1. To work closely with other members of the nursery staff to establish the highest
standards of achievement, within a learning environment which reflects current excellent
practice for very young children, particularly those aged 3 - 5.
2. To ensure continuity and progression in the delivery of the Early Years Foundation Stage
and in accordance with the Every Child Matters Document.
3. To be an effective nursery teacher catering for the range of needs of all the children in
4. To make appropriate educational provision for children with SEN and those learning EAL
with support from the SENCO.
5. To act as the Safeguarding Officer in the absence of the Head Teacher and the Deputy
6. To deputise for the Deputy in her absence, and for the Head Teacher where both the
Head Teacher and Deputy are absent.
7. To attend Senior Management meetings and contribute to the school action plan.
8. To co-ordinate EYFS for Nursery and Reception.
9. To teach within the framework of present nursery policies, paying particular attention to
10. Safeguarding, Equality and Diversity, Inclusion, Special Educational Needs and AntiRacism.
11. To implement the nursery’s policies and procedures with specific regard to Safeguarding
and Health and Safety.
12. To take responsibility for planning and implementing appropriate learning experiences.
13. To lead, attend and contribute to regular planning and staff meetings.
14. To plan, organise and resource a classroom environment which will facilitate children’s
autonomous, independent learning and enable children to maximise their full potential.
15. To establish and maintain good partnerships with colleagues, parents and carers, outside
agencies and children including good home-school links.
16. To monitor children’s progress, keep meaningful records and evaluate performance
through formative assessments in line with school policy.
17. To be able to interpret assessment data and make appropriate recommendations to
improve outcomes for children.
18. To communicate and consult with parents and carers and with outside agencies, as
necessary about children’s progress and attainment.
19. To effect equal opportunities through meaningful classroom practice in order to achieve
equality of outcome.
20. To accept responsibility for an area of the nursery’s development, an area of learning or
organisation, or a combination of all.
21. To be responsible for developing and maintaining appropriate resources and equipment,
preparing the classroom indoors and outdoors and ensuring that it is safe, clean and tidy
at the start and end of each session.
22. To keep abreast of the latest initiatives and to disseminate information to colleagues.
23. To maintain a high standard of display both in the classroom and other areas of the
24. To attend courses and develop own expertise on advice and agreement of Head Teacher as
identified through Performance Management, through School Self-Evaluation and the
School Improvement Plan.
25. To take up the opportunity for continuous professional development through self-directed
reading, courses and in-service training.
26. Uphold the Nursery’s and the Local Authority’s Code of Conduct.
27. Support the aims and ethos of the Nursery at all times, promoting these to parents and
carers, and to colleagues, visitors and other professionals both in the nursery and in the
28. To set a good example in terms of punctuality, attendance, behaviour and dress, and to
support the development of the nursery’s reputation and standing within the community.