Early years practitioner Term Time

To be discussed at interview. Part time Term Time Only 30-03-2019 Level 3 childcare qualification
Job Description
Job Summary


Lead Practitioner, Deputy Manager and Manager


To provide a high standard of care and education for all children
To work as an active member of the staff team
To ensure children are safeguarded from harm
To provide service delivery within the requirements of the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage, Development Matters and Every Child Matters

We are committed to and champion equality and diversity in all aspects of employment with Chestnut Nursery School Limited. All employees are expected to understand and promote our Equal Opportunities and Inclusion Policy in the course of their work.

Main Duties and Responsibility


To make sure all children have full access to the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework, making sure all planning is completed and implemented
To help create and foster development, safety and welfare of the children including the positive management of children’s behaviour
To work as part of a team to plan, prepare and deliver activities to meet the individual needs of all children under Chestnut Nursery School’s care including those with Special Educational Needs
To work as part of a team to provide activities and resources within the nursery which reflects the multi cultural nature of the local community
To provide a welcoming, happy, safe and friendly environment for all
To develop an awareness and understanding of religious, ethnic and cultural differences and to incorporate these into activities and the daily routine of the nursery
To help prepare and serve snacks and main meals for children in the nursery, being aware of individual dietary requirements and following the nurseries food policy
To contribute to providing a safe and secure environment for the children in the nursery
To attend and contribute to nursery staff meetings as required
To be a good role model for students and help new staff settle into the nursery environment
To encourage parents and carers to be involved in the setting and their children’s learning
To attend at least 3 parents/carers meetings a year (these may occur outside standard working hours)
To attend at least one Saturday open day per year
To take responsibility for the care and use of resources
To be a key person for a group of children ensuring their time at nursery is fun, educational and they are well cared for

To ensure all necessary steps are taken to keep children safe and well
To report any concerns to the nominated safeguarding officer
To ensure the observe, record, report procedure is followed
To understand Chestnut Nursery Schools safeguarding policy and procedures
To keep abreast of any changes to the safeguarding policy and procedures

To relay all information regarding parents, carers and children which is made available to you as a result of your work to the appropriate person. To know and treat some information as confidential to yourself and your line manager

To complete and maintain accurate records of children as required by the nursery including regular observations and keeping each child’s profile up to date
To keep parents fully informed of their child’s health, welfare and educational progress within the nursery on a daily basis
To take an active part in planning, assessments and recording and to attend regular room meetings to ensure that quality childcare and education is provided

To maintain high standards of hygiene and cleanliness at all times in relation to yourself, children, equipment and the environment, undertaking cleaning duties as necessar

To be constantly aware of health and safety procedures in regard to the nursery premises, children, other staff, visitors and parents.

To make yourself and others aware of the policies and procedures in place at the nursery and put them into practice

To undertake training as required.

To comply with the nursery’s equal opportunities and inclusion policy and its implementation and to apply it to all aspects of work at the nursery.

To carry out any other duties which from time to time may be considered relevant to the post and within the scope of the post holder.
Job Type / Category

Job type: Part Time 32.5 hours a week.

Required Education, Skills and Qualifications

Minimum level 3 qualification

Minimum 3 years experience