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Room Leader

The WonderWorks Nursery
Leavesden, Watford
£26,500.00-£27,500.00 per year
Closing date
7 Jul 2024

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Contract Type
Full Time
Senior Practitioner

Job Details

'The WonderWorks' is the first nursery provider dedicated to the UK film industry.

We are looking for an experienced Nursery Room and Team Leader (or Senior Nursery Practitioner/ teacher wanting progression) to join our Leavesden Nursery team. It is essential that applicants have a good knowledge of child development, and a specific passion for supporting the learning and development of 2–5-year-olds in a mixed age group environment.

We will only consider candidates who have leadership experience and who have experience working with children under 5.

Our nursery takes a child-centred and interest-based approach, with less focus on school-readiness and more emphasis on getting children 'life-ready'. Children at The WonderWorks are cared for with respect and understanding, and we incorporate aspects of 'Reggio Emilia', 'Pikler' and 'Hygge' as influences for our educational approach. We suggest that before applying, anyone interested in the role please visit our website:

Required criteria:

  • Minimum Early Years Level 3 qualification
  • Previous experience working with children aged 2-5 years, preferably in a setting focused on a child-centred approach to education
  • Strong leadership and some management skills
  • Creative, fun and imaginative team player
  • Strong understanding and knowledge of the EYFS and child development

Role responsibilities:

  • Leading a team of nursery teachers with the support of our Senior Nursery Teacher- inspiring team members to deliver high quality care and learning opportunities.
  • Monitoring and upholding all policies and procedures.
  • Supporting, inspiring and guiding children aged 2-5 years to become curious learners, monitoring and leading the planning and observation of children, will have a small Key Group.
  • Managing resources and budgets within the room, role modelling planning, setting up an exciting and enabling environment, and carrying out activities or play with children.
  • Upkeeping our warm, cosy, friendly 'home-from-home' for the children.
  • Building positive relationships with families, staff and children.

Working for us:

Every member of our team is encouraged to bring their authentic self to work, we believe children should be surrounded by interesting, positive, and enthusiastic people every day who have a 'can do' attitude.

We provide:

  • The opportunity to discover and interact with the film and TV industry through set tours and team events
  • Opportunity to be involved in making a difference to families within the film industry
  • Training Package (individual interest based training is also available e.g. forest school/ guitar lessons)
  • A safe place to progress and grow, personally and professionally
  • Plus other benefits including paid lunch breaks, free lunch, gym membership, free parking, uniform, and more...

For more information on the nursery please visit


  • Additional leave
  • Canteen
  • Casual dress
  • Childcare
  • Company events
  • Company pension
  • Employee discount
  • Employee mentoring programme
  • Free or subsidised travel
  • Free parking
  • Gym membership
  • Health & wellbeing programme
  • On-site parking
  • Private medical insurance
  • Sick pay


  • 10 hour shift
  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

School type:

  • Day nursery

Application question(s):

  • Are you able to work flexibly between the hours of 7AM and 7PM?


  • Nursery: 2 years (required)

Work Location: In person

Application deadline: 14/06/2024

Expected start date: 08/07/2024


Company info
Building 6, Hercules Way
WD25 7GS
United Kingdom

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