Nursery Manager

Light Of The World Community Nursery
Leeds, UK
19 Aug 2019
22 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Nursery Manager

Salary: Competitive

Location: Bradford

The purpose of the Nursery Manager

The Nursery Manager will be expected to provide a high standard of childcare for children and families from the local and district wide communities of Bradford.

The Nursery Manager will oversee the operation of the Nursery to the highest standards, ensuring that the best possible environment and care is provided for young children from age three months to 5 years.

The Light of the world Nursery provides child care for 28 pre- school children and 12 Babies.

Nursery Manager Main responsibilities:

* To be responsible for and to oversee the day to day management, staffing, organisation and smooth running of the nursery and out of school care club.

* To develop the ethos relating to under fives and to create a welcoming and family friendly environment.

* To implement strategies, planning, monitoring evaluation and development of the nursery.

* To be responsible at all times for high standards of care and education for children between the ages of 0 to 13 yrs, in accordance with statutory requirements.

* To ensure that the EYFS framework is promoted and delivered within this setting and the principles adhered to.

* To ensure effective communication between the Childcare staff and with external agencies.

* To ensure that equipments and resources are maintained in accordance with this organisation`s Health and Safety requirements.

* To be responsible for admissions in line with the admissions policy and procedures.

* To keep a register and up-to-date records of all children using the Childcare provision, and to ensure that regular feedback of the children`s development is given to parents.

* To be responsible for organising training and monitoring of Staff and Students in the Nursery and Out of School. Able to motivate and support staff in their roles, and identify and implement training to enhance their development.

* To ensure that the policies and procedures pertaining to the nursery and Care club are kept up to date, and ready for inspection.

The Nursery Manager will have a key role in:

the planning and monitoring of the nursery, and

implementing essential policies and procedures. (This will require creative thought together with an informed understanding of statutory requirements and best practices in childcare.)

The Nursery Manager will be:

* Expected to build good working relationships at every level.

* Working in partnership with parents and families is highly valued and the Nursery

* Approachable

* Friendly

* Able to communicate effectively at all times.

* Expected to have a clear understanding of the EYFS framework,

Knowledge and Skills.

* Must understand and have practical experience of day care for young children.

* Knowledge and practical understanding of child development and parenting.

* Knowledge and understanding of Legislations and regulations relating to childcare and the inspections process for childcare settings.

* Knowledge and ability of the policies and procedures consistent with legislation, regulations and local authority requirements.

* Able to work independently and to manage own time effectively.

* Ability to develop an effective staff team.

* Warm and caring personality, friendly and approachable to staff, children and families.

* Ability to create and implement basic systems for children`s records.

* Ability to communicate with Staff, parents and external agencies at all levels.

* Commitment to equal opportunities for all children and families.

Other duties:

The duties and responsibilities in this job description are not restrictive and the post holder may be required to undertake any other duties which may be required from time to time. Any such duties should not however, substantially change the general character of this post.

The Manager must respect the confidentiality of sensitive family information (subject to Safeguarding policies and procedures, and the Data protection requirements.)


The Nursery Manager will work closely with the Project Manager and other members of the management team. Information and guidance will be readily available. However, the Nursery Manager will be expected to work independently in relation to the day to day management of the Nursery and Out of School care.

This role requires the confidence to make day to day decisions thoughtfully and with a high degree of sensitivity to the needs of children staff and families

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