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Work With Us

"Working at Roots Federation is exciting and full of opportunities for continual growth and development for staff and children alike." Staff member 2023 

Great Reasons To Work With Us

We are a team of passionate educators. We care deeply about developing strong collaborations between all stakeholders and developing expertise to ensure that we provide children with educational excellence. Building relationships is at the heart of our approach to education - we look after our whole school community and support everyone to create a future to be proud of.

Room to Grow

At Roots we invest significantly in the development of our staff teams developing expertise so that all members of the school community thrive. With bespoke training, support to access qualifications ‘on the job’ and access to a wide range of experts and roles across the Federation you will find many opportunities to progress.


We take staff well-being very seriously. We regularly ask for staff voice on what we are doing well and suggestions for improvement with a specific focus on well-being and workload. We provide regular supervisions and access to external counselling.. With medical insurance, discounted gym memberships, coaching, 50% off childcare and much more, we make your wellbeing our priority.

Exceptional Teaching Environments

Roots Nursery Schools are high-quality, organised and positive environments. Our well-resourced schools and established pedagogical approached provide a secure and safe environment for staff to thrive. We are responsive to change and research based so we do not stand still and heartily encourage staff voice in shaping the future for our children.

 Team Culture

Sustainable Workloads

Range of Locations

Our leaders are approachable, down-to-earth, and listen closely to the whole team. We offer cross school networks and Federation Inset days to ensure a feeling of community. Regular social events provide opportunities to meet peers in informal situations and build lasting friendships.

We are continually reviewing workload for staff to ensure that our staff do not feel burdened. For example we have limited paperwork to a minimum, placing a far greater emphasis on professional judgement and discussion. We carefully map out any required tasks across a year and allow time out of sessions for completion. Our priority is for our staff team to spend as much time with children and as little time on tasks out of the room.

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!

"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

Excited to join the team

Have a look at our current vacancies 

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