Nursery Manager/ Team Leader

Safe Hands Recruitment Limited
Oxford, UK
08 Jul 2019
01 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Nursery Manager

Safehands Recruitment are currently recruiting for a Nursery Manager to join a brand-new nursery opening in Oxford. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Early Years Practitioner with supervisory experience. to manage the day-to-day running of the nursery. The successful person will help with the initial set up and be responsible for building occupancy and creating a friendly, engaging and happy environment. This is a permanent position working 40 hours a week offering between £28,000 - £32,000.

  • Being the nursery main keyholder
  • Maintain and exemplify high standards of care and early learning of all children
  • Parent show rounds & dealing professionally with all enquiries
  • Team building and staff management
  • Initial set-up tasks of the nursery
  • Marketing and business development

Main duties:
  • Overall management of a small nursery team
  • To be responsible for the efficient running of the nursery and overall delivery of a high quality service
  • To ensure that the nursery provides a safe, caring, stimulating educational environment, both indoors and outdoors, at all times
  • To ensure that the nursery plans an appropriate play based Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum that enables children to make individual progress
  • To ensure the nursery meets Ofsted requirements at all times
  • To work with other professionals in the local area for the benefit of children and families
  • To ensure all staff understand and work to nursery policies and procedures, including how to deal with child protection issues appropriately and how to respond to incidents, accidents, complaints and emergencies
  • To organise and participate in the key person system
  • To conduct staff appraisals and supervisions as appropriate and to identify staff training needs
  • To ensure all records are properly maintained in accordance with the policies and procedures of the company
  • To liaise closely with parents/carers, informing them about the nursery and its curriculum, exchanging information about children's progress and encouraging parents' involvement
  • To work in partnership with senior management to update and review the self-evaluation and improvement plan

  • Minimum Level 3 qualification in Children and Young Peoples Workforce or equivalent.
  • Paediatric First Aid
  • A minimum of 3 years recent experience, working in a Nursery setting, ideally already in a senior role.
  • Excellent working knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage and current Ofsted statutory guidance.
  • Knowledge and proven practical experience of implementing good quality learning opportunities.
  • Excellent verbal and communication skills with children and parents.
  • Ability to write reports and keep clear and accurate records.
  • Effective team leadership.

  • Free Breakfast lunch and snacks all day every day!
  • Free Parking
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays

As a valued member of the team, you have the opportunity to help make a real difference and to develop a truly rewarding career for yourself.

If you would like to find out more about this position, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the team on to discuss the role in more detail.

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