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Deputy Room Leader
  • Employer: Brighton & Hove City Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/542/11057
  • Published: Wed 06/10/2021, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Wed 20/10/2021, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: 30
  • Salary: £20092 - £21748 pro rata
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: BN41 2PY

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Deputy Room Leader

Job introduction

We are seeking a passionate and motivated Nursery (Deputy) Room Leader, with a level 3 qualification and experience working in a childcare setting, to join our hard working team. 

This Job will be a Deputy Room Leader position; 

The Salary would be working 30 hours per week as Deputy Room Leader

For an informal discussion, please contact Becky Mounter or Catherine Linstem, Nursery Manager, 01273 293980 or email

About the role

Job Introduction

Acorn Nursery is one of Brighton and Hove City Council Children’s Centre Nurseries. We operate five nurseries across the City and provide a high quality service for children aged from 3 months to 5 years. We are open Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm.

Acorn Nursery is located in Portslade (Mile Oak) . We have been purpose built to meet the needs of young children and their families. The nursery is an open plan design, it has three playrooms and the children are split into groups supporting their age and developmental stage.

The nursery provides children with lots of space to play and learn, use their imaginations and be creative. We have a large garden space where children can climb a climbing frame, enjoy our new sandpit, plant vegetables, enjoy our mud kitchen, ride bikes and explore nature. We have a play based approach to learning in a fun, happy and calm atmosphere.

We are proud of our staff who are qualified or working towards a qualification, who share our passion for delivering a high standard of care to the children and provide exciting opportunities for the children to grow, learn and develop into confident young people. We have a long standing team of staff who feel passionate about supporting children’s appetite to gain new experiences and grow. We have a holistic approach and ensure children’s emotional health is paramount.

Applicants must have experience of working with young children 3 month -5 years in an early year’s environment; experience of delivering the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS); experience of meeting the individual needs of young babies and their families; demonstrate a passion and commitment for providing high quality care and learning opportunities.

We require applicants to be qualified to a minimum Level 3 in early years and childcare and have excellent communication and IT skills.

This job is for a Deputy Room leader in our Starlight (2-3 year olds).This role will be supporting the Room leader with running the room. We are looking for someone who can demonstrate excellent practice and lead a team of staff, complete planning and assessments and maintain high standards of early learning, ensuring that activities are developmentally appropriate and are those in which children from a range of social, economic and cultural backgrounds are able to develop and grow.

The role involves being a key person for a group of children; building relationships; being an inspiration to the children; supporting attachment building; ensuring the children feel safe; planning activities; maintaining records; using the Ipad to record development, carrying out observations; 

We desire the applicant to have an understanding of safeguarding procedures and should be willing promote Positive Parenting. Acorn nursery is passionate about inclusion and we work closely with outside agencies to ensure we fully support children and their families.

At Acorn Nursery, as part of Brighton and Hove City Council, we provide a full induction and training programme.

 We provide ongoing support in the form of regular supervisions and appraisals. Plus the many benefits that Brighton and Hove city council employees receive such as discounts from local businesses, and ongoing training and professional development. There may also be opportunities for further ad-hoc hours if interested.

We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, LGB, male or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our Directorate workforce.

***Important Information***As part of your application, you will need to complete your education and work history and provide answers to some shortlisting questions. Your answers to the shortlisting questions are the most important part of your application as they will be used in the shortlisting process to assess whether you meet the essential requirements for the role that are set out in the person specification and to decide whether you should be offered an interview. Before you start your application, please read our guidance here (Shortlisting questions guidance ( as this gives important advice which will increase your chance of success in the shortlisting process.


Additional information

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only

Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System.

From 6 April 2011 the Home Office has placed a permanent restriction on the number of migrant workers that all Tier 2 (General) Sponsors can recruit. Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.

Company information

Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.

We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, male or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our Directorate workforce.

As part of Brighton & Hove City Council's ongoing commitment to redeployment, please note that this vacancy may be withdrawn at any stage of the recruitment process, without prior notice if a suitable redeployee (internal employee at risk of redundancy) is identified.