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Nursery Nurse - Children's Services

Band 4

Main area
Division E - Women’s and Children’s Services
Band 4
Fixed Term/Secondment for 1 year
Full and Part Time hours
Job ref
Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Addenbrookes Hospital-Division E
£20,150 to £23,363 p.a. pro rata
Today at 23:59
Interview date



Our Trust
Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust comprises Addenbrooke’s Hospital and the Rosie Hospital in Cambridge. With over 9000 staff and over 1100 beds the priorities of the Trust focus on a quality service which is all about people – patients, staff and partners. Recognised as providing ‘outstanding’ care to our patients and rated ‘Good’ overall by the Care Quality Commissioner, is testament to the skill and dedication of the people who work here. CUH’s values – Together- safe, kind, excellent – are at the heart of patient care, defining the way all staff work and behave. The Trust provides accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge, together with specialist services, dealing with rare or complex conditions for a regional, national and international population.

We are recruiting one full time (37.5 hours a week) and one part time (18.75 hours a week) Nursery Nurse to cover maternity leave on a 1 year fixed term contract.

As a Nursery Nurse in Children's Services, you will be joining a diverse and stimulating area. Our work is wide ranging and we are well respected both locally and as a regional specialist treatment centre. We provide excellent care across medical and surgical specialities. Our ethos of child centered care and multi-professional collaboration drives our service, alongside a commitment to family focused teamwork.

Ward D2 cares for children from 0-16 years and is a medical and surgical ward encompassing a number of specialities including Major Trauma and Neurology. Children are admitted for short term treatment and recovery through to long term rehabilitation.

The play team on D2 provides play/activity opportunities to children and young people throughout their stay, responding to children’s individual needs and supporting children and families to cope with their hospital experiences. For long term patients, a key role for the play team on D2 is to support global development through play, activities and events. The D2 play team are currently supporting long term patients in the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit, providing play services during maternity leave.

You will be a qualified early year’s Practitioner with significant post qualification experience and be able to organise, supervise and support children to access play activities, individually and in groups, according to their individual needs and as part of their overall care plan. You will also be required to make up milk feeds as necessary.

Strong communication skills are essential as establishing effective verbal and written communication with the children and families and all members of the multidisciplinary team, is pivotal to the overall care of children.

You will join a well-established and valued play team, working across children’s services. We are a proactive team, determined to provide quality intervention and find the best solutions for patients, families and those we work alongside. The play team work together to maintain and develop a range of projects to enhance the service across children’s services as well as within their own areas, sharing ideas and resources to deliver positive experiences for children, young people and families.

If you are enthusiastic and passionate about play, are able to build good relationships with children, young people, families and the people you work with, then we would like to hear from you.

Please note: these posts are for a 1 year, fixed term contract.

Please note:- Internal applicants on permanent contracts can only apply for this post as a secondment and must have the approval of your current line manager before applying.

Benefits to you
We offer development opportunities and a wide range of benefits including on-site leisure facilities, shopping concourse, day nurseries and access to a great transport system with easy access to airports and rail travel.

For further details of our fantastic benefits please refer to the attachment below - CUH Benefits.

We welcome applications from the Armed Forces.

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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Stephanie Fairbain, Therapeutic Play Manager, on 01223 274871 or

If you have problems applying, contact

01223 217038