5 Lakeside Way Wembley, Middlesex HA90BU, UK

Application ends: 17 December, 2023

Company Name:

Rayners Lane Montessori LTD

Job Description:

Room Manager:

  • The Room Manager has a duty of care for all children placed in their care and overall management within the room. 
  • The Room Manager/Third in Charge is responsible for the overall management within the room in order to ensure the legal and curriculum requirements are met in line with Inspire Montessori Schools policies and procedures. 
  •  They are responsible for ensuring all staff prepare and supervise suitable activities to create and develop a stimulating environment in order to provide a high level of quality childcare whilst maintaining a professional and positive outcome for both children and staff. 
  • They are also responsible for communicating with the management regarding the activities and progress in the room and co-ordinating the relevant short and medium-term planning in line with the business needs in order to meet the curriculum requirements. ·         
  • Good communication skills are imperative, this involves listening, questioning, and understanding and responding to what is being communicated by children, young people and those caring for them. ·         
  •  To work as part of a multi- agency team and will be expected to have a clear understanding of your role and the role of other professionals. 
  • You will share information with other professionals in a timely manner and work together for the safety and well-being of the child.
  • The Room Manager/Third in Charge may also be required to step up to a Deputy Head role in the absence them due to holiday, training, holiday or sickness. 
  • To have a working knowledge of occupancy and need within the rooms. To develop marketing for the nursery as agreed by the management and Directors. 
  • To develop key positive relationships with all partners ·
  • To develop recommendations and actions from internal and external audits · 
  • Room Manager/Third in Charge will support the management team with the co-ordination and implementation of the relevant short and medium-term planning in line with the business needs in order to meet the curriculum requirements. ·         
  •  A good knowledge of child development is essential to ensure that all the children’s individual needs are fully met ·
  • They are responsible for communicating with the management regarding the activities and progress in the room. ·
  • Ensure all staff complete the necessary tracking of the children in a timely manner ·
  • To create a positive and engaging environment following Early Years & Montessori principles ·     
  • Excellent and sound hygiene practices   

The SENCO has responsibility for:

  • ensuring liaison with parents and other professionals in respect of children with special educational needs (SEN)
  • advising and supporting other practitioners in the setting
  • ensuring that Individual Education Plans are in place
  • ensuring that relevant background information about individual children with special educational needs is collected, recorded and updated
  • making applications to the Early Years Inclusion Panel (EYIP) about individual children with more complex special educational needs

Main Duties:

  • To keep a profile of children with special educational needs.
  • To observe and support children as appropriate on the special educational needs profile.
  • To support and advise Key Workers, Learning Support Assistants etc. as appropriate, in how to include children’s needs in the setting.
  • To liaise with settings and schools (reception) including assessment centres (Acorn), Children and Family Centres etc.
  • To liaise with other professionals from outside services and external agencies e.g. Area SENCOs, Pre-school Education Team Teachers /
    Educational Psychologists, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Speech and Language Therapists, etc.
  • To arrange, organise and review support for individual children.
  • To keep Key Workers and Learning Support Assistants up to date with SEN. and inclusion issues and to encourage personal development through courses and INSET.
  • To meet with parents regularly in order to maintain good relationships and to keep parents informed about their child’s progress.
  • To take the lead in managing provision for children at early years action, early years action plus and for children with Statements.
  • To respond to changes in legislation/practice from government and the Local Authority.
  • To organise INSET relevant for staff in the early years setting.
  • To review individual children’s IEPs termly as  appropriate.
  • To write detailed education reports about individual children for other professionals and parents (including Early Years Inclusion Panel applications, requests for statutory assessment etc.)
  • To review statements via annual and interim review meetings.
  • To meet at least termly with the Area SENCO.
  • To develop and share knowledge of resources (equipment, books. materials and  knowledge of possible strategies.)


Company Description:

  • Rayners Lane Montessori School provides childcare in a quiet and pleasant environment within the Beacon Centre, which is located between Rayners Lane and South Harrow. Rayners Lane Montessori provides a bright, homely & friendly environment, with individually focused areas of learning.
  • We have a large outdoor space for children’s physical play, and have a focus learning outdoor classroom.