As a Room Leader you will be joining a professional, established friendly team. To be considered for the position of a Room Leader you will need to hold a full and relevant Level 3 Early Years Childcare qualification, excellent knowledge of EYFS, be a good team leader, have supervisory and key working experience and be confident in building relationships with parents.
As a key member of the nursery team you will be responsible for delivering high quality care and challenging learning opportunities for children, based on the needs and interests of those children. You must have good understanding in planning /observations/tracking.
Purpose of Post
- To contribute a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care for children placed in the Setting;
- To give support to other personnel within the Setting;
- To implement the daily routine in the base room.
- Work with Children;
- Team Work;
- Liaise with Parents/carers.
Working Week: Mon to Fri 7am to 4pm or 8am to 5pm or 9pm to 6pm (1 hour unpaid lunch)
Responsibilities and Duties
- To communicate sensitively with parents/ carers and children at all times.
- To ensure that families especially children from all social and cultural groups will feel valued and secure.
- In consultation with the room leader be responsible for the day to day running of the room.
- To ensure that the equipment is set up before the children arrive and tidied away after the session.
- To ensure that the room and the outdoor area is safe at all times and the Health and Safety Policy is implemented.
- To provide high quality play experiences which fully implement the Early Years Foundation Stage.
- As a Key person, participate in and keep all evidence of planning, tracking and learning outcomes for children .
- Work as a part of a team which besides staff members , may include parents, students and volunteers.
- To ensure that all accidents and incidents are recorded and be aware of the First Aid procedure used in centre.
- To make the rooms and the centre welcoming and where possible accessible to all children and parents / carers with special needs.
- To challenge racist and sexist attitudes and all stereotypes.
- To implement Equality and Diversity policies in the provision of play materials and play situations available to the children.
- To follow policy on discipline which enables staff to be consistent in their handling of children, promoting 'good’ behaviour rather than punishing 'bad’. To be aware there is a named person who has the responsibility for issues concerning behaviour.
- To work in partnership with parents/carers , prepare for and attend termly review meetings.
- To be aware of the role and responsibilities of the named SENCO.
- To be aware of fire procedures and fire extinguishers.
- To ensure that children are supervised at all times indoors and outdoors, in line with Ofsted requirements.
All applicants will be required to complete an enhanced DBS or have an update to one within the last year.
Could you please answer the following:
- Are you eligible to work in the UK
- Do you have experience in a child care setting?
- Do you hold a level 3 in EYFS or equivalent?
- Do you hold a clear DBS dated within the last three years?
Qualifications and Skills
- 1 years’ experience in a childcare setting
- An appropriate qualification level 3 and/or recognised by the DFE as full and relevant for the EYFS.
- The commitment to provide first class childcare
- The ability to promote good practice in a professional manner
- Good organisational skills
- A caring, kind and approachable manner
- Good English, Mathematics and ICT skills
- The ability to work on your own initiative
- A commitment to safeguarding
- Able to work full time hours over 5 days
- Pre-school, toddler or babies experience
- A strong understanding of the Early Years Foundation Stage
- Experience in planning and implementing activities, completing children’s weekly diaries and learning journals etc.
- 28 days holiday including bank holidays
- Staff training
- Child Development
- Learning Outcomes