Temporary Nursery Assistant-Early Years

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Temporary Nursery Assistant-Early Years
Contract / Temporary

Newcastle 6189013639480

Posted: 25th July 2022 11:42
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  • Pay Rate:

    £9.50 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    35-37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 1-2 months.

  • Newcastle,

    DL1 4QB

What's involved with this role:

Temporary Nursery Assistant-Early Years

Reference no: Newcastle 6189013639480

Children Barred List Check required

Enhanced DBS issued within last 12 months required

The purpose of the role is to provide care to pre-school children and attend to their daily physical and social-emotional needs and carry out activities to support their development.  

Key responsibilities:

  • Provide a happy, safe and stimulating environment for the children.
  • Adhere to CHILDCARE’S Policies and Procedures.
  • Contribute to planning and implement a quality curriculum that encompasses high quality childcare practice within a framework of equal opportunities.
  • Liaise with other professionals and agencies to ensure each child achieves their maximum potential.
  • Work within National Legislation and adopted guidance on good practice within childcare settings.
  • Work in partnership with parents/carers encouraging links with the wider community.
  • Work effectively and co-operatively as part of a team to ensure the smooth running of the nursery, actively participate in the consultation process, attend staff/team meetings and training days within normal working hours
  • Supervise and Monitor Children
  • Organise Daily Activities
  • Assist setting out materials and equipment for children's activities and tidying up afterwards.
  • Accompany staff members taking groups of children on visits and outings.
  • Change and rinse out soiled clothes and assist children in toileting.
  • Keep and Update Records.
  • Prepare Snacks and Meals.

 “Specific Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria:

Experience & Knowledge / Technical skills

  • NVQ 2 or equivalent
  • Level 2 in childcare.
  • Minimum of 2 years experience in a childcare setting.
  • A good understanding of children's physical, social, intellectual and emotional development.
  • Experience of working in a childcare setting throughout the 0-5 years range

Skills & Abilities

  • Good communication skills with the ability to communicate with children
  • An ability to organise and prioritise work
  • Ability to be energetic as well as patient, tolerant and resilient.
  • Ability to be understanding and encouraging
  • A caring and nurturing attitude towards children
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure
  • Sensitivity and understanding
  • Ability to work well with others
  • Good customer service skills
  • Ability to be flexible, creative, and self-motivated.
  • ICT Skills: Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).

NB: Please feel free to apply to us direct via [email protected] by quoting the job reference and job title exactly. SEE DETAILS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS AD.

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Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:

  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours.
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
  4. Unless the DBS requirement stated above is for a Basic Disclosure, your DBS must be either through us or be accompanied by a subscription to the DBS updating service.
  5. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed.

Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for.


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Job Ref: Newcastle 6189013639480
Temporary Nursery Assistant-Early Years
Client Category: Local Authority

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