Nursery Nurse - Level 3

Job Description

Nursery Nurse


Reports to: Nursery Manager / Deputy / Room Leader


Person Specification


Essential Criteria            

  • A Childcare and Education Qualification equivalent to NVQ level 3
  • A sound knowledge of child development for children from birth to five years
  • Knowledge of Health & Safety and The Early Years Foundation Stage
  • A sound knowledge of safeguarding procedures
  • Knowledge & understanding of Equality and Inclusion


Skills and Abilities

  • Good communication skills both written and verbal
  • Ability to develop effective relationships with colleagues, parents and outside agencies
  • The ability to use computers and software packages
  • Ability to work as a reliable member of the team
  • The ability to prioritise, plan and organise workload accordingly.


Desirable Criteria

  • Experience in a full day care setting
  • Paediatric First Aid and
  • Food Hygiene Qualification


Overall Responsibilities

  • To assist in ensuring that all children attending the setting are kept safe and receive rich and stimulating play experiences appropriate to their age and stage of development.
  • To assist the Management in ensuring that all legislation in relation to registration with regulatory bodies, special needs, safeguarding and Health and Safety is complied with.


Key Responsibilities

  • To provide a high standard of quality care and education for children attending the Nursery.
  • To understand and ensure that all children are treated as individuals and that their development and care needs are met at all times.
  • To work in partnership with parents / carers and other professionals.
  • To be a key person carrying out related responsibilities in building relationships with a small group of children and their families.
  • Assist in maintaining accurate and effective children’s records.
  • To observe children’s progress and report on achievements, looking at progression and continuity.
  • Assist in the supervision of children at play (indoor and outdoor) at meal and sleep times.
  • Assist in creating stimulating and attractive environment within the room: and other areas of the nursery as required.
  • Assist in the planning of activities using the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
  • Ensuring that confidentiality is maintained within the nursery.
  • Provide feedback to the Management on issues relating to the nursery day.
  • Attend Parent’s Mornings, Open Days, team meetings and training as required.
  • Carry out duties appropriate to the post as directed by the Room leader, Deputy or Nursery Manager.


Health and Safety

  • Undertake a shared responsibility for the highest standards of health, safety, hygiene and cleanliness throughout the nursery.
  • Be familiar with all emergency and security procedures, for example, fire procedures, collecting and dropping off children
  • Assist with the care, maintenance and security of all equipment and toys within the Nursery.
  • Adhere and be conversant with the policies and procedures of the Group;
  • Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage and health and Safety legislation.
  • Undertake a shared responsibility for the safeguarding of children