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Nursery Room Leader

Lower Road, Effingham, Surrey, KT24 5JR
The Howard Nursery School
Full Time, Part Time
£18,500 - £19,500 FTE
19th January 2023
Start Date
As soon as possible
3rd March 2023 12:00 AM
Contract Type
Job ID
Job Reference
THN - Room Leader
Start date
As soon as possible
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • NQTs Considered:
  • Job ID: 1301426

About us

The Howard Nursery School provides a warm, friendly and caring environment for every one of its exceptional little people.

The Howard Nursery aims to provide the best possible learning environment for children aged 18 months to 5 years. Base rooms are bright, warm and welcoming and have been designed to provide an environment ensuing the principal areas of learning are accessible to all our children. In addition, we have a secure enclosed outdoor learning area.

Job Description

Permanent Role, Working 32.5 hours per week/38 weeks per year (Term time)

Working Pattern: Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 3.30pm with a 30 minute unpaid lunch break

We have an exciting opportunity for a Room Leader to join our committed and pro-active team within The Howard Nursery School. Set in the grounds of Howard of Effingham School, the Nursery School is open to children from 16 months to 5 years. The Director and Nursery School Manager are committed to ensuring The Howard Nursery School is an employer of choice and a Nursery School that thrives on delivering the best experience for staff, the children and their parents.

All adults employed by the Trust have a responsibility for data protection and have a duty to observe and follow the principles of the GDPR Regulations.

The Howard Partnership Trust welcomes applications from all, irrespective of gender, marital status, disability, race, age or sexual orientation.

All applicants must be able to provide evidence of their Right to Work in the UK prior to commencement of employment. As part of our need to comply with UK immigration rules, you will be required to provide Home Office stipulated documentation prior to interview.

Early applications are encouraged. We reserve the right to interview and appoint prior to the closing date of this advertisement.


To Include Local Government Pension Scheme

Essential Criteria

Successful candidates will have:

Good education to GCSE level in English, Maths and Science – Grade C and above or equivalent.

Level 3 NVQ in Childcare and education or equivalent.

Knowledge of EYFS and at least two years of experience in a similar post is essential.

Values and Behaviours

We are a values-based organisation and seek to recruit individuals who can demonstrate our values.

Our values will be assessed through the selection process, so we ask all applicants when providing their supporting statement to also incorporate not only how they meet the essential criteria for the role but to also demonstrate our values.

Our values are:

Integrity - displaying honesty and having strong moral principles

Partnership - working together and taking collective ownership to achieve the same goals

Advocacy - working hard on behalf of others to maximise their success

Resilience - finding success again after something difficult or negative has happened

Compassion - displaying empathy towards and a desire to help others

Aspiration - aiming high to achieve success

Please ensure your supporting statement reflects our Values


The successful candidate will be subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

The Howard Partnership Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment

Due to the nature of this role, it will be necessary for the appropriate level of criminal record disclosure to be undertaken. In making your application, it is essential you disclose whether you have any pending charges, convictions, bind-overs or cautions and, if so, for which offences. This post will be exempt from the provisions of Section 4 (2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Therefore, applicants are not entitled to withhold information about convictions which for other purposes are ‘spent’ under the provision of the Act, and, in the event of the employment being taken up; any failure to disclose such convictions will result in dismissal or disciplinary action. The fact that a pending charge, conviction, bind-over or caution has been recorded against you will not necessarily debar you from consideration for this appointment.


Safeguarding Statement:

The Howard Nursery School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.
The Howard Nursery School

The Howard Nursery School

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