Room Leader

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Job Setting: Day Nursery / Nursery School

Job Role: Room Leader / Team Leader / Senior Nursery Nurse

Date Posted: 09 Sep 2019

Salary: £8.50 to £9.00 per hour

Hours: Full Time

Job Location: Dartford , Kent


The Room Leader is a qualified childcare professional with responsibility for the day-to-day running of their room. They perform an important role caring for children, maintaining a high-quality, stimulating learning environment, supervising staff and imparting their knowledge and skills to others. They are creative and reflective leaders able to implement new ideas and use a range of strategies to continually improve practice and support the management team.


An enhanced DBS check is required by Love Daycare before any appointment can be confirmed.





  1. To contribute to the creation of a safe, welcoming and inclusive environment for all children


  1. To be aware of Love Daycare’s policies and procedures and ensure these are adhered to


  1. To be responsible for the welfare of all children in your designated room, organising systems to ensure consistent, high-quality care


  1. To be vigilant and protect children from harm or abuse, reporting any concerns immediately – in accordance with child protection and whistleblowing policies


  1. To deploy staff and resources effectively, maintaining ratios in your room whilst supporting other rooms/nurseries


  1. To reflect on practice and routines, tailoring them to meet the individual needs of each child throughout the day


  1. To lead planning and the provision of a stimulating range of age-appropriate activities and ensuring your room is well-resourced and creatively set-up


  1. To lead observations and the assessment of children’s learning and development ensuring records are kept up-to-date, are of a high standard and are shared effectively- includes Individual Education Plans for Children with Special Education Needs.



  1. To develop genuine bonds with your key children and support and monitor colleagues to sensitively fulfil their key person responsibilities


  1. To work in partnership with all parents/carers, building and maintaining relationships that encourage trust, open communication and involvement in nursery life


  1. To contribute to the effective recording and resolution of any complaints or investigations, ensuring confidentiality at all times


  1. To be professional and a good role model to the children and other staff members, at all times


  1. To work flexibly as part of the larger team, assisting and supporting colleagues wherever required, in order to ensure the smooth running of the company


  1. To be aware of the high profile of Love Daycare and refrain from irresponsible behavior that could impact the company’s commercial success


  1. To attend reasonable out-of-working-hours activities, including training, staff meetings, parents evenings and special events


  1. To assist in the development and support of other staff members by communicating effectively, sharing knowledge and experience, delegating tasks appropriately, identifying training needs, leading meetings, inductions, and 1-2-1s
  2. with support from the nursery management and senior management teams


  1. To respect and value all colleagues, children, and parents, encouraging a positive and diverse working environment


  1. To cooperate and work effectively with the management team, taking on additional responsibilities/duties and positively promoting developments in policies and procedures to team members


  1. To undertake any other aspects of nursery work according to need


This job description is intended to give you an indication of the main duties but is not meant to be an exhaustive list.


  • NNEB/NVQ Level 3 in Children’s Care Learning & Development
  • or equivalent
  • High degree of integrity and empathy when dealing with children • Good verbal and written communicator • Able to plan and provide age-appropriate activities • Able to observe
  • assess and track children’s learning & development • Excellent customer service and conflict resolution skills • Able to support and develop other team members Strong organisational skills • Suitable to work with young children
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