Room Leader

TBC Full time All Year 01-04-2019 Level 3 childcare qualification
Room Leader

Essential criteria:

Relevant level 3 childcare qualification (or above)
Good knowledge of the EYFS
1 years experience within an Early Years setting (preferably with pre-school children)
Good verbal and written communication skills
Basic ICT skills
To work as part of a team
Safeguarding knowledge
Enthusiasm to support and extend children's learning through high quality planned activities
To plan engaging activities for the room
Confidence in managing a room

Located locally or willing to drive
Full/ clean driving license
Ability to support staff/students
Job description

Key responsibilities:

Safeguarding – understand and adhere to the setting’s safeguarding policies and follow procedures to keep children safe and secure and ensure that others at the setting are adhering to the policy. Report safeguarding concerns
Adhere to the setting’s Ethos
Ensure the health and safety compliance
Be fully aware of all emergency and security procedures eg registering children, collection policy and fire safety procedures
Ensuring the highest level of hygiene and cleanliness standards during care routines eg nappy changing, food preparation and bedding areas
Support the emotional, physical, social and intellectual needs of all children attending the setting
Extend and support children’s learning at all times
Plan, prepare and deliver activities and experiences which promote children’s learning and development using the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) ·
Maintaining accurate and effective children’s records
Working in partnership with the setting (SENCO), behaviour coordinator and other agencies and professionals
Demonstrate good practice in supporting children with additional needs.
Carry out and meet the requirements of the Key Person role to a high standard
In the Key Person role, create positive working relationships and partnerships with parents to promote parental involvement.
Respect the confidentiality of children and their families at all times
Prepare the room for the next session/day
Work together and respect colleagues
Carry out proper tidy up and cleaning at the end of the /session day
Learning and development:

Demonstrate a willingness to attend training and to take opportunities for continuous professional development
Communicate and support one another through daily routine
Attend staff meetings and engage in self-development appraisals and supervisions.
Support student practitioners
Qualities and skills

knowledge and understanding of the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework
Enthusiasm in providing the highest quality care and education
Demonstrate high standards of safe working practice
Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, parents and outside agencies
Ability to maintain emotional resilience in working with challenging behaviour
Demonstrate respect for appropriate boundaries and authority.
Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times

Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing
Ability to work effectively with parents/carers and colleagues
Ability to model and promote safe working practice in a busy, demanding environment
Demonstrate an understanding and commitment to policies and procedures.
“Jelly Tots Nursery is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.”

Jobs offers are subject to the receipt of 2 references (one from your most recent employer) and a satisfactory Enhanced DBS check.

We reserve the right to only contact people that meet the essential criteria.

This Job Description identifies the principal duties of the post. It does not detail every task. According to the development and the needs of the Nursery, this Job Description will be reviewed and updated periodically in consultation with the post holder