Nursery Assistant

Nursery Assistant (Maternity Cover)

On behalf of a nursery based in Newtownabbey we are seeking to recruit two full-time Nursery Assistants.
Work Time: Monday-Friday

18-20: £5.90
21-24: £7.38
25+: £7.83

Roles and Responsibilities

To assist the management team with the smooth running of the day care setting by:

  • Providing a stimulating and varied programme of play, in order to enhance each child’s abilities; and in a way which ensures the safety and well being of the children at all times.
  • Integrating with all other staff, to ensure a team working environment.
  • Having a detailed and up-to-date knowledge of child development, and be able to demonstrate an ability to relate this to his/her practice.
  • Is responsible for safeguarding and promoting the well-being of all children within the Nursery

Please refer to the job description for a full list of responsibilities

Essential Criteria
• Minimum NVQ level 2/3 equivalent in childcare
• A positive approach to completing training courses and qualifications

Experience, skills, aptitude and knowledge
• 1 year employment in a similar nursery setting
• Enthusiasm for working with young children
• An interest in the care, learning and development of young children
• A commitment to the provision of high quality childcare
• A positive approach to learning and gaining new skills through teamwork and training opportunities
• Team player
• Ability to observe and assess children
• Record keeping
• Ability to develop good working relationships with parents
• Flexibility including the ability to cope with changing needs and demands

Communication Skills
• Good verbal communication skills
• Ability to communicate with children, parents, staff
• Approachable
• Ability to listen

• Reliability and trustworthiness
• Integrity

Desirable Criteria
• First Aid
• Basic Food Hygiene
• Basic Health and Safety
• Safeguarding Course completed
• Ability to work in small teams
• Clean Full Driving Licence
• Access to a car

For an application form please email, download from our website or telephone 028 9267 8200 (Option 4)

Completed applications should be returned by 5.00pm on the Tuesday 15 May. Applications can be returned by email to or posted to:

Employers For Childcare
Blaris Industrial Estate
11 Altona Road
BT27 5QB