Room Leader

Discipline: Children's Centres and Childcare
Job type: Permanent Full Time
Contact name: Brian Page

Job ref: 180345

Room Leader (Senior Nursery Practitioner),  Better Community Nursery, Burnt Oak 


Based: BARNET £26,780-£29,608


We're looking for a Room Leader/Senior Nursery Practitioner at the Better Community Nursery, at Burnt Oak Leisure Centre. Our Nurseries provide childcare and welfare for children of up to five years of age, so it’s imperative that the facilities and surroundings provide a clean, safe and welcoming environment.


As a Senior Nursery Practitioner, you’ll provide and oversee care for all the children in our nursery and ensure your team of nursery practitioners are supported to provide a high-quality service where children can play, learn, socialise and develop in a friendly and welcoming environment. You’ll support the Nursery Manager in maintaining good links with the parents and wider community and forge relationships with parents and families to help support their children’s learning and progress.


It goes without saying that you’re passionate about working with babies and children but you’ll also need to be professionally qualified with a minimum NVQ Level 3 in Childcare, understanding of Ofsted regulations and an excellent working knowledge of the EYFS framework and principles. Responsible and well-organised, you’ll provide an environment where health and safety is of paramount importance be that from the physical environment and room set up to dietary requirements and allergies. A natural leader, you’ll be a good role model to your team, providing a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care to the children under your supervision.

In return, we offer a range of benefits that you’d expect from the UK’s largest leisure provider:

*         Pension schemes

*         Ride to work scheme

*         Discounted membership at our leisure centres

*         The opportunity to join the GLL Society and have a say in how we’re run plus associated social events

*         Career pathways

*         Ongoing training and development to help you to be the best


Closing date: 18th February 2024


The welfare and safety of the children in our care is of the utmost importance to us at GLL. We follow safer recruitment procedures to ensure that our staff are checked and appropriate to work with children and young people. Therefore we’ll require you to complete an enhance DBS check before you will be allowed to start work.

All pay rates are subject to skills, experience, qualifications and location.

To be shortlisted for the role, internal applicants will need to demonstrate their commitment to GLL by becoming a Society member where eligible.

About Us Better Children’s Centres are run by GLL, the UK’s largest leisure and cultural services provider and one of the first and largest leisure social enterprises. Our aim is to get more people, more active, more of the time whilst making leisure and community facilities accessible and affordable. We partner with local authorities to run leisure centres, swimming pools, libraries, children’s centres, spas, events spaces and world-class sporting venues such as the Copper Box Arena and London Aquatics Centre on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park - all under our Better brand. As a not-for-profit organisation, we’re different. Passionate about seeing our communities thrive, we invest back into our facilities, projects and people and are an Investors in People Silver Award employer.

GLL is an equal opportunities employer.