Nursery Manager

Posted 6 February by Tigerlily Nursery Recruitment

Nursery Manager needed for an immediate start to join a setting in Stevenage. This is initially a Temporary position, but will be made permanent for the right candidate.

We are looking for candidates that have a solid background in Nursery Management, and have experience with HR and Training within their Nursery settings.

Purpose of the post:

  • To be a member of the management team and to contribute to the strategic planning, monitoring, evaluation and development of the nursery
  • To plan and deliver effective daily management of the nursery, in accordance with company policy, all relevant legislation, plus local authority and Ofsted requirements.
  • To ensure the provision is of the highest quality, providing a safe, secure, stimulating and caring child -centred environment catering for the children’s educational and developmental needs.
  • Ensure that all agreed quality and safety standards are maintained in the nursery at all times.
  • Responsible for the overall management of all childcare and other staff.

Key areas

  • To liaise closely with parents/carers to ensure high levels of involvement and customer satisfaction at all times
  • To work closely with finance to support the day to day financial operations within the nursery.
  • Manage a staff team effectively.
  • To monitor and assess the quality of the provision ensuring that policies and procedures, best practice and standards are maintained.
  • To agree and set nursery goals and monitor the achievement and progress.
  • To work closely with the MD to support the operational running of the nursery. • Maintain confidenatlity procedures.
  • ts of Ofsted.
  • To ensure the nursery consistently meets the requirements set out in the Early Years Foundation stage to a good standard. • To uphold and ensure a high standard of care throughout the nursery.
  • To monitor any safeguarding concerns and follow local authority procedures.
  • To provide feedback to the MD/HR about the nursery including any complaints received or any situation that may be detrimental to the company.
  • Prepare the nursery for any OFSTED inspections and action any recommendations made by the inspector.
  • Operates the highest level of cleanliness and hygiene within the nursery
  • Responsible for health and safety issues within the nursery, ensuring compliance with the company’s H&S policy and procedures
  • To contribute and participate in the development of new ideas.
  • To keep up to date on all current childcare issues.

Staff management and development

  • Leads and manages a team, motivating them with a sense of direction, pride and energy ensuring the nursery ethos is encouraged and maintained.
  • Monitors all nursery staff and student placements, to ensure the effectiveness of service delivery in line with the nursery policies and procedures.
  • Plans, manages and implements the annual appraisal process, liaising with the SRL, Deputy Manager and manging director.
  • Identify and deal with underperformance setting clear targets and goals, realistic timescales and opportunities for constructive feedback and monitoring ensuring documentation is completed. • Support and deal with disciplinary and grievance matters.
  • Provide constrictive and honest feedback to support with staff CPD
  • Deliver meetings and maintain effective working relationships through training sessions, and regular staff meetings
  • Regular supervisions identify individual and nursery development to ensure the appropriate training needs are met.
  • Identifies staff training and development needs to support staff CPD.
  • Supports with the recruitment of staff through carrying out DBS enhanced checks and update these appropriately.
  • Ensure all staff receives an induction process and completes appropriate documentation.
  • Ensure all staff is aware of how to access training.
  • Manage staff holidays to ensure ratios are maintained.
  • Monitor staff absence and sickness and staff turnover reporting any findings to the MD/HR.
  • Monitor and develop staff against the criteria set out in their job description.
  • Liaise with the deputy with regards to staff observations on SRL and staff and report your findings to the manager and relevant staff

Curriculum Planning

  • Ensure the planning and organisation of the educational provision is carried out and in line with the EYFS.
  • Work in partnership with the nursery staff to ensure children’s individual needs are met within the group setting.
  • Ensuring assessments/records of children development are kept and information is consistently updated.
  • Ensuring assessments/records of children development are kept and information is consistently updated.
  • Ensure the Special Education needs code of Practice is in place.
  • Promote Equality and diversity within staff and the setting.

Record keeping

  • Ensure the safe storage of information and appropriate access in compliance with data protection.
  • Ensure staffs update any information on their p-files.
  • Ensure all funding and relevant paperwork is maintained and completed

Required skills

  • Childcare
  • HR
  • Training
  • Nursery Management
  • LEADERSHIP

Reference: 34405141

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