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Sherborne House School

Nursery Practitioner

Closing date: 31/01/2024 at 12:00

Contract/Hours: Permanent , Full-time

Salary Type: Other

Salary Details: £23,000+ (depending upon experience and qualifications)

Hours of Work: Full time, 51 weeks per year

Location of Role: Sherborne House School

Contact e-mail address: [email protected]

Job/Person Summary


POST TITLE: Early Years Practitioner 

RESPONSIBLE TO: Nursery Manager/ Deputy Manager / Room Leader 

SALARY: £23,000+ (depending upon experience and qualifications)


WORKING HOURS: 40 Hours per week all year round. Excluding bank holidays and between Christmas and New Year.


The Nursery Practitioner will be working as part of a team to ensure the daily needs of children between the ages of 6 months and five years are met within the Nursery setting.


Purpose of Post

To provide a safe, interesting and stimulating environment for the children in a variety of ways. 

To work under the Room Leader to achieve the aims and objectives of the Nursery. 

To ensure a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care for children placed in Sherborne House School Nursery. 

To give support and respect to other personnel within Sherborne House Nursery. 

To implement the daily routine in the Nursery. 

Key Areas

Safeguarding – observe and be alert and report immediately any signs of abuse or neglect. 

Act as a positive role model, using appropriate tone of voice and body language. 

Team work – supporting colleagues in meeting every child’s needs. 

Liaise with parents and staff.



Duties and Responsibilities

Be punctual and reliable. 

Ensure all children and parents are met with a warm welcome. 

Operate a programme of activities suitable to the age range of children attending the Nursery in conjunction with the Room Supervisor on a weekly basis. 

Adjust activities according to the child’s needs. 

Support all staff and contribute to the team.  Follow instructions of the Room Leader or Nursery Manager. 

Liaise with and support parents and other family members. 

Attend staff meetings and training events outside working hours if required. 

Undertake certain domestic jobs within the Nursery, for example, serving snacks and meals, occasionally loading and emptying the dishwasher and laundry as part of a daily routine. 

Variable shifts between the hours of 7:30am-6pm over 5 days with a half an hour unpaid lunch break. 

To develop your role within the team. 

To engage in reflective practice, use constructive feedback to continually improve. 

Carry out any reasonable request given to you by any senior Member of Nursery or School Staff. 


Skills and Abilities


A happy enthusiastic and positive person. 

Be able to work as part of a professional childcare team 

Have an understanding of equal opportunities. 

Ability to communicate confidently with a wide range of people. 

Good organisational skills. 

To be able to understand and meet the needs of individual children and families. 

Understand the need to provide a stimulating, caring and consistent environment for young children. 

To be flexible with regard to working hours and shifts.

Application Procedure

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed , please call to book your place. Please phone or e-mail for an application pack from our School Administrator, Mrs Estelle Szasz, as below.  

Safer Recruitment

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are an Equal Opportunities employer. The successful candidate will be subject to a rigorous recruitment procedure, including an enhanced DBS check.

About us

Address: 39 Lakewood Road, Chandler's Ford, Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO53 1EU

Telephone: 023 8025 2440

Website: www.sherbornehouse.co.uk

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