Full Time, Permanent
The Room Leader salary is £22,600
DESCRIPTION FOR ROOM LEADER
Are You - great at giving cuddles, experienced at wiping noses, silly when reading stories and fun whilst flying the children on the rug around the room and over the treetops.
If so please read on:-
We are a fairly large nursery with an excellent local reputation and we work hard to maintain our quality. That means we are professional, with high standards which we find that good staff prefer, rather than working for a more slap dash operation that wants less from you and focuses less on the level of care for their children. We know this by the number of staff that have left over the years, for various reasons, yet want to come back to us later having been disappointed with jobs elsewhere. So we must be doing something right.
We try to provide good staff facilities and working conditions and you will find the Owners and/or Managers always on the premises with an open door to you.
There is regular training given and we support, encourage, and facilitate your continued professional development. All our staff are first aid qualified, the training for which we supply free of charge. All our Senior Staff and Managers have been promoted from within and, whilst we don't rule out hiring from outside, that would be very much an exception. Many of our staff have worked for us for many years, some developing a career, some happier to stay within the room, so whatever you are looking for, we can probably satisfy you. We usually have over 100 children per day and around 50 staff so there are opportunities for either path.
REQUIREMENTS FOR ROOM LEADER
First of all, we hope you will be happy, excited and stimulated coming to work. Naturally, as a Room Leader, you will have at least an NVQ 3 or equivalent, some experience supervising and a thorough working knowledge of the EYFS. If English is not your first language (and even if it is) we will want you to have a good grasp of the written and spoken language in order to communicate well with children, parents and staff as well as be able to write adequate observations and reports etc. What's more important, we will be looking for a genuine caring attitude from people with a desire to work with children who enjoy their interaction. As Room Leader, you will need to be a team player, whilst able to lead by example and get the best out of your team. You will be able to give and take direction, yet also able to be self motivated and work on your own initiative and contribute to the planning.
If this all sounds like you, come and take care of our children whilst we take care of you.
Before applying please ensure you can answer YES to ALL the following questions
1 Do you have at least an NVQ level 3 or equivalent qualification in Childcare?
2 Are you fully conversant with the EYFS?
3 Do you have some supervisory experience?
4 Do you live within one hours travel time of Leytonstone?