Childcare Operations Manager

Employer
Early Years Alliance
Location
London (Central), London (Greater)
Salary
£33,726 - £37,828 p.a. plus £2,570 p.a. London Weighting
Closing date
19 May 2022

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Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Function
Senior Management
Sector
Charity, Nursery, Pre-School

Job Details

Are you ready for an exciting new challenge? Do you have experience of early education and childcare provision at a regional level? Are you ready to support the Alliance's mission to create better futures for children and families, particularly those of the most disadvantaged? If yes, then this is the role for you.

The Early Years Alliance is looking to recruit a Childcare Operations Manager to join the Children's Services Department covering Essex and London (travel to nurseries and pre-schools will be a key requirement of the role).

The Childcare Operations Manager will provide leadership, direction and support to managers to ensure all designated settings within area of remit are financially sustainable, are operating in line with legal requirements and meeting the Alliance National Standards. If you have a passion for early years and driven to support children and their families - this role could be for you! 

Benefits:

  • 26 days annual leave plus 8 bank holidays, additional annual leave for long service
  • Enhanced sickness pay and paid bereavement leave
  • Access to qualified mental health first aiders and a wide range of wellbeing support.
  • 50% discount on childcare places
  • Regular access to internal and external learning and development opportunities. 
  • Family Friendly Policies, workplace pension scheme
  • Attendance to a National Conference and team social events. 
  • Nursery Management Information system to reduce paperwork (Family), and central admin support
  • Microsoft Office 365 Teams, SharePoint and online support
  • Access to qualified mental health first aiders and a wide range of wellbeing support.
  • Can save up to 25% on 02 Refresh Airtime Plan if getting a new phone or tablet on 02
  • Recruitment Referral Payment Scheme - an introduction payment of up to £300

Main duties:

  • To provide regular human resources, finance and quality improvement updates/feedback on nursery performance to the Children’s Services Manager.
  • To proactively manage all Setting Managers performance, carrying out induction, regular accountability meetings, supervisions, probation reviews and annual performance reviews, and setting clear work and development objectives.
  • To inspire all childcare setting managers/teams to establish and maintain effective learning through a culture of creativity and innovation within each setting.
  • To ensure that quality is maintained at a high standard and that settings achieve at least a Good Ofsted Inspection.

Essential criteria:

  • EYP, Early Years Degree or equivalent early years and childcare qualifications at Level 6.
  • Proven, current experience of empowering and supporting quality improvement in settings to secure and maintain at least a good or outstanding Ofsted inspection outcome.
  • Recent experience of effective management in an early years setting.
  • Proven ability to work with key stakeholders including local authorities and volunteers to coordinate and drive quality improvement.
  • Experience of effective budget setting, monitoring and action planning.

Hours per week:  35

Weeks per year:   52

Virtual interview date:  Thursday 26th May 2022 

Please note our virtual interviews take place via Microsoft Teams, you may need to download this prior to your interview.

 

About The Service

The Alliance is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. It is a requirement of all staff that they share this commitment and follow the prescribed policy and procedures to continuously promote a culture of safeguarding across the whole organisation. 

The charity is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and equal opportunities in employment.

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Core values

The Alliance believes that the well-being and achievement of children should be a key priority for society. We will work at local, regional and national levels with policy makers, parents, practitioners and children to achieve this end.  The Alliance works on a not for profit basis, independent of political or other influences through inclusive and democratic principles.

What we offer:

At the Early Years Alliance staff wellbeing is a key priority and we believe in offering a range of initiatives that support all of our staff:

  • Support from a Childcare Operations Manager
  • Access to a Learning Management System (LMS), 3 training days a year, plus personalised training plans for employees
  • Family Friendly Policies, workplace pension scheme
  • Nursery Management Information System (Family) to reduce paperwork, and central admin support
  • Microsoft Office 365 Teams, SharePoint and online support
  • 25 days annual leave plus 8 bank holidays, additional annual leave for long service
  • Enhanced sickness pay and paid bereavement leave
  • Access to qualified Mental Health First Aiders and a wide range of wellbeing support
  • Attendance to a National Conference, team social events and uniform
  • Can save up to 25% on 02 Refresh Airtime Plan if getting a new phone or tablet on 02
  • Recruitment Referral Payment Scheme - an introduction payment of up to £100
  • 10% discount on childcare places

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Find Us
Website
Telephone
02076972500
Location
Early Years Alliance
50 Featherstone Street
London
London
EC1Y 8RT
United Kingdom

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