12 May, 2022

Room Leader Level 3 or above

  • LittleBrook Nurseries
  • Sipson Road, Sipson, West Drayton, UK
Full time Senior Practitioner

Job Details

Overall Purpose of the job:

To ensure the delivery of an effective childcare policy within the nursery operation. To be

responsible for ensuring that your room is organised to fulfil the requirements of the specific age group within the nursery guidelines and policies.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Working with children, parents and staff

· To supervise staff and students in your area of responsibility and to ensure that they adhere to all of the nursery policies and procedures at all times

· To ensure the health, safety and well being of all the children within your care is prioritised. Make sure that the room, it’s equipment and resources are kept clean and in good repair. Remove any items that are not in good condition or could cause potential harm immediately and report to the Deputy/Nursery Manager.

· To organise and plan activities individual to each child’s stage of development, ensuring that their journals are updated with jottings, observations and examples of art work. To regularly spot check your staff team’s journals. Every Friday you must ensure that you have all of your staff team’s evidence checkers and completed adult initiated forms for all of their key children ready for the week ahead.

· It is your direct responsibility to ensure that all children’s planning is kept up to date, is relevant to the children’s individual needs and that all the journals reflect their achievements. All planning must be completed by Friday of each week, ready for the week ahead. You must ensure that tasks are delegated to your team in order to get the resources to adapt/change the areas of learning according to the planning.

· To ensure that all staff respond to the children appropriately, in adherence to our behaviour management policy. Ensure staff promote and reinforce positive behaviour. Challenge individual staff and immediately report to the Deputy/Nursery Manager if you have concerns about a staff member or if a staff member fails to adhere to the policy.

· To build trusting relationships with all parents, taking appropriate and prompt action on any concerns raised and to encourage their active participation in the activities of the nursery. Ensure any concerns are communicated directly to the Deputy/Nursery Manager.

· To lead and encourage the staff to work in a team environment including scheduling of room/team meetings to ensure maximum participation. Liaise with the Deputy/Nursery Manager to plan rota’s and ensure we have adequate staff to cover the meetings.

· To conduct an effective induction for new members of staff following the guidelines and using the Nursery’s induction programme; regularly liaising with the Nursery Manager on performance and progress during the probationary period. The inductions process must start on the staff member’s first day, going through health & safety such as fire evacuations, risk assessments, accident/incident reporting, medicine policy, supervision of children, ratios, security and registers/headcounts. Over the course of two weeks you must ensure the staff member has completed the induction programme, signed off the documents and has read all of the company policies and procedures.

· To recognise and develop staff working in your room through regular feedback, supervision and the performance review process. You must complete staff supervisions every 6-8 weeks and feed these back to the Deputy/Nursery Manager.

· To help develop your team’s individual Personal Development Plans and evaluate training and learning activities in accordance with guidelines, discussing outcomes with the Nursery Manager.

· To challenge and tackle poor staff performance in accordance with the company’s disciplinary procedures. Always report back to the Deputy/Nursery Manager with concerns and actions taken.

· Ensure that all safeguarding policies and procedures are adhered to at all times by yourself and your team. You must challenge staff where this doesn’t happen and immediately report this back to the Deputy/Nursery Manager. Failure to do so can result in action being taken against you.

· Supervision of children – always ensure that you and your staff team prioritise the supervision of the children both indoors and outdoors. Do not leave the room or play areas if there is not adequate supervision of children. Ensure that when you do leave the room for ‘NON’ urgent jobs, this happens during quiet periods such as sleep times. Always be aware of where the children in your care and that your staff team are completing regular headcounts against the registers throughout the day.

· Always maintain confidentiality when it comes to sensitive information sharing – both by staff and parents. Report back to the Nursery Manager for guidance.

· To ensure the children’s’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is fostered


Administration and Maintenance:

· To keep and maintain up to date and accurate records and reports on each child in the room.

· To ensure that staff maintains a safe and clean environment and to liaise with the Nursery Manager in connection with health and safety matters.

· To ensure that all documents relating to the daily, weekly and annual requirements of the nursery are maintained according to the companies policies and procedures.

· To ensure that your room is sufficiently resourced to cater for the needs of the children in your care and to provide a balance of child/adult led play experiences.

· To ensure that staff are adhering to all health and safety policies and procedures at all times, tackle staff performance immediately where this is not happening.

· To report any maintenance concerns to the Nursery Manager or Deputy Manager

· To complete daily risk assessments in your room and report concerns back to the Deputy/Nursery Manager.

· To ensure all staff are trained and fully aware of all health and safety procedures and that these are implemented at all times

· To support Manager/Deputy manager.

Additional requirements

· To keep abreast of new childcare legislation and practices

· To positively promote the Nursery policies and procedures

· To participate and be part of the senior staff team meetings within the nursery

· To attend appropriate training programmes as identified

· To commit to developing and maintaining a multicultural, anti-racist, non-sexist environment, respecting the children’s individual differences and to maintain a policy of confidentiality and privacy

· To take on additional or other reasonable duties as specified by the line manager, and according to the needs of the Association.

Senior responsibilities

· To be responsible for supervising a small team of staff and students and for the health, safety and well being of children in his/her area of responsibility

· Ensure you address any issues or concerns relating to staff in your room and report these directly back to the Nursery Manager.

· Ensure all communications relating to staff are kept confidential and not shared with other staff in the Nursery unless it directly effects them.

· Offer support, guidance and positive feedback to staff in her room, rewarding their efforts/ideas when appropriate

· Report regularly to the Nursery Manager and/or Deputy Manager

· Always maintain established policies and procedures

· The candidate will need to provide evidence and guidance in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum.

This is not an exhaustive list and you may be expected to undertake other tasks not specified above because of the evolving nature and changing demands of our business this job description may be subject to change.


Up to £23,400 Depending on experience


Senior Nursery Practitioner

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Private Day Nursery

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