LifeLine Projects

Vacancy: Sessional Nursery Practitioners

  • Salary: £9.50 per hour
  • Hours: As and when required
  • Location: Ilford, IG1 1NL / Elm Park, RM12 4PT

Little Learners Nursery and Preschool for children aged 3 months-5 years are looking to recruit enthusiastic, energetic and committed Sessional Nursery Practitioners to work on an as and when required basis and to come and join our excellent staff team!

We want your Early Years specific skills, your passion, your creativity & determination to make a difference to children’s lives. The Sessional Nursery Practitioners will work effectively as part of the Nursery team, providing a stimulating and caring environment for children. Support team members to provide a high standard of care and education. This includes creating a warm, friendly and stimulating atmosphere in which the children can develop emotionally, socially and educationally through individual attention and group activities.

Duties include:

  1. To help plan, prepare and participate in a range of activities that promote each child’s physical, intellectual and emotional needs to enable each child to reach their full potential.
  2. To assist with the implementation of activities which encourage linguistic and social interaction between the children and their carers.
  3. To complete Tapestry entries for children within the setting by observing, monitoring and recording each individual’s development.
  4. To attend parents evenings/open days and staff training as required.
  5. To communicate with parents/carers about the day to day needs of the children by fostering parental involvement and encouraging positive parenting skills.
  6. To help children acquire self-help skills including dressing, feeding, toilet training and an awareness of personal hygiene.
  7. To help ensure that the Nursery meets safety and hygiene requirements and to report any issues to a senior member of staff.
  8. To be flexible within working practices in the Nursery. Be prepared to assist where needed, including undertaking certain domestic jobs within the Nursery.
  9. To be aware of and comply with all LifeLine’s policies and procedures including Safeguarding, Child Protection Policy, Confidentiality Procedures and Equal Opportunities.
  10. To keep up to date with developments in childcare and parent education through regular training as appropriate.
  11. Be available and willing to work across all Little Learners Nurseries.
  12. Additional hours may be required to maintain ratios.
  13. To undertake such other duties and responsibilities of an equivalent nature as required from time to time.

The successful applicants will have:

  • NNEB/CACHE, BTEC or NVQ in Childcare at Level 3
  • GCSE – Maths and English – Grade C and above / or Functional Skills – Level 2 – English, Maths and ICT
  • Paediatric First Aid Certificate
  • Recent knowledge of Safeguarding

Experience – Essential

  • Experience of working in a care/ education early years setting
  • Experience of planning age appropriate, short, medium and long-term plans in an early year’s setting to meet the needs of both individual children and those in a group setting in compliance with EYFS.
  • Experience of providing a nursery curriculum for 0-3 and/or 3–5-year-olds.
  • Knowledge/experience of meeting the needs of children and families.
  • Experience of maintaining accurate records and children’s profiles.

Experience – Desirable

  • Experience of working in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Experience of working with children with special needs educational needs.
  • Recent first aid qualification
  • Knowledge of EYFS and/or Foundation Stage and the ability to implement this.

Relationships – Essential

  • Ability to demonstrate verbal reasoning and listening skills.
  • Ability to work with people from a wide range of backgrounds and organisations.
  • Ability to build relationships with children.

Skills & Knowledge – Essential

  • Be able to work independently using your own initiative as well as within a team.
  • Ability to identify and deal with problems and to know when to refer on.
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills with the ability to prioritise tasks and work under pressure to meet deadlines.

Communication – Essential

  • Ability to communicate clearly and simply both verbally and in writing.

If you would be interested in applying for this role, please complete the attached application form and return the to