Nursery Practitioner

06 Dec

King’s St Alban’s Nursery are seeking an experienced part-time Nursery Practitioner to join the friendly and supportive team in our award winning setting.

King’s St Alban’s Nursery are seeking an experienced part-time Nursery Practitioner to join the friendly and supportive team in our award winning setting.

If you would like to join a team who offer children the most magical and enjoyable learning experience possible in a warm and nurturing environment, we would love to hear from you.

Job description

The job description sets out, but is not limited to, the main roles and responsibilities of the post:

  • Work as a member of a team to provide a safe, caring, stimulating environment for the children, in line with The Early Years Foundation Stage guidelines/curriculum.
  • Provide a wide variety of activities for the children that is suitable to their individual ages and stages of development.
  • Ensure the provision of a high quality environment to meet the needs of individual children and their interests, encouraging curiosity and motivating a child’s ability to learn.
  • Ensure that child records, such as learning journals/next steps and individual folders are kept up to date.
  • Foster positive relationships and develop partnerships between the children’s homes, nursery and other staff members.
  • Ensure a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care and development for children and provide a secure learning environment.
  • Maintain high standards of cleanliness and hygiene for the children attending the Nursery. This includes changing nappies and toilet training.
  • Undertake certain domestic jobs within the Nursery, e.g. cleansing of equipment and the cleaning of rooms, ensuring the Nursery is kept clean, safe and tidy.
  • Keep up to date with the Health and Safety at Work Act and any changes in the Early Years curriculum.
  • Record accidents/incidents on the correct forms.
  • Ensure that someone known and agreed by the nursery and parent collects the child, following policy and procedure.
  • Accompany small groups of children on regular local outings, e.g. to the shops, park and local areas of interest.
  • Attend staff meetings, parents’ evenings, and occasional social functions.
  • Participate in staff training and annual assessments of progress as support for continuing professional development.
  • Ensure that all policies, procedures and risk assessments are read, understood and adhered to. Respect the confidentiality of all information received.
  • Carry out any other duties requested by the manager that may reasonably be expected from a Nursery Practitioner.
  • Be aware of the high profile of the Nursery and uphold its standards at all times, both during work hours and outside.
  • Take a full role in the supervision of pupils both inside and outside the classroom and during Forest School sessions.
  • Act as the key person for some pupils and communicate observations with other relevant members of staff.

Person specification


  • Minimum of a recognised NVQ Level 2 qualification in childcare development or equivalent.
  • Experience of working in a nursery setting.
  • Experience of working as part of a team.
  • Ability to implement activity plans and use observational findings to provide high quality childcare.
  • Strong literacy skills.
  • Excellent personal, communication and listening skills
  • Good organisational skills to plan the children’s day and respond to the children’s different needs and interests.
  • Approachable, friendly and caring nature.
  • Ability to work well as part of a team and independently, using own initiative.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and to remain calm.
  • Ability to inspire and enthuse young children.
  • Ability to work in a flexible way.
  • A good sense of humour.


  • NVQ Level 3 qualification in childcare development or equivalent.
  • Safeguarding knowledge level 1
  • Prevent duty certificate
  • Food hygiene certificate
  • Paediatric first aid certificate (training can be provided)

The role is 24 hours per week, Monday to Friday, all year round. Flexibility will be required.

Please visit the vacancies page of the School website for a copy of the full job description and person specification, to find out more about the benefits of working at King’s and to hear why our staff love being a member of the School community.

Closing date for applications: 10am Tuesday 6th December 2022

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and will be expected to adhere to all safeguarding, welfare and health and safety policies and procedures of the school.

In order to provide our pupils with a well-rounded and enriched educational experience that is truly representative of the world in which they grow up in, the King’s Foundation strives to place equity, diversity and inclusion at the heart of everything we do, ensuring that we build a community which is truly representative of all backgrounds and experiences. As such we believe that we will do that best if our employees come from different backgrounds and if we create an environment of inclusion and belonging for them.

King's Worcester is an independent day school for boys and girls aged 11 to 18.

  • Worcestershire
  • Part-time
  • 06 December 2022


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5 College Green, Worcester, WR1 2LL

01905 721700

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