We are looking for especially talented individuals who have the ability to make every child feel special with a warm smiling face or a loving hug. You must know how to deal with heart destroying moments for a toddler i.e. being given a yellow cup when you really wanted a blue one, with sensitivity and real empathy. You will preferably be a fun outgoing character, with the ability to change a sad face to a happy one with sensitive words or your entertaining sense of humour. It is essential that you do not feel embarrassed about making a fool of yourself, especially if it makes children smile. You must have the ability to multi-task, for example you must be able to conduct a floating and sinking science experiment in the water tray, whilst also being the special guest at a birthday party with numerous cakes being brought to you, along with numerous renditions of “happy birthday to you…” by children in the play dough area. The ability to sing in tune is not necessary; however the ability to sing out of tune in front of a crowd is essential. It is desirable that you have the ability to squeeze a finger gently, hold a hand, touch a shoulder or give a cuddle by instinct to reassure a shy or upset child. You must be able to read stories so many times that you no longer need the book but each time you read it you should react as if it’s the very first time. Above all these listed qualities that we ask, you must be able to do these tomorrow in a different order, with a real possibility of something not mentioned being included.This could be the most rewarding job you are ever employed to do and you must be able to go home with a sense of pride when you have taught a child a new skill or supported families through difficult transitions. Be prepared to feel loved, special and important to many babies, children and their families. If all of this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you.
- Safe Guarding Children
- Inclusion & Equality
- Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND)
- Sickness & Illness
- Promoting Positive Behaviour
- Safe Recruitment of Staff
- Suitability of Staff
If you like the idea of working in a forward thinking nursery environment where you can really make a difference please get in touch.