Nursery Assistant Job Description

Role: Nursery Assistant
Location: London

Job Type: Full-time; Permanent

The Role

We are looking for an experienced childcare assistant to be responsible for providing assistance to the childcare teacher at a school.

As a Nursery Assistant working with us, you can expect a competitive salary, excellent training and development as well as a caring and passionate place to work.

Key responsibilities:

  • Deliver the highest care and education standards and ensure secure knowledge and understanding of policies and procedures and child development and knowledge of the curriculum and regulatory standards
  • Ensuring internal policies and procedures and legislation from governing bodies are adhered to and demonstrate your knowledge through high standards of practice
  • Ensure keeping everyone safe policies and procedures and continuously and demonstrate behaviours that underpin a high performing safety culture
  • Working as part of the team to ensure all essential day to day tasks are completed in line with the demands of the area you are working within ie. hygiene standards and room preparation
  • Understand the referral processes when necessary to engage with professionals to support a child referral
  • Attend staff meetings and training to ensure a continuation of personal professional development to ensure your knowledge and skills are up to date, full, and relevant to the role of nursery assistant

Person specification:

  • Work experience within the early years sector
  • Current 12hrs paediatric First Aid Certificate
  • Experience as a key person
  • Knowledge of the early year’s curriculum and regulatory requirement
  • Proven ability to work as part of team to ensure essential day to day tasks are completed in line with nursery demands ie. Hygiene standards and room preparation
  • Knowledge of Local Authority and Regulatory requirements and inspection processes across the UK
  • Working within policies, procedures, and regulatory requirement

Desirable skills / expertise:

  • Good communication skills
  • Experience of working within a play-based setting
  • Good leadership skills
  • Ability to show initiative
  • General fitness, as you’ll be on your feet and moving around for the majority of the day
  • Ability to work in a team and individually
  • A positive, can-do, enthusiastic approach to tasks

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