Nursery Assistants are responsible initially to the Room Leader, the Nursery Manager and in their absence to the named individual as per management structure of the nursery.
Nursery Assistants ensure a high quality, balanced provision of leading practice education and care is delivered; creating a safe, caring and welcoming setting in which parents are happy to entrust their child and where their child is encouraged and supported to flourish in an enabling and stimulating environment.
To adhere to Kinder Day Nursery policies and procedures and meet legislative requirements and following education curriculum, delivering standards which ensure the highest possible inspection grading.
To promote a successful business with a first class reputation, engaging with the local community and marketing the nursery whilst providing excellent customer care.
• To ensure operational policies and procedures implemented by Kinder Day Nursery are adhered to, ensuring relevant legislation is met.
• Maintain and promote the brand of Kinder Day Nursery.
• To support and demonstrate inspiring and ambitious practice.
• Respond professionally to complaints (verbal/written), recording and reporting to management and assist positively with any actions required.
• Assist with Quality Improvement Visits and Inspections.
• Adhere to room ratios in line with policy and rotas.
• Ensure daily room registers and records of children in attendance are accurate.
• Adhere to Health and Safety policies, completing risk assessments, hazard logs and documentation as set out in the operational plan.
• To participate in the emergency and security procedures such as emergency evacuation, door security and e-safety.
• Be alert to issues of safeguarding, ensuring that the welfare and safety of the children and adults is paramount, recording and reporting any concerns to the DSL.
• Maintain high standards of cleanliness and hygiene in practice, ensuring relevant documentation is completed as required.
• Active involvement in staff meetings, which support continually evolving high standards of practice.
• To understand key children s culture, level of development and identify next steps with line mangers support.
• To work with colleagues in observation, assessment and planning, to ensure the provision of a stimulating environment with a balance of challenging and inspiring child/adult lead activities reflecting children s individual needs and interests.
• To ensure the detailed record keeping for key children s development maintaining these records on a regular basis with quality meaningful observations and assessments and to involve parents in the process of planning and sharing of children s progress.
• Support the settling in of new children in a sensitive manner, ensuring all relevant documentation is completed, liaising closely with parents and staff to ensure home life and children s interests are utilised for reassurance.
Customer Service Operations
• To participate in informative, professional and welcoming show rounds to prospective customers.
• Maintain confidentiality of sensitive family information whilst adhering to child protection policy and procedures.
• Contribute to nursery communication with parents via newsletters, parent s evenings, open days/evenings, building and maintaining strong key person relationships.
To undertake such other duties as reasonably requested by the Manager to work in a flexible way when occasions that tasks arise which are not specifically covered in their job description.
0 to 4 years