- To provide a safe, caring, stimulating educational environment, both indoors and outdoors, and at all times
- To deliver an appropriate play based Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum that enables children to make individual progress
- To help ensure the nursery meets Ofsted requirements at all times
- To understand and work to preschool nursery policies and procedures, including how to deal with child protection issues appropriately and how to respond to incidents, accidents, complaints and emergencies
- To plan activities which ensure each child is working towards their early learning outcomes
- To ensure records are properly maintained, e.g. daily attendance register and diaries, accident and incident book, risk assessments, reports etc.
- To help prepare and participate in a range of activities that promotes each child’s physical, intellectual and emotional needs to enable each child to reach their full potential
- To support other Nursery practitioners with activities to encourage speech and language and social interaction with the children
- To support with a key group of children, observing, monitoring and recording each individual child’s development and involvement in planning for their next steps
- To support children in developing confidence and independence in their self-care including dressing, feeding, toilet training and an awareness of personal hygiene
- To work collaboratively alongside our team to live our mission and values and contribute to a positive working environment for everyone
- To attend Nursery events as required and learn to communicate with parents and carers about the day to day needs of their child, fostering parental involvement
- To attend staff and team meetings as appropriate
- To comply with ALL Nursery policies and procedures, including Safeguarding and Health & Safety
- To gain knowledge and understanding of the EYFS and all other statutory requirements
The chosen candidate will have the chance to eventually undertake further training with Interserve Learning & Employment.
- Excellent verbal and communication skills with children and parents
- Ability to write reports and keep clear and accurate records
- Excellent organisational skills
- Administrative and basic IT skills
- Ability to work as part of a team
- Able to work on own initiative
- Empathy and understanding of children under five
- Reliable, enthusiastic, and flexible
- Calm and caring nature
- A commitment to quality in all areas, with a high level of motivation and enthusiasm
- Able to perform under stress
- Adaptable and able to ‘think on your feet’
- A creative thinker
- A good sense of humour
GCSE (or equivalent) grades A*-C/9-4 in English and Maths preferred, but not essential.
Your full role and responsibilities will be set out by your employer. Brambles will provide you with all the on-the-job training you need to upskill in your role, and your 20% off-the-job learning will be incorporated as part of your working day.
If successful, you will complete a Early Years apprenticeship programme delivered through Brambles Day Nursery's dedicated training provider, Interserve Learning & Employment.