ended

Job Title: Nursery Assistant
Location: Bournemouth
Salary: £7.60-£8.00 p/hr & annual pay reviews in April
Hours: 38.5 per week, between 8.00am-6pm. 4 full days 8-6 or 3 full days and 2 half days 8-1 or 1-6 depending on the requirements of the room - flexibility required.

We are currently recruiting for several Nursery Asssistant for a busy Nursery chain that is expanding all sites. There is plenty of training and potential to progress to Team Leader, with a specific in-house course for this.


  • To engage in high quality interactions with all children therefore ensuring good practice.
  • To ensure the calm, smooth running of the room, especially at lunchtimes
  • To act as a key person to a group of children, liaising closely with the parents / carers and ensuring that each child's needs are recognised and met
  • To keep confidential any information regarding the children, their families or other staff which is gained as part of the role.
  • To plan, prepare and participate in a range of activities that promote each child's physical, intellectual and emotional needs as well as the 7 areas of development as stated in the EYFS
  • To complete on-line Learning Journey's every month.
  • Liaise with the Team Leader to organise and attend "settling" sessions for new key worker children.
  • To uphold Nursery Policies and Procedures
  • To be conversant with the emergency procedures relating to Health, Safety and Welfare procedures.
  • To be a reliable member of the team working co-operatively and with flexibility.
  • To ensure good team spirit.
  • To ensure that the highest standards of safety, security, hygiene and cleanliness are practiced at all times within own room and the Nursery
  • Record accidents and incidents and ensure that Part 1 and 3 are completed in full of the Safety and Welfare reports; including parent and staff signatures.
  • To communicate effectively to the Team Leader with any concerns for the children in your care and/or parental and staffing issues.
  • Maintain an open approach to children with specific needs, taking into consideration their personal development and requirements.
  • To liaise with SENCO, Behaviour Management and Safeguarding Designated Persons when appropriate.
  • Attend regular staff meetings, planning meetings and appropriate training sessions both during and after working hours where applicable.
  • Attend ALL out of work hours activities unless on holiday or absent due to ill health.
  • To carry out all secondary duties as listed by your Team Leader and Nursery Manager
  • To undertake any other duties and responsibilities of an equivalent nature as may be determined from time to time by the Director, Nursery Manager or Team Leaders


  • NVQ 2 / 3 or equivalent
  • Able to work in a flexible manner to suit the needs of the business
  • Good physical and mental health
  • GCSE Maths or equivalent in key skills (April 17)
  • GCSE English or equivalent in key skills (April 17)
  • Basic word processing
  • Paediatric First Aid
  • Basic Safeguarding Training
  • Food Hygiene certificate
  • A willingness to work towards providing excellence of service

Our client is offering a vast amount of benefits in addition to the basic salary.

Ref: 1712-18-8509

It is important that you include a covering letter with your CV, detailing why you feel you are suitable for this position and highlighting all relevant experience.

We receive a high number of applications on a daily basis so we can only respond to successful applications. If you do not hear from us within 3 working days please assume your application has not been taken forward on this occasion. We may contact you in the future about other suitable positions.

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Reference: 34661212

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