Nursery Nurse

  • Job Reference: 431397131-2
  • Date Posted: 26 November 2021
  • Recruiter: Bright Horizons
  • Location: Great Shelford, Cambridgeshire
  • Salary: £19,020 to £26,000
  • Sector: Child Care, Early Years, Health, Social Care, Nursing
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

We are currently recruiting for a passionate qualified level 2/3 and above Nursery Nurse to join our wonderful Bright Horizons Bunnybrookes Day Nursery. Our nursery is situated in Cambridge.

As a full time Nursery Nurse working with us, you can expect a competitive salary, excellent training and development as well as a caring and passionate place to work.


* Consistently deliver and plan rich learning opportunities and exceptional care that helps all children to develop and meets their individual needs

* Consistently deliver and plan rich learning opportunities and exceptional care that helps all children to develop and meets their individual needs

* Make accurate and effective assessments which reflect the needs, interests and stages of development of the child by effective delivery of the key person approach

* Ensuring an enabling environment is providing consistent stimulating and inspiring activities for the children in both the indoor and outdoor area as a continuous provision

* Ensure that British Values are incorporated and demonstrated through Early Years Foundation Stage learning and play

* Safeguard and promote the health, safety and welfare of children in line with our child protection and keeping everyone safe policies and procedures

* Ensure internal policies and procedures are adhered whilst also meeting the external legislation and guidelines from our governing bodies

* Promote and follow guidelines implemented for managing behaviour including supporting children to manage their own feelings and behaviours

* Continually work in partnership with colleagues, parents and/or carers or other professionals to meet the individual needs of the children ensuring a diverse and inclusive approach is maintained at all times

* Demonstrate effective written and verbal communication at all levels

* Attend staff meetings and training sessions for continuous professional development

* Demonstrate the HEART principles in everyday working life

* Working as part of a larger team to ensure all essential day to day tasks are completed in line with the nursery demands ie. Hygiene standards and room preparation

* To provide support for your colleagues within the nursery and the broader business.


* Experience of working within the Early Years Sector


* Previous experience of working as a key person

* Specific experience of working with 0-2 year age range


* Sound understanding of the Early Years Foundation Stage


* Early years curriculum

* Basic understanding of Safeguarding and Child Protection

* Basic understanding of wider legislative requirements for working with children


* Strong communication skills both written and verbal

* Ability to be flexible, adaptable and embrace new ways of doing things


* Child Protection

* Genuine desire and passion for ongoing learning and development


* Full and relevant Level 2/3 Childcare qualification

* Current Paediatric First Aid if qualified after 30/06/2016