Nursery Nurse

Job Details

Stonecroft is a Haringey Council maintained provision that provides childcare for families in diverse local communities. We are looking for a Nursery Nurse to support the Early Years Officer in developing and inspiring a high level of care, learning, play and education for children aged 1 year to rising 5 year olds.

Main Responsibilities

1. Take responsibility for developing close professional relationships with an identified group of children and their parents to support children’s emotional well being and learning

2. To act as key person and take responsibility for working with groups of children on planned learning experiences across all six areas of learning including preparing, setting up, managing, and clearing up materials and equipment, in both indoor and outdoor learning areas.

3. To take a role in the planning and delivery of the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum.

4. To make observations and assessments of children’s play, progress and behaviour, creating and maintaining Special Books and contributing to the HEYP using Information Technology as appropriate in line with centre’s processes and procedures.

5. To foster children’s language development, and where appropriate, encourage and support the use of home languages and other communication aids as appropriate

6. To foster children’s independence, self reliance confidence and wellbeing.

7. To support children to develop personal care skills including toileting, feeding, and washing.

8. To take small groups of children out of school to develop their interests in their local environment and to support EYOs on organised trips.

9. To support children with a variety of Special Education Needs and Disability (SEND) within the centre.

10. To attend Special Needs review meetings and contribute to any discussions regarding the progress of children in their care. To ensure that children with special needs and disabilities are fully integrated into the provision and to ensure that the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act and the borough’s inclusion policy are implemented.

11. To implement any appropriate actions and targets set at specific meetings for their key children.

12. To be aware of any particular health problems of a child and with the EYO’s support administer any medication if willing and after having received appropriate training..

13. Support new children admitted into the centre liaising with EYOs, other members of staff and parents/carers.

14. To maintain effective, professional relationships with colleagues and to carry out programmes and interventions recommended by professional staff operating as part o a team

15. To support children with a range of behaviour management strategies following the centre’s ethos and policies and procedures.

16. Work with and supervise children both inside and outside as required helping to provide healthy snacks/milk during each session and during lunchtime meals as appropriate.

17. To attend and contribute to staff meetings/events occasionally out of hours

18. To be familiar with centre’s policies helping ensure their implementation.

19. To be aware of government initiatives and contribute to their implementation.

20. To implement the Local Authority equal opportunities policy fully, and to work actively to overcome discrimination and stereotype.

21. To administer basic first aid within the EYFS as appropriate

22. To be aware of Child Protection policies and procedures, identifying and monitoring suspected child abuse and children at risk, reporting to the designated Child Protection Officer

23. To take part in sharing good practice and organising the learning environment

24. To contribute to the selection, making and maintenance of resources.

25. To maintain effective and professional relationships with parents, meeting with them as appropriate (including formal parents meetings) to share information and to develop links by encouraging and promoting parental involvement in a range activities. .

26. To assist and support new starters, volunteers or student placements as part of the schools induction programme.

Pay rate: £20.30 per hour umbrella

Three to six months contract with view to extend or make permanent