Qualified Early Years Practitioner

  • Full Time
  • Ascot

Website Dreamcatcher Nursery School

A time to learn. A time to play. A time to dream!

Nursery Nurse – Level 2/3
Reporting to: Room Leader/Age Group Leader
Purpose of role: To support the Room Leader to ensure that children at the nursery are taught
to the highest standards in a manner that is both consistent and compliant
with the relevant statutory frameworks
Working with: The Proprietor, the Nursery Leadership Team and colleagues employed at the
We are an independent organisation whose purpose is to open small, high quality nursery schools in Berkshire, London and
the South East of England. Our vision is to become the most respected provider of nursery education in the  area. 

We are committed to achieving this by investing in its people, practices and infrastructure.
The Nursery Nurse will uphold the Mission, Values and Goals of both our Vision and Mission Statements. They will ensure that their working practices will reflect the highest standards in pursuit of these aims.
The Nursery Nurse’s focus will be to address and develop the following:

• Work in accordance with company policy and procedures ensuring compliance with relevant
legislation and local authority and OFSTED requirements, seeking advice and support from
the Nursery Leadership Team when needed.
• Assist the company in achieving and maintaining a good or outstanding OFSTED rating,
appropriately preparing for OFSTED inspections (including maintaining and developing
ongoing evidence of outstanding practice) and action any recommendations that may result
from an inspection.
• Action and monitor all child protection and health and safety issues to ensure that any
remedial action is taken immediately and advice is sought from the Nursery Manager.
• On a daily basis support the Room Leader to deploy staff to ensure continuity of care for children and appropriate supervision at all times.

• Report all safeguarding concerns to the Designated or Deputy Safeguarding Lead.
• Ensure that own work practices take into account the welfare & safeguarding of each child
within the Nursery.
• Where relevant, work proactively with the relevant agencies in dealing with all Safeguarding
issues to ensure the Nursery’s children are protected to the highest standards.
• Work proactively with the Nursery Leadership Team to ensure the Nursery’s safeguarding practices are always up to date.

Care and Education
• Support the Room Leader to ensure that the Nursery’s Daily Routines are followed.
• Support the requirements of children with special needs, with reference to the SEN Code of
Practice, so that the company’s admission policy may be as inclusive as possible.
• Support the Room Leader by completing planning and observations as delegated.
• Monitoring the nursery environment, resources and equipment to ensure that it provides a high quality learning space which offers children a wide range of experiences and supports
their independence and decision making skills.
• Support the Room Leader to set up and organise suitable learning and play activities in line with the EYFS to foster the growth, happiness and development of every individual child.
• Support the Room Leader to maintain appropriate planning, observation and assessment
procedures and keep records for individual children which can be shared with parents and other professionals.
• Support the Room Leader to ensure the completion and submission of Two Year Progress Check and Foundation Stage Profile data.
• Support the Nursery Manager to ensure that supplies, stock and resources, such as nappies,
gloves and resources for planned activities are ordered in sufficient time.
• Support the Room Leader to ensure that all children’s care needs are met at all times.

Human Resources
• Supervise and provide peer feedback, guidance and training to students, trainees and others on work placements or work experience in order that they receive the appropriate support.

Partnership with Parents
• Working with the Room Leader and in partnership with parents, implement an effective
parent liaison programme as managed by the Nursery Leadership Team, ensuring regular
communication and interaction with parents including, monitoring the settling in process of all new children/room movers, promoting and enabling a parent’s close involvement in their child’s development.

Health and Safety
• Follow and implement Dreamcatcher’s Health and Safety Policies and Procedures, in particular ensure the required standards of cleanliness and hygiene are achieved, risk
assessments are completed, the environments and equipment are appropriately maintained and that best practice is communicated and promoted throughout the nursery.

Personal Training & Development
• Participate in arrangements for your own induction, supervision, training and development.
• Undertake any qualifications deemed necessary by the Nursery Manager to fulfil the requirements of the post.
• Participate in and deliver in-house training if applicable.
Other Ad-hoc Duties
• Attend and actively participate in meetings and reviews.
• Maintain regular and effective communication with colleagues and other key people 
• Attend and participate in events to promote Dreamcatcher Childcare and Snug Nursery Schools.
• Ensure that Dreamcatchers paperless mandate’ is met as much as possible.
• To complete other duties as necessary to ensure the continued success of the Nursery.
We are  committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As part of our safer recruitment practices rigorous
background checks and an enhanced DBS will be required to fulfil any role.

To apply for this job email your details to rebecca1904@hotmail.co.uk.

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