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Type of Position:
Head of Room
Chesham, Bucks
£21,920 yearly GROSS
Start Date:
Job Posted:
Temp / Perm:
Full / Part:
Full Time
Level 3 or above Childcare Qualification

Full Time Head of Room Job in Buckinghamshire

Job description

Leading a team of staff, to care for and develop children in your room ensuring high quality experiences.

Responsibilities include:

•To lead a team of staff, including trainees and students, to ensure a safe, happy, stimulating environment is provided for all children.
•To ensure the smooth running of the daily practices, ensuring practices and policies are followed, including ensuring paperwork is completed to a good standard.
•To ensure good observation and assessment of, and planning for, all children in the room.
•To ensure all children receive high quality care and their development is suitably promoted.
•To act as a role model, demonstrating excellent practice.
•To supervise Nursery Practitioners, Assistants and Trainees, carrying out supervisory meetings where appropriate under the guidance of the Nursery Manager and Deputy Nursery Manager.
•To continuously promote your team's effectiveness, motivation and standards of care, offering ongoing positive support, advice and guidance.
•To act as a child's Key Person where requested by the Manager, ensuring quality one to one time each day with your key children and again demonstrating excellent practise to your room staff.
•To plan enjoyable and stimulating activities in the room on a weekly and monthly basis which promote the children's learning and development requirements, guided by the ongoing observation and assessment process.
•To work in partnership with, and supporting, the Proprietor, Nursery Manager and Deputy Nursery Manager to ensure the smooth daily running and administration of the nursery, adhering to the Policies & Procedures of the nursery and compliance with the Children Act, Health and Safety legislation and within the guidelines of Ofsted and the National Standards.
•To ensure confidentiality is maintained in the nursery.
•To act as a Named Coordinator relevant to their skills or training as designated by the Nursery Manager.
•To attend regular management meeting. To participate in staff meetings, sharing best practice and training advice when requested.
•To attend and participate in training days, including up to two per year on a Saturday.
•To assist with staff induction, helping new staff to fit into the nursery.
•To ensure all preparation, care, cleanliness and maintenance of the playrooms and equipment, including laundry duties.
•To provide feedback to the Proprietor and Nursery Manager on issues relating to the nursery.
•To address staff and parent queries and ensure parents feel welcome in the nursery at all times.
•To ensure all Safeguarding & Welfare practices and requirements are met and implemented by all room staff.
•To ensure that only designated staff administer medication as recorded in the risk assessments and as displayed in the Policies and Procedures file.
•To assist in ensuring all accidents, incidents and risk assessment forms are kept and monitored.
•To fulfil all health and safety responsibilities, including acting as a 'fire marshal' during fire evacuation procedures.
•To promote equal opportunities for all children and staff, with regard to their religious persuasion, racial origins, gender, disabilities, cultural or linguistic background; in particular, challenging situations where racism or discrimination if displayed. Any incidents should be reported to the manager.
•To assist the Proprietor and Nursery Manager, participating in arranging regular parent's evenings, nursery events, open weekends and children's outings.
•To undertake any other duties appropriate to the post as directed by the Nursery Manager and Deputy Nursery Manager.
Responsible to: The Nursery Manager (Nursery Deputy Manager in the absence of the Nursery Manager).
This job description is not prescriptive and may be changed from time to time at the reasonable request of the Nursery Manager or Proprietor.

Person Specification:

•To have a Level 3 or above Childcare Qualification
•Current First Aid Certificate (for young children/ adults)
•Current Safeguarding Children Certificate


•To have a minimum of three years experience of caring for babies/ young children, ensuring good, appropriate behaviour and offering high quality provision, care and delivering high standards of learning and development .
•To have experience of effective delivery of the EYFS.
•To have experience of the Ofsted inspection process.
•To have experience of working with and/ or leading other adults in a team.
•To have experience of developing staff/ giving training/ running staff supervision.
•To have experience of developing good working parental relationships.
•To have experience of implementing core policies, such as Safeguarding, Equality and Health and Safety.
•To have implemented key policies across different settings and contexts.
•To have experience of observing and assessing children and planning for their needs.

Skills and Knowledge

•To know development steps in child development and be able to engage and stimulate babies and young children in play.
•To know, understand and implement the Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage.
•To know, understand and implement practices to ensure a good Ofsted inspection outcome.
•To have sufficient understanding and use of English to ensure the well-being of the children and be able to keep records in English, liaise with agencies, summon emergency help and understand a range of written instructions on medicines, food hygiene and in respect to safety.
•To know, understand and implement the SEN code of practice.
•To know social services practices and be able to work with external agencies to ensure the best possible provision and outcomes for children in your care.
•To know and be able to keep children safe and healthy.
•To know and understand principles of equality and how to implement these in your daily practice.
•To know how to teach and encourage positive, good behaviour and deal with any issues sensitively and appropriately.
•To know and understand general parental concerns and be able to form good relationships with parents to ensure the best outcomes for the child.
•To be able to implement and model best practice at all times with key policies and practices.
•To know how to observe children and plan next steps in their learning.
•To be creative in planning a range of suitable, fun, stimulating activities for children.

If you are interested in this Full Time Head of Room Job in Buckinghamshire, please apply now.

Branch details for this job

Tinies Buckinghamshire
Suite 5 & 11 Suffolk House
The Green
Wooburn Green
Bucks HP10 0EU
01628 522 212

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