Room Leader

Reigate, Surrey
Salary: £18,000 – £22,000 per annum
11 May 2017
11 Jun 2017
Full Time
Contract Type

Shapes Day Nursery

Room Leader (Baby Room)

Full Time, Permanent

Location: Reigate

Salary: £18,000 – £22,000 per annum

Shapes Day Nursery has two sites: Reigate and Epsom We offer professional and high standards in care and education, in a warm, caring, learning environment in which children can learn, develop and discover new and exciting experiences.

We have two uniquely designed, renovated buildings with three main areas for preschool, nursery and toddler-aged children, as well as separate baby centres.

Staff benefits include generous holidays, free uniform, and opportunities for development and progression, as well as a competitive salary

Job purpose:

  • To work as part of the management team to provide professional leadership and support to the nursery team.
  • To achieve positive working relationships with staff to enable them to feel supported in their roles.
  • To ensure the nursery provides the best possible standards of care and education, ensuring that the environment is safe and secure and all the children are valued as individuals.
  • To safeguard children ensuring excellent high quality childcare.

    Main duties:

  • Create and maintain a stimulating and attractive learning environment for the children ensuring that the individual needs and interest of children in the setting are met
  • To act as key person to make observations, assessments and plan for each Childs achievements, making sure each Childs individual needs in our care are met.
  • Implement and support others in delivering the EYFS in line with current practice and guidelines, ensuring the individual needs and interests of the children in our care are met
  • To lead observations and the assessment of children’s learning and development ensuring records are kept up-to-date, are of a high standard and are shared effectively- including Individual Support Plans for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities 
  • Develop open and positive working relationships with staff, liaise with other Room Leaders to provide smooth transition for children
  • Supervise, direct, support and motivate the staff team.
  • To be professional and a good role model to the children and other staff members at all times
  • To provide effective leadership of the nursery team, to undertake regular performance reviews,1:1 staff supervision and team meetings as required by the Nursery Manager


  • Previous experience of childcare in a nursery setting with age groups 3 months to 5 years
  • Level 3 early years’ education and childcare qualification or equivalent
  • Experience in leading a team/room as a room leader or an experienced nursery nurse/deputy room leader who wants to take the next step in leading and supporting a team
  • be motivated and be able to motivate and support the children and other team members and have strong organisational skills.
  • Sound knowledge of child development for children from birth to five years.
  • Knowledge of The Early Years Foundation Stage

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