Room Leader

Job Description

ROOM LEADERS  (baby room & pre-school room)

Up to £10.50 per hour 

Rural location – drivers licence/car required


Essential to role

  • Full and relevant Early Years qualification
  • Full understanding and working knowledge of the EYFS
  • Awareness of the Ofsted inspection framework
  • Experience of working within a team
  • Experience of providing customer service
  • Good understanding of health and safety requirements
  • Experience of managing a cohort of key children


  • As a nursery nurse you are responsible for working effectively with base room colleagues to ensure that the learning environment is appropriate to meeting all children’s individual needs.
  • Responsible for key children.
  • Responsible for cohort tracking of key children group.


  • To contribute to the room planning.
  • To understand the requirements of the EYFS, health and safety and Ofsted.
  • To fulfil the role of a Key Person and work in partnership with parents/carers, ensuring all children’s individual needs are met, including observing, planning and evaluating development activities.
  • Ensuring key children’s learning journeys, next steps and cohort tracking is up to date.
  • To liaise professionally and courteously with parents, children, colleagues and visitors in a polite and professional manner, seeking help or signposting to the correct person with the Nursery.
  • To prepare daily activities for all children whilst adhering to the Early Years Foundation Stage.
  • To interact effectively with all children.
  • To ensure the process for new children and children who are transitioning is followed appropriately.
  • To ensure the procedures for own key children transitioning are followed and all paperwork is up to date before the transfer takes place.
  • To carry out peer-to-peer observations termly.
  • To assist in the setting up of the room in the morning, throughout the day and closing down the room in the evening.
  • To support the team with hygiene for children including nappies, toileting, face and hands wiping and changing a child’s clothes.
  • To maintain records and reports, keeping daily diaries of the children’s progress and activities.
  • To assist with general cleaning, tidying and sterilising.
  • To contribute to the board displays.
  • To adhere to and implement all Nursery policies and procedures.


  • Attends training courses to further personal development.
  • Performs any ad hoc duties as required.
  • Actively contributes and participates as part of the team, attending team meetings and other events.
  • Is mindful of personal safety and safety of colleagues.
  • Assists the Nursery Manager with initiatives that directly benefit the Nursery.