Nursery Nurse


  • Responsible for working effectively with base room colleagues to ensure that the learning environment is appropriate to meeting all children's individual needs.

  • Responsible for key children.

  • Responsible for cohort tracking of key children group.


  • To contribute to the room planning.

  • To understand the requirements of the EYFS, health and safety and Ofsted.

  • To fulfil the role of a Key Person and work in partnership with parents/carers, ensuring all children's individual needs are met, including observing, planning, and evaluating development activities.

  • Ensuring key children's learning journeys, next steps and cohort tracking is up to date.

  • To liaise professionally and courteously with parents, children, colleagues, and visitors in a polite and professional manner, seeking help or signposting to the correct person with the Nursery.

  • To prepare daily activities for all children whilst adhering to the Early Years Foundation Stage.

  • To interact effectively with all children.

  • To ensure the process for new children and children who are transitioning is followed appropriately.

  • To ensure the procedures for own key children transitioning are followed and all paperwork is up to date before the transfer takes place.

  • To carry out peer-to-peer observations termly.

  • To assist in the setting up of the room in the morning, throughout the day and closing the room in the evening.

  • To support the team with hygiene for children including nappies, toileting, face, and hands wiping and changing a child's clothes.

  • To maintain records and reports, keeping daily diaries of the children's progress and activities.

  • To assist with general cleaning, tidying, and sterilizing.

  • To contribute to the board displays.

  • To adhere to and implement all Nursery policies and procedures.

  • Self-Management:

  • Attends training courses to further personal development.

  • Performs any ad hoc duties as required.

  • Actively contributes and participates as part of the team, attending team meetings and other events.


    Is mindful of personal safety and safety of colleagues.

  • Assists the Nursery Manager with initiatives that directly benefit the Nursery


    Essential to role:

    • Full and relevant Early Years qualification

    • Full understanding and working knowledge of the EYFS

    • Awareness of the Ofsted inspection framework

    • Experience of working within a team

    • Experience of providing customer service

    • Good understanding of health and safety requirements

    • Experience of managing a cohort of key children

    Desirable to role:

    • Experience of working a similar role

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