Position: Nursery Nurse
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Salary Banding: £19,020 - £26,000 per annum (dependent on qualification/s and experience)
Hours: Full time / Permanent / Mon-Fri / 40 hours
Location: Godalming, Surrey
For this position, we are offering a Welcome Bonus of £500 (T&C’s apply)
We are currently recruiting for a passionate qualified Nursery Nurse to join our wonderful Bright Horizons Godalming Day Nursery and Preschool.
As a Nursery Nurse working with us, you can expect a competitive salary, excellent training and development as well as a caring and passionate place to work.
Purpose of Role:
This role will be key delivering high quality engagement with children supporting there developmental needs, whilst ensuring the highest levels of supervision is maintained. You must maintain our Keeping Everyone Safe policies and procedures and continuously demonstrate and adhere to safe working practices.
With your expert knowledge of the regulatory requirements, you will complete observation and assessment standards Bright Beginnings, Bright Horizons curriculum to ensure a child-centred approach. Working in partnership with parents to complete the observation and planning process meeting the needs of all children in line with the Quality Assurance Framework. Working to ensure service excellence for our current and prospective customers. This includes role modelling behaviour in line our HEART principles and Bright Promise to deliver exceptional care and education.
In addition, this role will work with the room leader together with Early Childhood Specialists to drive continuous improvement and embed inspirational early years pedagogy of the highest standard and secure regulatory compliance with better than National Average inspection outcomes in the UK.
You will support in sharing and articulating the attributes of the Bright Horizons brand, securing Bright Horizons as the provider of choice for families, corporate clients, and employees.
You will support to sharing and articulating the attributes of the Bright Horizons brand, securing Bright Horizons as the provider of choice for families, corporate clients, and employees.
Key Tasks and Responsibilities:
* Complete observation and assessment standards Bright Beginnings, Bright Horizons curriculum to ensure a child-centred approach and complete the observation and planning process meets the needs of all children in line with the Quality Assurance Framework
* Deliver the highest care and educations standards, support and carryout key person 1-1 supervision meetings with families and other professionals to support child development and child achieving their personal miles stones and the EYFS and bright Beginning curriculum and regulatory standards.
* Ensuring internal policies and procedures and legislation from governing bodies are adhered to and you can demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of Policies and Procedures through your individual impact statements 1-1 meetings and your practice.
* In line with Bright Horizons UK standards for pedagogy, lead and support the Bright Beginnings, Bright Horizons curriculum to ensure a child-centred approach to all aspects of the nursery, and ensure the observation and planning process meets the needs of all of your designated key children in line with the Quality Assurance Framework.
* Demonstrate effective written and verbal communication with all stakeholders of the nursery and wider Bright Horizons community including parent’s professionals and colleagues.
* Ensure Keeping Everyone Safe policies and procedures are followed and continuously demonstrate behaviours that underpin a high performing safety culture.
* Understand the referral processes and when necessary engage with professionals to make a child referral.
* To understand all safeguarding procedures and to make the Designated Safeguarding lead (DSL) aware of any concerns in relation to the Safeguarding of our children, families or colleagues
* 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 including the Bright Horizons Foundation for children
* Continuation of personal professional development to ensure your knowledge and skills are up to date, full, and relevant to the role of a qualified Nursery Nurse.
Completing accurate and effective assessments, which reflect the needs, interests and stages of development of the child by effective delivery of the key person approach.
Promote and follow guidelines implemented for managing behaviour and supporting children to manage their own feelings.
Ensuring effective supervision of children to ensure they remain safe and well in line with regulatory standards.
You recognise the part your play in ensuring robust procedures are followed for Policies and Procedures and the regulatory standards set by our regulator.
Delivery of highest quality Early Childhood practice and experiences for all children in the setting, including those with Special Educational Needs and/or Disability, promoting emotional wellbeing by embedding the Bright Horizons early years curriculum.
Ensuring you risk assess all areas of the nursery which children would have access to and ensure their play and learning experiences are safe and age appropriate. Lead by example in daily tasks of keeping children safe ie. picking up coats, sweeping sand from the floor.
Supervise and support in the preparation of meals and mealtimes in line with policies and procedures and ensure high supervision of children is maintained at all times.
Fulfil their roles, responsibilities and legislation duty in relation to safeguarding children by ensure that they have read understood and implement the Safeguarding Policies and Procedures.
Ensure that they have completed Child Protection training every two years as set out in the Child Protection Policy and that this training impacts on their ability to safeguard the children in their care
Undertake regular 121 supervision meetings with families’ colleagues and professionals to ensure children within your key person group are meeting their milestones for personal development.
Take responsibility for own personal and professional development, accessing high level improvement activities that inform general and nursery based on national and international perspectives of ‘best practice’.
To provide support for your colleagues within the nursery and across the broader business when required.
Attendance at staff meetings and training sessions to ensure continuous professional development.
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.
Experience of food preparation and the completion of relevant training linked to food management
Experience of child protection and safeguarding policies and procedures
Highly motivated and driven, meeting deadlines in relation to children’s record keeping and assessment.
Current 12hrs Paediatric First Aid Certificate
Knowledge of Local Authority and Regulatory requirements and inspection processes across the UK
Working within policies, procedures, and regulatory requirement.
Full and relevant level 3 qualification or level 2 qualification (essential)
12 hours paediatric first aid (essential)
Food Hygiene or equivalent training and compliance in food management (this can be completed as part of Induction)
Relevant safeguarding/child protection training undertaken and a willingness to update training regularly (essential)
Evidence of continuous professional development
Able to communicate clearly with adults and children using a variety of techniques (oral and in writing)
Ability to support and inspire nursery colleagues to achieve the highest standards or care and education.
Ability to build trust and develop cohesive working relationships with colleagues
Able to manage workload and manage time effectively
Able and competent user of company ICT systems and have the willingness to learn and develop ICT skills
We look forward to receiving your application!
Because of the nature of this job, it will be necessary for the appropriate level of criminal record disclosure to be undertaken. Therefore, it is essential in making your application that you disclose any information requested in respect of applicable convictions and cautions (including, as applicable any reprimands or final warnings). This post may be exempt from the provisions of Section 4 (2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, in which case applicants are not entitled to withhold information about convictions which for other purposes are ‘spent’ under the provision of the Act unless the conviction or caution is “protected” as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013). Any such ‘protected’ conviction or caution is not subject to disclosure to employers, and cannot be taken into account. All guidance and criteria on the filtering of these cautions and convictions can be found in the DBS filtering collection.The fact that a pending charge, conviction, caution, reprimand or final warning has been recorded against you will not necessarily debar you from consideration for this role but any failure to disclose any such information will result in dismissal or disciplinary action
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