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Room Leader

Employer: Reading Borough Council | Directorate of Children, Education & Early Help Services

  • Reference: CHC0228
  • Published on: Fri 06/01/2017 08:00 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 22/01/2017 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Permanent
  • Hours: 37 hours per week, 52 weeks of the year
  • Salary: RG4 (SCP 21-25) £19,939 - £22,434 pa
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: RG1 2LU

The Lodge Nursery is a 48 place day nursery providing day care and sessional care. Due to expansion and a staff restructure we are looking for a passionate Room Leader for the age range 0-2 to join our team.

This is an exciting new opportunity to work within our expanding nursery where you can enhance your professional development and build on your current experiences.

The room leader role includes: being responsible for the day-to-day management of a room, the supervision and leadership of a small staff team, taking responsibility for the safety, security and well–being of all children and staff in the room, caring for children aged 0-5, co-ordinating and being part of a key person system, communicating with parents, following and implementing the guidelines of the EYFS, creating a stimulating learning environment and co-ordinating planning and carrying out activities.

The successful candidates will have a Level 3 qualification or more in childcare. They will also have a good understanding of child development, the EYFS and Ofsted guidelines, with a genuine and responsible attitude and be willing to work in a busy environment.

You must be self-driven and have an enthusiastic and flexible approach to your work with the desire to be successful and make a contribution to children’s learning and development.

Candidates are encouraged to visit the setting prior to making an application.

Please contact Emma Neale or Layla Littlewood on 0118 937 2535 for more details.

Internal Reading Borough Council employees must login via Employee Self Service to apply. If you have not yet been issued with your Employee Self Service account, or you have any queries, please email with details.

Visit http://www.reading.gov.uk/jobsearch for more details on how to apply online. Alternatively, call the Recruitment Team on 0118 937 2039 (24 hour answerphone) quoting the job reference number and the job title of the post you are interested in.

Please do not send a CV: for the purposes of equal opportunities, we can only accept Reading Borough Council application forms.

An Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check will be sought from the successful candidate.

Closing date: 22 January 2017

Shortlisting date: 24 January 2017

Interview date: 31 January 2017

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