First Friends – Eastleigh – Nursery Practitioner

First Friends – Eastleigh – Nursery Practitioner

Job title: Nursery Practitioner

Salary: £19,800 – £21,750

Purpose of post
• To provide a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care
for all children in the nursery
• To ensure all children are safeguarded and their welfare and safety is promoted
• To give support to other team members throughout the nursery
• To work as part of a team in order to provide an enabling environment in which
all individual children can play, learn and develop.

Key areas
• Work with and support children
• Work as part of a team
• Build and maintain strong partnerships with parents.

Responsible to
Nursery Manager/Room Leader

Duties and responsibilities
• Operate a programme of activities that meet the individual needs and interests
of children in your area in conjunction with other team members
• To keep records of your key children’s development and learning journeys and
share this with parents, carers and other key adults in the child’s life
• To follow the nursery safeguarding procedure to ensure all children are kept
safe, well and secure
• Support all staff and engage in a good staff team
• Liaise with and support parents and other family members
• To be involved in out of working hours activities, e.g. training, monthly staff
meetings, parent evening, fundraising events etc.
• To be flexible within working practices of the 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 nursery’s
philosophy is fulfilled
• Read, understand and adhere to all policies and procedures relevant to your
role as deemed appropriate by the Manager
• Recording accidents in the accident book. Ensure the Duty Manager has
initialled the report before parents receives it
• Look upon the nursery, as a “whole” where can your help be most utilised? Be
constantly aware of the individual needs of all children
• Ensure someone known and agreed by the nursery and parent collects the child
• To respect the confidentiality of all information received.

Specific childcare tasks
• The preparation and completion of activities to suit each individual child’s stage
of development and interests
• To develop your role within the team especially with regard as a key person
• To ensure that meal times are a time of pleasant social sharing
• Washing and changing children as required
• To ensure good standards of safety, hygiene and cleanliness are maintained at
all times
• Ensuring a poorly child is kept calm and warm and management is notified
• To develop and maintain strong partnerships and communications with
parents/carers to facilitate day-to-day caring and early learning needs
• To ensure the provision of a high-quality environment to meet the needs of
individual children regardless of any disabilities, family backgrounds or medical
• To be aware of the high profile of the nursery and to uphold its standards at all
times, both within work hours and outside

If you’d like more information on this role then please email

Job Category: Early Years Practitioners
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Eastleigh

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