Nursery Assistant

Ashford, Kent
£5.00 per hour
13 Nov 2017
11 Dec 2017
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Employer Description

Home Farm Children's Nursery is a friendly, caring and secure environment, where all children have fun learning through exciting and challenging programmes of activity and high quality play; where professional staff work with families to nurture each child's potential and develop their self-confidence and personal self-esteem for life.

We are a full day care nursery for children between 6 months to 4 years 11 months and provide support 50 weeks of the year.

Description of vacancy

To provide a high standard of care for children in our nursery.

To work as part of a team to provide an enabling environment for all children to play, learn and develop. To build and maintain partnerships with staff and parents to ensure children’s needs are met.


  • Ensure the welfare of children in our care
  • To effectively deliver the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum.
  • To contribute towards the planning and setting up of the daily programme of Nursery activities.
  • To keep up to date records of key children’s development in their learning journeys to share with parents and carers.
  • Create positive relationships with children, parents and colleagues.
  • To be aware of any disabilities, family cultures and medical histories of the children in our care.
  • To advise the Manager / Deputy or room leader of any concerns regarding children, colleagues, parents, the nursery environment.
  • To ensure good standards of hygiene and safety are maintained at all times.
  • To promote equal opportunities throughout all aspects of work.
  • Liaise with other professionals involved with families while observing confidentiality.
  • To undertake relevant training as deemed necessary.
  • To read, understand and adhere to the nursery policies and procedures, e.g. safeguarding, health and safety, confidentiality , etc
  • To be flexible within working practices of the Nursery. Be prepared to help where needed, including to undertake certain domestic jobs within the Nursery, e.g. preparation of snack meals, cleansing of equipment, etc
  • To attend out of working hours activities, e.g. training, monthly staff meetings, parent’s evenings, etc.


£5.00 per hour


Monday to Friday

Alternative weekly shifts - 7.45am to 4.00pm or 10.00am to 6.15pm

1 hour for lunch

Qualifications Required

Minimum achieved Grade D or equivalent in English and Maths.

Skills Required

  • Team player
  • Ability to use own initiative
  • Good communication skills
  • Creative
  • Understanding of confidentiality and safeguarding

Personal Qualities

  • Reliable
  • Punctual
  • Flexible
  • Good sense of humour
  • Willing to learn
  • Friendly
  • Enthusiastic

Training Provided

On the job training with the employer whilst working towards the Apprenticeship Framework - consisting of the Intermediate NVQ Level, Technical Certificate and Functional Skills if appropriate.

Regular work based assessments/observations carried out by Kent Training & Apprenticeships Tutor Assessor, to determine competency and meet with Awarding Body standards.

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