Room Leader

Full Time Permanent

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Position: Room Leader

Salary Banding: £21,500 – £27,000 per annum (dependent on qualification/s and experience)

Hours: Full time / Permanent / Mon-Fri / 40 hours

Location: Kentish Town, London

We are currently recruiting for a passionate Room Leader to join our wonderful Highgate Day Nursery and Preschool. Our nursery is situated in Kentish Town, London.

Our 55-place nursery is proudly Ofsted rated ‘Good’. The nursery is set within a beautiful, large period building with light and airy rooms. The centre also features an enclosed yard where children can explore outdoors!

As a Room Leader working with us, you can expect a competitive salary from £21,000 – £27,000 per annum, excellent training and development as well as a caring and passionate place to work.


* Consistently deliver and plan rich learning opportunities and exceptional care that helps all children to develop and meets their individual needs

* Make accurate and effective assessments which reflect the needs, interests and stages of development of the child by effective delivery of the key person approach

* Ensuring an enabling environment is providing consistent stimulating and inspiring activities for the children in both the indoor and outdoor area as a continuous provision

* Lead, mentor and inspire a team to deliver exceptional care and education and provide feedback to create a consistent approach of early years practice to include but not limited to regular 1:1’s, Supervisions and appraisals

* Ensure that British Values are incorporated and demonstrated through Early Years Foundation Stage learning and play

* Safeguard and promote the health, safety and welfare of children in line with our child protection and keeping everyone safe policies and procedures

* Ensure internal policies and procedures are adhered whilst also meeting the external legislation and guidelines from our governing bodies

* Promote and follow guidelines implemented for managing behaviour including supporting children to manage their own feelings and behaviours

* Continually work in partnership with colleagues, parents and/or carers or other professionals to meet the individual needs of the children ensuring a diverse and inclusive approach is maintained at all times

* Promote the nursery to current parents and potential customers to support the retention and ongoing occupancy growth

* Demonstrate effective written and verbal communication at all levels

* Attend staff meetings and training sessions for continuous professional development

* Demonstrate the HEART principles in everyday working life

* Working as part of a larger team to ensure all essential day to day tasks are completed in line with the nursery demands ie. Hygiene standards and room preparation

* To provide support for your colleagues within the nursery and the broader business


* Post qualified experience of working within the Early Years sector

* Previous experience of working as a key person


* Specific experience of working with 0-2 year age range

* Team Leader experience

* Experience of working and supporting children and families with additional needs


* Sound understanding of the Early Years Foundation Stage

* Knowledge and understanding of Safeguarding and Child Protection

* Knowledge and understanding of wider legislative requirements for working with children


* Strong communication skills both written and verbal

* Ability to be flexible, adaptable and embrace new ways of doing things

* Child Protection


* Full and relevant Level 3 and or above(equivalent) Childcare qualification

* Current Paediatric First Aid

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