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This a great opportunity for an experienced Nursery Manager to join an established nursery.
You will be someone who is passionate about delivering excellent standards of childcare and education to all the families within the nursery.
You will be someone who is an inspirational leader and able to maintain and develop highly effective staff support programs to ensure all staff members achieve and deliver the very best possible standards in an inclusive and supportive environment.
Some of your responsibilities as Nursery Manager will include:-
- To be responsible for the daily running and administration of the Nursery whilst adhering to the company Policies and Procedures, ensuring compliance with all statutory requirements.
- To lead the Nursery team ensuring that all children are kept safe and receive rich and stimulating play and learning experiences appropriate to their age and stage of development
- To nurture every child in in your care providing consistency, innovation and excellence, igniting curiosity and a lifelong love of learning.
- To ensure that all of the Company Health and Safety policies and procedures are put into practice including allergy management, risk assessment and medication policies etc.
- To lead the Nursery team ensuring that the nursery offers an environment which reflects the cultural diversity of all children.
- To prepare for and lead the nursery team during inspections by regulatory bodies and to implement any recommendations
- To induct, support and mentor new staff, carry out staff supervise meetings, conduct regular staff assessments, recognising training needs, monitoring training and developing teamwork.
You will need to have the following qualifications, training and experience:
- Full and relevant SVQ LEVEL 3 in Early Years and Education and ideally have 2 years or more experience in a senior role.
- An ability to lead, manage and inspire a team successfully together with good interpersonal skills
- A sound knowledge of child development for children from birth to five years and understanding of the Early Years Framework, Realising the Ambition: Being Me and Curriculum for Excellence
- A sound knowledge of child protection procedures
- A customer service approach, being willing to go above and beyond for families
- Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
- Able to lead the nursery marketing strategy including the planning and delivery of a strong marketing plan, the implementation of interesting marketing and retention events and the successful conversion of enquiries
- The ability to plan and organise workload
- A minimum of two years post qualifying leadership experience in managing full day care settings
- Effectively manage the nursery budget, including ensuring that income targets are met, budgeted staff and other costs are not exceeded
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