What's involved in a Nursery Nurse position

All Clients will have unique needs and requirements from you. At the start of each booking they will ask you to perform certain tasks or manage certain responsibilities. Like wise, if you're unsure of anything this is your opportunity to ask any questions regarding the setting. The list below is by no means exhaustive but a guideline to the role & responsibilities in general. 

Main Responsibilities

  • To contribute a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care for children placed in the Nursery.
  • To give support to other personnel within the Nursery.
  • To implement the daily routine in the base room.

Main Duties

  • To contribute to a programme of activities suitable to the age range of children in your area, in conjunction with other staff.
  • Support all staff and engage in a good staff team.
  • Liaise with and support parents and other family members.
  • To attend out of working hours activities, e.g. training, monthly staff meetings, parent's evenings, summer fayre, Christmas party, etc.
  • To be flexible within working practices of Nursery. Be prepared to help where needed, including to undertake certain domestic jobs within the Nursery, e.g. preparation of snack meals, cleansing of equipment, etc.
  • Work alongside the manager and staff team to ensure that the philosophy behind the project is fulfilled.
  • Recording accidents in the accident book.
  • Look upon the Nursery as a "whole", where can your help be most utilised, be constantly aware of the needs of children.
  • Ensure child is collected by someone known to Nursery.
  • Preparation and completion of activities to suite the child's stage of development.
  • To ensure mealtimes are a time of pleasant social sharing.
  • Washing and changing children as required.
  • Providing comfort and warmth to a poorly child.
  • To ensure the provision of a high quality environment to meet the needs of individual children from differing cultures and religious backgrounds, and stages of development.
  • To be aware of the high profile of the Nursery and to uphold it's standards at all times.

Qualifications such as the following are desirable: 

  • NVQ Level 2/3
  • CACHE Diploma
  • BA Childcare
  • HND Childcare
  • B Tec Nursery Nursing
  • NNEB
  • PLA Diploma in pre-school practice

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