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Nursery Nurse

Nursery Nurses and Nursery Assistants work in a variety of settings including Preschools, Nurseries and School reception classes.

Nursery Nurses and Nursery Assistants ensure that the children under their care develop and learn in a safe and supportive environment. They assist in the learning, development and care of children from birth to 5 years old.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Providing a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual support.
  • Deliver engaging activities suitable for the age range of the children present.
  • Regularly evaluate children's development & keeping records.
  • Ensure that the nursery rooms and all equipment are safe and clean.
  • Ensure that children are collected by dedicated individual known to the nursery.
  • Liaise with and support parents and other family members.
  • Follow standards as set out in the statutory framework.

Qualification Required

  • A good standard of education is required for both Nursery Nurse and Nursery Assistant positions. Most employers expect candidates to hold Maths and English GCSEs grade A-C, and one more of the following qualifications:
  • Nursery Assistants require at least one of the following
  • CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Child Care and Education
  • City & Guilds, CACHE or BTEC Certificate in Children's Care, Learning and Development
  • NVQ Level 2 in Children's Care, Learning and Development
  • Nursery Nurses require at least one of the following
  • CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Child Care and Education
  • BTEC National Diploma in Children's Care, Learning and Development
  • NVQ Level 3 in Children's Care, Learning and Development
  • CACHE Level 3 Certificate of Professional Development (CPD) in Work with Children and Young People
  • BTEC HNC/HND in subjects such as Advanced Practice in Work with Children and Families, or Early Childhood Studies
  • A degree or foundation degree in Early Years or Early Childhood Studies
  • A current paediatric first aid certificate and a current food hygiene certificate are also desirable

As a Nursery Assistant/Nursery Nurse you will need:

  • Experience working in an early years setting
  • Knowledge and understanding of the EYFS statutory framework
  • Knowledge in children's development and progression
  • Knowledge and understanding of health and safety in the workplace
  • Ability to prioritise workload, work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Experience of record keeping, planning and report writing
  • Ability to communicate and engage effectively with children, families, carers, colleagues
  • Have empathy and understanding with children, colleagues and parents/carers

Link Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment

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