04 Feb, 2019

Room Leader

  • Alpha Nurseries Ltd
  • Jermyns Road, Reydon, Southwold IP18 6QB, UK
Part time Qualified Practitioner

Job Details

Job Description

Position: Room Leader in Southwold, IP18 6QB.

Hours of work: On a rota basis between 7.30am – 6pm.

Responsible to: Nursery Manger

Contract: 30 hours per week

Job Purpose:

  • To ensure a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care is provided for children placed in the nursery
  • To lead and support staff in the nursery
  • to implement the daily routine within the nursery

Main duties:

  • To deputise, taking responsibility for children, staff and the setting in the absence of the Manager.
  • To assist in ensuring that all policies and procedures are implemented and that the nursery adheres

to the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework.

  • To take an active role in drawing up long term, medium term and short term plans for children, using the Early Years Foundation Stage framework.
  • Organise and monitor the key person system, ensuring observations and records kept on the children are informative, accurate and up-to-date.
  • To be a key person to a group of children, planning and implement a programme of activities suitable to their development using the Early Years Foundation Stage framework.
  • Observe, evaluate and record children’s developmental progress and plan the next steps for their learning, and keep a record on your key children’s development for parents.
  • Work with other relevant professionals including the Local Authority Early Years support teams.
  • Liaise with and support parents and other family members encouraging their involvement. Offering support and advice, signposting where necessary
  • Recognise all children as individuals, ensuring their needs are recognised and met.
  • Provide support and direction to staff, developing and maintaining a good team moral.
  • To be flexible, responsible and caring at all times, providing a positive role model for other staff members.
  • To assist in ensuring that staff are deployed effectively within the premises ensuring that adequate qualified staff are in place at all times to meet registration requirements.
  • To support the training of apprentices and students on placement with the nursery, ensuring they are supervised at all times.
  • Maintain confidentiality at all times
  • To have an awareness, understanding and commitment to diversity and equality issues
  • Ensure the environment and equipment are safe and standards of hygiene are high. Safety procedures for children and staff are practised at all times and fire drills are regularly carried out
  • Assist with working towards achieving approved Quality Assurance Awards.
  • Assist in the review of policies and procedures on a regular basis
  • Attend identified training
  • Attend and contribute to team meetings
  • Complete a monthly stock check, informing Nursery Manager of low stock levels
  • Complete daily checks reporting any issues to the Manager, taking any necessary action required.
  • Liaise with the nursery SENCO and ensure children with additional needs are supported effectively and their IEP’s are met.
  • Act immediately and appropriately to any Child Protection concerns, following the procedure in the Safeguarding Children Policy.
  • Take an active role in nursery projects, special events and information sharing meetings with parents/carers.
  • Be flexible with the working practices of the nursery and be prepared to help when other areas of the nursery may be short staffed or with domestic duties.
  • Any other duties, which may be reasonably required of you, as identified by the Nursery Manager.
  • To be responsible for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young persons they are responsible for or come into contact with.

Promoting the Company

All Employees within Alpha Nurseries are expected to promote the company and its ethos whenever possible, the company will attend a number of events throughout the year and as part of your role you are expected to help out at these events, we would expect 12 hrs per year minimum on a voluntary basis to support the promotion of the company. This could be in the evenings and at weekends. These hours are in addition to any you may do during normal office hours.

The Company is committed to making any necessary reasonable adjustments to the job role and the working environment that would enable access to employment opportunities for disabled job applicants or continued employment for any employee who develops a disabling condition.

You are entrusted with confidential and sometimes sensitive information about Cephas Care Ltd, and the people who live and work there; we hope that you will always remember this and respect the trust we place in you.

This job description represents the broad framework of responsibilities and duties of the post, which may change as the services develops. Following discussion and agreement with the post holder it may therefore be amended as necessary.

Person specification

Knowledge

  • A level 3 qualification and a willingness to achieve EYPS.
  • Knowledge and understanding of planning and providing high quality childcare and education in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage framework.
  • Knowledge and understanding of supporting children’s behaviour
  • Awareness and understanding and commitment to diversity and equality.
  • Knowledge of SEN code of practice

Skills

  • Ability to use IT systems
  • An enthusiastic approach to working with early years children
  • Demonstrate good practice in early years care and education
  • Flexibility
  • Committed to working as part of a team.
  • Good interaction with children.
  • Recognise that parents/carers are the main educators
  • Ability to model good practice to staff.
  • Ability to lead and support staff.
  • Ability to work in partnership with parents and carers.
  • Ability to work in partnership with outside agencies
  • Effective time management and organisational skills.
  • Provide evidence of child protection, equal opportunities, first aid and food hygiene training.
  • Ability to use judgement and common sense, and be able to work on own initiative.

Experience

  • Experience of working in childcare setting
  • Some experience of leading staff and developing good practice
  • Have experience of working and caring with babies.
  • Experience of planning, developing, monitoring and evaluating curriculum and frameworks.
  • Experience of observation, planning and assessment and completing learning journeys.
  • Person specification

Knowledge

  • A level 3 qualification and a willingness to achieve EYPS.
  • Knowledge and understanding of planning and providing high quality childcare and education in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage framework.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Health and Safety management.
  • Knowledge and understanding of supporting children’s behaviour
  • Awareness and understanding and commitment to diversity and equality.

Skills

  • An enthusiastic approach to working with early years children
  • Demonstrate good practice in early years care and education
  • Flexibility
  • Committed to working as part of a team.
  • Good interaction with children.
  • Ability to model good practice to staff.
  • Provide evidence of ability to manage, lead and support a team.
  • Ability to work in partnership with parents and carers.
  • Effective time management and organisational skills.
  • Provide evidence of child protection, equal opportunities, first aid and food hygiene training.
  • Demonstrate good inter-personal skills including the ability to use judgement and common sense, and be able to work on own initiative.
  • Experience
  • Experience of working in childcare setting and some leadership experience within a day care setting
  • Have experience of working and caring with babies.
  • Experience of working in consultation with staff in planning, developing, monitoring and evaluating curriculum and frameworks.

Emotional awareness

  • Aware of the range of emotions in self and others
  • Shows concern for others
  • Listens to and understands other people’s feelings
  • Encourages others to express themselves openly
  • Is sensitive and tries to tackle the cause of a problem
  • Listens to personal comments without becoming defensive
  • In highly stressful situation, can keep own feelings in check, take constructive action and calm others down
  • Has a range of mechanisms for dealing with stress, can recognise when to use them and does so
  • Shows respect for others feelings, views and circumstances

Working within professional boundaries

  • Accepts responsibility and accountability for own work and can define the responsibilities of others
  • Recognises the limits of own authority within the role
  • Seeks and uses professional support appropriately
  • Understands the principle of confidentiality
  • Shows professional curiosity

Self-awareness

  • Has a balanced understanding of self and others
  • Has a realistic knowledge of personal strengths and weaknesses
  • Can work flexibly
  • Shows a realistic appreciation of the challenges of working with children
  • Ability to safeguard and promote the welfare of children
  • Understands the importance of safeguarding and protects all children whatever their personal circumstances
  • Can show an ability to contribute towards a safe environment
  • Is up to date with eh law and current events
  • Can show they have followed ‘best practice;’ guidelines’
  • Shows a personal commitment to safeguarding children

*Alpha Nurseries Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers and students to share this commitment.*

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