Supply Nursery Nurse
Bangor University
Bangor, Gwynedd
10d ago

Tir na n-Og are looking to develop and grow a pool of supply staff who can be called upon to undertake the role of Supply Nursery Nurse on temporary as and when required basis.

It is envisaged that the supply pool staff would be called upon to cover periods of annual leave, sickness absence and so forth, and payment would then be made according to the hours worked and upon submission of an authorised time-sheet.

The main responsibilities of the Supply Nursery Nurse role will include :

  • To contribute to a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care for children placed in the day care centre.
  • To give support to other personnel within the day care centre.
  • To implement the daily routine appropriate to the room within which they are located in the Nursery, for example the baby room.
  • Candidates should be qualified to level 2 or 3 in children’s care, learning and development, with previous experience in a childcare setting and a positive approach to their continued professional development (CPD).

    Candidates will also be expected to have an awareness and some understanding of the importance of health and safety and food hygiene in the workplace.

    This post requires a DBS check as there may be periods of unsupervised access to children. An enhanced DBS and satisfactory references would be obtained prior to commencement of employment.

    The ability to communicate in Welsh is essential for this post.

    For informal enquiries, please telephone the Nursery on (01248) 388383.Committed To Equal Opportunities

    School / Unit Tir na n-Og is situated on the University’s Normal Site and is part of Bangor University.

    Purpose of the Job

    The Supply Nursery Nurse will be working as part of a key worker team for the daily needs of children between the ages of birth to five years and to give support to other personnel within the setting.

    Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • To operate a programme of activities suitable to the age range of children in your area in conjunction with other staff.
  • To support all staff and engage in a good staff team.
  • To work with parents / carers of special needs children to give full integration in the setting.
  • To keep a proper record of achievement file on your key children for parents / carers.
  • To liaise and support parents / carers and other family members.
  • To be involved with in and out of working hours activities e.g. training, monthly staff meetings, fundraising activities etc.
  • To be flexible within working practices of the setting.
  • To be prepared to help where needed including to undertake certain domestic jobs within the setting.
  • To work alongside the manager and staff team to ensure that the philosophy behind the project is fulfilled.
  • To record accidents in the accident book ensuring the manager has initialised the report before the parent receives it.
  • To look upon the setting as a whole where your help can be most utilised.
  • Constantly be aware of the needs of the children to ensure every child is collected by someone known to the setting.
  • To respect the confidentiality of information received.
  • To develop your role within the team especially with regard to the key worker position.
  • Specific childcare tasks

  • Preparation and completion of activities to suit the child’s stage of development.
  • To ensure that mealtimes are a time of pleasant social sharing.
  • To ensure the washing and changing of children as required.
  • To provide comfort and warmth to an ill child.
  • To ensure the setting is of a high quality environment in order to meet the needs of individual children from differing cultures, religious backgrounds and varying stages of development.
  • To be aware of the high profile of the setting and to uphold its standards at all times.
  • To actively promote and support the safeguarding of children and young people in the workplace ensuring that the settings policies and procedures are observed at all times.
  • Other Duties and Responsibilities

  • To be prepared to undertake other duties and responsibilities as deemed necessary by the senior nursery nurse / manager
  • Person Specification

    Qualifications / Training


  • Level 2 or 3 in childcare qualification.
  • Positive approach to continuing professional development (CPD).
  • An awareness of and some understanding of the importance of health and safety and food hygiene in the workplace.
  • Desirable

  • Completion of safeguarding awareness course.
  • First aid certificate.
  • Child protection certificate.
  • Health and safety certificate.
  • Food hygiene certificate.
  • Essential

  • Previous experience of caring for / or working with children ages from birth to five years old in a voluntary or paid capacity.
  • An understanding of the foundation phase standards.
  • Knowledge of the national standards for the regulation of childcare provision.
  • A commitment to the provision of high quality childcare.
  • A positive approach to learning and gaining new skills through team work and training opportunities.
  • Desirable

  • Interest in the care, learning and development of young children.
  • An understanding of the foundation phase curriculum.
  • Essential

  • Good organisational record and planning skills.
  • good communication skills with children, colleagues, advisors and parents / carers.
  • patience, empathy with children and adults.
  • reliable and trustworthy.
  • a positive approach to inclusive practice with children and colleagues.
  • enthusiasm with working with young children.
  • Desirable

  • Flexibility, occasionally working hours may be changed e.g. parents evening.
  • Able to work in small teams.
  • Other Essential

  • To be prepared to undertake other duties and responsibilities as deemed necessary by the senior nursery nurse / manager.
  • The abillity to communicate through the medium of Welsh.
  • General

    All members of staff have a duty to ensure their actions are in line with the overall environmental aims of the University and minimise their environmental impact.

    All offers are made subject to proof of eligibility to work in the UK and receipt of satisfactory references

    All candidates must meet the requirements of UK right to work’ requirements. If you require Home Office permission to work in the UK, or need to switch your visa status in order to take this job, please note that following the introduction by the Government of immigration limits on skilled workers we recommend you use the following link to information about the routes into employment and to check eligibility requirements :

    Disclosure & Barring ServiceThis post is subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check.As Bangor University meets the requirements in respect of exempted questions under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, all applicants who are offered employment will be subject to a criminal record check from the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) before the appointment is confirmed.

    This will include details of cautions, reprimands or final warnings as well as convictions. DBS checks will be updated every 3 years.

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