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Full time 40 hours
Location: Tiptree, Colchester, Essex
Set in beautiful grounds, ABC Day Nursery in Tiptree, Colchester, are seeking to appoint a qualified Room Leader. You will be joining a nursery with ambitious plans, where the staff team are stable, happy and enthusiastic about creating amazing experiences for the children within our care. This is a fantastic opportunity for a dedicated, enthusiastic Room Leader, who can work closely within a growing team. You should possess great communication skills and have a calm, approachable nature.
This position would suit an experienced person who has previously worked in a similar environment caring for children aged between 0 - 5 years and is looking for an exciting career opportunity.
About the job:
· To assist the Manager and other staff members in providing the highest standard of compliance, care and education for children, and effectively carry out daily operations of the nursery, including positive partnerships with staff and parents.
· To contribute ideas to planning with stimulating activities, ensuring the children receive high quality of learning and development.
· To liaise with nursery staff regarding children's specific needs and requirements.
· To maintain a safe, clean, and healthy environment.
· To adhere to all Nursery policies and procedures
· To always meet health and safety and environmental health requirements
About ABC Day Nursery in Tiptree
Our Nursery cares for children between the ages of birth and 5 years old. We are open Monday to Friday 7.30am - 6.00pm all year round except for closure on public bank holidays.
Our cosy setting provides a fantastic outdoor area for our children and promotes outdoor learning in a variety of ways. Our staff members love to get creative with the outdoor space and provide outstanding learning experiences for the children in our care.
The aim of our nursery is to provide a happy, home away-from-home environment for all children in our care with emphasis on individual attention and learning through play. Our philosophy is that a child should be happy, safe and healthy in a stimulating and educational environment. We aim to work in partnership with all parents to provide a service that will reach their individual needs.
The staff we employ are with us because of their genuine love of children, others are training 'on the job' and some have a wealth of experience with children during their lifetime.
Essential Criteria - Qualifications/Experience:
Full and relevant Level 3 Childcare Qualification- Essential
Sound knowledge of Ofsted expectations to achieve a Good or Outstanding rating
Knowledge of the statutory framework for the EYFS and regulatory requirements- Essential
Fluent in written and spoke to English- Essential
Why Join Family First Nurseries?
You will be joining a growing company with ambitious plans. Within this role you will be supported in a very teamwork centred environment, where flexibility and hard work are at the centre of what we do. You will also be able to grow with Family First, with future opportunities to develop your career with us. Plus, you will get your birthday off!
Rewards and Benefits*:
Annual leave starts at 24 days on top of a paid birthday day off and public bank holidays.
Annual pay review to ensure competitive salary.
Progression plans for all staff.
Ofsted 'Outstanding' rating staff bonus for the whole nursery team.
Team fun days and award events to thank and celebrate our wonderful teams.
50% off nursery fees for our team member's children and up to 25% for grandchildren/friends/families.
Up to £500 bonus for referrals of friends and family for company vacancies, depending on position.
Bike to work scheme and one-off contribution of £50 to help you buy a bike for work commute and the remaining amount can be repaid through a salary sacrifice scheme.
Employee assistance helpline offering confidential counselling and advisory service from qualified and trained experts 24/7, including face to face counselling sessions where needed.
*All perks are pro-rota for part time staff and subject to successful completion of probationary period. These perks may be subject to further conditions and can be withdrawn or reviewed at the discretion of the company.
We are committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate will be required for all posts. This post will be subject to enhanced checks as part of our Prevent Duty.
ABC Nursery is part of the Family First Group where we take great care to treat everyone as a person, with equal rights and responsibilities to any other individual, whether they are an adult or a child. We are committed to providing equality of opportunity and anti-discriminatory practice for all children and families according to their individual needs. Discrimination on the grounds of gender, age, race, religion or belief, marriage or civil partnership, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, pregnancy or maternity, ethnic or national origin, or political belief has no place within the Family First Group.