Based: Barnet, North West London
£35,219 to £36,242 per annum
We're looking for a Nursery Manager to lead a team of highly-qualified nursery staff at the brand new Better Nursery based at Burnt Oak Leisure Centre in Barnet, North West London. You'll play an integral part in leading the opening of this new nursery and ensuring the set up goes smoothly before we welcome the children.
This role is required for 40 hours per week to work shift patterns when the nursery is open from 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday (some occasional weekend working may also be required if there is an open day). Better Nurseries are operated by GLL, the UK's largest leisure provider and charitable social enterprise. The nursery will be registered to look after 58 children including babies and aims to create a safe, fun and stimulating environment through play and supporting the integrated approach to early learning and care. The emphasis at the nursery will be to ensure the children in our care are physically active everyday and learning new skills such as dancing, gymnastics, football, tennis and learning to ride a bike as part of the nursery programme.
The Nursery Manager is a key role that oversees the day-to-day running of the nursery in line with the statutory framework and aiming for Ofsted excellence. You'll lead the implementation of the Early Years Foundation Stage including overseeing the planning and record keeping. An enthusiastic and inspirational manager, your leadership style will motivate your staff team as well as ultimately ensuring the children are well looked after, content and stimulated and their parents are happy too.
You'll need to be organised and hands-on as you'll do everything from recruitment and retention of staff, to arranging staffing/rotas in accordance with statutory regulations and budgets. Naturally you'll be a great communicator as you'll not only need to engage and encourage the children but you'll also need to develop and maintain professional working relationships with local authority departments, regulatory bodies and other agencies. Mostly though, your passion for seeing the children develop, grow and progress will be what helps you make this role a success.
We're looking for someone with experience of managing a team within a nursery as well as a Level 3 qualification in Childcare. You will need to provide a DBS check and provide two satisfactory references prior to commencing employment.
In return, we offer a range of benefits that you’d expect from the UK’s largest leisure provider:
- Pension schemes
- Childcare vouchers
- Ride to work scheme
- Discounted membership at our leisure centres
- The opportunity to join the GLL Society and have a say in how we’re run plus associated social events
- Career pathways
- Ongoing training and development to help you to be the best
If you have the passion and skills for this role, apply now by clicking the apply button
Closing date: 19th September 2018
All pay rates are subject to skills, experience, qualifications, age and location.
To be shortlisted for the role, internal applicants will need to demonstrate their commitment to GLL by becoming a Society member where eligible.
Better Children’s Centres are run by GLL, the UK’s largest leisure provider and one of the first and largest leisure social enterprises. Our aim is to get more people, more active, more of the time whilst making leisure and community facilities accessible and affordable. We partner with local authorities to run leisure centres, swimming pools, libraries, children’s centres, spas, events spaces and world-class sporting venues such as the Copper Box Arena and London Aquatics Centre on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park - all under our Better brand. As a not-for-profit organisation, we’re different. Passionate about seeing our communities thrive, we invest back into our facilities, projects and people and are an Investors in People Silver Award employer.
GLL is an equal opportunities employer.