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About us


The Pre-school Learning Alliance is a major educational charity with over 50 years’ experience in the field of pre-school education and a significant provider of vocational training for pre-school staff. We have an exciting opportunity at Foxcubs Nursery, based in Luton. The setting is part of a group of full day-care nurseries across England which provides childcare and support for young children and their families and works in partnership with the Luton Borough Council and the Department for Education.

About the job


Salary: £13,460- £14,914 a year
Hours per week: 36.25, Term time

We are looking for a dedicated passionate Room Leader to join our team, to take the role of leading our Foundation Room. A minimum level 3 qualification, they will provide inclusive play and learning opportunities for all children attending the nursery, whilst maintaining a safe, stimulating and enjoyable environment.

The position is permanent, 36.25 hours per week, term time only, with an annual salary from £13,460 - £14,914. If you join the Pre-school Learning Alliance, you will receive 25 days annual leave (pro-rata), a company pension and regular access to training and development opportunities.

About you


You will need a minimum level 3 qualification, with current working experience of the childcare and early educator sector.

It is essential you will have attended / be prepared to attend minimum LSCB and other safeguarding training as defined within the Nursery training programme.

You must be aware of safeguarding and child protection legislation and local safeguarding children’s requirements.

You will require a sound understanding of child development and children’s needs, and have the ability to carry out observations to a high standard and in accordance with the Early Years Foundation Stage.

Good oral and written communication skills with sufficient understanding are essential, and use of English to ensure the well-being of children (an ability to keep records and liaise with parents & other agencies). 

You will require a commitment to equal opportunities.

You will require the ability to work as a member of a team and on own initiative.

Closing date: Monday 8th October 2018, 12:00 noon

Interviews: W/c 15th October 2018

Application process



We are unable to accept CV’s as application for this role, please apply via our vacancies page

For any enquiries regarding the role please contact Shaheena Khatun, Nursery Manager on 01582 731945 or by email:

All application packs can be downloaded from our website at Alternatively please contact Bedfordshire & Luton Service Hub on 01525 715255 option 1 or via email

Applications may be returned by email to: or by post to: Claire Viola, Service Administrator, Pre-school Learning Alliance, Room 1 The Rufus Centre, Steppingley Road, Flitwick, Beds MK45 1FA.

Additional information


Applicants for this public-facing post will need to demonstrate the ability to converse, and provide effective help or advice, fluently in spoken English.

The Charity is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and equal opportunities in employment. All successful applicants will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check.

CVs will not be accepted for any posts based in schools.