Vacancies

If you are interested in applying for a job at Rothbury Kindergarten you can call us on 01669 620017, or you can email us using our contact form.

Vacancies for Rothbury Kindergarten will be listed here, but please don't hesitate to contact us if there is nothing listed and you are interested in working for us as we are always looking for talented practitioners to join our team. You can download a copy of our application form to send in here.

Full Time Nursery Practitioner

We are looking for an supply nursery practitioner to join our team at Rothbury Kindergarten.

Download an Application Form.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

Quality of service (childcare and education)

  • To ensure the children are cared for in a happy, safe and stimulating environment.

  • To have a sound understanding of a child’s development requirements, and the following planning systems “The Early Years Foundation Stage”. Providing a range of stimulating learning experiences designed to meet children’s all round development.

  • To ensure that each child reaches their full potential, and is treated as an individual and a member of the group at all times.

  • To ensure a variety of age appropriate equipment is provided to enhance the environment for the children and their families as well as the staff

  • Implement the daily routine in the room in which you are based.

  • To plan prepare and review, stimulating activities to meet the needs of all the children whilst following any regulations required by Ofsted. Also ensure that all planning and development folders up to date and filed appropriately.

  • Undertake certain domestic jobs within the nursery e.g. preparation of snack, empting nappy bins, and other such duties and responsibilities of an equivalent nature which may be determined by the manager.

  • To organise play facilities, to set out attractively and supervise appropriate stimulating activities.

  • To assist in the preparation and cleaning up of activities, encouraging the children to help wherever possible.

  • To participate in observing, monitoring, assessing and recording children’s activities in order to maintain written records.

  • To assess appropriately and record the development for all key children in your group and write regular reports, whilst also collecting evidence.

  • To encourage children’s language development and to encourage the development of home languages where appropriate.

  • To care for the general well-being of the children to include nappy changing, toilet training and to encourage personal hygiene.

  • To ensure adequate levels of supervision to ensure acceptable standards of behaviour and discipline at all times such as supervision and control will include instruction during play, rest and meal times.

  • To assist with action on issues raised through Ofsted, Quality Assurance Inspections, Local Authority, and internal ‘mock’ inspections.

Teamwork and supervision

  • To work as part of the team in a designated room.

  • To carry out other duties as determined by the Nursery manager/ Deputy/ Senior Nursery Nurse including attending staff meetings and contribute to them and attend appropriate training.

  • To ensure that statutory ratios are maintained at all times, within the rooms.

  • To encourage positive behaviour by presenting yourself as a role model.

  • To delegate tasks and responsibilities within your room, as appropriate.

  • To supervise and support, staff who are not as qualified (Nursery Assistants) and students who are on placement.

  • To liaise with outside agencies such as: health visitors, speech therapists, colleges, Ofsted, Local Authority etc as appropriate.

  • To contribute to the general decoration of the nursery e.g. wall displays.

Health and safety

  • To be aware of, and carry out duties in connection with Health and Safety at work, including risk assessments, H+S law, COSHH and RIDDOR etc.

  • To ensure all rooms, gardens, equipment and materials are cleaned and cleared away at the end of the day. Whilst ensuring they are in good condition and safe to use.

  • To be familiar, and carry out procedures such as fire drill, first aid, etc.

  • To maintain a high standard of hygiene throughout at all times and to follow infection control procedures.

  • To follow food hygiene procedures.

Policies, procedures, registration and legal/compliance

To be fully committed to and ensure that all agreed company aims and objectives, policies and procedures, including Child protection and Equal opportunities, are followed at all times.

To support the Nursery Manager in ensuring that requirements of the current Early Years Foundation Stage, Every Child Matters and The Children’s Act 1989 are considered, whilst ensuring you have the correct documents and paperwork in relation to this.

Information and Requirements

Qualifications and experience required

  • Childcare experience preferred.

  • A recognized Childcare Qualification Level 3 equivalent.

  • Experience working with children in one or two different age groups.

  • Ability to work as a team, alone, using your own initiative.

  • Overall good understanding of the Early Years Foundation Stage, Health and safety, Food Hygiene etc.

Staff Role Information

Career level required: Experienced (Non-Manager)

Experience required: 1+ years

Education required: Vocational (e.g. NVQ/SNVQ)

Job type: Permanent

Job status: Full Time depending

Supply Nursery Practitioner

We are looking for an supply nursery practitioner to join our team at Rothbury Kindergarten.

Download an Application Form.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

Quality of service (childcare and education)

  • To ensure the children are cared for in a happy, safe and stimulating environment.

  • To have a sound understanding of a child’s development requirements, and the following planning systems “The Early Years Foundation Stage”. Providing a range of stimulating learning experiences designed to meet children’s all round development.

  • To ensure that each child reaches their full potential, and is treated as an individual and a member of the group at all times.

  • To ensure a variety of age appropriate equipment is provided to enhance the environment for the children and their families as well as the staff

  • Implement the daily routine in the room in which you are based.

  • To plan prepare and review, stimulating activities to meet the needs of all the children whilst following any regulations required by Ofsted. Also ensure that all planning and development folders up to date and filed appropriately.

  • Undertake certain domestic jobs within the nursery e.g. preparation of snack, empting nappy bins, and other such duties and responsibilities of an equivalent nature which may be determined by the manager.

  • To organise play facilities, to set out attractively and supervise appropriate stimulating activities.

  • To assist in the preparation and cleaning up of activities, encouraging the children to help wherever possible.

  • To participate in observing, monitoring, assessing and recording children’s activities in order to maintain written records.

  • To assess appropriately and record the development for all key children in your group and write regular reports, whilst also collecting evidence.

  • To encourage children’s language development and to encourage the development of home languages where appropriate.

  • To care for the general well-being of the children to include nappy changing, toilet training and to encourage personal hygiene.

  • To ensure adequate levels of supervision to ensure acceptable standards of behaviour and discipline at all times such as supervision and control will include instruction during play, rest and meal times.

  • To assist with action on issues raised through Ofsted, Quality Assurance Inspections, Local Authority, and internal ‘mock’ inspections.

Teamwork and supervision

  • To work as part of the team in a designated room.

  • To carry out other duties as determined by the Nursery manager/ Deputy/ Senior Nursery Nurse including attending staff meetings and contribute to them and attend appropriate training.

  • To ensure that statutory ratios are maintained at all times, within the rooms.

  • To encourage positive behaviour by presenting yourself as a role model.

  • To delegate tasks and responsibilities within your room, as appropriate.

  • To supervise and support, staff who are not as qualified (Nursery Assistants) and students who are on placement.

  • To liaise with outside agencies such as: health visitors, speech therapists, colleges, Ofsted, Local Authority etc as appropriate.

  • To contribute to the general decoration of the nursery e.g. wall displays.

Health and safety

  • To be aware of, and carry out duties in connection with Health and Safety at work, including risk assessments, H+S law, COSHH and RIDDOR etc.

  • To ensure all rooms, gardens, equipment and materials are cleaned and cleared away at the end of the day. Whilst ensuring they are in good condition and safe to use.

  • To be familiar, and carry out procedures such as fire drill, first aid, etc.

  • To maintain a high standard of hygiene throughout at all times and to follow infection control procedures.

  • To follow food hygiene procedures.

Policies, procedures, registration and legal/compliance

To be fully committed to and ensure that all agreed company aims and objectives, policies and procedures, including Child protection and Equal opportunities, are followed at all times.

To support the Nursery Manager in ensuring that requirements of the current Early Years Foundation Stage, Every Child Matters and The Children’s Act 1989 are considered, whilst ensuring you have the correct documents and paperwork in relation to this.

Information and Requirements

Qualifications and experience required

  • Childcare experience preferred.

  • A recognized Childcare Qualification Level 3 equivalent.

  • Experience working with children in one or two different age groups.

  • Ability to work as a team, alone, using your own initiative.

  • Overall good understanding of the Early Years Foundation Stage, Health and safety, Food Hygiene etc.

Staff Role Information

Career level required: Experienced (Non-Manager)

Experience required: 1+ years

Education required: Vocational (e.g. NVQ/SNVQ)

Job type: Temporary / Contract

Job status: Supply Contract


Nursery Cook

We are currently looking to recruit an enthusiastic individual to cook and prepare healthy, nutritious meals for the children. You will need to be qualified in Food Hygiene to at least Level 2, and preferably have some cooking experience. If successful, you will be required to apply for an enhanced DBS disclosure.

Download an Application Form.