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Nursery Kiddies Cabin
Band 3
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Nursery Kiddies Cabin
£21,346 - £22,865 per annum (incl of HCAS)
Salary period
26/05/2022 23:59
Interview date

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Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust logo

Nursery Nurse

Band 3

These are the values that we live by at Berkshire Healthcare:

  • Caring for and about you is our top priority
  • Committed to providing good quality, safe services
  • working Together with you to develop innovative solutions

We welcome people who share these values to come and work for us.

Please find attached the behaviour framework that underpins these values for this job role.



Job overview

Interview date  15 June 2022

The Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (BHFT) Nurseries began operating over 25 years ago and are located in Maidenhead, Slough and Reading. The nurseries offer full day care for 51 weeks per year, from 7.30am to 6.00pm, Monday to Friday. The buildings are single storey purpose built environments that offer care and education for children up until the age of 5.

Being owned by the NHS, the BHFT nurseries come highly recommended by families and the standard of care demonstrated for all children links to the expectations that the NHS portray worldwide.

The BHFT nurseries employ a high calibre of staff, ranging from Nursery Trainees to Degree Level practitioners. In general, the nurseries have a low staff turnover and the retention of highly skilled and motivated staff is paramount.

Staff are expected to maintain the standards of care and learning opportunities for the children in a safe and stimulation environment, supporting the Early Years Foundation Stage.

Main duties of the job

  • Encouraging all areas of the children’s development within Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) with the appropriate activities, play opportunities and actions through imaginative play and innovative programming.
  • Compiling and maintaining development records on children and report to the Team Leader at agreed intervals. 
  • Providing a stimulating, friendly and caring environment at all times. 
  • Completing, after consultation with the team, monthly and weekly plans and displays.
  • Demonstrating good practice with regards to special needs and inclusion, working with the nursery and area SENCO as appropriate.
  • Developing good relationships with parents and encourage parental interest and participation in the life of the nursery.
  • Being a key carer carrying out all related responsibilities in building relationships with a small group of children and their families.
  • Maintaining and contributing to effective and positive communication between all members of staff and parents.
  • Working with Early Years and other professional teams to continuously improve the quality of childcare and education and to learn about current developments in childcare practice and policy.


Working for our organisation

The "must haves" to be considered:

  • Level 3 qualified essential
  • Paediatric first aid and food hygiene desirable
  • Previous relevant work in childcare
  • An understanding of the EYFS
  • Knowledge of inclusive practice
  • A knowledge of safeguarding children and child protection

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please see attached job description for more information about this role and working at Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • NVQ 3 in childcare or equivalent qualification in line with those listed on the ‘qualification finder’ section of
  • An understanding of the Early Years Foundation Stage

Continuous Professional Development

Essential criteria
  • As stated in the EYFS, a good standard of written and spoken English. Also able to read and understand English such as to follow instructions or interpret a policy
  • A knowledge of safeguarding children and child protection and appropriate protocol
Desirable criteria
  • Paediatric First Aid Certificate
  • Food Hygiene Certificate

Previous Experience

Essential criteria
  • Experience of any work which demonstrates the skills required for the post
  • Experience of team work
  • Previous relevant work in childcare

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Essential criteria
  • Good communication skills
  • An understanding of the role of the Key Person
  • Knowledge of inclusive practice

Additional Requirements

Essential criteria
  • Flexible approach to hours which includes a willingness to attend meetings, training and nursery events as appropriate

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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Leigh Kelly
Job title
Nursery Manager
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01753 638 733
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