Room Supervisior


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Job Title: Room Supervisor

Job Type: Permanent

Responsible to: Childcare Manager

Responsible for: Childcare Workers and Childcare Volunteers

Grade: B2

Hours: 30 hours a week

Salary: £18.740.13 (Pro rata – £14.929.30)

Location: Beginnings Day Care, Gainsborough, DN21 1NY


The role responsibilities include providing a safe, caring, stimulating, exciting and professional environment for the children in your care, reflective and inclusive of the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage.

To effectively manage the team, ensuring that they are working efficiently and appropriately in order to provide high quality learning opportunities for all children who attend the setting.

Lincolnshire YMCA is a local charity with a vision to assist in the development of children, young people, families and their local community. To encourage individuals to positively contribute to society as well rounded citizens with community based morals and values. The YMCA is diverse operating childcare, youth work, housing, fitness and work within schools at several sites throughout Lincolnshire.


Responsibilities will include:

  1. Operational Responsibilities
  • To provide and maintain close supervision of the children in your care at all times including meals.
  • To provide a safe and stimulating environment that provides opportunities for children to learn and develop.
  • To strictly adhere to the agreed Nursery discipline procedures, promoting positive behaviour at all times
  • To work as part of the nursery team to plan learning opportunities and experiences for all children within the nursery ensuring children are able to develop to their individual potential across all areas of learning and development
  • To help promote positive and respectful teamwork with all colleagues including volunteers and students
  • To maintain confidentiality at all times, both within and external to the setting, including social media and other online presences.
  • To ensure that your line manager is aware of any incidents affecting the welfare of the children in your care.
  • To help maintain the building in a safe and clean condition, ensuring all faults are reported through the appropriate channels
  • To maintain children’s daily diaries and progress records.
  • To be flexible within the working practices of the setting.  Be prepared to help where needed including to undertake certain domestic jobs within the setting including thoroughly cleaning all areas and preparing snacks as required
  • To work alongside and develop strong working partnerships with all outside agencies that are involved with the children within our care
  • Be aware of, understand and ensure that all OFSTED requirements are met at all times
  • Work alongside the Manager and staff team to ensure that the philosophy of the organisation is fulfilled
  • To liaise with nursery management and other team leaders to ensure the effective operation of the nursery, ensuring quality is maintained in all areas and reviewed regularly.


  1. Individual Accountability
  • To lead the implementation of the EYFS and cascade knowledge to other staff members
  • To oversee and ensure that all childcare workers are administering and maintain relevant records and reports, such as accident, incident and medication forms, learning journals and tracking etc
  • Managing childcare workers to ensure that all cleaning jobs are carried correctly and in a timely fashion
  • Encourage all staff to work together in a collaborative manner
  • To be aware of, keep up-to-date with and actively implement the settings policies and procedures to ensure all legal obligations are fulfilled in accordance with current legislation and guidelines
  • To ensure punctuality and effective time keeping at all times
  • To attend training programs and staff meetings as required and be flexible in attending additional social activities such as Christmas parties and similar
  • To adhere to the dress code of the Nursery at all times
  • To ensure that mealtimes are a time of pleasant social sharing
  • To be committed to developing and maintaining a multi-cultural, anti racist, non sexist environment, respecting the individual differences of children, their families and colleagues.
  • Washing and changing children as required
  • Providing comfort and warmth to all children, particularly at times when children are upset or unwell
  • To establish and maintain close liaison with the families of each child in your care, in particular, those within your key group
  • To be responsible for ensuring you current, up-to-date knowledge of children’s individual allergies, health and development needs


  1. Personnel
  • To work as a team and help out in all areas when needed
  • To establish good professional relationship including showing sensitivity and respect with all colleagues both at the nursery and within the wider organisation


  1. Finance and Administration
  • To be responsible for the control and storage of all resources and consumables, minimising waste and requesting stock replenishment in a timely manner
  • Take payments from parents and record appropriately in accordance with the nursery procedure


  1. Marketing
  • To have good customer awareness
  • To positively promote the setting when conversing with existing and potential families


  1. Training and Development
  • To attend and be proactive in seeking out training opportunities
  • Attend regular staff meetings as required
  • To undertake regular continuous professional development To identify training needs of team members and support their personal development through mentoring, regular supervision and work reviews
  • To assist the manager in the supervision of the training of students in placement with in the setting


  1. Health and Safety
  • To ensure that the highest standards of health and safety apply to both children, staff, parents and visitors, maintaining a safe and secure environment
  • Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of food allergies and an awareness of all children with all children with known allergies
  • To carry risk assessments as required and to ensure up-to-date knowledge of all existing risk assessments


8.    Scope and Limits of Authority

  • The post holder is to be responsible for their own workload on a daily basis.
  • The post holder is required to report anything of significance relating to the department to their line manager.


Essential skills and qualities 

  • Minimum of a relevant and recognised Level 3 qualification
  • Experience in working in an early years setting
  • Experience of working with different age groups from 0-5 years
  • Experience of implementation of EYFS
  • Experience of working in partnership with parents
  • Knowledge of key legislation relevant to Early Years such as EYFS, SEND, safeguarding, Childcare Act 2006
  • Knowledge of child development and children’s needs
  • Ability to work with parents/carers/families to encourage partnership working
  • Enthusiasm for working with young children and committed to providing high quality childcare
  • Ability to communicate well with adults and children
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Punctuality
  • Reliability and trust worthiness
  • A commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and families
  • Understanding of Equal Opportunities
  • Awareness of Health & Safety and practical hygiene issues
  • Ability, flexibility and willingness to take on other responsibilities or duties as deemed necessary
  • Knowledge and understanding of child protection and safeguarding issues


Desirable skills and qualities

  • Completion of a recognised and relevant Level 4/5 qualification
  • External diplomatic relationship managed to a high quality
  • Evidence of ongoing personal development training Desire to continue with professional development
  • Recent Paediatric First Aid certificate
  • Basic Food Hygiene
  • Safeguarding Training
  • Experience of managing and supervising a small team
  • Ability to write legibly
  • Good presentation skills
  • Possess a level of general computer literacy with a range of IT skills(word, excel etc).
  • Good organisational skills
  • Ability to demonstrate creative abilities
  • Understanding of basic financial principles


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