Nursery Nurse – Level 3

Posted 4 years ago

Purpose of Post

  • To provide a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care for children placed in the Setting;
  • To give support to other personnel within the Setting;
  • To implement the daily routine in the base room.

Key Areas

  • High standards of care and early learning of all children;
  • Team Work;
  • Liaise with Parents/carers.

Setting opening hours

Monday to Friday, 8:00am – 6:00pm

Salary and benefits

£8.50 per hour and above


Up to 30 days holiday for long service

Nursery discount

Staff referral bonus plan

Start date


Reports to

Team Leader/Deputy Manager/Manager

Line Management Responsibilities

Supervision of Trainees/ Modern Apprenticeships and Nursery Assistants as required by Manager/Deputy Manager

Duties and Responsibilities

1       Operate a programme of activities suitable to the age, development level and needs of the children in your care;

2      To keep a proper record of achievement file on your key children, for parents/carers;

3      To actively promote and support the safeguarding of children in the workplace, ensuring Setting policies and procedures are observed at all times;

4      To develop your role within the team especially with regard as a key worker.

Nursery Nurse – Person Specification:

Essential Skills

Skills, aptitude, knowledge and experience

  • Previous experience of caring for, or working with children aged 0-5 in a voluntary or paid capacity
  • An understanding of the Early Learning Goals
  • Knowledge of the National Standards for the regulation of Childcare provision
  • A commitment to the provision of high quality childcare
  • A positive approach to learning and gaining new skills through teamwork and training opportunities

Personal qualities

  • Good organisational, record keeping and planning skills
  • Punctuality
  • Excellent communication skills, with children, colleagues, advisors and parents/carers/carers.
  • Patience
  • Empathy with children, colleagues and parents/carers/carers
  • Reliability and trustworthiness
  • A positive approach to inclusive practice, with children and colleagues
  • Enthusiasm for working with young children


  • Completion of a recognised Level 3 Childcare qualification, e.g. Level 3 Diploma for the Children & Young People’s Workforce, NVQ Level 3 in Children’s Care, Learning and Development – or be working towards completion
  • A positive approach to gaining further qualifications
  • Understanding of the importance of Health & Safety and Food Hygiene in the workplace

Desirable Skills

  • Interest in the care, learning and development of young children
  • An understanding of the Foundation Stage curriculum
  • Flexibility – occasionally working hours might be changed, e.g. if the setting hosts a Parent’s Evening
  • Able to work in small teams
  • Completion of Safeguarding Awareness course (Group 2)
  • Health & Safety certificate
  • First Aid certificate
  • Completion of other relevant courses

This post requires a CRB check as there may be periods of unsupervised access to children. An Enhanced CRB and satisfactory references would be obtained prior to commencement of employment.


Job Features

Job CategoryNursery Nurse
Salary£8.50 per Hour
Start DateImmediate
Reports toTeam Leader/Deputy Manager/Manager

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