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Norwich, England
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Full Time
Date Posted
7 days ago

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Offering a friendly and rewarding working environment, meaningful opportunities to make a difference in the lives of young people and a range of benefits, YMCA Norfolk are looking for a number of Nursery Room Leads to support the new Muddy Puddles nursery, catering for children aged from 2 months to 5 years. 

As the leading provider of childcare in the voluntary sector, YMCA Norfolk are passionate about offering a positive environment where all children feel secure and valued, and believe in promoting each child’s strengths to help them to love themselves and others.

We have a number of Room Lead positions available.

About the Nursery, Muddy Puddles:

In April 2021 YMCA Norfolk opened Muddy Puddles, an Ofsted-registered nursery based at our brand-new multi-service community centre on Aylsham Road, also featuring a Community Café and a Soft Play centre.

Our nursery provides a tailored childcare setting that creates a safe, empowering, interactive environment for its learners. We will offer bespoke education to each child, through a positive reinforcement approach to early years’ development.

Role responsibilities for the Nursery Room Leads:

  • Deliver a range of creative and developmental nursery activities within your allocated room which suit the children’s stages of development
  • Supervise all members of your team
  • Ensure you and your team maintain close supervision of the children in your care (indoor and outdoor) and at mealtimes
  • Record development and progress in individual portfolios and weekly diaries for each child
  • Following the EYFS framework and Nursery policy, lead your team in creating and maintaining a stimulating and attractive environment
  • Develop positive trusting relationships with parents/carers, encouraging them to be actively involved in nursery life
  • Ensure the general cleanliness of the children and nappy changing/toilet areas
  • Ensure that at snack and mealtimes, dietary requirements are safely met and communicate any new dietary requirements to the Nursery catering provider and room staff
  • Commit to developing a multicultural, non-judgemental environment for children to thrive within
  • Ensure the children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is fostered appropriately
  • Ensure that room registers, signing in/out sheets, children’s nappy charts, diaries and progress charts are maintained
  • Liaise with the Nursery Manager/Deputy Nursery Manager when planning staff rotas and breaks
  • Ensure you and your team strictly adhere to the nursery’s behaviour management policy and procedures, promoting positive behaviour always

Person specification:

  • A qualification in childcare level 3 or above, and an excellent knowledge of Early Years Foundation Stage and other curriculum
  • Up to 2 years post qualification experience of working with children in early years nursery provision and in supervising a team
  • Knowledge of OFSTED standards and experience of inspections
  • Working knowledge of current safeguarding procedures, childcare legislation, national standards and frameworks
  • A full driving licence with own transport
  • Able to be a reliable member of a team, working cooperatively and with flexibility and contributing positively to the development of a team environment
  • A positive approach to the management of children’s behaviour
  • Excellent understanding of cultural diversity in the local area
  • Interpersonal skills with good written and verbal communication skills

Terms of Role and Benefits:

  • £9.69 per hour
  • Up to 38 hours per week (There is a requirement to work occasional evenings)
  • 33 days Annual Leave per annum inclusive of Bank and Public Holidays, pro-rata for part-time hours
  • Satisfactory references and satisfactory DBS check
  • Healthshield Health Care Plan
  • Family friendly policies
  • In service training opportunities
  • Staff awards to celebrate successes
  • Death in service benefit of 2x annual salary
  • Staff discount at Stepping Stones Café and Williams Kitchen

Closing Date: Friday 30th July 2021 at 9.00am

Previous applicants need not apply.


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