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Pre School Manager

Play Pavilion
Gravesend, Kent
£40,000- £45,000 + Bonus Payments
Closing date
4 Apr 2024

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Pre School Manager

Gravesend, Kent

£40,000 - £45,000  + Bonus Payments

Job Commencing August 2024

5 weeks annual holiday

Play Pavilion is a new Pre School offering a fantastic role where you as the Manager will have the opportunity to make your mark and have full autonomy in the running of all day to day matters within the pre school and the further growth of the company. This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, ambitious, experienced, friendly and hard working individual.

Why You?

  • You are a passionate and dedicated person with a passion for early years and childcare
  • You are experienced in leading childcare settings
  • You have a commitment to helping children thrive and get the best start in life
  • You have strong leadership and communication skills, a clear understanding of child protection, early years care and education issues.
  • You have a warm and positive approach with lots of creative ideas

Job Description

Leadership and Staff Management:

Provide inspiring and knowledgeable leadership to create outstanding early years education.  Recruit, induct and oversee supervision of staff and give professional guidance to staff. Maintain a positive and inclusive work environment. Managing staff rotas.

Curriculum Development and Implementation: 

Collaborate with Deputy Manager and key staff to develop EYFS planning and provision. Create a nurturing and stimulating environment that fully supports the needs of each child. Using knowledge of SEND children to assist the SENCO in creating an inclusive practice. Regularly assess and adapt the curriculum to meet individual learning needs and ensure optimal outcomes.

Ofsted responsibilities: 

Act as the ‘nominated individual’ responsible for the Play Pavilion  Ofsted registration and acting as the primary point of contact with Ofsted. Ensure compliance with all relevant Ofsted regulations. Preparation for Ofsted inspections.

Safeguarding and Health and Safety Regulatory Compliance: 

Lead responsibility of Safeguarding and Lead responsibility of Health and Safety.

Parent Communication and Engagement: 

Establish strong communication channels with parents and guardians, providing regular updates on their child's progress and achievements. Organize family engagement events to foster strong partnerships with parents.

Marketing and Public Relations: 

Manage the recruitment of new children and families to fill up the nursery places each year. Develop marketing strategies to ensure full occupation of nursery places. Bonuses awarded with increased occupation

Person Specification

Qualifications and Skills:

Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education, or a related field (Master's degree preferred) / Qualified Teacher Status / Early Years Initial Teacher Training or equivalent

Proven experience in a leadership role within a childcare setting or school with a track record of successful management.

Deep knowledge and experience of early childhood education principles, child development, curriculum development, and best practices in early years in line with EYFS.

Knowledge of Ofsted regulations and requirements and experience of preparing for Ofsted Inspection process.

Experience in business management, budgeting, fundraising, and grant management.

Excellent communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills.

Demonstrated ability to lead and motivate a team of childcare professionals.

Strong organizational and time-management skills.

Experience of carrying out risk assessments and compliance with Health & Safety policies.

Experience of inclusion of SEND children, understanding of positive and appropriate behaviour management, and awareness of emotional needs of young children.

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