The Senior Nursery Nurse is responsible to the Duty Manager, Manager and Deputy Manager and Operations Manager.
Their duties will be that of a nursery nurse with extra responsibilities.
Duties will include:
Working in partnership with and supporting the Duty Manager, Manager and Deputy to ensure the daily running and administration of the nursery, adhering to the Policies & Procedures of Footsteps Day Nurseries and compliance with the Children Act, Health and Safety legislation and within the guidelines of Ofsted and the Welfare Requirements. Ensuring confidentiality is maintained in the nursery.
Acting as a Named Coordinator relevant to their skills or training as designated by the Nursery Manager.
Supervising Nursery Nurses, Assistants and Students and carrying out supervisory meetings where appropriate under the guidance of the Duty Manager, Manager and Deputy Manager.
Supporting the Nursery Nurse, and assisting with the planning of activities in a designated area of the nursery.
Liaising with the Duty/Deputy Manager in organising relevant staff, effective mentoring of junior staff, effective delegation and communication and promoting positive attitudes regarding Footsteps Day Nurseries.
Attending regular meetings with the Duty/Deputy Manager, and participating in staff meetings. Assisting with staff inductions and helping new staff to fit into the nursery. Providing a good role model for Nursery Nurses, Assistants and Students. Providing feedback to the Duty/Deputy Manager on issues relating to the nursery day. Addressing staff and parent queries.
The Senior Nursery Nurse must at all times ensure that only designated staff administer medication as recorded in the risk assessments and as displayed in the Operations Manual.
Keeping and monitoring accident, incident and risk assessment records.
Offering all children equal opportunities with regard to their religious persuasion, racial origins, gender, disabilities, cultural or linguistic background; in particular, challenge situations where racism or discrimination is displayed.
Assisting the Duty Manager, Manager and Deputy Manager, participating in arranging regular parents' evenings, publicity, open weekends and children's outings and ensuring effective marketing.
Any other duties appropriate to the post as directed by the Duty Manager, Nursery Manager and Deputy Manager.