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Nursery Practitioner Job
Edinburgh (EH6), Edinburgh, EH6 4QA
Salary: From £7.20 to £10 per hour depending on experience and qualifications.
Purpose of post
To provide a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care for all children in the nursery
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.
Work with and support children
Work as part of a team
Build and maintain strong partnerships with parents.
Nursery Manager/Team 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
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, bi-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 immediately
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 history
To be aware of the high profile of the nursery and to uphold its standards at all times, both within work hours and outside.