Early Years Room Leader

Gaelic Park, Carndonagh, Co Donegal, F93 XDD1
40 Hours Per Week
Inishowen Montessori Playschools Limited Carndonagh
August 31, 2022

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Job Description

Job Title: Early Years Room Leader

Room Leader Reports to: Early Years Assistant Manager &; Manager

Starting Hourly Rate of Pay: €12.00+

Hours Per Week: Monday to Thursday 8.00am to 6.00pm; Friday 8.30am to 7.00pm

Benefits of Working With Us:

· First aid training, manual handling and child protection training provided.

· Weekly paid non-contact administration time provided.

· Dedicated staff rooms and fully funded continuous professional development training.

Service profile:

Little Acorns Nursery cares for children aged 12 to 24 months. Little Acorns Montessori
Playschool provides a blended and child centred Montessori preschool for the children of
Northern Inishowen in Donegal. Our service also provides breakfast club and after school
care. Our state of the art premises includes CCTV cameras in every room including sleep
rooms and gardens to promote our service’s fully transparent care of each and every child
in our service.

Little Acorns Nursery, Montessori Playschool and Acorns After School has a strong vision
of professional love being given to all children and staff in our service.
· To ensure a high standard of physical, personal, emotional, social and intellectual care for all

Purpose of role:

· To ensure a high standard of physical, personal, emotional, social and intellectual care for all children in their care

· To report to Manager and Assistant Manager

· To give support to other team members within the wider service

· To work as part of a team in order to provide an enabling environment in which all children can play, learn and develop.

Key Areas:

· Work with children and support children’s education and development

· Lead the planning of safe, creative and appropriate learning opportunities

· Ensure early years room and equipment is kept in good working order

· Liaise with Parents/Carers

· Ensure all activity and practices in room adheres to Aistear best practice and

company policies and procedures.

· To report regularly to the Manager and Assistant Manager and keep them updated

Duties & responsibilities:

· To ensure interactions with and communications about team members are professional at all times.

· Formulate and operate a programme of activities that meet the individual needs and interests
of children in your area in conjunction with other team members and the Manager.

· To keep records of children’s development and learning journals, share this with

parents, carers and other key adults in the child’s life.

· Ensure learning journals are updated with accurate and relevant information about children’s
activities and development.

· Support all staff to engage in good team working

· Support team members to see out any training or support they may require to fulfil their roles
and responsibilities

· Ensure all record keeping (including that of your team members) is accurate and up-to date
within your designated area, including learning journals of all children in you room, accident
forms and any other forms/records required for the child’s welfare, learning and development
(this includes sleep charts & daily records sheets for younger children).

· Ensure room checks outdoor checks are conducted in line with service procedures and Health
and Safety requirements

· Liaise with and support parents and other family members

· To be involved in out of working hours activities e.g. training, staff meetings, room meetings,
parents evening, other service events.

· Undertake and organise certain domestic jobs within the room e.g. preparation of snacks,
cleansing of equipment and other such duties and responsibilities of an equivalent nature as may
be determined from time to time by the Manager.

· Work alongside the manager and staff team to ensure that the service philosophy is fulfilled.

· Read, understand and adhere to all policies and procedures relevant to your role as deemed
appropriate for the needs of young children.

· To ensure confidentiality of all information received by all team members in your area.

· To ensure that mealtimes are a time of pleasant social sharing and that sleeptime (where
appropriate) is a calming time.

· To develop and maintain strong partnerships and communications with parents/carers to
facilitate day-to-day caring and early learning needs

· To ensure the provision of a high quality environment to meet the needs of individual children
regardless of any disabilities family backgrounds or medical history

· To be aware of the high profile of Little Acorns Nursery, Montessori and Acorns After School and
ensure all staff uphold its standards at all times, both within work hours and outside.

· To complete wellbeing concern forms, to ensure that the Manager is informed of any children
which they have concerns about and to implement strategies in accordance with each child IEP
where applicable.

Leadership Responsibilities

  • Overall to supervise the Early Years Room by example to others and thereby promote respect

for the role.

  • Proactively contribute to effective team working and foster open and honest communication

amongst all employees within the service.

  • Ensure that staff follow the requirements of the early years plans, long and medium term plans

plus the requirements of the Tusla, Aistear and Siolta.

  • Work in partnership with early years professionals and agencies, for example Health Visitors and

SEN services.

  • Ensure staff issues and complaints are dealt with promptly and accurately.

Conclusion
· This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of
the job and the general nature and level of work performed by job holders within this job. But,
this job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of qualifications, skills, efforts, duties,
responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position.

Qualifications Required

Qualification: QQI Level 7 or above in a relevant Early Years Qualification

Experience Required

2 Years +

Further Information

www.mylittleacorns.com

How to Apply

Please email a relevant CV to info@mylittleacorns.com

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