Nursery Nurse

Job Description

Early Years Practitioner

Job Description

Purpose of the post:

  • To provide a high standard of physical of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care for children placed in the setting
  • To give support to their staff within the setting
  • To provide a safe secure and enabling environment in which all individual children can play, learn and develop.

    Key areas

  • Work with, support children and be key person
  • To build and maintain a working parent- partnership to ensure all children’s individual needs are met.
  • Knowledge of the EYFS and the principles and know how to put these into practice.

    Responsible to:       

    Senior Room Leader and Nursery Management.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To effectively deliver the EYFS ensuring all the individual needs and interest of children In the setting are met. (working alongside your colleagues)
  • Select and prepare a range of activities suitable and age appropriate taking in to account the children’s interests, diversity and promoting equality and inclusion.
  • Keep records of your key children’s development and learning journals which can be shared with parents/carers or other key adults in the child’s life.
  • Observation, Assessment and planning for child’s next steps are visual for all staff to monitor and support with.
  • Ensure all practitioners within the setting have a high expectation of children’s and show commitment to ensuring they can achieve their full potential.
  • Promote positive behaviour and independence through the use of effective behaviour skills and the setting policies and procedures.
  • Plan and provide child-initiated and adult led activities which can be either indoors or outdoors supporting children’s learning or development.
  • Engage and support staff to establish a good team work.
  • Develop and maintain strong partnerships with parents. Effective communication to support the day-to-day caring of each child.
  • To ensure a poorly child is kept calm and feedback and concerns to your SRL about the child condition. Ensure parents are notified.


  • To ensure the setting is of an high quality learning environment enabling the needs of all children and ensuring equality and diversity is encouraged
  • Inform the manager/deputy of any concern including, children, parents, safety of the environment and remaining confidential as necessary.
  • Keep up to date with regards to the current legal requirements, national policies and guidance (H&S, Safeguarding and the well-being of all children)
  • To be actively involved and attend out of working hours activities, e.g. training, monthly staff meetings and fayres
  • Flexible within the working practices of the setting, undertaking additional responsibilities where needed, such as domestic tasks, cleansing of the equipment.
  • To read all the policies and procedures relevant to your role and guarantee they are implemented to ensure the safe running of the setting
  • Develop your role within the team with regards to being akey person
  • To keep completely confidential information regarding the children, families or other staff that is acquired as part of the job.
  • To uphold the standards of the settings at all times both in work hours and outside.
  • Be supportive to apprentices, students and volunteers.
  • To lead on additional responsibilities such as safeguarding officer, behaviour, e-safety, Senco and other areas where necessary.
  • To maintain a high level of safety and hygiene and ensure this is adhered to daily.
  • Be open to new opportunities for improvements and encourage staff to make suggestions.