Deputy Room Leader

Deputy Team Leader (Deputy Room Leader) Position

We are looking for an exceptional Early Years practitioner with a passion for leadership and a vision for delivering the highest quality education and childcare. As a Deputy Team Leader you will be involved in:

  • Providing vision and direction – You will be involved in shaping practice and delivery of the EYFS to the highest standard, including planning a rich curriculum of experiences
  • Inspire and motivate – Your leadership skills will be required to help bring the best out of the team of practitioners and assistants
  • Drive up standards – You will help to train and take responsibility for delivery of the highest standards of education and childcare and have high expectations of all children based on their unique individuality.
  • Knowledge and Experience – You will need a thorough understanding of the EYFS, experience of working with children 2 – 4 years and be aware of the latest research findings in Early Years.
  • Support the Management Team – You will work with the setting management team providing cover and support where required.
  • Organisation and Team Work – You will need excellent organisational skills and be able to establish a culture of collaboration and co-operation between colleagues and multi-agency professionals to support SEND, parent partnership, development records including eyLog, health and safety, safeguarding and welfare.
  • Safeguarding – Understand and implement, with your team, the Safeguarding Policy to maintain a robust system for monitoring the children in our care.

“No job has given me the variety that working with children has. I love being able to come to work, not knowing what to expect and trying to bring as much positivity into children’s lives as possible. One of the most rewarding aspects of this job, is having so many opportunities to smile, with both the children and with colleagues, who share the same passion. I think that working with children has taught me to never take things too seriously and to enjoy the little things in life as much as possible”.
Ben (Team Leader)


Location Bletchingdon
Salary Salary in the range £21,450 – £22,050 (depending on experience and qualifications) based on a 40 hour per week flexible rota,+ £500 welcome bonus payment
Contract Maternity Cover – Expected duration = 12 months
Qualified to You will need a minimum of a Level 3 in Childcare but higher qualifications, such as an Early Years Childhood Studies degree, will be rewarded accordingly
Experience Working in a nursery environment: 1-2 years
Closing Date Open until appointed
Additional You will need your own transport (as no public transport provision on this road)


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