Job Title: Nursery Room Leader
Location: Islington, North London
Salary: £24,000 per year
Job type: Permanent, Full time.
We are looking for a Room Leader who has previous experience to join our FANTASTIC brand-new Flag ship nursery in Islington, North London. Are you an early childhood education professional with good language skills? Or you might have great organisational skills and an eye for business opportunities? Above everything we appreciate a customer-centric mindset, can-do-attitude and the flexibility that working in a growing team requires.
As a Room Leader you will be tasked with ensuring the smooth running of your specific room and have experience of how to support and manage all staff within your room. You will directly report to the Nursery Manager and Deputy Manager, and liaise with them daily about logistics, routines and required tasks. You will be co-responsible for ensuring the safety, safeguarding and well-being of the children and staff.
You will role model and promote the setting's philosophy and ethos, showing creativity and high-energy. You will mentor and guide staff to scaffold an environment for child-led, play-based learning.
Key Responsibilities and Duties:
A real passion for holistic play and supporting children in their own learning
Sound knowledge of the EYFS statutory framework
Good knowledge and understanding of safeguarding children's obligations
Someone who is highly organised, reliable and a driven team-player
Strong relationship-building and communication skills to build a rapport with parents and practitioners alike
The ability to adapt quickly to changes, is flexible and uses initiative
An individual who is passionate about implementing change within the Early Years and excited to learn about the FinlandWay ® philosophy and willing to complete our inhouse teaching qualificationRequired Skills/Qualifications:
Level 3 Qualification in childcare.
Experience working with 3 months - 5 year olds.
Ofsted inspection experience.Benefits:
Annual Salary Reviews for all staff with a commitment to increase wages in line with cost of living.
All staff paid a starting salary of London Living Wage.
30 days annual leave (inclusive of bank holidays).
7 days sick pay.
5 days paid compassionate/ bereavement leave.
5 days paid dependant leave.
AXA Healthcare for all staff.
Bonuses for the entire staff team.
3 full days a week free childcare in one of our Nordic Star Nurseries.
Enhanced Maternity, Paternity, Adoption and Shared Parental leave.
Access to travel interest free Loans and support to purchase a bike for commuting.
Time of Need Loan (TNL) for staff to access if a situation arises employees can submit a confidential application to request a loan of up to £850 to provide support through difficult times.
Pension scheme of 3% employer contribution and 5% employee contribution.
Refer a friend bonus of £500 once they have passed their probation.
Commitment to provide financial support for further education and continuing professional development with bespoke career development plans for each employee. £5,000 education and CPD fund per site per year.
Lunch provided daily for all staff.
Staff meetings and annual training week held within working hours.
Annual training session for senior staff in Helsinki at FinlandWay® HQ.
Bi-annual staff events and awards ceremony for employees and their families.Please click on the APPLY button to send your CV and Cover Letter for this role.
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