Nursery Room Manager

Bright Sparks Education
Beaconsfield, UK
16 Jul 2019
23 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Purpose of the job:
  • To be responsible for the children in your assigned room and to be responsible in the Deputy's absence
  • Coordinate EYFS alongside other Room Managers.
  • To manage a team of staff and work well within the nursery team.

Principle duties and responsibilities:
  • To provide for the welfare and personal development of each pupil through; providing a clean, safe and happy environment, writing observations and reports , maintaining Learning Journals to the standard required, planning appropriate activities to ensure their continued development through the EYFS and preparing and clearing away activities in all areas of nursery including the garden
  • To recognise the possibility of additional needs of the children including behavioural needs and reporting these to the Deputy/SENCO or Nursery Manager
  • To work with SENCO and any other agencies to ensure children receive essential support
  • To be aware of and carry out all safeguarding and security procedures
  • To be able to carry and lift children, particularly for changing nappies. To be able to carry equipment and resources if required
  • To attend to and share needs of your key group and contribute new activity ideas to weekly curriculum planning meetings
  • To communicate with parents in a professional manner regarding their child's progress through informal conversation and in more formal meetings and parent's events and consultations. To be responsible for meeting new parents
  • To attend to, record and monitor hazards, accidents and illnesses by completing Room and Garden Safety Checks, Accident/Incident Books and reporting any risks or maintenance needs found.
  • To attend Staff Meetings, nursery events and curriculum days as requested by the Nursery Manager
  • To ensure that all nursery policies and procedures are adhered to. To stay up to date of any changes to Staff Handbook, signing declaration form to indicate your understanding of the policies and procedures.
  • To be ensure all staff are aware of any illnesses, allergies or family circumstances
  • To attend to any minor first aid or personal health care incidents including changing nappies
  • To be prepared to work in any room within the nursery to gain experience and meet the needs of the organisation
  • To keep a record of your own professional development and attend such training as deemed necessary by the Head
  • To be willing to take on a co-ordinator role
  • Be prepared to cover lunchtime duties if and when required.
  • To carry out all other duties as requested by the Nursery Manager

Person Specification

  • A relevant level 3 qualification in early years
  • A willingness to further develop qualifications to Level4/Leadership Course
  • First Aid
  • Basic Food Hygiene
  • Basic health and safety
  • Evidence of commitment to ongoing personal and professional development
  • Certification
  • Application Form
  • Interview

  • Minimum of 1 years working in a senior nursery nurse role within a childcare setting
  • Providing care and education to children from a wide range of backgrounds, including those with special educational needs
  • Experience of effectively motivating, leading and managing a small team
  • Staff deployment
  • Experience of dealing with poor performance

  • Excellent understanding of the needs of young children
  • Thorough knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage, including the Welfare Requirements
  • Safeguarding children issues and procedures
  • Ofsted expectations and the inspection process
  • Have a way of keeping up to date with changing legislation and practices
  • Ability to support other staff with their induction and qualifications
  • Equalities issues and implementation and development of equal opportunity practices

Skills & Abilities
  • Ability to observe and assess children's development
  • Have a warm and positive approach to children
  • Record keeping and report
  • Ability to develop good working relationships with parents and other service providers
  • Ability to co-operate and adhere to health and safety policy, practices and instructions
  • Flexibility including the ability to cope with changing needs and demands
  • Able to work on own initiative and manage own workload
  • Leadership skills including the ability to offer positive encouragement and support
  • Approachable, reliable and conscientious
  • Flexible and creative approach to problem solving
  • Ability to operate the nursery management software for preparation of data as required by the manager or proprietors

Your duties will be set out in the above job description but please note that the manager or proprietor reserves the right to update your job description and, from time to time, to reflect changes in or to your job.

The list of duties in the job description should not be regarded as exclusive or exhaustive

There will be other duties and requirements associated with your job, and in addition, as a term of your employment you may be required to undertake various other duties as may reasonably be required

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