Nursery Nurse | Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
|Posting date:||07 March 2023|
|Additional salary information:||£21,730 – £23,177 per annum|
|Closing date:||06 April 2023|
|Location:||Reading, RG30 2BA|
|Company:||Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust|
Full time position, 37.5 hours per week based in Little Dragons nursery, working shifts between 7am – 6pm.
Come and work in our friendly NHS nursery
Fantastic NHS benefits and training
Working in a great team of staff, many of whom have been with the nursery since it opened
Be part of an important and high-profile organisation offering the best childcare, recommended by parents on daynurseries.co.uk
Enjoy your job. Every day is different at Little Dragons and full of fun for the children and the staff. Arrive with a smile and leave with one!
The ideal candidate will be flexible, approachable and have plenty of energy and enthusiasm. With a passion for childcare you will bring your experience and ideas to our friendly and welcoming team.
The Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (BHFT) Nurseries began operating over 25 years ago and are located in Maidenhead, Slough and Reading. The nurseries offer full day care for 51 weeks per year, from 7.30am to 6.00pm, Monday to Friday. The buildings are single storey purpose built environments that offer care and education for children up until the age of 5.
The BHFT nurseries employ a high calibre of staff, ranging from Nursery Trainees to Degree Level practitioners. In general, the nurseries have a low staff turnover and the retention of highly skilled and motivated staff is paramount.
This role includes:
• Encouraging all areas of the children’s development within Early Years Foundation Stage with the appropriate activities, play opportunities and actions through imaginative play and innovative programming.
• Compiling and maintaining development records on children and report to the Team Leader at agreed intervals. Ensure that all records are accurate, signed and dated
• Providing a stimulating, friendly and caring environment at all times. Promote the nursery to current and potential parents.
• Completing, after consultation with the team, monthly and weekly plans and displays.
• Demonstrating good practice with regards to special needs and inclusion, working with the nursery and area SENCO as appropriate.
• Being a key carer carrying out all related responsibilities in building relationships with a small group of children and their families.
• Maintaining and contributing to effective and positive communication between all members of staff and parents.
Interested? Do you have the following;
• Level 3 qualified essential
• Paediatric first aid and food hygiene desirable
• Previous relevant work in childcare
• Experience of teamwork
• Good standard of written and spoken English
• An understanding of the EYFS
• Good communication skills
• Knowledge of inclusive practice
• Flexible approach
• A knowledge of safeguarding children and child protection
Berkshire Healthcare has a record of achievement and success that places us as one of the best performing Trusts in the country. We are rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC, we have a history of strong financial performance, and we have a highly skilled and engaged workforce. We aspire to be an outstanding organisation for everyone: our people, our patients, their families, and their carers.
For our people who work here that means we want Berkshire Healthcare to be a great place to work where everyone can thrive and grow. Some of the benefits of joining our team:
• Salary ranging from £20,330 – £21,777 per annum
• Flexible working opportunities and a strong emphasis on your work, life balance
• Annual leave – 27 days for new starters, plus bank holidays. Increasing to 29 days after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years NHS service.
• Excellent learning and development opportunities
• Confidential telephone care service providing independent support and advice for staff.
• And so much more
We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required.
A smoke free policy is in operation and smoking is not permitted on any of the Trust’s sites.
The Trust may close any vacancy prior to the advertised closing date due to the high level of responses we receive for some of our vacancies.
Please see attached job description for more information about this role and working at Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.