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Nursery Room Leader - Level 3

Please only apply if you have skills and 2+ Years of professional experience working in a Nursery with no employment gaps!

Room Leader Job Description and Person Specification

Main job purpose:

 'To care for and develop children in your care, leading a team to do this, ensuring high quality experiences'. 

Duties will be that of a nursery nurse with extra responsibilities.

Responsibilities include:

·To lead a team of staff, including trainees and students to ensure a safe, happy, stimulating environment is provided for all children.

·To ensure the smooth running of the daily practices, ensuring practices and policies are followed, including ensuring paperwork is completed to a good standard.

·To ensure good planning and assessment of all children in the room.

·To ensure all children receive quality care and their development is suitably promoted.

·To act as a role model, demonstrating excellent practice.

·To work in partnership with and supporting the Deputy Nursery Manager and Nursery Manager to ensure the smooth daily running and administration of the nursery, adhering to the Policies & Procedures of Little Cherubs Day Nursery Ltd and compliance with the Children Act, Health and Safety legislation and within the guidelines of Ofsted and the National Standards.

·To ensure confidentiality is maintained in the nursery.

·To act as a Named Coordinator relevant to their skills or training as designated by the Nursery Manager.

·Supervising Nursery Nurses, Assistants and Students and carrying out supervisory meetings where appropriate under the guidance of the Nursery Manager and Deputy Nursery Manager.

·Supporting the Nursery Manager and Deputy Nursery Manager, and assisting with the planning of activities in a designated area of the nursery.

·To liaise with the Nursery Managementin organising relevant staff, effective mentoring of junior staff, effective delegation and communication and promoting positive attitudes regarding Little Cherubs Day Nursery.

·To attend regular meetings with the Nursery Manager and Deputy Nursery Manager, and participate in staff meetings.

·To assist with staff induction, helping new staff to fit into the nursery.

·To provide feedback to the Nursery Manager and Deputy Nursery Manager on issues relating to the nursery.

·To address staff and parent queries.

·To ensure that only designated staff administer medication as recorded in the risk assessments and as displayed in the Policies and Procedures file.

·To ensure records are kept of and to monitor all accidents, incidents and risk assessment records.

·To promote equal opportunities for all children and staff, with regard to their religious persuasion, racial origins, gender, disabilities, cultural or linguistic background; in particular, challenging situations where racism or discrimination if displayed. Any incidents should be reported to the manager.

·To assist the Nursery Manager and Deputy Nursery Manager, participating in arranging regular parents' evenings, publicity, open weekends and children's outings and ensuring effective marketing.

·To undertake any other duties appropriate to the post as directed by the Nursery Manager and Deputy Nursery Manager. 

Responsible to : The Deputy Nursery Manager and Nursery Manager.

Essential Qualifications

To have a Level 3 or above Childcare Qualification

Current First Aid Certificate (for young children/ adults)


To have a minimum for three years experience of caring for babies/ young children, ensuring good, appropriate behaviour and offering high quality provision, care and delivering high standards of learning and development .

To have experience of effective delivery of the EYFS.

To have experience of the Ofsted inspection process.

To have experience of working with and/ or leading other adults in a team.

To have experience of developing staff/ giving training/ running staff supervision.

To have experience of developing good working parental relationships.

To have experience of implementing core policies, such as Safeguarding, Equality and Health and Safety.

To have implemented key policies across different settings and contexts.

To have experience of observing children and planning for their needs.

To have experience of implementing the SEN code of practice, social services policies and practices ( including completing CAF’s ) and of working with a range of external agencies.

Skills and Knowledge

To know how babies and young children develop and be able to care for them.

To know development steps in child development and be able to engage and stimulate babies and young children in play.

To know, understand and implement the Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage.

To know, understand and implement practices to ensure a good Ofsted inspection outcome.

To have sufficient understanding and use of English to ensure the well- being of the children and be able to keep records in English, liaise with agencies, summon emergency help and understand a range of written instructions on medicines, food hygiene or in respect to safety

To know, understand and implement the SEN code of practice.

To know social services practices and be able to work with external agencies to ensure the best possible provision and outcomes for children in your care.

To know and be able to keep children safe and healthy.

To know and understand principles of equality and how to implement these in your daily practice.

To know how to teach and encourage positive, good behaviour and deal with any issues sensitively and inappropriately.

To know and understand general parental concerns and be able to form good relationships with parents to ensure the best outcomes for the child.

To be able to implement and model best practice at all times with key policies and practices.

To know how to observe children and plan next steps in their learning.

To be creative in planning a range of suitable, fun, stimulating activities for children.

Job added on 02-09-2014