Position: Room Leader
Salary Banding: £21,500- £27,000 per annum (dependent on qualification/s and experience)
Hours: Full time / Permanent / Mon-Fri / 40 hours
Location: Caterham, Surrey
For this position, we are offering a Welcome Bonus of £500* (T&C's apply)
We are currently recruiting for a passionate Room Leader to join our wonderful Bright Horizons Caterham Burntwood Lane Day Nursery and Preschool. Our nursery is situated in Caterham, Surrey. This will be to work in either the Preschool or Baby room.
Our stunning nursery is set within a beautifully refurbished, purpose-built building and features an amazing garden, which even has its own LED-lit adventure fort! There is so much exploring to look forward to each day: an amazing climbing frame, reading dens, cycle area and a planting area, which the children help care for to learn about the world around them.
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.
Purpose of Role:
The Room Leader working in partnership the Manager and Deputy Manager is responsible for the effective leadership of the nursery team, providing training, coaching and mentoring and implementing a robust performance management strategy supporting team members to ensure service excellence for our current and prospective customers. This includes role modelling leadership behaviour in line our HEART principles, supporting to deliver or exceeding all key performance indicators and business results.
The Room Leader will effectively lead, inspire potential and engage their team to deliver exceptional care and education. You will deliver high engagement with staff and families whilst ensuring the expected levels of practice are consistently applied and fully embedded at every level.
The role works in partnership with the NM, DM and EC specialist to manage the execution of service delivery in line with regulatory, customer, client and employee expectations, and to develop staff teams that achieve consistent high-quality performance within the nursery. The expectation is this will be delivered by being present throughout the day in the nursery rooms as part of ratio staff. This should be delivered through leading and managing by example, role-modelling best practice and observation and assessment of standards and practice throughout the nursery.
In addition, this role will work with the nursery team together with EC Specialists to drive continuous improvement and embed inspirational early years pedagogy of the highest standard, across nursery teams, and secure regulatory compliance with better than National Average inspection outcomes in the UK.
You will support to sharing and articulating the attributes of the Bright Horizons brand, securing Bright Horizons as the provider of choice for families, corporate clients, and employees.
* Full and relevant level 3 qualification (essential)
* 12 hours paediatric first aid and first aid at work (essential)
* Level 2 Food Hygiene or equivalent training and compliance in food management
* Relevant safeguarding/child protection training undertaken and a willingness to update training regularly (essential)
* Evidence of continuous professional development
* Undergraduate or Foundation Degree in Early Childhood Studies or other relevant subject (Desirable)
* EYPP/EYTT or QTS post graduate status (Desirable)
* Full, clean driving licence and flexibility to travel as necessary