The role of the nursery practitioner is to work with the room leader, management and nursery team, and other room leaders to promote, encourage and cascade good practise throughout the nursery and to be a role model and mentor to the fellow team members.
The practitioner’s key responsibilities include:
Care and education
- The support the implementation of the curriculum in line with the requirements of the early years foundation stage (EYFS), ofsted registration and inspection criteria.
- Responsible for organising and developing alongside the room leader the nursery learning environment, and resources in order to facilitate the learning process.
- Meeting requirements for planning observation assessment and recording of children’s development.
- Ensuring records of progress are maintained.
- Maintain effective planning assessment and record keeping.
- Ensure parents/carers are kept up to date on all the progress of their child.
- Establish and maintain relationships with children to facilitate their learning and develop and maintain relationships with parents and carers to further support their children.
- Interacting with and supporting children to foster enthusiasm for learning.
- Promote the use of informed observation and other strategies to monitor children’s activity, development and progress systematically and carefully and to use information to inform, plan and improve practise and provision.
- Support practitioners to prepare and use a range of resources suitable for children’s ages, interests and abilities taking the account of diversity and promoting equality and inclusion.
- Actively support the development of children’s language and communication skills.
- Maintain a positive and proactive culture amongst practitioners in being able to identify and support children whose progress, development or well-being is affected by changes or difficulties in their personal circumstances, ensuring team members know when to refer them to colleagues for specialist support.
- Promote equality of opportunity and positive behaviour management strategies.
- Set a visible good example to staff, children and their families and the wider community.
- To ensure their home base room alongside the room leader that they are providing high quality care and education, and that they are providing a role model for less experienced team members by following best practise at all times.
- Motivate, be inspirational and work alongside a team of practitioners in the delivery of best possible practice to meet the needs of parents, children and families.
- Support team members in the skills and behaviours that safeguard and promote good outcomes for children.
- To support staff in mentoring the quality and effectiveness of provision to include tracking and progress of the children.
- Encourage other practitioners to have high expectations of all children and to demonstrate commitment to ensuring that they can achieve their full potential.
- Work with the room leader implementing the EYFS curriculum to ensure consistent approach.
- Provide support to students completing training placements within the setting
- To attend training course to keep you up to date with relevant legislation.