Senior Manager

Location
Putney Heath Roehampton, London (Greater)
Salary
33,000 per annum + performance bonus
Posted
03 Jul 2017
Closes
03 Aug 2017
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent

Senior Manager

We are looking for a Senior Manager with strong leadership skills to head up our baby rooms. Overseeing 15 staff or more and working alongside

  • To liaise and communicate effectively with all levels of management
  • Demonstrate good communication skills with all staff within the nursery
  • Being an active member of the team as well as being a manager
  • To update and maintain the nursery shifts, rota and staffing ratios correctly and efficiently
  • Monitor staff lateness, sick, and take action appropriately
  • To assist with the settling in of new staff
  • To exercise discretion with staff on various issues
  • To monitor, organise and motivate staff
  • Problem solve situations with staff or parents
  • Monitor all paperwork signed off by parents
  • To show an excellent understanding on how the induction and training process operates
  • Liaise with parents on inductions, building a good rapport on behalf of the nursery, and maintain regular communication with them
  • To be able to reassure parents where there are concerns or deal with difficult parents and solve any problems before getting the Principal involved
  • Make time to see parents to give advice and information
  • Be aware of any family situations and notify Junior Managers as appropriate
  • Show parents around the nursery in the absence of the Deputy Principal or Principal
  • To be able to identify training and development with all staff you supervise
  • To be able to identify your own training and development needs
  • To show a high level of efficiency and organisation when managing and monitoring the training and induction process as a whole
  • To have a good knowledge of current child care and education practices and regulations
  • To be involved in the curriculum, giving advice with planning

Specific child care tasks

  • Ensure that you are following the Early Years Foundation Stage, using all relevant paperwork to plan, observe, track and move children forward to their next stage of development
  • Being responsible for a key group of children, keeping an accurate record of their developments and achievements
  • Write termly learning journeys for each key child
  • Being aware of each child’s individual care needs, including medical information, sleeping and dietary needs
  • Record the children’s sleep times, eating habits and bottle-feeds
  • Preparation and completion of activities to suit each child’s stage of development and interest both in the classroom and the garden at all times
  • Ensure that the children are safe and safeguarding procedures are being followed
  • Ensure children who are unwell are monitored in line with our sickness policy and that management are notified so arrangements can be made with the parents

Duties and responsibilities

  • Provide toys, activities and equipment that is appropriate to each child’s developmental stage
  • Sing, read stories and play games with the children
  • Supervise at meal times, feeding and serving food, as necessary
  • Change nappies at regular times throughout the day or when required
  • Create displays with the children’s work
  • Wash up any painting materials or kitchen utensils used, clearing up after activities
  • Assisting in the induction process for children
  • Ensure the safety, hygiene and cleanliness standards are maintained at all times
  • Communicate regularly within the team, supporting other members of staff within your room
  • Greet and approach parents and perform termly parent / teacher meetings
  • Liaise with parents, carers or family members, forming professional relationships and share with them their child’s development
  • To be flexible within working practices of the nursery, helping where required
  • To work alongside management ensuring the standards and philosophy of the nursery are maintained
  • To attend out of hours meetings, such as parent evenings, events and staff meetings
  • To uphold the reputation of the nursery and it’s standards at all times, both within working hours and outside