Empower : Respect : Integrity : Dedication

Title: Team Leader

Location: Walton-on-Thames (KT12)

Salary: £32,760.00

The role holder will be required to travel to other nursery settings or locations as required by the company and will be expected to provide support at other sites.

Role Purpose:

The Team Leader is responsible for the day-to-day running of the rooms comprising their team and, as a member of the Nursery Management Team, supporting the management team in leading the setting to ensure that high-quality childcare is provided to all. This role profile is not exhaustive, and the Team Leader is expected to fulfil any duty as required for the effective running of the setting.

Below are the benefits and the opportunities within the Company for permanent staff:

  • A competitive salary package, including pension and occupational sick pay
  • 50% staff discount on childcare places
  • 25% childcare discount for one family member too!
  • Birthday day off OR Christmas Shopping day
  • Inspiring training and career development with a growing company
  • Opportunity to gain further qualifications
  • Company Bonus Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
  • Increasing annual leave with each complete year of service up to a maximum of 33 days (including Bank/Public Holidays)
  • Opportunity to purchase additional holiday
  • Paid time off for dependents
  • Discount and savings at over 1,500 retailers through PerkPal
  • Monthly staff recognition scheme
  • Annual Christmas party for all staff

Key Accountabilities:

Act as a role model for the Early Years, ensuring that the EYFS is implemented and followed throughout the team to an exemplary standard.

Engage with the Nursery Management Team to understand and comply with registration and legislative requirements, including any requirements outlined by Ofsted.

Fulfil the role of a key person to an exemplary standard, providing a positive role model for team members.

Ensure that all nursery initiatives are fully embedded, being a lead on at least one Early Years initiative or working party across the company.

Be the first point of contact for any parent queries for children in the rooms comprising your team.

Adhere to, and role model, best practice safeguarding requirements.

Carry out audits within the team.

Provide day-to-day leadership and management for the team and staff across the nursery as required.

Be involved in the recruitment of staff, including but not limited to, shortlisting, interviewing, and observing safer recruitment practices.

Observe best practice and legislative requirements in all areas of employment and equality legislation.

Take responsibility for team member’s induction and probation.

Support the Nursery Management Team with employment relations issues such as probation reviews, flexible working, grievances, attendance management, and disciplinary issues.

Support the Nursery Management Team with the implementation of the Company’s performance management cycle, carrying out supervisions and appraisals accordingly.

Identify training needs and support the training and development of the staff team.

Be the first point of contact for any staffing issues or requests, including requests for time off.

Carry out return-to-work meetings following periods of absence.

Take responsibility for the staffing rota.

Support the Nursery Management Team with invoicing, bad debt, and payroll queries.

Develop a working understanding of budgets and manage a small team budget.

Adhere to legislative and company requirements in relation to health and safety.

Proactively manage risk in the nursery and role model safe working practices.


Support the Nursery Management Team in achieving occupancy targets and engaging in wider partnership objectives through the implementation of marketing strategies for the nursery.

Assist in the effective use of social media and other marketing activities as required.

Carry out show rounds for prospective parents and lead the team to present an appropriate image of the nursery during show rounds, including staff engagement with prospective parents.

Building/Utilities Maintenance:

Ensure all building and maintenance issues are followed up and well managed.

Take responsibility for the toys, equipment, and overall standards of presentation within the team.

Person Specification:

Full and relevant Early Years qualification

Full understanding and working knowledge of the EYFS

Full understanding of the Ofsted inspection framework

Experience of leading a team and dealing with staff issues

Comprehensive understanding of health and safety requirements

Working knowledge of equal opportunities legislation

Safeguarding training

Paediatric first aid

Satisfactory DBS check

A higher Early Years qualification, or willing to study

Management/leadership qualification, or willing to study

Please note, if you are successful in this role, background checks including online searches may be completed. This is keeping in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education policies.

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