Cavendish Lodge

52 Lewin Rd, London, SW16 6JT


Dove House

55 Lewin Rd, London, SW16 6JZ


Somers House

1 Somers Road, Reigate, RH2 9DU


020 8835 8500

Opening Hours

Weekdays 8.00am – 6.00pm 
51 weeks per year

Opening Hours

Weekdays 7.30am – 6.30pm 
51 weeks per year

Room Leaders

who can lead and succeed

Salary - £21,840-£22,360 p/a (£10.50 - £10.75 p/h) depending on experience and qualifications


We offer shift work between the hours of 7.30 am – 6:30 pm.

If you have a big smile, a nurturing and caring personality, are organized, patient and hardworking with a “can do” attitude, you are exactly what we are looking for to join our wonderful team.


We are currently recruiting for experienced & enthusiastic Room Leaders for each of the age groups 0-2, 2-3 and 3-5.


Main duties are to:

  • Deliver rich learning opportunities and exceptional care that helps young children to develop

  • Provide a warm and welcoming environment for children and colleagues

  • Organise and oversee the implementation of the daily routines for the room, children and the staff

  • Keep a record of the children’s development and their learning journey, sharing with parents, carers and other key adults in the child’s life

  • Ensure the confidentiality of all information received

  • Support all staff to develop their role within the team encouraging good teamwork

  • Inspire and lead the team by example

  • Develop and maintain strong partnerships and communications with parents & carers

  • Understand and adhere to all of the nursery’s policies and procedures and support your team members to do the same

  • Ensure good standards of safety, hygiene and cleanliness are maintained at all times

  • Provide a high-quality environment to meet the needs of all children regardless of any disability, family background or medical history

  • Be aware of the high profile of the nursery and ensure all staff uphold its standards at all times


We offer:

  • A full induction with ongoing mentoring and support

  • A personalised training program for all our colleagues to support their ongoing professional development

  • Long service awards

  • Increased annual leave after each year of service

  • 28 days holiday including bank holidays

  • Discounted childcare

  • Automatic pension enrolment


You must have:

  • A proven record of strong leadership, this is essential to this role

  • Minimum Level 3 qualification in Early Years

  • Experience of working in the age group 

  • Self-motivation and confidence

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbally and written

  • Excellent knowledge and experience of the EYFS

  • Excellent organisational skills


This vacancy is a full-time position.


Successful applicants will need to provide ‘right to work’ in the U.K documentation, undertake a DBS and provide at least two satisfactory references prior to commencing employment.


If you are interested in this position, please complete the application form or send your cv to, or call 020 8835 8500.


We are an equal opportunity employer and especially keen to help apprentices, trainees, and men in childcare roles.



Cavendish Lodge Nursery School is committed to safeguarding and all successful candidates will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS disclosure.