Patchwork Day Nursery and Pre-School – Alresford – Pre-School Room Leader

Patchwork Day Nursery and Pre-School – Alresford – Pre-School Room Leader

Job Title: Pre-school Room Leader

Annual Salary (approx.): £ – £ per annum

Hours per week:35-40 hours (depending on demand; part time and term time only may be available)

Responsible to: Nursery Manager

Job purpose:

  • To provide leadership to the Patchwork team including training and mentoring to staff in all aspects of childcare
  • To have overall line management responsibilities of the pre-school room

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • To deputise for the Manager in their absence, or as otherwise required, ensuring a seamless management structure and co-ordinated approach for the facility
  • To deputise for the Manager, as required, and provide administration support
  • To collaborate closely with the Manager and Deputy Manager to lead and develop best practice in all areas of the EYFS
  • To assist in the provision of a safe, caring, warm and inclusive environment
  • To work as an effective member of the team at Patchwork.
  • To deliver flexible, high-quality care and education that meets the needs of the children and their families.
  • To ensure compliance with all nursery policies and procedures and government legislation – DSCF, Ofsted.
  • To undertake the responsibilities of SENDCO if necessary
  • To provide regular and timely feedback to the manager on all aspects of the day-to-day operation of Patchwork
  • Proactively assist in the training and development of Patchwork staff to ensure a high level of childcare practice
  • Perform specific routine management administration duties e.g., registers, health and safety checks and staff rotas Childcare and Education
  • To collaborate with the manager and deputy in overseeing the running of the settings
  • To develop high quality interactions with children, to build on and extend their thinking and learning
  • To effectively plan, prepare and deliver a wide range of play experiences that promotes children’s physical, intellectual and emotional development
  • To ensure planned activities are drawn from children’s next steps, observations and interests as required within the EYFS framework.
  • To help children acquire self- help skills including washing hands, feeding, dressing, toileting, personal hygiene
  • To support each child in developing self-esteem, confidence, and feelings of competence
  • To provide a positive model of behaviour by treating children, parents and one another with friendliness, care, and courtesy.
  • To supervise children at snack and mealtimes ensuring they are a time of socialising and engaging with each other and adults
  • To maintain an up-to-date knowledge of current issues, legislation, and practices through attending regular training workshops that promote personal and professional development.
  • To be aware of hygiene standards and ensure that these are met in accordance with the pre-school Health and Hygiene Policy
  • To collaborate with fellow colleagues to create a positive, initiative-taking, and effective team

Health and Safety:

  • To implement all health and safety procedures in accordance with the Patchwork policies
  • To share in the responsibility for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children within the pre-school
  • To report and record all accidents and incidents in a timely manner in the accident books and information immediately relayed to the manager or deputy and then to parents.
  • To ensure a quality handover is given to parents/carers in accordance with the collection procedure
  • To take part in regular fire drills to ensure awareness of the emergency evacuation procedure
  • To ensure rooms are left clean and tidy at the end of each day and that equipment is looked after, stored safely and correctly


  • To ensure that communication with children, parents and the staff team is always polite, courteous, and timely
  • To attend and participate in staff meetings, INSET days, parent and social evenings
  • Report all maintenance requirements to the manager to ensure their immediate attention.

Parent Partnerships:

  • To consult with parents at the beginning end of each session on their child’s day creating and maintaining a friendly relationship
  • To be aware of the importance of the role parents play in early education and that their continued involvement is crucial to successful learning

Equal Opportunities:

  • To be aware of and have knowledge of the nursery’s equality of opportunity policy
  • To ensure that everyone is treated as individuals with respect and full consideration in line with the pre-school’s equal opportunities policy.
  • To assist in the provision of a high-quality environment that is inclusive to all and meets the needs of individual children from differing cultures, religious backgrounds, and their respective stages of development.

General Tasks:

  • To always respect confidentiality within the setting in accordance with GDPR regulations.
  • To conduct any other such duties as may be required

Personal specification Essential:

  • Early years/childcare Level 3 or higher Qualification (or equivalent).
  • GCSE Maths & English C or above
  • IF working in the baby room – training that specifically addresses the care of babies.
  • Work as part of a team
  • Interact well with young children and parents
  • Create fun learning experiences for children
  • Worked in a nursery or EYFS setting
  • Planning and assessing in EYFS
  • Key worker system
  • IF working in the baby room – experience of working with under twos.
  • Good knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage and learning expectations.
  • Knowledge of how to plan, assess and deliver activities in an EYFS setting.
  • Positive attitude
  • Good team member
  • Hard working
  • Enjoy working with children and wanting to encourage/support their development

Personal specification Desirable:

  • Interest in gaining a qualification in childcare.
  • Paediatric first aid
  • Food Safety (level 1 or 2)
  • Have a hobby which may relate to the children’s development e.g., a sport, craft
  • Managed staff
  • Knowledge of phonics or baby signing
  • Enjoys being active and outdoors
  • Creative

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Job Type: Full Time

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