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Senior Nursery Practitioner

Senior Nursery Practitioner

Hopscotch Nursery | Full-time 

Posted 2 months ago

Salary / hourly rate: £27,000 - £30,000

Setting type: Nursery

Closing date: Saturday 31st August 2024

Job description

Hopscotch is a small, unique and ethical nursery dedicated to providing the best possible care and education. We have high expectation for our staff and believe all our children should be given the best possible care day to day.

Job Description – Senior Nursery Practitioner

We are looking for a level three qualified practitioner with at least 3 years experience to join our small team. they will be responsible for opening and closing the nursery on their set shifts and step into a more managerial role as and when needed. We’d like someone with a fun and enthusiastic character and a passion for providing fun and exciting learning opportunities for children aged 12months to 4years.

Overall Outcomes

To promote and support the development of an innovative approach to children’s learning based on a model that includes a respectful image of children as competent and capable, in an inclusive environment. To also nurture and support the team.

Key Areas

  • To provide a stimulating, safe, caring and inclusive environment. To ensure all children’s social and emotional and physical well–being.
  • Responsible for opening and closing the nursery on set shifts.
  • To support children in all 7 areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage through stimulating and fun activities planned around the children’s individual interests.
  • To develop strong working relationships with parents as partners in their child’s development.
  • To write observations and reports (including 2-year-old progress checks), these should be kept up to date to ensure any concerns are highlighted and parents are informed of their child’s progress.
  • To liaise with colleagues to plan and implement developmental programs for the children.
  • To proactively promote an inclusive environment in the setting welcoming all children and ensuring no child is discriminated on the grounds of disability, race, gender or cultural background.
  • To facilitate a creative and innovative range of play and learning experiences for children, making full use of the indoor and outdoor environment throughout the year.
  • To ensure that all Safeguarding Children Board procedures relating to child protection are adhered to as necessary and have a valid DBS.
  • To work alongside and support trainees, students and volunteers.
  • To attend monthly staff meetings as necessary.

Responsible to: Nursery Manager

Hours of work: Flexible to the nursery’s needs.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Pay: £27,000.00-£30,000.00 per year


  • Employee discount
  • Company pension
  • Free parking
  • On-site parking



Monday to Friday


School type:

Nursery & Preschool



  • Childcare: 3 years (preferred)


Work Location: In person

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