Baby and Toddler Room Leader. Job in London E-Nursery Jobs

  • Job Reference: 393167074-2
  • Date Posted: 8 October 2021
  • Recruiter: Great Starts Recruitment Ltd
  • Location: London
  • Salary: £22,000 to £25,000
  • Sector: Education
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Baby and Toddler Room Leader


Full Time

Up to £25000pa

Job Description

Post Title: Baby and Toddler Room Leader

Purpose of Role

1 To support the aims and objectives of the setting and assist the manager in the organisation of a high quality establishment for children from birth to 5 years;

2 To provide high standards of childcare and education - to include the monitoring and reviews of setting, this includes providing a safe, caring environment to enable the emotional, social and educational development of children, through individual attention and group activities;

3 To direct and support staff as agreed by the setting manager.

Main Duties

1 To promote the aims and objectives of the setting;

2 To promote the high standards of the setting at all times to parents/carers, staff and visitors;

3 To ensure the setting maintains a high standard of physical and emotional care;

4 To lead a team of professional workers and to ensure good practice at all times; to ensure that you kept up skilled with any changes to legislations and to ensure all staff are aware of the changes.

5 To assist the manager in setting and implementing objectives and policy for the setting;

6 To assist with the planning and organisation of staffing schedules and holiday rotas to ensure adequate staffing levels are maintained in accordance with Local Authority guidelines and Setting procedures;

7 To assist with the implementation of administrative procedures involved with: - registration, place allocation, and other related matters;

8 To assist with the development and implementation of systems to monitor and record child development;

9 To assist with the preparation and maintenance of materials and equipment;

10 To be responsible for the Health and Safety standards appropriate for the needs of young children and ensuring staff compliance and awareness;

11 To ensure high standards of hygiene and cleanliness are maintained at all times;

12 To ensure the setting maintains a high quality environment to meet the needs of individual children from differing cultures and religious backgrounds, and stages of development;

13 To ensure confidentiality of information received;

14 To assist with staff development and training;

15 To assist the manager in the supervision of the training of students in placement within the setting;

16 Liaise with parents/carers, other family members and staff to help ensure that the particular needs of children are met and that parental choice is considered in terms of care given;

17 To liaise with outside agencies as required;

18 Assist the manager with the efficient upkeep of the building and maintenance/stock of equipment, furnishings and fittings;

19 Maintaining staff awareness of fire drill in accordance with the code of practice;

20 To attend monthly staff / planning meetings and training sessions outside working hours;

21 To undertake such other duties and responsibilities of an equivalent nature as may be determined from time to time by the Setting manager;

22 To deputise for the manager in their absence.

23 To actively promote and support the safeguarding of children and young people in the workplace, ensuring that all staff and volunteers observe Setting policies and procedures to keep children safe from harm.

Person Specification:


Skills, aptitude, knowledge and experience

Experience in managing staff, motivating teams and recruiting new staff members

An understanding of staff induction, supervision, and appraisal processes

Previous experience of caring for, or working with children aged 0-5 in a voluntary or paid capacity

A commitment to the provision of high quality childcare with an interest in the care, learning and development of young children

Knowledge of the National Standards for the regulation of Childcare provision
Proven administrative experience, including handling confidential staff and child records

A positive approach to learning and gaining new skills through teamwork and training opportunities

An understanding of the Foundation Stage curriculum

An understanding of the Early Learning Goals

Personal qualities

Enthusiasm for working with young children

Good organisational, record keeping and planning skills

Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with colleagues, parents, carers and children

A positive approach to inclusive practice, with children, colleagues, parents and carers



Reliability and trustworthiness
Leadership and management skills

Flexibility - occasionally working hours might be changed, e.g. if the setting hosts a Parent's Evening

Able to work in small teams


Considerable, proven experience of working within a childcare setting.

Completion of a CWDC recognised full and relevant Level 3 Childcare qualification, e.g. Level 3 Diploma for the Children & Young People's Workforce or NVQ Level 3 in Children's Care, Learning and Development

Completion of Safeguarding Foundation course (Group 3) within last 3 years - (for Safeguarding Designated Officer role.)

A positive approach to gaining further qualifications

Some understanding of the importance of Health & Safety and Food Hygiene in the workplace
Completion (or be working towards completion) of a recognised Level 4 Management or Level 5 Childcare qualification

Completion of Safeguarding Awareness course (Group 2) within last 3 years - (where not holding Safeguarding Designated Officer role.)

Completion, or be working towards achievement of Early Years Professional Status

Health & Safety certificate

First Aid certificate

Completion of other relevant courses

An Enhanced DBS and satisfactory references would be obtained prior to commencement of employment