Work with us
We are a team of passionate educators. We care deeply about children and their future and see our roles as more than just a job. Wellbeing is at the heart of our approach to education - we look after our whole team and support everyone in achieving their potential.
"Working at Roots Federation is exciting and full of opportunities for continual growth and development for staff and children alike. The vision is truly at the heart of all we do and a shared belief by staff. The school to school support within Root Federation ensures all staff are supported and together we work towards delivering high quality early years education. Staff are regularly upskilled as we are very fortunate to be surrounded by early years experts and two highly experienced Head teachers. Everything is meticulously thought through to ensure children are happy, healthy, safe and secure and positive collaborative partnerships are built with parents to form a great community." Team Member 2023
Great Reasons To Work With Us
Room to Grow
Exceptional Teaching Environments
At Roots, we have the time, money and expertise to help you develop. With access to job opportunities across our nurseries, you find many opportunities to progress.
With medical insurance, discounted gym memberships, a wellbeing coach, a calming staff lounge, 50% off childcare and much more, we make your wellbeing our priority.
Roots nurseries are fun, uplifting and positive environments. Our children enjoy learning, and you’ll feel huge satisfaction as you help them progress.
Joyful Team Culture
Range of Locations
Our leaders are approachable, down-to-earth, and listen closely to the whole team. We have a supportive, fun team culture, with quiz nights, summer and Christmas parties, prosecco evenings, and more!
We carefully manage hours so you’re never overstretched, and have plenty of 1-1 time with children.
Our schools are spread across Hertfordshire - in Hemel Hempstead, St Albans and Watford - so you’re more likely to find a vacancy that’s convenient for you.
Our Federation & Our Schools
Heath Lane is part of the Roots Federation, a union of three nursery schools that provide exceptional education to under fives across Hertfordshire. The schools share a high quality curriculum, and children benefit from shared resources, best practice, and expertise.
We transformed each Roots school by putting children at the heart of decisions. Now, we offer consultation and training, so other schools can share in our success.
Roots was founded in 2019, when Heath Lane, Oxhey Wood and Muriel Green were worried about the uncertainty of Maintained Nursery School funding and its impact on budgets. The heads needed a way to sustain our finances, while giving children the best education.
So, we decided to federate. We overhauled our resourcing, introduced a skills-based curriculum, and improved staff wellbeing. Now, all our nurseries stay within budget, our teachers have opportunities to grow, and our children learn the skills they need to thrive.
Through consultation and training, we share the strategy behind our success with other settings. And we invite schools to join Roots, so they get the structure and vision needed to give children the start they deserve.