Sevenoaks Day Nursery

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Sevenoaks Day Nursery CIO
Rear of Bat & Ball Centre
Otford Road, Sevenoaks TN14 5DN
Tel: 01732 460384  Email: nursery.admin@sdn.org.uk
Reg Charity:1162242, Ofsted:RP536593

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Job Description

Title: Nursery Cook

Hours: to 40 hours a week

Length: permanent

1. To read, understand and follow Nursery policy statements at all times.

2. To prepare and cook food for all nursery children including morning and afternoon snacks and a full meal at lunch time.

3. To liaise with the Manager regarding menus, ensuring they are suitable, especially nutritionally, for the age of the children.

4. To liaise with Nursery staff regarding children’s specific dietary requirements (to accommodate, for example, allergies, gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan choices).

5. To assist in the ordering of food and kitchen materials.  To ensure stocks are maintained at an appropriate level.

6. To prepare the shopping lists and order/pay for these online, ensuring that costs are kept within budgets.

7. Develop new and extend existing menus.

8. To be responsible for the hygiene and cleanliness of the kitchen, including washing up after meals, keeping all surfaces and equipment clean and disinfected.

9. To maintain accurate records regarding temperature controls and to keep all forms relevant to the kitchen updated, making sure that legal requirements are met.

10. To ensure that daily, weekly and quarterly kitchen checks are carried out in accordance with the Health & Safety Policy.  To liaise with the Health & Safety Officer.

11. To promote healthy eating among children and staff.

12. To undertake cooking activities with children.

13. To maintain high standards of personal hygiene and personal appearance.

14. To attend meetings when requested.

15.  To attend training courses considered appropriate to your role within the Nursery.

16.  To remember that all staff in the nursery are one team.

17. To carry out any other reasonable duties as designated by the Manager.

Job Description

Title: Early Years Practitioner

Hours: to 40 hours a week

Length: permanent

1. To create a warm atmosphere in which children will thrive and where parents/guardians will always feel welcome and able to discuss their child. To be able to build strong relationships with key children’s parents in order to meet the needs of all children.

2. To implement the Nursery’s Policies.

3. Read and adhere to the Nursery’s Safeguarding policy. Treat all children, parents and co-workers with respect and care.

4. To observe, assess and contribute to all written observations of your key children’s progress, on Famly.

5. Have an excellent understanding of the EYFS.

6. To effectively be able to deliver the Early Years Framework to ensure each child's potential in their social, physical, phycological and cultural development.

7. To be able to share responsibility for the preparation of a stimulating and caring environment for the children.

8. As part of the team be able to contribute and participate in the planning and preparation of the class

9. To stimulate and encourage each child as an individual to enable them to reach their full potential.

10. To be able to support children in the room with SEND.

11. To provide an environment that is safe and at the level of the children you are working with.

12. Be aware of legal requirements as to child/staff ratio and be ready to change working hours when necessary.  To be prepared to work later when necessary.  This can mean being available between 8am and 6pm.

13. To work as a team within the room that you are in to provide a structured and exciting day that allows for the timetabled rest and sleep periods.

14. To supervise the children during mealtime.  Making sure that they have an adequate supply of water during the day.

15. Attend Training courses that the Manager sets. Develop your own role by taking responsibility for identifying and addressing training and development needs.