Room Leader – Sponsorship opportunity

Bright Horizons Family Solutions

Job Title: Room Leader

Salary: From £28,196 per annum plus support with visa costs and relocation support if required

Location: London

Visa type: Support with Skilled Worker Visa (Must already be on a Skilled Worker Visa and working in the UK)


Bright Horizons are a childcare provider caring for over 10,000 children aged 3 months to 5 years.

With around 300 nurseries in the UK, we are a market leader in children’s early years education.

We have a great opportunity for you as an Room Leader if you are looking to work for a company where you can make a profound impact to a child’s life.

Why Bright Horizons?

We’ve been voted Great Place to Work for since 2006, as well as being awarded the newly created Great Place for Wellbeing and Great Place for Women in 2023.

We’re on a mission to change the future for children, families, and the people we work with, and are committed to progressive working values like flexibility, work-life balance, and wellbeing.

What you’ll be doing within our nursery settings:

  • Lead, mentor and inspire a team to deliver exceptional care and education
  • Ensure the learning environment provides consistent stimulation and engaging activities for the children, across both the indoor and outdoor areas
  • Deliver and plan rich learning opportunities and exceptional care, to help all children to develop and meet their individual milestones
  • Develop and maintain strong partnerships with colleagues, parents and/or carers, as well as other professionals, to meet the individual needs of each child
  • Promote and ensure child welfare, protection, health and safety and safeguarding
  • Work with colleagues to maintain a positive, happy and safe environment

What we can offer you

Our benefits include, but are not limited to;

  • Above industry standard salary, with annual salary reviews
  • Support with visa application costs and a generous relocation package (if moving from another part of the UK)
  • Amazing discounts with cinemas, restaurants, fashion retailers and more
  • Discounted childcare of 50% for first child
  • Up to 33 days holiday per year, with the option to buy additional days
  • Smart Health access, including 24/7 access to Virtual GP appointments, fitness programmes and mental health support
  • Financial support through early access to wages, low interest debt consolidation loans and a wide variety of discounts across high street brands, travel, utilities and days out
  • Development programme access for every stage of your career, tailored to your individual journey, with opportunities across our network of nurseries
  • Access to our Future Leaders programme, preparing you to step into a Room Leader position
  • Employee Appreciation throughout the year including our annual Awards of Excellence galas

What we’re looking for

  • Hold a recognised UK/overseas childcare qualification
  • Full and Relevant Level 3 or above Early Years qualification
  • Previous experience working within an Early Years setting – ideally as a Room Leader, Nursery Nurse, Nursery Practitioner, Early Years Educator or similar
  • Sound understanding of the Early Years Foundation Stage
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of Safeguarding, Child Protection, and the wider legislative requirements for working with children
  • Ability to build trust and strong working relationships with both colleagues and parents
  • Ability to use a variety of communication techniques with both children and adults
  • Already have been granted a Skilled Worker visa and be working in the UK

Bright Horizons are committed to creating inclusive environments where everyone has a sense of belonging and has the opportunity to contribute and thrive in meaningful and impactful ways. We are an inclusive employer and welcome people from all backgrounds to apply. We will consider reasonable adjustments required by applicants. Please note, due to our sector all roles are subject to an Enhanced DBS.


Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Pay: From £28,196.00 per year


  • Childcare
  • Employee discount
  • Gym membership
  • Health & wellbeing programme
  • Sick pay
  • Store discount
  • UK visa sponsorship


  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • No weekends

School type:

  • Day nursery
  • Preschool
  • Private nursery school

Application question(s):

  • How many years experience do you have of working with children aged 0-5 years?
  • What childcare qualification do you hold?
  • What visa type are you currently on in the UK?

Work Location: In person

Reference ID: INDUK

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