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Room Leader/ Nursery Nurse

Little Echoes Day Nursery
Bagshot, Surrey
from £27,000
Closing date
16 Feb 2024

Job Details


Mission Statement

Little Echoes intent is for children to be happy, confident, highly engaged, and motivated learners, through the power of play, high quality teaching, and emotional support.

We offer a reliable service to parents, working together in partnership with them.

The welfare and safety of the children are of paramount importance.

Main responsibilities

  • To adhere to all Safeguarding policies and procedures. To be able to demonstrate a firm knowledge of all safeguarding practices.
  • To report any safeguarding concerns to the DSL immediately, maintaining confidentiality at all times.
  • To support staff in the delivery of high-quality opportunities to ensure the children make good progress in all areas of their learning and development.
  • To work as part of a team to provide an enabling environment in which all individual children can play, develop and learn maintaining effective lines of communication at all times. 
  • To ensure a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care and
development for children.

    To be responsible for promoting equality of opportunities and ensure inclusive practice. To ensure all the policies and procedures are followed by all staff. To be responsible for any tasks delegated by the Manager and management team. To give support to other staff, volunteers and students within the room. To implement the daily routine in the room ensuring all requirements of the Statutory Framework are being met.
Duties and responsibilities

    To establish and maintain a safe and secure environment for all children, and colleagues.
  • To work alongside the manager and staff team to ensure that the setting’s ethos is fulfilled.
    To build and maintain strong partnership working with parents to enable children’s needs to be met.
    To ensure all staff have an understanding and implement British Values and positive behaviour.
    To read, understand and adhere to all policies and procedures relevant to your role and the safer running of the setting.
    To act as a key person, providing professional support to parents/carers and other staff in conjunction with the manager.
    To settle new children into the nursery following the settling in procedure and liaising with the parents about the child’s likes/dislikes and any specific needs.
    As a key person, update allocated individual development records, maintaining confidentiality at all times such as assessment records and children’s Care Plans, liaising closely with the SENCO to provide support for children with SEND.
    To plan a range of activities, appropriate to the children’s age and stages of development (linking to Early Years Foundation Stage). To be aware of the children’s social, emotional and wellbeing needs and provide appropriate fun and stimulating experiences to encourage independence and child-initiated learning.
    To participate in curriculum planning and implementation providing an effective learning environment, meeting OFSTED requirements and the EYFS.
    To ensure the physical wellbeing of the children by meeting individual care and needs for example nappy changing, toilet training and hygiene, following the intimate care policy.
    To assist with supervision of the children at mealtimes and follow strategies to promote good manners, behaviour and an understanding of healthy eating.
    Administer first aid and prescription medication when necessary following set guidelines within the appropriate policies and procedures.
    To undertake continuous professional development and participate in team meetings such as staff and room meetings within and outside working hours. To contribute as a member of the team and maintain effective lines of communication.
    Adhere to the nurseries Behaviour code of adults working with children policy.
    To adhere to the nursery dress code.
    To attend Parent’s Evening and any fundraising events outside of working hours.
    To supervise and mentor new members of staff and students in good nursery practice.    
    To ensure good standards of safety, hygiene and cleanliness are maintained at all times. Conduct a daily risk assessment to ensure the environment is safe for children and staff to access, including outside areas, following Health and Safety policies and procedures.
    To report to the Manager or Management team, any repairs or renewals relating to equipment, stock, surfaces, etc,
    To inform Management of any additional resources required for the room in general which will be to the benefit of the children and staff.
    To keep completely confidential any information regarding the children, their family’s or other staff that is acquired as part of the job.
What we offer:

    23 days annual leave + Bank holidays (Closed for the Christmas period) Holiday allowance increases by 1 day every year you are at the nursery, for up to 5 years. Paid lunch break - 45 minutes Long service recognition from 6 years of service.  Reduced childcare rates Pension scheme Further training/ development opportunities, where you will be fully supported by our training co-ordinator.




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