Nursery Practitioner (NVQ Level 3 in Childcare)

Posted 5 April by 55 Connect HR Easy Apply

Nursery: The Kings Road Nursery

Area: Richmond-Upon-Thames

Job Title: Nursery Practitioner (NVQ Level 3 in Childcare)

Salary: £18,000 per annum

An amazing opportunity has arisen for a Nursery Practitioner at a fantastic independent nursery in a lovely setting.

We are dedicated to continually working towards and aspiring to be the leading experts in childcare in our local area, offering high quality provision and providing a safe and stimulating environment in which children thrive. The nursery caters for 40 children between the ages of three months and five years.

This is a permanent role, based on full time hours, offering a competitive salary and great opportunity for growth, development and career progression. All candidates must have a minimum of Level 3 NVQ, experience working within in a nursery environment and strong knowledge and understanding of the EYFS.

Specific responsibilities will include:

  • To offer children a safe, secure, caring and supporting environment, providing opportunities to foster their growth and development
  • To work as part of a team with the other members of staff to provide an enabling environment in which all individual children can play, develop and learn
  • To build and maintain strong partnerships working with the parents and other members of staff to ensure each of the children’s needs are met
  • To be responsible for the planning, development and delivery of themes within the Early Years Foundation Stage, ensuring all learning interests and individual needs of the children are met, extending them where necessary
  • To be responsible for organising the environment inside and outside to ensure resources and equipment are available and appropriate to meet the needs of the individual children within the group, whilst making sure the resources and equipment are set out in a purposeful, stimulating and safe way, rich in learning opportunities
  • To be a positive role model to other staff and children in respecting the Nursery’s environment and resources
  • To monitor and evaluate children’s learning through a range of assessment, observation and monitoring strategies, ensuring progress records are maintained
  • To assist in the promotion of parental involvement ensuring you develop and maintain strong partnerships and communication channels with parents/ carers to facilitate day-to-day caring and early learning needs and to provide constructive feedback on children’s progress/ achievement
  • To work alongside the Nursery Managers and Senior Nursery Practitioners to ensure the Nursery’s philosophies are fulfilled
  • To advise the Nursery Managers or Senior Nursery Practitioners of any concerns in relation to the children, parents, and the safety of the environment
  • To support all staff and engage in cohesive, positive working practices
  • To ensure confidentiality is upheld at all times in relation to information regarding the children, their families, and other staff members
  • To be familiar with and adhere to the Nursery's policies and procedures at all times
  • To adhere to and work in line with the Nursery's values, contributing to the success of the Nursery's vision
  • To be flexible within working practices of the Nursery, sharing in any duties and responsibilities such as cleaning equipment, preparing snacks, domestic tasks etc. as required from time to time, that will assist in the day to day running of the Nursery

Essential skills and experience required for the role:

  • Minimum of Level 3 NVQ
  • Experience working within a nursery environment
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of the EYFS
  • A high degree of empathy and integrity when dealing with children
  • Excellent knowledge of child development
  • Common sense and ability to work under your own initiative
  • Adaptable and the ability to manage change and multi-task
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills
  • Enthusiasm, self-motivation and a "can-do" attitude
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently or part of a team and a willingness to help others
  • Professionalism, a positive attitude and a strong work ethic

Reference: 34135165

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