Early Years

Hungry Caterpillar Day Nursery - Room Leader- Chalfont St Peter

Hungry Caterpillar Day Nursery - Room Leader- Chalfont St Peter


Essential Criteria:

  • Experience of working in a nursery setting and leading a room
  • Level 3 early years education and childcare qualification or higher. Minimum of 2 years post qualification
  • Solid understanding of child development, and of children's needs.
  • Ability to plan and implement a curriculum, (planning in the moment) taking into account the SEN Code of Practice, child protection procedures and equal opportunities’ considerations.
  • Ability to develop partnerships and work with parents and families to encourage their involvement.
  • Ability to effectively lead and manage a team of adults.
  • Commitment to equal opportunities and an understanding of equality and diversity issues.
  • Friendly and flexible approach at work, which facilitates the development of effective relationships.
  • Ability to manage Children’s behaviour.
  • Ability to communicate affectively both written and verbal.
  • Ability to prioritise workload, work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrate a high level of honesty and integrity.

Desirable Criteria:

  • Experience of using Family (nursery management software)
  • Knowledge of the Curiosity Approach & implementation


Responsibilities/Extra Information:

We are looking for a passionate and experienced room leader to provide safe, high quality care in our Toddler Room, leading and inspiring our team on a day to day basis.  The ideal candidate will have extensive knowledge of the EYFS, be organised, and have strong communication, leadership and interpersonal skills.  Also essential is a proven track record of supporting families and children with various needs including SEN, CIN & CP and the desire and skills to ensure all children achieve their full potential regardless of their starting point.  To ensure all statutory, legal and setting obligations are met.

Safeguarding Requirements: 

Hungry Caterpillars is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.  It is a requirement of all staff that they share this commitment and follow the prescribed policy and procedures to promote a culture of safeguarding across the whole organisation.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and does require a full DBS (Disclosure Barring Scheme). Applicants must be prepared to disclose any convictions they may have and any orders which have been made against them.


Contact: Head Office 01895 678682


Please send your CV/Application form to:


Further Information:

FREE! Parking OR Daily shuttle taxi to & from the nursery & train station


  • A competitive salary package with performance related reviews
  • 28 days annual leave inclusive of bank holidays
  • Your birthday off work, fully paid, to relax! (T&Cs Apply)
  • Staff pension with a company contribution going into your pot
  • 50% off of childcare fees from day one (T&Cs Apply)
  • Free staff Uniform
  • Bupa Health Care package (T&Cs Apply)
  • ‘The Caterpillar Academy’ - Five, fully paid, company training days each year
  • ‘Future & Developing Leader Program’ – year long training course for future leaders
  • Online training portal with over 100 courses for your development
  • Fantastic opportunities for career progression with internal promotions supported
  • ‘Superstar Awards Day’ held annually to celebrate individual and team achievements
  • More time with the children – online tracking system & planning in the moment

Refer a friend/parent bonuses (T&Cs Apply)




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