Name of Employer: The Butterfly Patch

Job Title: Nursery Nurse Early Years Practitioner L2 or L3 at Forest School

Salary: £16,000 to £22,000 depending on qualifications and experience.

Location: Lower Morden

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About the company: The Butterfly Patch nurseries are a privately-owned family business with 9 nurseries, pre-schools and Forest Schools in the South London and Surrey area, with plans to expand. We pride ourselves on inspiring care and learning for our little ones. Every one of our nurseries has its own look and feel but it is very much The Butterfly Patch. We are a growing business with 80+ employees so there are always new opportunities to growth and progress in your career.

About the role: We’re looking for a Nursery Practitioner (with or without a Forest School qualification as this is available through us) at the highest rated nursery and popular in Morden. We spend a large proportion of our day outside in whatever weather.

Duties: You will be proving a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care, working a part of a team to provide an enabling environment and to build strong parent partnerships to enable all children’s needs to be met. Main responsibilities include:

  1. To report regularly and maintain open communication with your group/room/forest school leader and nursery manager.
  2. To provide high-quality care whilst adhering to the Policies & Procedures, ensuring compliance with the Children Act and Health and Safety legislation, all within the requirements and guidelines laid down by Ofsted.
  3. To effectively deliver the EYFS ensuring that the individual needs and interests of children in the setting are met (in conjunction with other team members).
  4. To keep records of your key children’s development and learning journeys and share with parents, carers and other key adults in the child’s life.
  5. Support all staff and engage in a good staff team.
  6. To develop and maintain strong partnerships and communication with parents/carers to facilitate day-to-day caring and early learning needs.
  7. To ensure the provision of a high-quality environment to meet the needs of individual children having an awareness of any disabilities, family cultures and medical histories.
  8. To advise the manager/deputy of any concerns, e.g. over children, parents, the safety of the environment, preserving confidentiality as necessary.
  9. To be involved in out of working hours activities, e.g. training, monthly staff meetings, summer fayre, etc.
  10. To be flexible within working practices of the setting, undertaking other responsible duties where needed, such as domestic tasks, preparation of snack meals, cleansing of equipment, etc.
  11. To work alongside the manager and staff team to ensure that the setting’s philosophy is fulfilled.
  12. To read, understand and adhere to all policies and procedures relevant to your role and the safe running of the setting.
  13. To develop your role within the team, especially with regard to being a key person
  14. To keep completely confidential any information regarding the children, their families or other staff that is acquired as part of the job.
  15. To be aware of the high profile of the setting and to uphold its standards at all times, both in work hours and outside.
  16. To support nursery assistants, students, and volunteers.
  17. To ensure good standards of safety, hygiene and cleanliness are maintained at all times.
  18. To undertake and lead on additional responsibilities such as SENCO, training co-ordinator, safeguarding Officer, etc

Skills and experience:

  • You will need to be a minimum Level 2 or above.
  • Fluent in Spoken & Written English.


  • Competitive salary
  • £200 staff referral bonus
  • 40-60% childcare discount
  • Great career opportunities
  • Training at least twice a year, apprenticeships and further education available.
  • Support of passionate Early Years Specialists
  • Access to company perks and rewards including money off at some high street shops, free mobile phone insurance, free vehicle breakdown, cinema tickets for £6.50, free Taste card and many more (discounts and availability may vary)
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme EAP for legal, emotional advice and counseling
  • Access to a video GP doctor 24/7

Person Specification: Skills and experience:

  • You will need to be a minimum Level 2 or above.
  • Fluent in Spoken & Written English.

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