Nursery Practitioner

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2018-02-11 Care Homes Job Title: Nursery Practitioner

Job Setting: Day Nursery / Nursery School

Job Role: Nursery Nurse / Early Years Practitioner

Date Posted: 12 Jan 2018

Job Location: Stoke-on-Trent , Staffordshire

Salary: £5.60 to £7.50 per hour National Living/Min Wage

Hours: Full Time

Contact Name: Michelle Gould

Job Reference: TTTH TTO F/T P/T


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JOB DESCRIPTION – Level 3 Childcare Practitioner

Hours: Full Time 40 hours / Part Time 15/30 hours TTO

Purpose of Post

  1. To provide a high standard of physical and emotional, social and intellectual care for children placed in the nursery.
  2. To give support to other personnel within the nursery.
  3. To implement the daily routine in the base room.

Key Areas

  1. To implement the EYFS.
  2. Team Work.
  3. Liaise with parents.

Responsible To:Childcare Manager (Deputy Manager in absence of Childcare Manager)

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Operate a programme of activities suitable to the age range of children in your care in conjunction with other staff, taking into account individual needs, stages of development, religious and cultural differences.
  2. To keep observations and records on your key children as necessary under the EYFS.
  3. Work with parents of children with additional needs and other agencies in order to give full integration into the nursery.
  4. Support all staff and engage in a good team.
  5. Liaise with and support parents and other family members.
  6. To be involved in activities outside of working hours, e.g. training, staff meetings, Christmas party etc.
  7. To be flexible within working practices of the nursery. Be prepared to help where needed including to undertake certain domestic duties within the nursery, e.g. preparation of snacks, meals, cleaning of equipment etc.
  8. Work alongside the manager and staff team to ensure that the mission statement, aims and objectives of the nursery are fulfilled.
  9. Recording accidents on the appropriate forms.
  10. Look upon the nursery as a ‘whole’ where your help can be utilised and be constantly aware of the needs of all the children.
  11. Ensure someone known to the nursery collects the children.
  12. To respect the confidentiality of information received.
  13. To develop your role within the team especially with regard as a key person.
  14. Specific Child Care Tasks:

- To ensure that mealtimes are a time of pleasant social sharing.

- Washing and changing children as required.

- Providing comfort and warmth to an ill child.

  1. To be aware of the high profile of the nursery and to uphold its standard at all times.
  2. Transport children safely to and from school, whether it be in a vehicle or walking.
  3. Liaise with school staff and be able to pass on accurate information from parents to school and back to parents again.

This job description is not exhaustive and is intended to be a guide to the principal duties and responsibilities of the post only.

It may be amended at any time with the agreement of the post holder and line manager.


  • Safegaurding Level 1
  • Food Hygiene
  • Prevent
  • Paediatric First Aid

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