Room Leader in Birdhurst Nursery
with NVQ Level 3, or equivalent, plus experience of working with children aged 0 to 5.
8am - 6pm
4 days per week (36 hours paid)
Christian Family Concern run Birdhurst Day Nursery, a well-established 56-place nursery on our site in South Croydon, which offers a warm welcome to all families. We follow the government's Early Years Foundation stage curriculum enabling every child to progress, and good relationships are established with the children and their parents to maintain a high standard of care and education. Our Christian values underpin our outlook and the care given to every child or adult entering our doors.
MAIN PURPOSES AND SCOPE OF THE POST
To contribute to developing a day nursery where children are provided with optimum early learning opportunities, which are stimulating, developmentally appropriate, safe and nurturing.
To be a key worker for a group of children providing a safe, caring and stimulating environment in order to promote each child's development (social, physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual) to the best of his/her potential.
To work effectively within a team.
To have a good understanding of the EYFS and how it informs your practice.
To provide a non-discriminatory service sensitive to the needs of Croydon s multicultural community.
To work within statutory requirements, and Christian Family Concern s policies and procedure, including: Equal Opportunities Policy Health and Safety Legislation Complaints Procedure Open files/recording Safeguarding
To take a lead role in your allocated room.
To create a child-focused caring environment where each child s needs, e.g. learning, diet, medication, health, etc are identified and addressed.
To deal with and work in partnership with parents for the benefit of their children.
To assist in supervising students on placement.
To ensure that professional standards are maintained at all times.
To lead in promoting good team work and communication within the nursery staff group, particularly in your allocated room.
To liaise with other childcare professionals when necessary and with the support of the Head Teacher.
To have an understanding of the Code of Practice for children with special educational needs and to be able to monitor and report any concerns to the SENCO/Head Teacher.
To have a knowledge of child protection procedures:
To identify child protection issues.
To monitor and record children's development.
To write reports for child protection conferences.
To attend child protection conferences.
To ensure the safety of the children in or outside of the nursery at all times.
To undertake professional training in aspects of childcare as the need arises through supervision with the Nursery Manager.
To be able to assist the Head Teacher with monitoring your team s performance and giving them peer support and/or feedback under the guidance of the Head Teacher.
To work with Head Teacher as part of the senior nursery team and occasionally on other duties as deemed fit by the Head Teacher.
Other duties as may be necessary.
To report to the Managers on their return