Room Leader

Bright Horizons
Southampton, UK
18 Oct 2019
02 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Bright Horizons Nurseries, awarded "Great Place to Work" for 14 years are currently recruiting for a Room Leader to join our Ofsted rated OUTSTANDING Yellow Dot Chandlers Ford Nursery in Hampshire. The role is working full time, Monday - Friday and is offering a salary of between £19,000 - £27,000 per annum.

Our beautiful nursery offers on-site parking, as well as being within walking distance from Chandlers Ford train station.There are also excellent bus routes with links from Winchester, Southampton and Eastleigh.

Yellow Dot Chandlers Ford Nursery is set on a lovely country Estate, with views of fields and horses as well as lakes on our premises. We have a people carrier that we are able to take children out in the community ie: local garden centres, beach, shops, etc.

On offer during the week we have swimming lessons, French Lessons, Spanish lessons, Mini Professors and visit 2 care homes a week for the children (and team).

We are surrounded by a small community which enables us to go out and about, going on lots of walks and ensuring the children are engaging in real life experiences.

During the year we visit Long Down Dairy Farm, Zoo Lab and have real life duck eggs to watch them hatch and look after them. Within our setting we have opportunities to grow our own edible garden and wood work bench for children to learn new skills. We love to be out and about learning about the world around us.

As a Room Leader working with us, you can expect a competitive salary, excellent training and development as well as a caring and passionate place to work.

93 % of our employees agree that "When I look at what we accomplish I feel a sense of pride"

Your role as Room Leader will include;
  • Overseeing the smooth running and high quality early years practice within the room
  • Being a key person carrying out all related responsibilities in building relationships with a small group of children and their families according to the EYFS
  • Promoting positive relationships with parents, children and colleagues
  • Ensuring health, safety and wellbeing of the children at all times

"5 out of 6 employees would recommend Bright Horizons as a Great Place to Work!"

You may have experience of the following: Senior Nursery Nurse, Head of Unit, Senior Nursery Practitioner, Room Supervisor, Room Manager.

  • 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.
  • Ensure that British Values are incorporated and demonstrated through Early Years Foundation Stage learning and play.
  • Safeguard and promote the health, safety and welfare of children in line with our child protection and keeping everyone safe policies and procedures.
  • 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.

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

  • Full and relevant Level 3 and or above (equivalent) Childcare qualification.
  • Current Paediatric First Aid Current Paediatric First Aid if qualified after 30/06/2016.

We look forward to receiving your application!

If you experience any problems, please email and we will be happy to help.

Because of the nature of this job, it will be necessary for the appropriate level of criminal record disclosure to be undertaken. Therefore, it is essential in making your application that you disclose any information requested in respect of applicable convictions and cautions (including, as applicable any reprimands or final warnings). This post may be exempt from the provisions of Section 4 (2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, in which case applicants are not entitled to withhold information about convictions which for other purposes are 'spent' under the provision of the Act unless the conviction or caution is "protected" as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013). Any such 'protected' conviction or caution is not subject to disclosure to employers, and cannot be taken into account. All guidance and criteria on the filtering of these cautions and convictions ca

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