Nursery Manager

Chadwell Heath, London (Greater)
Salary to be discussed at interview
10 Sep 2018
10 Oct 2018
Full Time
Contract Type

Nursery Manager

At Tamba, we're passionate about childcare and our staff. We have three branches of the nursery in Chadwell Heath, Ilford and Beckton, therefore we have several exciting opportunities you to be part of our Tamba family. We pride ourselves in our professionalism and promote the professional development and the wellbeing of our staff members who we value. This is demonstrated in our Staff Incentive Scheme:

  • Company Pension
  • Staff Bonuses £££
  • In-house training paid for by Tamba
  • Continuing Professional Development opportunities
  • Employee of the Month
  • Extra Annual Leave Day for each year of service
  • Competitive Salaries offered dependent on qualifications and experience
  • Approachable and Open-door policy of management

We require the candidate in the Nursery Manager's position to be:

  • Qualified to Degree Level or Equivalent in Childcare
  • Previous experience is essential
  • First Aid and Food & Hygiene certificates are desirable (If not, Tamba will provide the training)

Salary to be discussed at interview


The following list has been developed to assist in the recruitment of staff for the nursery. It outlines the main essential skills and qualities, as well as those which are desirable.

Childcare Skills  Desirable/ Essential                                                                           

Experience with children under five in all age ranges (min 3 years)

Supervisory experience (at a Senior Level)

Group care experience 

NNEB, NVQ Level 3, or equivalent

Safeguarding Training and Experience 

Fit Person

Good practice in and awareness of equality issues

First Aid training

Food Hygiene Certificate

Awareness and good practice in Early Years Foundation Stage

  • Experience of working with outside agencies such as SSD

Personal Qualities

Good Communication Skills

Good health

Energy and enthusiasm

Good grooming and personal hygiene

Sense of humor

Personal maturity

Ability to work with other people

Positive outlook on life

Enjoyment of working with children

Understanding of the needs and expectations of working parents 

Ability to use a computer

Responsible to: The Manager

Main Responsibilities: To have overall responsibility and commitment in the running and development of Tamba Day Nursery. 

To plan how early years education and childcare will be developed and expanded.               

1) To supervise other members of staff working in the Nursery including all aspects of staff welfare, rotas and cover.

  •    Check all the staff Qualification: 
  •    DBS -Suitable person
  •    First Aid
  •    Food Hygiene
  •    Training and Development
  •    Other workshop Observation
  •    SENCO
  •    Child Protection
  •    Curriculum: EYFS 
  •    Special Education Needs 
  •    Equal Opportunities
  •    Behaviour Management
  •    Risk Assessment
  •    Fire Drill
  •    Check staff read their policies and sign
  •    Questionnaires
  •    Appraisals
  •    Rota; lunches, back, front garden, tea preparation and cleaning

2) To ensure the children’s health, welfare and safety while they are at the Nursery.

Every morning: Risk Assessment – Garden are set up for the day – Who’s on the Breakfast Rota – Check each room ratio.  

3) To manage the forward planning and organisation of the Nursery.

Every Thursday check each room planning makes sure we have resources and Children’s observation are completed 

4) To ensure that the Nursery is keeping to the registration requirements and any other requirements.

5) To communicate with parents and staff in a professional manner and resolve any worries or problems effectively.

All staff should speak to parents in a proper manner.

Additional Responsibilities:

1) To organise a monthly staff meeting.

-                 Monthly planning 

-                 Senior/ Room leader meetings

2) To carry ensure Risk Assessment coordinator carries out regular fire drills and keep accident records.

3) To keep a daily staff and child register.

4) To carry out any correspondence between the Nursery and parents, or such other organisations as may be necessary.

5) To be confident in conveying correct information and arranging a suitable time for potential customers to visit the nursery when enquiries are made.

6) To be able to receive fees and answer enquiries about fees from potential and existing customers.

7) To maintain the waiting list for the Nursery and manage its admissions policy.

8) To carry out risk assessments on a weekly basis.

9) To deal effectively with complaints from parents.

10) To keep up-to-date records of any payments made for supplies or Nursery equipment.

11) To organize special events at the Nursery such as festive celebrations.

12) Any other such responsibilities as may become necessary over time, and are agreed between yourself and the proprietor.

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