Nursery Nurse Job Description

Role: Nursery Nurse
Location: London

Job Type: Full-time; Permanent

The Role

Are you an excellent practitioner with a demonstrable knowledge and understanding of early years and importance of supporting children to reach their full potential? We are currently recruiting for a passionate, caring, dedicated Nursery Nurse to be responsible for the medical, educational, and psychological care of newborns, infants, and small children to join our team. 

To be a successful Nursery Nurse, you should be skilled in and dedicated to infant handling and you should demonstrate a strong sense of empathy and compassion.

Key responsibilities:

  • As Nursery Nurse you will be a key person who is responsible for building relationships with small groups of children and their families
  • You will provide high standards of quality within the Nursery including the environment, resources and experiences offered to children
  • Observe, support and extend children’s learning
  • Plan appropriately for children using the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum for guidance
  • Ensure that children are kept safe and that staff understand and when necessary follow safeguarding procedures
  • Ensure that the nutritional needs of the children are met and the Food Safety Regulations are complied with
  • Working as part of a larger team to ensure all essential day to day tasks are completed in line with the nursery demands ie. Hygiene standards and room preparation.
  • Promote the nursery to current parents and potential customers to support the retention and ongoing occupancy growth
  • Actively promote and support charities

Person specification:

  • Proven experience of working with early years education settings with successful outcomes for children at ‘Good or Outstanding ’ regulatory inspection outcomes
  • Working in collaboration with colleagues in achieving positive working relationships through effective communication and the support of all members of the nursery team
  • A strong record of on-going training and/or professional qualifications since qualifying
  • Strong decision-maker, with the proven ability to work as part of a team to ensure essential day to day tasks are completed in line with nursery demands ie. Hygiene standards and room preparation

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