We are highly committed to the well-being of our children and the professional development of our staff.
Holland Park: Room Leader and L2, L3 or QTS Nursery Practitioner.
Hampstead Garden Suburb: Room Leader for our 18-24 month room and Nursery Practitioner.
Starting salaries: Room Leader £25,000 Nursery Practitioner £19,500 to £21,000 depending on experience.
We occasionally have vacancies for temporary staff, please email for details.
Applications without a full CV will not be considered.
About the Roles
Our excellent package includes a very competitive salary. You’ll work shorter Fridays every week, have over 40 days of paid holidays per year, and lunches are also provided. You’ll also have access to our incredible in-house programme of continuous training and professional development to keep your skills up to date.
This is a unique chance to shape the daily lives of children at our popular nurseries.
Applicants must have a legal right to work in the UK.
Level 3 qualification in childcare preferred.
Job Description Nursery Practitioner
Responsible to: Room Leader/Nursery Deputy Manager/Nursery Manager.
Purpose of the Job: To work as a key person and as a part of the nursery team under the direction of the room leader to provide safe, high-quality education and care for young children. To maintain a stimulating, enjoyable and clean environment.
1. To assist with the planning of the curriculum.
2. To help set up the playrooms for the daily programme and to help tidy away at the end of the session, ensuring that the nursery, all toys and equipment are clean and safe at all times.
3. To act as a key person to a small group of children, liaising closely with parents/carers and ensuring each child’s needs are recognised and met.
4. To advise the room leader of any concerns e.g. over children, child protection, parents/carers or the safety of equipment, preserving confidentiality as necessary.
5. To be aware of any special needs a child may have and to familiarise oneself with relevant play and learning plans.
6. To teach children, offering an appropriate level of support and stimulation.
7. To attend staff meetings.
8. To attend training courses as required.
9. To keep completely confidential any information regarding the children, their families, or other staff members, which is required as part of your role.
10. To keep up-to-date with current good practices.
11. To undertake any other reasonable duties as directed by the room leader or nursery manager, in accordance with the nursery business objectives.
1. Willingness to learn.
2. CACHE Level 3 Certificate in pre-school practice or equivalent.
3. A satisfactory enhanced DBS check which confirms suitability to work with children.
4. Previous experience of working with young children.
5. Commitment to diversity and equal opportunities.
6. Commitment to young children and families.
7. Friendly, flexible approach.
8. Health clearance for the job.
9. Ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative.
10. Good customer awareness
Job Title: Nursery Room Leader
Responsible to: Nursery Manager.
Purpose of the Job: To provide safe, high quality education and care for a group of children; to fulfil legal and statutory requirements; to lead and manage staff on a day-to-day basis; to contribute to Keren’s interests and to implement Keren’s policies.
- To take responsibility for drawing up long term, medium term and term by term curriculum plans which take into account the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage.
- To ensure that the room staff members, volunteers and resources are effectively managed.
- To be responsible for providing a high quality of teaching and learning, ensuring that staff are properly deployed and offer appropriate stimulation and support to the children.
- To draw up and to supervise the daily program of the room activities and events.
- To be responsible for implementing systems of observation and record keeping so that children’s progress and achievements are effectively and regularly assessed; to monitor the effectiveness of assessment procedures.
- To maintain the key person system and to effectively supervise staff on a daily basis; to monitor the quality of quality of teaching; to participate in staff appraisals and to identify training needs.
- To ensure records are properly maintained; e.g. accident and medication records.
- To liaise closely with parents/carers, informing them about the group and its curriculum, exchanging information about children’s progress and encouraging parents’ involvement.
- To lead the child-protection aspect in the group and to make sure that any child protection concerns are acted upon immediately and appropriately in collaboration with Keren, Tina and/or Assaf Ben Ezra.
- To ensure that the room is a safe environment for children, staff and others, that equipment is safe, ensuring that the nursery, all toys and equipment are clean and safe, that standards of hygiene are high and safety procedures are implemented at all times.
- To liaise and cooperate with Keren’s managers, Alexandra Costin and Mihaela Poleac, local authority SENCO coordinator, advisory teacher, pre-school learning alliance and other professionals as necessary.
- To contribute to and implement all the Nursery policies and procedures, especially those on equal opportunities, confidentiality and safeguarding of children.
- To attend training and staff meetings as required.
- To undertake any other reasonable duties as directed by Keren’s Nursery Manager, in accordance with Keren’s objectives.
- Proven experience of managing a room in a similar nursery setting.
- CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Pre-School Practice, NVQ Level 3 or equivalent.
- An enhanced DBS check.
- Sound understanding of child development and of children’s needs.
- Ability to plan and implement the room curriculum taking in account the SEN code of practice, child protection procedures and equal opportunity considerations.
- Ability to work with parents and to encourage their involvement.
- Ability to lead and manage a team of adults to deliver high standards and results.
- Commitment to and understanding of diversity and equality.
- Ability to manage self and work calmly under pressure.
- Ability to communicate effectively with a range of people.
- Ability to write clear reports.
- Health clearance for the role.