Nursery Room Leader

Entire Recruitment Solutions Ltd
18500.00 - 20500.00 GBP Annual
17 Apr 2018
15 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Room Manager

Responsible to: Manager (unless a Senior Room Manager or Assistant Manager is based in the connecting area)

Responsible for: Assistant Room Manager, EYP's, Trainee Early Years Educator, QEYE, Asst EYE

Required qualifications:

  • NNEB, BTEC, NVQ 3, or equivalent childcare qualification

Desired qualifications:

  • Level 4 Diploma in Early Years

  • Foundation Degree in Early Years

  • BA Hon Degree in Early Years

  • Early Years Professional Status

Essential Technical & Personal Competencies

  • Broad relevant childcare experience (minimum 1 year)

  • Working knowledge of the work practices, processes and procedures relevant to the role

  • Experience of childcare & curriculum initiatives for example Busy Babies / Imagination Station/Kindermusik

  • Good oral and written communication, literacy and numeracy skills

  • A working knowledge of staff training and development

  • Knowledge of childcare legislative polices and their implementation

  • Demonstrate the ability to listen and coach other staff members

  • Ability to work as part of a team

  • Ability to communicate with children and adults.

  • Demonstrate a caring and patient attitude

  • Good professional attitude e.g. dress, conduct, flexibility and mutual respect for others and a passion to work with children

  • Promote diversity throughout the setting

  • Ensure appropriate personal hygiene standards

  • Promote a positive attitude to training

Desired Technical & Personal Competencies

  • Experience of the Private Day Nurseries Sector

  • Experience in supervisory role (minimum 6 months)

  • Ability to demonstrate a natural talent for music or creative arts

Core Competencies

  • Communication

  • Flexibility

  • Focusing on the customer

  • Planning and organising

  • Team-working

  • Continuous Improvement

  • Problem Solving and Decision Making skills

  • Leadership / Management

  • Creative and Analytical Thinking

  • Influencing, Persuasion and Negotiation Skills

  • Achievement Focus


Full completion of the Room Managers section of the company's Next Steps training programme on the Qualification & Training Matrix

Desired Training

Completion of the Room Managers section of the Company's Next Steps training programme on the Qualification & Training Matrix within 6 months of appointment

All staff are expected to:

  • Positively support equality of opportunity and equality of treatment to colleagues, children and parent/carers in accordance with the Companies Equal Opportunities Policy.

  • Have a working knowledge of the Children's Act.

Help maintain a safe working environment by:

  • Undertaking training in Health and Safety as necessary, both on appointment and as required in line with legislative changes.

  • Following codes of safe working practices for both children and staff and comply with the companies Health and Safety Policy.

  • Reporting any concerns in relation to the wellbeing and safeguarding of children and staff as outlines in the companies policies and procedures

Main Responsibilities/Activities:

The post holder will be expected to:

  • Co-ordinate and carryout the planning and prioritising of the activities and progress in the room in order to create and develop a stimulating environment.

  • Ensure a full awareness of their responsibilities in line with all company policies and procedures and legislative requirements.

  • Ensure that the room that you are responsible for complies with all aspects of various internal company audits and that any action points are addressed.

  • Deliver a high level of quality childcare whilst maintaining a professional and positive outcome for both children and staff.

  • Challenge any practices that do not follow the company's policies and procedures.

  • Manage the day to day running of the room in no Senior Room Manager is in the setting or the absence of the Senior Room Manager.

  • Communicate with their line Manager regarding the activities and progress within the room.

  • Demonstrate a commitment to continued professional development for themselves and others.

  • Reflect on working practices within their room to improve the quality of childcare provided.

  • Co-ordinate and lead room meetings if no Senior Room Manager is in the setting or in the absence of the Senior Room Manager.