A nursery in Watford are looking to bring on a Senior room leader/third in charge, to come in and join their nursery, with the role starting in January

The Role

As a Senior Room Manager, you will be working full time (40 hours per week) whilst role modelling your knowledge and best practice to colleagues and ensuring our children have the best start in life.

• Childcare provision with substantial childcare discounts.
• Excellent in-house training, opportunity to gain further qualifications, virtual learning and career progression opportunities.
• Retail Discounts Scheme via an online benefits portal.

Essential Qualifications & Experience:

• NNEB or BTEC Nat Dip or CACHE Dip in Childcare or NVQ level 3 or SVQ (or other recognised childcare level 3 qualification as per government guidelines).
• Minimum of 2 years previous experience working and caring for children under 5, ideally within a nursery environment.
• Previous experience of leading/managing a small team.
• Passion to deliver high quality childcare and exciting learning opportunities.

Key Responsibilities & Duties:

• As a Senior Room Manager you have overall responsibility for your room and staff within it, ensuring they are performing to the highest standard.
• As a keyworker, you will ensure every individual child’s needs are met, including supporting parents with any SEND/ASL needs.
• To support the day-to-day running of the nursery in the absence of the Manager and the Deputy Manager.
• Prioritise the safeguarding of children.
• Speak up against practices that don’t support safeguarding or our core values.
• Attend parents evening, recruitment/open day events and relevant training sessions.
• Organise and attend training and room meetings to ensure you and your team are always up to date with curriculums/programme requirements within the nursery.
• Build close relationships with parents and carers and report daily on their child’s time at Nursery.
• Take ownership of the observation, assessments and planning for your key children in line with EYFS and provide developmentally challenging next steps.
• Remain up to date with our childcare policies and procedures.
• Be a key player to ensure the nursery receives excellent outcomes in internal audits and those of external authorities such as Ofsted, CI and CIW.
• Maintain staff to child ratios.
• Ensure we encourage and praise children’s development and achievements.

We reserve the right to close a job prior to the initial closing date. All positions are subject to an enhanced DBS check or equivalent.
Expected start date: 03/01/2022
Job Types: Full-time, Permanent
Salary: £21,500.00-£25,000.00 per year

• Childcare
• Company pension
• Discounted or free food
• Wellness programmes

• 8 hour shift
• Monday to Friday
• No weekends

• Childcare: 2 years (preferred)
• Management: 1 year (preferred)

Work remotely:
• No

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