Cleaner - 2 hours per day, Monday to Friday

Nursery Cleaner

Reporting to

The Nursery Cleaner is responsible to the Manager, Directors.

The cleaner will work independently to perform a variety of regular and one off cleaning tasks and

duties as directed by the management.

Location: 73a Tenison Road, Cambridge, CB1 2DG

Main Responsibilities

  • ensure the cleanliness of the nursery and for maintaining high and consistent standards

  • Take initiative to perform cleaning and tidying tasks that are not specifically contained within the rota but require attention as part of maintaining overall high standards of cleanliness and hygiene

  • Liaise with the Manager as required to ensure the cleaning operates smoothly

  • Report cleaning supply requirements and stock levels to the line manager

  • Ensure Health & Safety, quality and general procedure compliance

  • Work as part of a team and support other members of staff to meet standards and school objectives

  • Safe storage of cleaning products

  • Reporting of equipment faults and damaged items to the management

  • Ensuring that all doors are closed and secure before leaving the premises

  • Ensure that all lights are turned off before leaving the premises

Specific Duties

  • Cleaning of all floors including mopping and vacuum cleaning

  • Cleaning of all toilets including sinks and floors

  • Empty all waste bins and dispose of waste correctly (recycling, general waste and food waste).

  • Use a fogger each day to kill any viruses including but not limited to coronavirus. Equipment, PPE and training to be provided.

Replace bin liners where necessary

  • Damp dusting of all wooden furniture and shelves

  • Additional hygienic cleaning of door handles, hand rails and chairs.

Person Specification

Knowledge: Some knowledge of Health & Safety Regulations, as they relate to the operation of cleaning equipment

and the dilution of cleaning products.

Experience: of undertaking a range of cleaning duties.

Personal Attributes

  • Willingness to clean any area of the school as requested by the management

  • Willingness to take personal responsibility for the standard of work carried out

  • Willingness to participate in further training and development opportunities offered, to further knowledge

  • Willingness to maintain confidentiality on all matters

Nursery Cleaner

  • Willingness to carry out some lifting tasks Skills

  • Ability to work effectively and support other staff members

  • Ability to work in an organised and methodical manner

  • Ability to act on own initiative, dealing with any unexpected problems that arise

  • Ability to demonstrate commitment to Equal Opportunities

  • Ability to follow health and safety procedures

Working Hours

This post is for 51 weeks of the year and requires a commitment of 10 hours per week, divided of 5 days, Monday to Friday. Hours of work may be arranged between the hours of 6.00 am and 8.00 am or 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm. You may be requested from time to time to attend a meeting during or out of hours


Annual leave must be arranged in advance with the management. During your employment you will receive a paid holiday entitlement of 5.6 weeks inclusive of public/bank holidays subject to a maximum of 28 days.

Starting Salary

The hourly rate is £9.60. PAYE, pro rata. We are committed to the continued development of skills amongst our staff and appropriate training will be provided as necessary.

Occupational Pension Scheme

We provide the pension scheme to all eligible staff that wish to contribute each month. We also contribute a percentage towards your pension, which will increase over time.

Application Process

Safer Recruitment

Cambridge Montessori is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children in our care. All applicants therefore must be willing to undergo effective child protection screening, this will include references from previous employers and an enhanced criminal records check (DBS check). We shall also seek compliance with sections 15-25 of the immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006 (eligibility to work in the United Kingdom of Great Britain).

Interviews will be conducted in person to test your suitability to work with children.

Interviews times will be arranged and confirmed with the candidate.

Visits to the nursery school are welcomed prior to the submission of a completed application form.

Please contact the nursery office on 01223 352472 to book an appointment. We look forward to meeting you!

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