Nursery Nurse

Job Category: Social Care
Reference HQ00022090
Contract Type Temporary
Duration Ongoing
Location Milton Keynes
Job Type Full-time
Start Date A.S.A.P
Hours per week Mon-Fri 08.00-18.00
Rate £13.21 per hour

About the job.

We are looking for someone who is able to provide high quality care and education that meets the need’s of the children under the age of 5 who use the nursery.

Opus, on behalf of Milton Keynes Council are looking to recruit Nursery Nurses.  We are looking for someone with a level 2 or 3 in childcare, to provide a welcoming and stimulating learning environment to enable children to learn through play and grow in confidence.

The ideal candidate will be required to develop good relationships with the children in order that they can meet their needs and obtain the best educational, social and personal outcomes from their time at the nursery.

  • Provide a welcoming and stimulating learning environment to enable children to learn through play and grow in confidence
  • Observe, monitor, evaluate and record all aspects of the children’s development in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum in order that every child will fulfil their potential
  • Ensure appropriate standards of safety and security are maintained at all times to safeguard the welfare of the children in line with the Statutory Welfare Requirements
  • Encourage parents to be “partners” in their child’s development by working together and having a positive impact on the children’s learning
  • Ensure appropriate standards of hygiene are met at all times in line with Day Nursery’s Policies and Procedures to ensure the wellbeing and Health and Safety of the children and staff
  • An effective communicator.
  • Knowledge of early years foundation stage curriculum.
  • Planning and organising work

The Ability to understand risk and contribute to preparing risk assessments relating to nursey activities

  • The Ability to work cohesively with team members to achieve success
  • Free training
  • Holiday entitlement accrued while working
  • Flexible working hours
  • Opus candidates hear about jobs first
  • Opportunity to apply for permanent positions as an ‘internal candidate’

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