Rewarding careers in childcare

As a traditionally family run business it is very important to us that we have the right people on the team.  Working in this environment is incredibly rewarding and all the more so when the team are all one big family.

Baby Room Leader- Full time hours in a 4 day working week

Job Description

Abbotswood Pre-School & Day Nursery offer a unique countryside setting in extensive grounds of a large converted Victorian property. We are a home from home traditional setting with an emphasis on outdoor learning.

We also incorporate countryside outdoor learning experiences for children using our forestry education area

Due to growth and expansion, we are seeking a qualified Under two Room Leader to join our warm and welcoming team. A keen interest in the Forest School approach and creating outdoor learning experiences is essential.

Responsibilities of Room Leader

You must hold a full and relevant Early Years qualification of Level 3 or above to apply for this role

  • To assume responsibility for the daily operation of the room

  • Ensure a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care of our children

  • Plan appropriately for children’s next steps of learning

  • To be flexible and love to engage with children outside in our muddy and leafy grounds

  • Build and maintain effective relationships with parents

  • Sound knowledge of the EYFS

  • Capable of demonstrating British values

  • To maintain the rooms development plan

  • To ensure the flow of the year is being carried out.

  • Maintaining tapestry records adding observations and moderating tracking.

  • Desire to incorporate Abbotswood Day Nursery core values into day-to-day activities and environments

  • Must be a team player

  • Must demonstrate initiative and confidence in raising ideas

  • Must demonstrate confidence in basic Safeguarding action/knowledge


  • Competitive salary

  • Full time hours worked over 4 days of the week.

  • Onsite parking

  • Uniform provided

  • Supportive continued professional development

  • Genuine opportunities for internal progression

  • Paid annual leave

  • Enhanced DBS certificate paid for by us

  • Pension Scheme

  • Christmas bonus and Company staff Christmas party

  • Healthy snacks and meals available for staff

Requirements of Nursery Practitioner

  • Minimum Level 3 NVQ or National Diploma essential

  • Own transport beneficial

Statutory training and further development courses are actively encouraged by the Company.

Abbotswood Day Nursery is an equal opportunities employer.

To apply for this position please send your CV and a covering letter to

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £18,500.00 to £20,000.00 /year


Are you a qualified Early Years Practitioner or Nursery Nurse?

We’d love to hear from you

Abbotswood Preschool and Day Nursery has an established and friendly team and are always open to welcoming in new talent

Forward a CV and Covering letter to:
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Are you aged 16-24?

Have you considered a rewarding career in Child Care Early Years?

Through government funded apprenticeship schemes, Abbotswood Preschool and Day Nursery are able to provide opportunities to support and mentor you through your level 2 and 3 with in-house training and assessment.

For more information, and to apply please forward your CV and Covering letter to:
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