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2018-02-02 Nurseries Job Title: Nursery Nurse

Job Role: Nursery Nurse / Early Years Practitioner

Date Posted: 03 Jan 2018

Job Location: Gateshead , Tyne & Wear


View all jobs posted by Banana Moon Day Nursery Gateshead

Salary: £7.50 7.50 per hour

Hours: Full Time

Contact Name: Rachael Brown


Nursery Nurses ensure a high quality, balanced provision of leading practice education and care is delivered; creating a safe, caring and welcoming setting in which parents are happy to entrust their child and where their child is encouraged and supported to flourish in an enabling and stimulating environment.

To adhere to Banana Moon policies and procedures and meet legislative requirements and following education curriculum, delivering standards to ensure highest possible inspection grading.

To promote a successful business with a first class reputation, engaging with the local community and marketing the nursery whilst providing excellent customer care.

Acting as a named co-ordinator relevant to their skills or training as designated by the Nursery Manager.

  • To ensure operational policies and procedures implemented by Banana Moon Franchise are adhered to, ensuring relevant legislation is met.
  • Maintain and promote the brand of Banana Moon Franchise.
  • To support and demonstrate inspiring and ambitious practice.
  • Respond professionally to complaints (verbal/written), recording and reporting to management and assist positively with any actions required.
  • Assist with Head Office Quality Improvement Visits and Inspections.
  • Adhere to room ratios in line with policy and rotas.
  • Ensure daily room registers and records of children in attendance are accurate.
  • Adhere to Health and Safety policies, completing risk assessments, hazard logs and documentation as set out in the operational plan.
  • To participate in the emergency and security procedures such as emergency evacuation, door security and e-safety.
  • Be alert to issues of safeguarding, ensuring that the welfare and safety of the children and adults is paramount, recording and reporting any concerns to the DSL.
  • Maintain high standards of cleanliness and hygiene in practice, ensuring relevant documentation is completed as required.
  • To administer first aid and medication as appropriate and keeping the manager informed of any actions.
  • Active involvement in staff meetings, which support continually evolving high standards of practice.
  • Participate in the induction process for students’ continuing a programme of mentoring and guidance.
  • Participate in safer recruitment process, providing trial feedback on candidates.
  • To understand key children’s culture, level of development and identify next steps with line managers support.
  • To work with colleagues in observation, assessment and planning, to ensure the provision of a stimulating environment with a balance of challenging and inspiring child/adult lead activities reflecting children’s individual needs and interests.
  • To ensure the detailed record keeping for key children’s development maintaining these records on a regular basis with quality meaningful observations and assessments and to involve parents in the process of planning and sharing of children’s progress.
  • Oversee the settling in of new children in a sensitive manner, ensuring all relevant documentation is completed, liaising closely with parents and staff to ensure home life and children’s interests are utilised for reassurance.


  • A full and relevant level 3 qualification as defined by Children’s Workforce Development Council
  • Knowledge of safeguarding children
  • child protection policy/procedure and prevent duty
  • Knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage & experience of implementing this
  • Experience of maintaining a high level of confidentiality in all areas of work
  • Awareness of purposeful observation
  • assessment and planning