Nursery Manager

GB Recruitment
10.00 - 11.50 GBP Hourly + GBP10 - GBP11.50/hour
10 Apr 2019
08 May 2019
Job Type
Contract Type

GB Recruitment are working alongside an OFSTED Outstanding Nursery within Stoke on Trent who are looking for a passionate and experienced Nursery Manager to co- lead an enthusiastic and passionate team of staff and 50 children.

The successful candidate will have robust knowledge of the EYFS, strong communication, organisational and interpersonal skills. The individual must be highly motivated, have a positive attitude towards working with children and be able to work under pressure and have experience in all aspects of managing a day nursery to the highest standard. The role will involve the day to day management of the setting, ensuring that the highest quality of care and education are delivered to their children and parents, and as a 'hands on' manager you will also be working with the children.

You will have a Level 3 or above in Childcare, along with a minimum of 3 years' experience within an Early Years Setting. In addition to this you will have a proven track record of managing a team within a childcare environment. You will have a thorough knowledge of the OFSTED requirements and be able to research and have knowledge of the legislation covering the Early Years Sector. They are an outstanding nursery looking for a manager who is able to put in place new processes, procedures and structures to further enhance various areas of the nursery.

This position is from Monday to Thursday for 27 to 32 hours a week. However, the directors are flexible with days and hours for the correct person.

GB Recruitment are keen to receive applications from individuals who are currently working as a Manager or Deputy Manager or who have significant previous experience of working within this role. You will be responsible for the overall compliance of every aspect of the nursery.

Nursery Manager's responsibilities:

* Recruitment, training and induction of staff

* Effective staff supervision through reviews and appraisals offering staff support and guidance to achieve the targets set and to ensure the growth and professional development of all staff.

* To manage child occupancy levels to include collecting fees, monitoring and managing debts and maintaining up to date records for all children and parents. To ensure effective communication systems are in place and followed for communication between a child's home and the nursery. Also to maintain staff ratios and deploy staff effectively.

* To work in partnership with parents, carers and with other agencies and organisations to promote positive outcomes for all children. To also ensure that staff develop and maintain a professional relationship with parents and other professionals.

* Ensuring Safeguarding procedures are followed, monitoring all safeguarding and child protection issues, parent issues, complaints, incidents and accidents to ensure that action is taken and policies and procedures are followed.

* To have lead responsibility of the SEF and preparing for the OFSTED inspection at any time. To implement and facilitate the overall quality improvement at the nursery and move the business forward.

* To ensure that EYFS curriculum and planning is effectively embedded in practice, ensuring children's observations, assessments and development records are maintained and that learning journeys are kept up to date. To also monitor staff planning.

* To manage the marketing of the nursery to include open days, events with parents, family members and the public, promotions etc.

* To complete effective risk assessments for the whole of the nursery to include the nursery building, individual events, outings etc. To also ensure that daily and weekly checks are completed and recorded effectively. To ensure compliance with all aspects of Health and Safety legislation.

* To have a working knowledge of HR legislation and to deal with complex staff issues as they arise such as grievances, investigations and disciplinary matters, managing staff absences and staff working patterns and hours in line with the nursery's policies and procedures.

Person Specification

Essential Criteria

* Holds a suitable level 3 or above qualification in Early Years, and is committed to continual personal and professional development. With at Least 1 years' Management experience

* At least 3 years' experience working within a Childcare Setting.

* High Levels of interpersonal skills with the ability to motivate & inspire staff.

* Clear, demonstrable understanding of Ofsted requirements and a clear, demonstrable understanding of the Early Years Foundation Stage and child development, and the ability to support staff to plan and implement the Early Years Foundation Stage.

* Have a clear understanding of the importance of confidentiality

* Ability to form appropriate relationships with children, parents and other staff members and have the ability to work collaboratively and supportively with colleagues within the setting, and with outside agencies

* Ability to work in Partnership with Parents, implement and manage an effective parent liaison programme, ensuring regular communication and interaction with parents.

* Ability to create a stimulating and attractive environment for the children, and be a positive role model to the children at all times.

* Willing to work within and implement and keep under review, the settings policies, procedures & processes and to meet required standards of the role

* Understanding of Code of Practice on SEN, Inclusion and Equal Opportunities

* Ensuring staff are deployed correctly and ratios are maintained.

Desirable Criteria

* Hands on Experience of Ofsted Inspection

* Experience of HR processes, including Grievance & Disciplinary Matters

* Experience working within a Self-Reflective practice

* Experience of budgeting and working to financial targets

* Ability to use ICT equipment

* The ability to help children, families & staff respect people of different race, ability, gender, religion and culture

* Marketing and selling the nursery to prospective parents and ensuring high occupancy levels are maintained.

The role of Nursery Manager is pivotal to the success of the nursery, so this position can be flexible for the right candidate.

Salary is negotiable and dependent upon experience