Third in Charge

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Job Setting: Day Nursery / Nursery School

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

Date Posted: 27 Dec 2019

Salary: £20,000 to £29,000 per annum

Hours: Full Time

Job Reference: Third in Charge Watford

Job Location: Watford , Hertfordshire

Our Watford Day Nursery is looking for an experienced Third in Charge to join the lovely team!


As a Third in Charge working with us, you can expect a competitive salary (£20,000 - £29,000 per annum), excellent training and development as well as a caring and passionate place to work!


Our brilliant Watford Day Nursery is located close to Croxley Green Business Park and Watford Town Centre and is serviced by excellent transport links (Including the over ground and underground metropolitan line). They are a purpose built nursery that has recently been refurbished! There is a children’s kitchen for learning through play and incredible modern ICT suite to help with computer skills.




To deliver a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care for children placed in our nursery alongside keeping everyone safe. As part of the senior team you will be responsible for leading, mentoring and coaching a team of early year’s practitioners whilst fulfilling day to day management of the nursery.



  • Consistently deliver and plan rich learning opportunities and exceptional care that helps all children to develop and meets their individual needs.  
  • Make accurate and effective assessments which reflect the needs, interests and stages of development of the child by effective delivery of the key person approach
  • Ensuring an enabling environment is providing consistent stimulating and inspiring activities for the children in both the indoor and outdoor area as a continuous provision
  • Lead, mentor and inspire a team to deliver exceptional care and education and provide feedback to create a consistent approach of early years practice to include but not limited to regular 1:1’s, Supervisions and appraisals
  • Designated Safeguarding Lead to promote the health, safety and welfare of children and employees and families in line with our child protection and keeping everyone safe policies and procedures.  
  • Responsibility to make referrals to external agencies and regulatory bodies
  • Ensure that British Values are incorporated and demonstrated through Early Years Foundation Stage learning and play
  • Ensure internal policies and procedures are adhered whilst also meeting the external legislation and guidelines from our governing bodies.
  • Promote and follow guidelines implemented for managing behaviour including supporting children to manage their own feelings and behaviours.
  • Continually work in partnership with colleagues, parents and/or carers or other professionals to meet the individual needs of the children ensuring a diverse and inclusive approach is maintained at all times.
  • Promote the nursery to current parents and potential customers to support the retention and ongoing occupancy growth
  • Demonstrate effective written and verbal communication at all levels
  • Attend staff meetings and training sessions for continuous professional development
  • Demonstrate the HEART principles in everyday working life.  
  • Working as part of a larger team to ensure all essential day to day tasks are completed in line with the nursery demands ie. Hygiene standards and room preparation
  • To provide support for your colleagues within the nursery and the broader business


  • Post qualified experience of working within the Early Years sector
  • Previous experience of working as a key person



  • Specific experience of working with 0-2 year age range
  • Team Leader experience
  • Experience of working and supporting children and families with additional needs
  • Designated Safeguarding Lead
  • Room Leader (or equivalent) Experience



  • Sound understanding of the Early Years Foundation Stage
  • Knowledge and  understanding of Safeguarding and Child Protection
  • Knowledge and understanding of wider legislative requirements for working with children



  • Coaching and mentoring experience



  • Strong communication skills both written and verbal
  • Ability to be flexible, adaptable and embrace new ways of doing things
  • Child Protection



  • Genuine desire and passion for ongoing learning and development
  • Ability to identify issues prior to escalation



  • Full and relevant  Level 3 and or above(equivalent) Childcare qualification
  • Current Paediatric First Aid 



  • Level 2 (or equivalent) qualification in Team Leadership

We look forward to receiving your application!




  • Nursery nurse
  • childcare qualification
  • third in charge
  • level 3
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