NEW – Senior Nursery Nurse

We are currently recruiting for a Senior Nursery Nurse at Kids 1st Wansbeck.

Post requirements

Good communication and diplomacy skills, ability to develop and lead a team. To understand the requirements of the EYFS. To act up in the absence of the Deputy/Manager. To be able to work under pressure and meet strict time deadlines. NNEB, BTEC DIPLOMA OR EQUIVALENT and vast experience of working within a day care setting.

Key responsibilities

  • To assist the managers in supporting staff and promoting good working practices.
  • To assist the managers in supporting staff and promoting good working practices.
  • To actively contribute to the effective day to day running of the nursery and acting as a positive role model to other staff.
  • To be responsible for a specific age group implementing nursery policies and procedures and operating best practice within each room.
  • To work closely with the Room Leader supporting them and helping them to develop further within this role.
  • To meet with the room leader to discuss developments and/or any areas for concern.
  • To be a key holder and assume responsibility for the building at the beginning or end of each day on a rota basis.
  • To ensure timetables, planning programmes and daily routines are implemented on a daily basis offering staff guidance and support.
  • To ensure staff are following the principles of the EYFS by using observations to influence their planning and provision of activities.
  • To ensure the staff team are completing records that accurately chart the progress of their key children and are using the next steps to extend the children’s interests and development. You will also be assigned a group of key children.
  • To undertake the supervision and effective deployment of staff to ensure best practice.
  • To monitor staff performance offering support and guidance where necessary and reporting any concerns to Nursery Manager.
  • To assist the Management in implementing any change to the running of the nursery day.
  • To actively assist with the promotion of the nursery facilities to any prospective parents.
  • To be responsible for the health, safety and welfare of the staff and children within a designated area.
  • To assume full responsibility for the safe and efficient evacuation of children and staff within designated age group during fire drills.
  • To take responsibility for maintenance of daily registers.
  • To oversee the completion of accident/incident forms etc. for accuracy.
  • To ensure the correct administration and storage of medication and accurate recording of information.
  • Communicate regularly with Management to discuss and evaluate nursery Policies and Procedures.
  • To attend any meetings outside of normal working hours i.e. staff meetings and parents evenings
  • To attend any mandatory training or other training to ensure continuous professional development.
  • To actively contribute to the work required for the nursery to achieve a Quality Assurance award.
  • To develop positive working relationships between children, staff and parents maintaining confidentiality at all times.
  • To regularly assume full responsibility for the nursery, children and staff when working on an early or late shift in the day and report any incident to senior staff.
  • Any other duties laid down by the Nursery Manager.

Job Type: Full-time

Required experience: Nursery Nurse: 2 years

To apply for this position please download an Application Form and send it to:

Zoe Robinson
Kids 1st Wansbeck
Woodhorn Lane
Ashington
Northumberland
NE63 9FY

Tel: 01670 855 439 or email wansbeck@kids1st.net

This position is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check, the cost of which  will be covered by the company.

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