Room Leader

  • Family First Nursery Group
  • Southampton, UK
  • 10 May, 2024
Full time Room Leader/Team Leader

Job Description

Are you a natural leader? Do you like to coach and train? Explore our Room Leader vacancy below and come and join the amazing team!

Woodberry Sholing - 231 Botley Rd, Sholing, Southampton SO19 0NL

Room Leader - Maternity Cover

40 hours per week

Monday - Friday, all year round

Salary from £25,355.20 per annum

Level 3 Childcare Qualification is essential

Our Room Leader Maternity Cover role is based in our under 2's room and therefore we would like you to have previous experience working with children under 2 years old. Within this role you will be required to work various shift patterns between our opening and closing times 7.30am - 6pm.

As Room Leader, you will:

  • Provide stimulating and purposeful experiences, environments and resources to children, that are appropriate to their age and stage of development
  • Enhance the all-around daily needs of children, including their physical, intellectual, social and emotional development
  • Assist staff in updating the EyLog system and their child learning journals with the highest quality
  • Promote respect and credibility for this position by leading as a role model with impartiality and consistency
  • Assist with embedding an effective key person approach to enable children to form secure attachments and identify training or development needs for staff
  • Maintain accurate records and accounts relating to children and staff on EyMan system and on file
  • Ensure the safety and wellbeing of every child, staff, parent and visitor at all times
  • Understand and ensure that the requirements of the statutory framework for the EYFS are met

*Duties and responsibilities in this job description are not exhaustive or restrictive, changes and other duties relevant to this post may be added.

As Room Leader, you will need:

  • Full and relevant Level 3 in Childcare qualification - Essential
  • Over 1 year’s experience working in Early Years - Essential
  • Over 6 months’ experience working in a senior position - Desirable
  • Sound knowledge of Ofsted expectations to achieve a Good or Outstanding rating - Desirable
  • Knowledge of the statutory framework for the EYFS and regulatory requirements - Essential
  • Fluent in written and spoken English - Essential

We are committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  A Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate will be required for all posts. This post will be subject to enhanced checks as part of our Safeguarding Duty.

Woodberry Sholing Day Nursery is part of the Family First Group where we take great care to treat everyone as a person, with equal rights and responsibilities to any other individual, whether they are an adult or a child. We are committed to providing equality of opportunity and anti-discriminatory practice for all children and families according to their individual needs. Discrimination on the grounds of gender, age, race, religion or belief, marriage or civil partnership, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, pregnancy or maternity, ethnic or national origin, or political belief has no place within the Family First Group.



Family First benefits include annual leave starting at 24 days on top of a paid birthday day off and bank holidays. On top of this we have discounted nursery fees for all our teams, friends and family, access to a discount/perks platform with exceptional learning & development opportunities tailored to you.

Nursery Name

Woodberry Day Nursery Sholing