Room Leader

Addlestone, Surrey
Competitive Salary
04 May 2021
04 Jun 2021
Full Time
Contract Type

Are you a passionate person who wants to have an impact on their setting? Dawnys Day Care are looking for a forward-thinking Room leader with an interest in self-development. If you would like to work for a company that values its employees and encourages each employee to have a voice we may be the fit for you.

We are recruiting for a room leader of our fantastic 2-3’s room. The candidate must hold a Level 3 qualification and have previous nursery experience. We are looking for someone who can provide a high-quality environment and help us mould the stars of our future. The candidate should be energetic, creative and have the skills to help the children to learn, grow develop and most importantly have fun. 

We are a nursery that enjoys a challenge and thrives on new and exciting ideas. If you have something you feel should be part of the nursery routine and it fits within our culture and ethos we can help you implement it. We have recently had a staff member with a passion for Yoga who we supported through training and now provides weekly Yoga classes for the children.

We are a setting that wants YOU to make an impact!

Dawnys Day Care strive to ensure that the working environment is of a high quality which supports its team with emotional well-being. We care for our staff and want to see them succeed in every area of their life. To help with this we will provide:

  • Work life balance with either 4 or 5 day weeks
  • Competitive salary
  • Attendance bonus of up to £720 a year
  • Funding for personal development- Yoga/Forest school/Children’s emotional health and well-being
  • Promotion opportunities
  • On going coaching and development training
  • Pension scheme
  • 28 days annual leave and an extra day off for your Birthday
  • Reduced Gym membership
  • On site parking
  • Team Building days out, Christmas and Summer parties
  • Time out for planning
  • Childcare discount

Key aspects in the role 

  • To provide a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care for children place in the setting. 
  • To give support to the staff within the setting.
  • To work as part of a team in order to provide an enabling environment in which all individual children can play, develop and learn. 
  • To build and maintain strong partnership working with parents to enable children’s needs to be met.

Key Areas

  • To keep the children safe and happy
  • To educate the children through play and activities
  • To comply with all the organisation’s policies and procedures
  • To attend training as required, and complete all assignments set
  • To work as part of the staff team; 
  • To liaise with manager.

Responsible to: Manager

Duties and Responsibilities

  • To effectively deliver the EYFS ensuring that the individual needs and interest of children in the setting are met (in conjunction with other team members)
  • To keep records of your key children’s development and learning journeys and share with parents, carers and other key adults in the child’s life.
  • Support all staff and engage in a good staff team.
  • To develop and maintain strong partnerships and communication with parents/carers to facilitate day-to-day caring and early learning needs.
  • To ensure the provision of a high-quality environment to meet the needs of individual children having an awareness of any disabilities, family cultures and medical histories.
  • To advise manager/deputy of any concerns, e.g. over children, parents, the safety of the environment, preserving confidentiality as necessary.
  • To be involved in out of working hours activities, e.g. training, monthly staff meetings, Christmas party, etc
  • To be flexible within working practices of the setting, undertaking other responsible duties where needed, such as domestic tasks, preparation of snack meals, cleansing of equipment, etc.
  • To work alongside the manager and staff team to ensure that the setting’s philosophy is fulfilled.To read, understand and adhere to all policies and procedures relevant to your role and the safe running of the setting. 
  • To develop your role within the team, especially with regard to being a key person 
  • To keep completely confidential any information regarding the children, their families or other staff that is acquired as part of the job.
  • To be aware of the high profile of the setting and to uphold its standards at all times, both in work hours and outside.
  • To support nursery assistants, students and volunteers.
  • To ensure good standards of safety, hygiene and cleanliness are maintained at all times.
  • To undertake and lead on additional responsibilities such as SENCO, training co-ordinator, safeguarding Officer etc

Team Work

  • Contribute towards an effective and supportive team environment;
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues to ensure the highest standards of care are provided;
  • Attend team meetings and contribute relevant ideas;

In addition a Room Leader should:

  • Supervise, direct, support and motivate staff (not necessarily just in their room).
  • Devise a range of activities with members of their room and arrange a daily routine in your room and ensure that this is followed at all times.
  • To provide support to unqualified team members and students who are pursuing a childcare qualification.
  • To have an awareness of the requirements of the nursery as a whole and to be familiar with the routines of each of the rooms.
  • To ensure planning and observation targets are being met.
  • Assist management in appraisals and performance reviews for members of their room.

If you’re interested in joining our family please email us on or call on 01932 988202

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