Nursery Nurse, Band 3- Little Oaks Day Nursery
Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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Full time permanent position, 37.5 hours per week based in Little Oaks Day Nursery, Gloucester. Working shifts between 7am - 6pm.
Come and work in our friendly NHS nursery
We're expanding! Come and work in our team, many of whom have been with the nursery since the early days. Be part of an important and high-profile organisation offering the best NHS childcare.
When you join Gloucestershire Hospitals you can look forward to a warm welcome from our experienced team, a future full of opportunities and support, and a whole range of other NHS benefits you may not find at other nurseries. Including, 27 days annual leave plus 8 bank holidays, excellent pension package and many NHS discounts.
Enjoy your job, every day is different at Little Oaks and full of fun for the children and the staff. Arrive with a smile and leave with one too.
The ideal candidate will be flexible, approachable and have plenty of energy and enthusiasm. With a passion for childcare, you will bring your experience and ideas to our friendly and welcoming team.
Main duties of the job
- Meeting the diverse needs of children aged 3 months to 5 years.
- To manage time effectively to complete additional duties such as planning and completing developmental records.
- Meeting the needs of the parents/guardians acting professionally, compassionately and consistently in day to day and sensitive situations
The Gloucestershire Hospitals Nurseries began operating over 30 years ago and are located in Gloucester and Cheltenham. The nurseries offer full day care for 52 weeks per year, from 7.00am to 6.00pm, Monday to Friday for children up until the age of 5.
We employ a high calibre of staff, ranging from Nursery Trainees to Degree Level practitioners. In general, the nurseries have a low staff turnover and the retention of highly skilled and motivated staff is paramount.
We provide the very highest levels of care for the children of our staff members while they are busy keeping our essential hospital services functioning effectively. We're committed to providing a safe, caring and stimulating environment for children and prioritising positive play experiences.
Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is the largest employer in the county and with over 8,000 staff, we are one of the largest NHS trusts in the UK. We offer a generous annual leave allowance, excellent bank rates, access to the excellent NHS Pension Scheme, discounts for local shops, restaurants and services, access to our health and well-being hub, access to our two on-site nurseries, flexible working options, discounted public transport, reward and recognition schemes, exercise and activity classes and membership to our popular hospital choir.
- To ensure the requirements of Early Years Foundation stage and all other regulatory bodies are met at all times.
- To adhere to the nursery Policies and bring to the attention of the Manager any ineffective practice.
- To actively promote good working practice and hold a high regard for the delivery of quality, flexible childcare ensuring that the nursery provides a safe, hygienic, caring and stimulating environment for children and parents, promoting positive play experiences at all times.
- To work as part of a team and support/guide Nursery Assistants and Students ensuring that they are encouraged to reach maximum potential.
- Actively promote diversity both in relation to childcare provision generally and in the nurseries, ensuring that a culturally sensitive environment is maintained.
- To ensure maximum use of available resources to support the nursery achieve a break even basis at the end of each financial year.
- Considerable flexibility is required to meet the changing needs of the children.
- To be a key holder and when required open or close the nursery.
- At the discretion or in the absence of the Management team be responsible for administering prescribed medication or childrens paracetamol.
- Hold a level 3 or equivalent in childcare
- First Aid for people who work with young children
- Safe Guarding and Basic food hygiene training
- To have knowledge and understanding of Early Years Foundation stage.
- To have understanding of observation, assessment and planning and able to complete learning journeys and development paper work
- Excellent interpersonal skills and effective time management skills
- Ability to communicate, engage childrens interest and facilitate their learning through fun play activities
- Conscientious and consistent and to be able to prioritise
- Motivated and enthusiastic and to be able to act calm under pressure