1. To provide a safe, loving and stimulating environment both indoors and outdoors for all children. To be empathetic, responsive and an available attachment figure for each child. To encourage independence, self-motivation and an eagerness to learn.
2. To interact with & supervise children, acting as a role model whether leading an adult led activity or focusing on a children’s own interests. Working under the direct supervision of fully qualified staff members.
3. To participate with other staff where appropriate, in the planning of individual care and developmental activities, including the Early Years Foundation Stage and continuous provision.
4. To be a Key Person by observing, monitoring and recording the day to day behaviour and development of the children including establishing next steps relating to a child’s ages/stages of learning in their development records. Building up relationships with the child’s mother/father/carer(s).
5. Building up relationships with the child’s mother/father/carer(s), including
giving feedback to mothers/fathers/carers on a daily basis, relating to care routines & development. To feedback to appropriate staff & management when needed.
6. To give feedback about your key worker children to senior members of staff on a regular basis, if applicable.
7. To escort children on educational visits – shopping, library etc.
8. To maintain the standards of the nursery, ensuring Health & Safety policies are adhered to in relation to self, children, equipment, and surroundings & to carry out all food handling policies.
9. To ensure all equipment and rooms are kept clean and tidy before, during and after sessions. Setting out playrooms ready for the day/next day’s activities.
10. To treat any information of matters relating to work within Osborne House Community Nursery as confidential. To be supportive and non-judgemental when mothers/fathers /carers are distressed, respecting confidentiality at all times.
11. Encourage all mothers/fathers /carers to take advantage of opportunities to become involved in the nursery/charity – and to establish good working relationships with them.
12. To comply with the requirements of all Osborne House Community Nursery’s policies and procedures and staff instructions, including responsibilities under the Health & Safety Policy and Procedure.
13. To comply with the requirements of all Osborne House Community Nursery’s Safeguarding/Child Protection Policies & procedures.
14. To remain aware of personal conduct including the need for self control when dealing with difficult or emotionally charged situations.
15. To participate in training and development opportunities as necessary to ensure up to date knowledge and skills.
16. To comply with the requirements of Osborne House Community Nursery’s Equal Opportunities & Special/Additional Educational Needs/ policies and procedures.
17. To ensure children receive medical treatment that may be required, under supervision of fully qualified staff members.
18. To follow Osborne House Community Nursery’s policies and procedures relating to major/minor accidents & incidents, under supervision of fully qualified staff members.
19. To follow Osborne House Community Nursery’s policies and procedures relating to existing injuries.
20. To attend staff meetings and room meetings outside normal working hours when required to do so.
21. To show flexibility in undertaking any other duties appropriate to the post as required by the management in the interest of the provision.
22. To participate in fund-raising and other activities outside of business hours.