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Oak Tree Pre-School Nursery

Nursery Practitioner

Oak Tree Pre-School
Carshalton Beeches

We are excited to be expanding our team after opening in September, and are looking to recruit a Nursery Practitioner for an immediate start. Based in Carshalton Beeches, Oak Tree Pre-School Nursery cares for children aged 24 months to 5 years.

We are looking for a passionate practitioner with a Level 3 qualification and experience working in an Early Years education setting or equivalent.

The ideal candidate will be able to work 7:45am – 3pm Monday to Friday.

As a company we offer an excellent remuneration package (based on experience and qualifications), as well as a comprehensive benefits package (including private healthcare) and we are committed to developing our staff.

For more information please do not hesitate to contact us at

Job Description

Accountable to: 

Nursery Manager/Deputy Nursery Manager

Main purpose of the role:

To ensure all children attending Oak Tree Pre- School Nursery receive excellent care, are kept safe, and are provided with planned and stimulating experiences to meet their individual needs whilst supporting the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum.

The role includes, but is not limited to, the following areas:

Main Duties

• Providing high quality care and activities for the children, whist recognising both individual and group requirements in a safe, secure, and nurturing environment

• Delivering the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework in accordance with the Nursery’s Policies and Procedures

• Working in partnership with parents and carers to provide objective and accurate feedback to support children’s learning and next steps

• Being responsible as a Key Person for a group of children

• Ensuring observations and assessments are done in a timely manner, written up, and filed


• Ensuring the children’s personal files are accurate and up to date

• Ensuring a clear understanding of the Nursery’s processes for settling new children or

transitioning children

• Ensuring parents’ concerns are dealt with promptly whilst informing and consulting the

Management Team where necessary

• Ensuring the required room ratios are always adhered to in accordance with statutory


• Ensuring no child is ever left on their own in the room/Nursery or on any outings

• Supporting children’s development through learning and play and ensuring any development

needs are raised with the Management Team promptly

• Promoting the inclusion of all children

• Establishing positive relationships with the children whilst setting achievable expectations

• Supporting children’s emotional and social needs by implementing the principles for

encouraging appropriate behaviour

• Supporting the children in serving their own drinks, food, milk etc. whilst encouraging good

nutrition and sociable eating

• Assisting children with personal care, including nappy changing, toileting, and any other

welfare duties

• Ensuring an up to date care plan for every child in the room is accessible to all staff


• Abiding by the Nursery’s Policies and Procedures Manual and Staff Handbook

• Keeping up to date with current good practice and legislation applicable to the role

• Working collaboratively with colleagues to ensure that standards are continuously being met

in relation to Ofsted requirements and the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework

• Working in partnership with other professional bodies such as Family Support, Speech

Therapists, SENDCO’s etc.

• Modelling and encouraging professional behaviour at all times

• Demonstrating a proactive approach to daily tasks

• Working alongside the management team to promote the Nursery and acting as a

representative of the Nursery at all times

• Raising any maintenance concerns with the Nursery Manager as appropriate

• Providing excellent customer service to all children and visitors

• Flexibility to work in different rooms as and when required to ensure the effective operation

of the Nursery

• Reflecting on daily practice to ensure continual improvement

• Showing commitment to Continual Personal Development

• Participating in room and staff meetings

 Health, Safety and Hygiene

• Maintaining the highest standards of health and safety within the Nursery

• Ensuring the highest standards of hygiene and cleanliness within the Nursery

• Undertaking future and refresher training as appropriate

• Promoting good hygiene as well as health and safety practices within the nursery

• Checking the Nursery daily for any potential hazards

• Ensuring an excellent understanding of all aspects of Health and Safety including, COSHH and Risk Assessments.

The postholder will be required to undertake any other reasonable duties as discussed and directed by the Nursery Manager/Deputy Nursery Manager.

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Melissa Williams
Oak Tree Pre-School Nursery
Tel: 020 4551 5061


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