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Room Leader

Bright Horizons
Cambridge, UK
Closing date
3 Feb 2021

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We are currently recruiting for a passionate Room Leader as a Maternity Cover to join our wonderful, Bright Horizons Cambridge Science Park Day Nursery and Preschool, situated in Cambridge.

*This is a Maternity cover position*

As a Room Leader (MAT Cover) working with us, you can expect a competitive salary from £19,000 - £27,000 per annum (DOE), excellent training and development as well as a caring and passionate place to work.


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


* 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

* 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


* 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
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