Nursery Room Leader

Our client, Monkey Puzzle is currently looking to recruit a talented Nursery Room Leader. This is a great opportunity to work for a forward thinking and growing company.

Our client is looking for a qualified childcare professional who will be responsible for the day to-day running of the room. The role plays an important role in caring for children, maintaining a high-quality, stimulating learning environment, supervising staff and imparting their knowledge and skills to others.

Looking for creative and reflective leaders who are able to implement new ideas and use a range of strategies to continually improve practice and support the management team.

An enhanced DBS check is required by Monkey Puzzle before any appointment can be confirmed.



  • To contribute to the creation of a safe, welcoming and inclusive environment for all children.
  • To be aware of Monkey Puzzle’s policies and procedures and ensure these are adhered to.
  • To be responsible for the welfare of all children in your designated room, organising systems to ensure consistent, high-quality care.
  • To be vigilant and protect children from harm or abuse, reporting any concerns immediately – in accordance with child protection and whistleblowing policies.
  • To deploy staff and resources effectively, maintaining ratios in your room whilst supporting other rooms.
  • To reflect on practice and routines, tailoring them to meet the individual needs of each child throughout the day.
  • To lead planning and the provision of a stimulating range of age-appropriate activities and ensuring your room is well-resourced and creatively set-up.
  • To lead observations and the assessment of children’s learning and development ensuring records are kept up-to-date, are of a high standard and are shared effectively – includes Individual Education Plans for children with Special Educational Needs.
  • To develop genuine bonds with your key children and support and monitor colleagues to sensitively fulfil their key person responsibilities.
  • To work in partnership with all parents/carers, building and maintaining relationships that encourage trust, open communication and involvement in nursery life.

 Looking for an all rounded individual with relevant experience in a similar role.



  • NNEB/NVQ Level 3 in Children’s Care Learning & Development, or equivalent
  • EYPS or Foundation Degree
  • Good verbal and written communicator
  • Able to plan and provide age-appropriate activities
  • Able to observe, assess and track children’s learning & development
  • Excellent customer service and conflict resolution skills
  • Able to support and develop other team members
  • Key operational policies and procedures e.g. health & safety, child protection, behaviour management and administering of medication


SALARY: £17,000 – £21,000 (depending upon experience and qualifications)

Location: Chadwell Heath, Essex RM8 1RY

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