Nursery Room Leader / Team Leader - Advert

  • Willow Cottage Nurseries Ltd
  • West St & North St, Oxford OX2 0AA, UK
  • 17 Oct, 2023
Full time

Job Description

This role is also known as Nursery Room Leader, Early Years Room Leader

Nursery Room Leader – including Deputy Room Leader

Willow Cottage Nurseries is looking for an exceptional Early Years Room Leader with a passion for leadership and a vision for delivering the highest quality education and childcare.

Would you like to work in a beautiful rural location with extensive outdoor facilities?

We believe that our staff should feel valued and be part of a supportive team of childcare professionals.

Roles and responsibilities

As a Room Leader you will be involved in:

  • Delivering and maintaining a professional standard of care and education with high expectations of all children and colleagues.
  • Inspire, motivate, and give direction to the team in order to provide the best possible care and education for the children in an environment which is inviting and challenging.
  • Sharing and role modelling professional knowledge and experience in line with current thinking around child development.
  • Supporting reflective practice, observations and planning in order to meet the individual needs of all children.
  • Meeting statutory requirements such as safeguarding, welfare, learning & development, SEND support and record keeping and supporting the team to maintain the same high standards.

Job Roles Available
Nursery Room Leader  (Team Leader)
– Please enquire for more details

Nursery Deputy Room Leader (Deputy Team Leader)
– Please enquire for more details

Our settings are located:
Eynsham – OX29 4EH
Bletchingdon – OX5 3DH
Farmoor – OX2 9NS

Hours/Contracts Available
Full time - 40 hours over 4 days - 7.30am to 6pm
*The nursery is open all year round and is not able to offer term-time only positions. 

Team Room Leader - £28,250
Deputy Team Leader - £27,100
+ £2000 welcome bonus (T&Cs apply)

Qualified to
Level 3 in Childcare or equivalent

Minimum 1 year working at early years level 3 or above

Closing Date
Open until filled

More Information

Further information about our nursery and the roles on offer is available on our web site


Willow Cottage is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  

Applicants must be able to provide evidence of having the right to live and work in the UK and must undergo child protection screening, including checks with past employers and DBS and barred lists checks

Further details of our safeguarding commitment can be found at


Equal Opportunities

We are an equal opportunities employer. Please see our web site for further information.




Competitive and regularly review salary
Flexible working arrangements
50% discount on childcare
Bonus annual leave for reliable attendance
Bonus annual leave for long service
Bonus annual leave for Christmas Shopping
Scheme to purchase additional Annual Leave
We support both inhouse and external training
We promote and support many internal career opportunities
We are a family business promoting caring, supportive environment and culture
Refer a friend scheme

Overtime rates  (x1.5)
There is ample free parking on our site
Our staff are able to join the NEST pension scheme
Beautiful countryside setting

For more information about working for Willow Cottage please see our vacancies page

Nursery Name

Willow Cottage Nurseries