New Directions Education

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Job Description

New Directions Education are working exclusivly with a Nursery based in Liverpool to appoint an experienced and committed Nursery Manager

MAIN PURPOSE OF JOB:
The Manager will be part of a team that are tasked to provide high quality, flexible childcare for families from the local communities and will oversee the daily operation of the nursery to the highest standards, ensuring that the best possible environment and care are provided for young children.
TEAM MANAGEMENT DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • To be responsible for and to oversee the day to day management, staffing, organisation and smooth running of the nursery.
  • To be instrumental in staff development and understanding it as the key to improving the nursery.
  • To create a welcoming and family friendly environment.
  • To communicate with parents at all levels, and ensure you develop and maintain positive relationships with them at all times.
  • To be an active member of the management team and to contribute to the planning, monitoring, evaluation and development of the Nursery.
  • To be responsible at all times for high standards of care and education of children between in accordance with statutory requirements.
  • To ensure the EYFS is promoted and delivered within the setting and the principles adhered to.
  • To ensure effective communication between the nursery staff and with all external agencies.
  • To maintain equipment and resources in the nursery.
  •  To be accountable and responsible for day to day financial systems directly relating to the nursery provision and to work within a given budget
  • To respond in a timely manner to actions and emails from the Directors, Area Manager and Head Office
  • To be responsible for show rounds and new starters in line with procedures agreed by the management team.
  • To keep a register and up to date records of all children using the provision and to give regular feedback to parents about their child’s development and progress.
  • To be responsible for organising training and monitoring staff in the nursery.
  • To take care of your own safety, and that of others, in line with full regard to the setting’s Health and Safety procedures
  • To carry out his/her duties with full regard to the setting’s Equal Opportunities policy
  • To be a key holder and open up/lock up the nursery

The duties and responsibilities in this job description are not restrictive and the post holder may be required to undertake any other duties which may be required from time to time. 

SUPERVISION/MANAGEMENT OF PEOPLE
 

The post holder will be responsible for management, supervision and appraisal of staff:

 

The Manager will identify staff training needs and facilitate training opportunities with support from the Area Manager

 

From time to time there may be a requirement to manage the work of staff who are appointed for supply work or to provide supervision for students on placement.

 

CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION
The Manager will have a key role in planning and monitoring of the nursery and ensuring Busy Nought to Fives policies and procedures are followed.  This will require creative thought together with an informed understanding of statutory requirements and best practice. The successful candidate must be proactive and innovative, with an ability to be flexible and solve problems.

The Manager must understand and implement policies and procedures (for example, Child Protection, Health and Safety, Equal Opportunities, Data Protection and Confidentiality) in relation to staff, children, buildings and resources.

CONTACTS AND RELATIONSHIPS
Working relationships will include some of the following:

Internal

  • Directors
  • Area Manager
  • Head Office
  • All staff employed at the nursery
  • Parents
  • Children

External

  • Ofsted
  • The Local Authority
  • Child Protection teams
  • Health Teams

The Manager will be expected to build good working relationships at every level.  Working in partnership with parents and families is highly valued and the Manager must be approachable, friendly and able to communicate effectively at all times.

At all times the Manager will be expected to respect the confidentiality of sensitive family information (subject to Child Protection policies and procedures).

Team Work
The manager will be expected to work as part of an effective management team at Busy Nought to Fives.
WORK ENVIRONMENT
a)  Work Demands

 Within the context of the management team, the Manager will need to demonstrate effective time and resource management to meet the planned needs of children and families and any anticipated demands that might be reasonably foreseen.  The Manager must organised and plan their time effectively whilst retaining the flexibility to be accessible and available to parents and staff.  The Manager will need to make judgements about the delegation of tasks and responsibilities to the other staff in the Nursery.

b)  Physical Demands

The work requires normal physical effort.  It may occasionally involve manual handling including: lifting and handling of, play equipment and other resources. It will include being involved in practical activities and physical care of young children.

c) Working location

 The Manager is nursery based, but will be expected to attend meetings and training in other places.  You will normally be based at one Nursery but you may be required to work at another Busy Nought to Fives Nursery as the business requires it. You may be required to open or close other nursery sites.

WORKING HOURS
The nursery is open between 7.30am and 6.00pm. You will normally work Monday to Friday and the exact hours you work will need to be flexible to fit in with the needs of the management team (so as to ensure correct management coverage during opening times (normally 40 hours per week excluding lunch).  Such hours will include a reasonable break for lunch the duration of which will depend on management staffing. (Normally one hour).

Managers will also be expected to undertake staff meetings and nursery events outside of normal working hours.

 

PERSON SPECIFICATION- NURSERY MANAGER

 

EDUCATION/TRAINING/QUALIFICATIONSESSENTIAL/DESIRABLEEVIDENCE

Application Form, Interview, Reference

Level 3 Relevant Early Years qualification – NVQ, NNEB

QTS or EYP Status

Willingness to undertake any appropriate training

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KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCEESSENTIAL/DESIRABLEEVIDENCE
Experience of managing, supervising and appraising staffE

 

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Knowledge and understanding of legislation and regulations relating to nurseries and the EYFS/Ofsted requirements

Understanding of Safer working practices and health and safety procedures including First Aid and Food Hygiene

Experience of delivering training

Experience of supervising students

Experience of managing buildings and other resources

Experience of working with volunteers and/or parents as ‘partners’ in community development

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KNOWLEDGEESSENTIAL/DESIRABLEEVIDENCE
Knowledge of Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum.  Knowledge of Early Years Foundation Stage statutory welfare requirements

Knowledge, understanding and practical experience of planning opportunities for young children including purposeful planning

Knowledge, understanding and practical experience of child development and parenting

Sounds knowledge of child protection procedures and a commitment to keeping up to date with legislation and guidance

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PERSONAL SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTESESSENTIAL/DESIRABLEEVIDENCE
Able to work indepenently and to manage own time efficiently

Ability to supervise staff and to communicate effectively with a wide range of people

 

Ability to maintain basic systems for childcare records

Commitment to equal opportunities for all children and families

Warm and caring personality – friendly and approachable for families

Commitment to partnership with families

Enthusiastic, innovative, energetic and able to motivate others

Flexible, practical and willing to undertake all duties required in a positive manner

Motivated to develop and maintain high quality provision and practice

Ability to use computer for basic childcare records and finance records

Able to accommodate the flexible working hours that may be required

Ability to lead a team, work as a team member and develop an effective team

Reliable and punctual

Ability to take care and pride in all tasks given

A willingness to be flexible, and undertake other tasks associated with the post

Able to use basic computer systems, email, word and excel

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Additional Information

A Nursery Manager holds responsibility for the provision of high quality, flexible childcare for children generally under the school age.

This individual will oversee the day-to-day operations of the nursery, ensuring that the safeguarding of every child within their care is of the highest importance.

The Role of a Nursery Manager

  • To deliver a care service in line with the organisations values
  • To lead the staff of the nursery in providing a programme of activity aligned with the development of the young people in their care
  • To ensure that all nursery policies and procedures are adhered to at all times
  • To deliver a programme of activity that promotes the early years foundation stage
  • To work to develop and deliver the nursery business objectives
  • To work as the key link in communications with all stakeholders associated with the nursery
  • To ensure the nursery adheres to all current legislation
  • To ensure that all staff employed within the nursery are trained to appropriate standards
  • To maintain accurate records – attendance, absence, enrolment etc.

Typically the Nursery Manager is also responsible for the supervision or management of:

  • Deputy Manager
  • Senior Supervisor
  • Room Supervisor
  • Nursery Nurses
  • Nursery Assistants
  • Apprentices
  • Nursery Cook
  • Nursery Cleaner

What can you expect from New Directions Education?

  • A dedicated account manager;
  • Regular and varied teaching supply work;
  • Competitive pay rates;
  • Potential long-term teaching roles;
  • Fully compliant with the Agency Workers Regulation (AWR);
  • Network of branches across the UK;
  • Preferred supplier to 19 boroughs across the UK;
  • Recommend-a-friend scheme;
  • Respected reputation throughout the education and recruitment industry.

Please contact New Directions Education for more information on this job vacancy, on 0151 515 0822, or use our form below to enquire about this job vacancy.

Last modified: 14th March 2019


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