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Reference: JOB-77908
Location: Muddy Puddles Nursery
Phase: Early Years
Job Type: Permanent
Job Time: Full Time
Salary: £13.67 per hour (£27,011.92 per annum)
Closing Date: Fri 26th Jul 2024


Job Description

Nursery Room Lead

Muddy Puddles Nursery

61a Aylsham Road



Tel: 01603 343090



  • Salary – £27,011.92 per annum (£13.67 p/hr)
  • Permanent
  • Full Time
  • Term Time only

Job Role

We’re looking for inspiring people to help the next generation flourish and meet their full potential. You’ll join a team that value you, care for you, and want you to grow!

The Room Lead will ensure effective delivery of nursery provision on offer at Muddy Puddles, assisting the Nursery Manager and practitioners with daily operations of the nursery, whist ensuring a safe, nurturing and stimulating environment for children under 5 years.

YMCA Norfolk is a great place to work, offering meaningful opportunities to make a difference in the lives of young people. Working at YMCA Norfolk is an opportunity to be a part of an organisation which is challenging, innovative, rewarding and fun! We place young people at the heart of all we do and are committed to building an organisation that is responsive to the needs of young people and our stakeholders.

What you’ll need to succeed

You will have a real passion for working with young children, with a genuine concern for the development and care of a child in regards to their physical, emotional and intellectual needs. You will have a minimum of 2 years post level 3 or higher qualification experience in an Early Years setting, with the ability to lead and work as part of a tightknit team. And most of all, you'll need a pair of boots to jump in muddy puddles (We love outdoor learning!)

For more information on this role, please contact


  • Health Care Plan
  • 34 days (pro rata) per annum inclusive of Bank and Public Holidays
  • An additional day of annual leave (pro rata) awarded after 5 and 10 years of continuous Long Service
  • Access to contributory stakeholder pension scheme after 3 months
  • Health and wellbeing events and activities
  • Family friendly policies
  • In service training opportunities and bursaries investing in your development
  • Annual staff day and staff awards to celebrate our successes
  • Death in service benefit of 2 x annual salary
  • Regular line management and support
  • Staff discount at Williams Kitchen Café, Explorers Soft Play & Muddy Puddles Nursery

How to apply

A job description is available from ‘Attachments’.

For this vacancy, if you select the orange ‘Apply for job’ button and enter your details, you will be redirected to our website to apply using our online application form.

Closing date:      26 July 2024, 9am

Interview date:       TBA

YMCA Norfolk is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Please note the successful candidate will be required to undertake a Enhanced DBS check prior to starting employment.

Written references will be obtained for the successful candidate that will cover the previous 5 years of employment. The successful candidate will be advised that an offer of employment is subject to us obtaining a minimum of two references which are satisfactory to YMCA Norfolk. Character references may be sought where it is not possible to obtain employment references.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and you will be required to undergo an Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced DBS check with barred list. If you have information to declare it may be protected under the Exceptions Orders and you may not be required to declare it. You will be asked to make a criminal conviction declaration if you are shortlisted for the post. Guidance about whether a conviction or caution should be disclosed can be found on the Ministry of Justice website.