Room Leader / Early Years Educator / Nursery Nurse

London SW1P
Salary: £21,000.00 to £24,000.00 /year

Hatching Dragons – the UK’s first bilingual English and Mandarin early years provider – is on the hunt for a Room Leader and Qualified Early Years practitioner (L3) to join an awesome team in the heart of Westminster. Baby Experience is a must as our nursery currently has a larger population of children in the pre-2 age groups. Key role information below

Post Title Qualified Practitioner

Direct Report Nursery Manager

Indirect Report Room Leader / Third in Charge / Deputy Manager

Works with HD Education Director, SENCo

Supervises Nursery practitioner, Nursery Assistant, Trainee/ Apprentices, Cleaning team

Subordinates None

KPIs 1. Ofsted / External Consultants – Good-Outstanding floor practice elements

2. 95% Parent retention feedback (within your room)

3. 90% Staff positive feedback (within your room)

4. 95% of Children progress to meet or exceed EYFS Development age bands

5. Meet compliance/care requirements

Probation 6 Months

Notice period 1 months

Holiday 16 days exclusive of bank holidays (160 hours)

Working Hours 40 hours (typical – 4 x 10-hour shifts or 8 hour shift pattern as required)

Type Full time permanent contract

Progression Deputy Room Leader / Room Leader / Deputy Manager – promotional opportunities quick as this nursery grows

Required Qualifications & Certificates:

Essential: Relevant childcare qualification to level 3 or above; Up to date DBS; Pediatric first

aid; Safeguarding training; Food Hygiene; SEND; Fire Safety; A positive approach to gaining

further qualifications and trainings.


  • Good organisational, record keeping and planning skills
  • Excellent communication skills, with children, colleagues, advisors and parents/carers
  • A good understanding of the EYFS
  • Good written and verbal skills for report writing, maintaining child records and providing

feedback to parents/carers and colleagues

  • A positive approach to learning and gaining new skills through teamwork and training


  • The ability to model, motivate and support staff
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Basic IT skills
  • Able to plan and manage own and others workload

Desired Experience

  • Experience of caring for, or working with children aged 6 months to 5.
  • Good knowledge of Ofsted requirements for the provision of safe care to children aged

6 months to 5 years.

  • Knowledge of health & safety requirements for the environment in which children aged

6 months to 5 years are cared for

  • Experience of working in small team, supporting colleagues with peer on peer


  • A commitment to the provision of high-quality childcare.
  • Being able to deliver a tough message in a fair way
  • Supporting nursery marketing events experience

Person Specification

  • Punctuality
  • Patience
  • Reliability and trustworthiness
  • A positive approach to inclusive practice with children, parents and colleagues
  • Enthusiasm for working with young children
  • Flexibility – occasionally working hours might be changed, e.g. if the the setting host

marketing events

Safeguarding Hatching Dragons is committed to employing the most rigorous vetting procedures to ensure that its staff are the most qualified to care for its children. For full details of our safer recruitment procedures, please see our website

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