Level 3 Qualified Nursery Officers - La Pouquelaye

About the Role

Age group:


La Pouquelaye Nursery
Reasons why you should join our team:

At Centrepoint, children are at the heart of everything we do as are our valued colleagues. We offer a supportive and friendly environment where our team is encouraged to thrive professionally. We support in all areas of learning and development for our employees to maximise their potential. We also appreciate the importance of wellbeing and this is underpinned by non contributory membership to Westfield Health, a cash back benefit scheme covering physical, emotional and financial wellbeing. In addition we offer:

Competitive salary (£15.50 per hour)

22 days annual leave

1 day off for birthday

Childcare discount - up to 40%, dependent on length of service

Enhanced parental pay - dependent on length of service

Support in professional development

Opportunity for additional, optional hours or development across our other 5 units

2 early finishes a week

We are looking for a colleague who:

Is passionate about making a difference....

This position requires you to:

Collaborate with colleagues in using the Early Years Matters, Quality Framework and adhering to the Early Years Statutory Requirements. Your primary responsibility is to create a stimulating nursery environment, respecting children as individuals whilst recognising their needs and encouraging their individual and collective development.

Your personal qualities should include:

Being passionate about inclusive childcare, good communication skills, good understanding of safety and hygiene, respectful towards children, families and colleagues. Tune into children’s needs and respond using age and stage appropriate language.

Essential qualifications:

You must hold a child care qualification to a Level 3, or higher.

Training provided:

Relevant mandatory and professional training.

Responsibilities & Accountabilities:

The Team

  • Creating a safe and stimulating environment both inside and outside where children can learn and develop by following the Development Matters framework.
  • Maintaining effective working relationships with all staff
  • Working with all staff to ensure equality of opportunity and inclusivity for children, parents and staff
  • To contribute ideas into planning of children’s interests through appropriate activities. To evaluate activities and planning on a regular basis.
  • To be able to use your initiative to set up activities in your designated area.
  • To support new staff and students within the setting.
  • To attend all staff meetings and room meetings and continue to develop your practice through attending relevant courses.
  • To take full responsibility for children during outings as legally required and following the Centrepoint procedures.
  • To represent the team leader in his/her absence.
  • To input into the Early Years Matters (Self Evaluation) Document for registration and work to improve on best practice every year.


The Parent

  • Recording and passing on any appropriate information required by Centrepoint policies and procedures, maintaining this information as laid down in the policies
  • Maintaining close effective working partnerships with parents/carers to ensure the well-being of their children.
  • Have effective communication with the parents and other staff regarding the needs of the child


The Child

  • Each Nursery Officer is responsible for their own key worker group and should be aware of the overall care of all the children within the nursery and on outings.
  • Maintaining effective working relationships with children while ensuring equality of opportunity.
  • Being pro-active in recognising that children are individuals, acknowledging their right to have a role in defining their environment and respecting their learning and play
  • To observe, monitor and record the development of each child in their key worker group and highlight any fluctuations from the expected development
  • To share information relevant to the child with parents and other staff


Outside agencies

  • Maintaining effective working relationships with, students and all relevant external agencies
  • To be able to write up evidence with the assistance of the practice manager for external agencies in preparation for meetings.
  • To lease and implement plans from professionals for key children and share those plans with all staff members



You are accountable to the Team Leader, Practice Manager and EYCoordinator for:

  • The care and development of the key children in your care
  • Effective communication with parents/carers and other staff for your key children
  • Adhering to the Statutory Requirements for Early Years at all times
  • Following the Policies and Procedures as set out by Centrepoint

Closing date:

For an informal chat or further information, call Sara on 633003.

Please complete the application form and return with a CV and a covering email.