Room Leader

Permanent, Term Time (39 weeks a year)
£24,000 - £27,000 FTE, actual £20,868.72 - £23,476.62 depending on experience
36 hours a week

Challengers is searching for an engaging and passionate Room Leader to join our Farnham Pre-school. Supported by our dedicated team of Service Managers, you will plan and deliver a range of exciting and engaging activities to a group of inspiring children aged 2-5. You will do this in accordance to statutory guidelines including the Early Years Statutory Framework (EYFS) and Challengers Policies and Procedures. You will support the Pre-school manager in leading the team to create an inclusive environment that ensures that all children are happy and make progress.

Room Leader – Job Description


ABOUT US – Our Pre-school settings perfectly represent our mission to create places where all children can have
fun and learn together through play .We are not a specialist SEND Pre-school setting, however we
are able to provide support for children of all abilities, including disabled children and children with
more complex needs.
Our values are to be Accountable, Ambitious, Inclusive, Playful and Trustworthy, if these resonate with
you, we would love to hear from you.

BENEFITS – What is in it for you?

• Additional holiday pay for long service and after your first years’ service, you’ll get your birthday off. Holiday entitlement is pro-rata for part time contracts.

• To work for an organisation who truly consider work life balance and have high expectations
for our outcomes not only for those who use our services but for our teams as well.

• Free Training – We regularly invite all our staff to free training courses including Disability and
Inclusion Awareness, Medication Administration, Safeguarding, First Aid, Makaton and more!

• Free DBS – As we require all staff to have a DBS before they start with us, we have decided to
offer this free of charge.

• Pension & Health Care Cash Plan – All our staff have access to a NEST pension and Simply
Health health care plan.

Salary range: £24,000 – £27,000 FTE, actual £20,868.72 – £23,476.62 depending on experience

Location: Farnham

• The Room Leader will oversee the day-to-day delivery of activities and an approach that will
include every child – including children with complex impairments. The Room Leader is an in
ratio, floor-based role When ratios permit, you will be required to support the Manager with
administration duties.

• To be responsible for and to support staff to protect children from harm. The Room Leader is
responsible for reporting any concern about a child’s welfare or safety in accordance with
Challengers Safeguarding Policy and Procedures and local authority procedures for
protecting children from harm.

• To be a trained Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL) who liaises with the Service

• To be a key worker and support the staff team in completing their responsibilities in being a
key worker.

• To work with and support the SENCO ensuring the Pre-School fulfils its obligation with regards
to inclusion and equality

You’ll be great if you have:
• 2 years experience of working within the early years sector

• A passion for supporting all children to reach their full potential within an inclusive environment

• Familiarity of the reporting and tracking required of and/or to facilitate the EYFS

• An interest in developing your skills further within a management role


Confidence can sometimes hold us back from applying for a job- There is no such thing as the perfect candidate. Challengers is a place where everyone can grow. We follow equal opportunities so however, you identify and whatever your background you bring with you, please apply if this is a role that would make you excited to come into work every day.

Challengers is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people
and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be
subject to an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references.

Closing Date: 9th July

Interviews to be held on 10th July and 17th July after 3.30pm


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The position which you are applying for potentially involves significant unsupervised contact with children and is therefore subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975. This means that you must disclose details of any convictions, bindover orders or police cautions, warnings or reprimands, including those which are considered “spent” under the terms of the Act. Please use the Disclosure Form below only if this applies to you. This information will not be used to discriminate against you unfairly.
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Important information

On the next few pages we will be asking for your education history, dating back to GCSEs (or equivalent) and your employment history. In order to process your application we need to have a full history from your secondary education to present day, including any gaps in your study or work. If you fail to provide a full history, your application may be rejected, this is due to the nature of our work with vulnerable young people, and the strict Safeguarding and Safer Recruitment Policies we must adhere to.