Nursery Room Leader - Up to £21,000 p/a DoE - Clapham/Battersea

Up to £21,000 p/a DoE
21 Sep 2017
21 Oct 2017
Full Time
Contract Type

Baby Room is offering a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic and passionate Room Leader to join our dedicated and diverse team.

We are a private company which operates 3 children’s day nurseries, each with the benefit of their own pre-school room for 3 and 4 year old's, all of which are located in South London. 

We are looking for hardworking, ambitious and friendly Room Leader with a great sense of humour to help us achieve a wonderful learning experience for children, family and staff. 

As a company running nurseries for 10 years, we are able to offer extremely competitive pay, based on experience and qualifications. We also pride ourselves on staff professional development and encourage growth and promotion within the company. 

Purpose of Post 

To work under the direction of the manager, and deputy manager 
To support the aims and objectives of the Setting and assist the manager in the organisation of a high quality establishment for children from birth to 5 years; 
To provide high standards of childcare and education – to include the monitoring and reviews of Setting, this includes providing a safe, caring environment to enable the emotional, social and educational development of children, through individual attention and group activities; 
To direct and support staff as agreed by the Setting manager. 

Main Duties 

To promote the aims and objectives of the Setting 
To daily fulfil the mission statement of the Baby Room 
A daily commitment to the provision of high quality childcare with an interest in the care, learning and development of young children. 
Role modelling enthusiasm for working with young children 
To be creative and innovative with ideas for creating an enabling environment for children, staff and parents 
To promote the high standards of the Setting at all times to parents/carers, staff and visitors; 
Understanding all policies and procedures of the nursery and being able to answer relevant questions from parents/carers/outside agencies 
Jointly manage staff effectively ensuring ratios are maintained throughout your room 
To problem solve when issues arise 
To ensure confidentiality of information received; 
To ensure the Setting maintains a high quality environment to meet the needs of individual children from differing cultures and religious backgrounds, and stages of development; 
To be joint responsible for the Health and Safety standards appropriate for the needs of young children and ensuring staff compliance and awareness; 
Lead the supervision of children at play (indoors and outdoors) and at meal times, ensuring your room has stimulating activities and your staff plan from well-focused observations 
Complete daily checklists as required, such as room opening and close 
To ensure high standards of hygiene and cleanliness are maintained at all times; 
Liaise with parents/carers, other family members and staff to help ensure that the particular needs of children are met and that parental choice is considered in terms of care given; 
Take a lead role in helping to provide an environment where children value and respect different cultures, religion, language and disability and ensure that resources and activities reflect this within the setting 
Be familiar with all emergency and security procedures, e.g fire procedures, routines for dropping of and collecting children and marking the register 
Ensure the correct following of the medicine policy at all times 
To be responsible for recording accidents in the accident book 
To attend monthly staff / planning meetings and training sessions outside working hours; 
To undertake such other duties and responsibilities of an equivalent nature as may be determined from time to time by the Setting manager; 
To actively promote and support the safeguarding of children and young people in the workplace, ensuring that all staff and volunteers observe Setting policies and procedures to keep children safe from harm. 
Positive attitude in managing your room and motivating your team 
Over viewing planning sheets and record keeping of all the staff in your room and fellow rooms. 
Displaying a high quality of written and verbal communication skills with colleagues, parent/ carers and children 
A positive approach to inclusive practice, with children, colleagues, parents and carers 
Ensuring routines are being following and run smoothly

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