Nursery assistant (Day Nursery)

Job Title and Grade: Nursery assistant (Day Nursery)  

Location/Trust: Maudsley Hospital  

Wards Covered: Day Nursery, Cedar House

Pay Rates:  Days: £11.55per hour


The Role


Would you like to be part of a team at a Trust rated ‘Good’ in a recent CQC report, where there’s a real supportive and inclusive ethos and sense of community? Would you like your work to be flexible to fit your lifestyle and circumstances?

We have a placement opportunity available for a Nursery Assistant To work as part of a team to provide a caring and stimulating environment for the children within the Day Nursery available at Maudsley Hospital specifically in Cedar House – Day Nursery


Whilst proud of their heritage, their focus is the future, and central to this vision is providing evidence and value-based individualised care to the people supported.



  • To work as part of a team, providing a safe, caring and stimulating environment within the Day Nursery for a group of children aged between 3 months and 5 years. To plan and deliver a standard of care and education which meets legislative requirements and allows children to develop to their full potential.
  • Communicate in a professional and courteous manner with all Parents/Carers and colleagues. Demonstrate a flexible approach and adaptability. To be willing to work in any nursery room within the nursery. Establish good relationships with children and their families and to develop an understanding of their various cultural backgrounds.
  • Maintain a happy and harmonious atmosphere within the Day Nursery. Support the Day Nursery Manager/Deputy Day Nursery Manager in their management of the Day Nursery.
  • Plan and assist with activities the Day Nursery. Introduce a variety of activities that will provide a stimulus for all areas of the children’s development. Provide particular help to children with Special Educational Needs and encourage children to develop tolerance of each other
  • Maintain observations of children’s play, behaviour and developmental progress, to aid accurate record keeping. Be familiar with all cultures, traditions and festivals. Provide a stimulating and anti-discriminatory environment.
  • Ensure the physical safety and well-being of the children and render first aid and comfort as necessary.
  • All work must be within requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 ensuring a safe environment for employees.
  • This post is one of continual development and the postholder will be encouraged to develop skills and capabilities, including participation in projects and training events. Accordingly, the range of duties and responsibilities outlined above may change from time to time to reflect the changing needs of the organisation.
  • Assist in the displaying of children artwork and with the general preparation and care of the Day Nursery. Set up and clear away meals, activities, rest periods, laundry and waste material. Attend and participate in Staff, Parent and Management Meetings/Evenings as required
  • Overall performance will be formally assessed and reviewed regularly, with additional informal assessment taking place as necessary.

Skills and Personal Qualities

To apply for this post, you will:


  • Have a minimum of 6 months paid experience at Band 2 in a hospital environment within the last 2 years
  • Be proficient in the delivery of service
  • Undertake regular mandatory training
  • stamina and a lot of energy
  • patience and tolerance
  • a sense of fun
  • good communication and interpersonal skills
  • creativity and imagination
  • to be understanding and able to give encouragement
  • an understanding of children's physical, social, intellectual and emotional development


In return for your hard work commitment NHS Professionals (NHSP) can offer you some fantastic benefits: –

  • Competitive Pay Rates - work this week, get paid next week!
  • First choice of shifts at your Trust – Access to shifts before they are available to agency
  • Flexible working to suit your lifestyle – Take control of when you want to work
  • Build holiday allowance for every shift you work
  • Book and manage your shifts on the go – Access shifts anywhere, anytime online or through your smartphone
  • Support when you need it – 24/7 365 days – Call us anytime
  • Stakeholder pension scheme


Who are NHS Professionals?

NHS Professionals (NHSP), owned by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), works in partnership with hospital trusts to provide a bank of highly skilled temporary workers who want to work flexibly within the NHS. 

Working through the NHSP bank means Trusts don’t have to rely on expensive agencies. Right now, we have over 130,000 members registered on our bank from various roles, grades and specialities, saving the NHS over £70 million each year. This money is then reinvested back into the NHS


Register today for various flexible shifts and long-term placement opportunities.

For more information on the roles or details on how to join NHS Professionals, simply get in touch with

Sayed Baharun – Trust Recruitment Coordinator on 07500 984 4231 or We look forward to hearing from you soon.





Please note, you will be contacted by email throughout the recruitment process, so please check your emails, including your junk/spam regularly. We regret we cannot contact everyone who is not selected for an interview, therefore if you do not hear from us within 21 days after submitting your application, please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.


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