Nursery Assistant (part-time)

Salary: £6.60-£8.80 per hour

Location: Portland House

To work as a member of a team, showing initiative and creativity to foster an environment which encourages the children’s all round development and where high standards of care are provided.

Key Responsibilities

Operational

• Be a reliable member of a team, working cooperatively and with flexibility.

• Understand that each child is an individual and have a general understanding of childcare and child development.

• Observe each child’s progress and report on achievements, looking for progression and continuity.

• To support the key worker system and eventually become the key worker for a small group of children

• Develop positive relationships with parents / carers, other staff and outside agencies.

• Assist with the supervision of children at play (indoor and outdoor) and at mealtimes.

• Assist with planning a programme of activities, suitable for the age range of the children, following the guidelines for the implementation of EYFS.

• Assist with the creation of a stimulating and attractive classroom environment.

• Attend parent meetings, be involved in fundraising events and assist with the promotion of the nursery as required.

• Assist with the care, maintenance and security of all equipment and toys within the nursery.

Personal

• Attend staff meetings and training sessions as required.

• Be responsible for participating in all self-development activities, including appraisals, supervisions etc.

Health and Safety

• Undertake a shared responsibility for health, safety and cleanliness throughout the nursery.

• Ensure the general cleanliness of the children at all times.

• Adhere to all Health and Safety policies and procedures.

• Be fully aware of all emergency and security procedures e.g. fire precautions, security, dropping off and collection of children.

• Operate the highest standard of hygiene and cleanliness in the bedding and nappy changing area and food surface areas.

General

• Adhere to all company policies and procedures including attendance at meetings and any other duties as required.

• Attend and be involved with, out of working hours activities, e.g. training, parents’ meetings, open days, children’s Christmas party and regular planning/staff meetings.

• Ensure the company’s policies on diversity and equal opportunities are adhered to.

• Be a key person carrying out all related responsibilities in building relationships with a small group of children and their families.

• Portland Nurseries is an equal opportunities employer committed to safeguarding children. DBS check essential

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