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Nursery Manager

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27 Jul 2021

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Nursery Manager

£28,000 - £35,000


An exciting opportunity for a Nursery Manager of a private nursery school in the Streatham area has become available to lead the Early Years (age 2 - 5) into the next phase of its exciting development. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of successful senior leadership and creating an environment for academic success for all. The candidate will also have experience of leading teaching teams, creative curriculum development and a clear commitment to inclusive education.

The prospective Nursery Manager must have experience of running a nursery school setting and will need to be able to support in building occupancy and maintaining high quality service to our families within Kensington and surrounding areas.

Personal Specifications & Key Responsibilities

• A degree and/or a professional teaching qualification (level 6 or QTS) is desirable with an extensive knowledge of EYFS and early childhood development and the ability to effectively lead SEND throughout the nursery.

• Minimum of 3 years' experience at a senior leadership level with a proven record of delivering outstanding progress and maximising pupil numbers.

• Be an excellent communicator and a team leader with a good understanding of the needs and demands of a vibrant nursery school that values and promotes a healthy work-life balance.

• Provide innovative educational leadership and be able to motivate and inspire others.

• Have an excellent interpersonal and communication skills with a strategic mind-set able to assess situations proactively in order to initiate and implement change and evaluate its impact.

• Arranging marketing and publicity materials through social media platforms with the relevant skills to be able to communicate effectively through these mediums.

• Proactively represent the Company and advance its interests in the local community.

• Promote the nursery to current parents and potential customers.

• Able to create a safe, caring and stimulating environment that promotes learning through play, whilst supervising activity-planning to make sure children's needs are met and ensuring the children are at the heart of all that the school does.

• working closely with parents and/or carers, giving them a high standard of customer service, including regular progress reports.

• Working with colleagues and other professionals to make sure that children's needs are met, whilst supporting and developing the nursery team.

• Establish, develop and maintain highly professional working relationships with relevant Local Authority Departments, regulatory bodies and other agencies. Having existing contacts with leading private schools would be desirable.

• Working closely with the owner to recruit and induct suitably qualified and experienced staff.

• Support, supervise, train and appraise all staff to ensure delivery of high quality childcare practice.

• Able to identify training needs; develop training plans and evaluate training undertaken by staff.

• Work in conjunction with the owner in disciplinary and grievance investigations and hearings.

• Creating management reports, and maintaining staff and child records.

• Create and maintain a culture of self-evaluation and reflective practise throughout the nursery.

• Ensure the health and safety of the children, their parents, carers, the team and any visitors to the nursery.

• Adhere to all health and safety policy and procedures. Be fully aware of all emergency and security procedures.

• Be responsible for ensuring the nursery remains compliant in respect of suitably trained staff with relevant first aid qualifications

• Ensure the administrative duties associated with the management of the nursery, such as maintaining records on children and families, ordering equipment, maintaining inventories and keeping personnel records are kept up-to-date.

• Adhere to all Company policies and procedures.

• Ensure that the Company's polices on diversity and equal opportunities are adhered to.

• Ensure that all complaints and concerns are actively resolved in a timely manner and that these are reported to the owner.

The safeguarding of all of our children is our highest priority and therefore a clear and valid DBS, two references as well as a valid Safeguarding and First Aid Certificates will be required from all successful candidates.

Job Ref: AC36436
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