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Date Added: Thu 08/07/2021

Nursery Nurses

Norfolk, UK
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Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Salary: £9.13/hour benefits

Offering a friendly and rewarding working environment, meaningful opportunities to make a difference in the lives of young people and a range of benefits, YMCA Norfolk are looking for a number of Nursery Nurses to support the new Muddy Puddles nursery catering for children aged from 2 months to 5 years.
As the leading provider of childcare in the voluntary sector, YMCA Norfolk are passionate about offering a positive environment where all children feel secure and valued, and believe in promoting each child's strengths to help them to love themselves and others.
We have a number of Nursery Nurse positions available.
About the Nursery, Muddy Puddles:
In April 2021 YMCA Norfolk opened Muddy Puddles, an Ofsted-registered nursery based at our brand-new multi-service community centre on Aylsham Road, also featuring a Community Café and a Soft Play centre.
Our nursery provides a tailored childcare setting that creates a safe, empowering, interactive environment for its learners. We offer bespoke education to each child, through a positive reinforcement approach to early years' development.
Role responsibilities for the Nursery Nurse:
* Support the Room Supervisor to deliver a range of creative and developmental nursery activities which suit the children's stages of development
* Act as a keyworker to allocated children
* Ensure you and your team maintain close supervision of the children in your care (indoor and outdoor) and at mealtimes
* Encourage the children to eat a healthy balanced meal and drink fresh drinking water/milk, whilst adhering to any noted menu dietary allergies/requests
* Ensure that at snack and mealtimes, dietary requirements are safely met
* Record development and progress in individual portfolios and weekly diaries for each child
* Assist in creating and maintaining a stimulating and attractive environment
* Develop positive trusting relationships with parents/carers, encouraging them to be actively involved in nursery life
* Communicate any incidents affecting the welfare of the children in your care to the Room Supervisor
* Ensure the general cleanliness of the children and nappy changing/toilet areas
* Commit to developing a multicultural, non-judgemental environment for children to thrive within
* Ensure the children's spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is fostered appropriately
* Ensure that room registers, signing in/out sheets, children's nappy charts, diaries and progress charts are maintained
* Be familiar with all emergency and security procedures
* Ensure you and your team strictly adhere to the nursery's behaviour management policy and procedures, promoting positive behaviour always
Person specification:
* A level 3 qualification in childcare
* An understanding of the physical and emotional needs of young children
* Knowledge of Health and Safety practice and legislation within a nursery setting
* Working knowledge of current safeguarding procedures and childcare legislation frameworks
* A genuine concern for the development and care for children regarding their physical, emotional and intellectual needs
* A full driving licence with own transport
* A positive approach to the management of children's behaviour
* Excellent understanding of cultural diversity in the local area
* Interpersonal skills with good written and verbal communication skills
Terms of Role and Benefits:
£9.13 per hour
Up to 38 hours per week (There is a requirement to work occasional evenings)
33 days Annual Leave per annum inclusive of Bank and Public Holidays, pro-rata for part-time hours
Satisfactory references and satisfactory DBS check
Healthshield Health Care Plan
Family friendly policies
In service training opportunities
Staff awards to celebrate successes
Death in service benefit of 2x annual salary
Staff discount at Stepping Stones Café and Williams Kitchen
Closing Date: Friday 30th July 2021 at 9.00am
Previous applicants need not apply
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