Room Leader

Pay: £19,167 per year
Location: YMCA Childcare – 129 Exning Road, Newmarket, Suffolk CB8 0EL
Hours: 38 hours per week over 4 days
Deadline: Ongoing recruitment
Interviews: TBC
Job Reference: RL-EX

About Us


Exning Road is one of 6 childcare settings operated by YMCA Trinity Group. With a team of over 500 staff and volunteers our employees benefit from ongoing training, support and opportunities for career development.

Our  provision caters for children aged 3 months to 12 years and is open all year round.

Throughout the nursery the team encourages independence allowing the children the time to practice new skills. They provide an environment full of praise and encouragement where children are given the opportunity to make their own choices and to reach their full potential. There’s a range of different activities to suit each child’s developmental level and interests.

Check out all of the fun activities our Exning Road team have been doing by visiting their Facebook page.


Job Role


Due to an internal promotion, we are recruiting for a dynamic, passionate, and committed individual to join our team in the role of Room Leader.

What our staff have to say about working in the team at Exning Road:

I enjoy working for the YMCA as it makes you feel part of a wider community.”

“I like working for the YMCA as I feel they offer a great Childcare Service to children in the local area.


Skills and Experience


The successful candidate will hold at least a full and relevant Level 3, with extensive working knowledge of the EYFS.

Have the ability to lead and manage, as well as be part of a team, sharing ideas and bringing those ideas to life is a must.

A genuine respect for our children and families, offering support and guidance in their Early Years, is essential for this role.

In addition to this if you can answer yes to the following questions, then you may be just the person we have been searching for…


  • Can you sing out of tune?
  • Are you ready to go on a Bear Hunt?
  • Are you happy to jump in muddy puddles, and to sing in the rain?
  • Do you like to get messy, sit on small chairs and pretend to eat plastic food?

Job Description


Please read our job description:


View Job Description

Room Leader Job Description (149KB, PDF)

Salary and Benefits


The salary for this role is £19,167 per year. Additional benefits we offer include:

  • Reduced childcare costs for employees own children
  • Extensive Professional Development opportunities including Internal Progression opportunities
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Free onsite parking
  • 5 weeks Holiday per year in addition to public holiday allowance
  • DBS check facilitated/cost paid

Contact Us


If you would like to discuss this role further, our Childcare Manager Kim would love to hear from you. Contact Kim by calling or messaging 07395 791486.

If Kim isn’t available, please message Amanda Spence 07912 516827 to arrange a call back.

Alternatively email / and we will get back to you in due course.

*Occasionally our emails will go into a Spam / Junk file, we suggest you check here if you are expecting to hear back from us.

Apply Now


Please read our Application Guidance (243KB, PDF) for support on applying.


Complete online application


Express interest/ submit CV


We would be grateful if you could also complete our Equality and Diversity Form.

If you are having trouble completing your online job application please contact and a member of our HR Team will be able to assist you.

YMCA Trinity Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and expects all staff to share this commitment