Nursery Manager Responsible to: TBA Role Purpose To ensure overall responsibility for the effective daily management of the Nursery, to have a sound knowledge of all Company Policies, Procedures, Statutory Welfare Requirements and Ofsted expectations and ensure that these are maintained at all times. To be a role model to the staff team. Be able to showcase high quality practice with regards to individual and group work with children, dealing with staff and parent issues as they arise. Overall responsibility for the safety, security and well-being of all children, staff and visitors at all times. Act as the Designated Safeguarding Person within the setting, dealing with and support any issues as they arise. To lead the nursery to reach an Outstanding grading with Ofsted. To complete a rigorous action plan that supports the development of areas set out in the‘Corporate Plan’. To embrace and to understand the role youplay as a member of the management team in providing high levels of care and education.Performance Requirements Be proactive in forecasting future occupancy levels, staff retention and make appropriate decisions in relation to staffing. To reinforce Company policy and procedures at all times and deal with any breaches swiftly and in an appropriate manner. Lead on safer recruitment and ensure Company policies are followed throughout the recruitment process. Ensure a full induction, ongoing regular contact and probation reviews with new employees, offering any support and guidance and addressing performance concerns as required. Ensure that mandatory training is up-to-date for all employees. Source training to meet the needs of the team that have been identified by the NurseryManagement Team or through supervisions. Mentor and lead the whole Nursery Team and offer support and guidance as required. To lead on ideas and initiatives to maintain employee engagement. To take a leading role in dealing with investigations, disciplinaries and absence management in line with Company policies and procedures. Efficient and effective staff deployment at all times. Be an advocate to promote our company ethos, benefits, pension scheme etc. Continually motivate and develop the staff team within the nursery through effective rolemodelling, spending time in rooms throughout the setting. Ensure the nursery and the Company is seen as an ‘Employer of Choice’ internally and externally. Page 1 of 4Nursery Manager Job DescriptionNursery Manager Job Description Lead regular meetings and training. Staff meetings must take place at least once a month and have a full written agenda and minutes to accompany. To recognise and reward Outstanding practice within the nursery. Promote equality and diversity within the nursery, challenging any behaviour which does notsupport our Inclusive Practice and Equal Opportunities Policy.Childcare Reflect on daily practice and identify areas for continual improvement. To be the Designated Safeguarding Officer within the setting and ensure that allpractitioners and support staff have a sound awareness of the Safeguarding Policy (both Company and Local Authority procedures). All staff to understand their role in safeguarding all children. To ensure that all children are treated as individuals and that we are supporting this through our approach to planning in line with the EYFS. To work in partnership to ensure standards are continuously being met in line with Ofsted requirements and the EYFS. To ensure that any identified development needs are supported with ongoing training either internally or externally. As a management team, to oversee planning and children’s developmental records and ensure that they reflect their individual progress and are up to date. Ensure that settling-in and transitions are well managed for all children, ensuring they are communicated to parents, carers and colleagues. To lead on all aspects of inclusive practice, behaviour management and special educational needs within your team, liaising with the appropriate representatives. To lead on effective partnerships working with children, families and the wider community. Continuously looking at ways to build relationships with external agencies. To ensure effective communication with staff and families through effective partnerships i.e. Parents Forum, Newsletters, Parents Evenings, stay & plays, settling-in sessions. Deal with any parent/carer issues or concerns in a timely manner, escalating any issues to your Line Manager as necessary. Oversee an effective Key Person approach within the setting. Environments To have overall responsibility for Health & Safety Policies and Procedures at nursery. To support the extended management team to ensure all paperwork is completed correctly. Check premises daily and remove or action any potential hazards. To ensure the health & safety of all staff, children and visitors by ensuring policies onsecurity and safety are adhered to at all times e.g. ensuring visitors have signed in and IDchecks have been carried out. Raise any maintenance concerns to the Business Manager in due course and keep anongoing record of this.Page 2 of 4
Nursery Manager Job Description Oversee that all staff develop an enabling environment that is child-led, using both indoor and outdoor spaces effectively. Manage expenditure budgets effectively to ensure that toys, equipment and soft furnishings both indoors and outdoors are at the required standard to support high quality practice. To ensure that you have an excellent understanding and have a working knowledge of all aspects of Health & Safety e.g. Risk Assessments, COSHH etc. To promote good hygiene practices in the nursery and maintain high standards of cleanliness.Sustainability To be responsible for maintaining expenditure for the nursery within agreed budgets. To ensure the financial sustainability of the setting, which will include marketing, parentshow arounds, promoting events, managing waiting lists, open days and managing staffdeployment effectively. To be responsible for achieving financial targets set at nursery level. To lead in offering excellent levels of customer service to all visitors. Ensure that aged debt is being managed appropriately and effectively at nursery level. Ensure effective forward planning to maintain and grow occupancy levels and managewaiting lists effectively. Ensure payroll information is processed in a timely manner and submitted before thedeadline. Work with your Area Manager to strategically plan for nursery development, includingsetting a marketing plan. To ensure there is an effective tool used to evaluate your progress e.g. Action planning.General Ability to calmly and effectively lead the nursery setting in times of emergency. Abide by our Code of Conduct and all other Policies and Procedures at alltimes, maintaining a professional approach, behaviour and confidentiality at all times. Act as a representative of your nursery and the Company, promoting a professional image atall times. To have awareness of any legislation relating to your role. Ensure all correspondence is dealt with promptly and professionally within a reasonabletime frame. Show a willingness to undertake additional roles to meet the needs of the nursery, children and colleagues. Keep your job knowledge up to date through Company and external training, showing acommitment to professional development. Support other nurseries where necessary. This may mean working at different sites tosupport other settings and managers.Page 3 of 4
Any other duties as required by your Line Manager.
Job Types: Full-time, Part-time
Reference ID: SDNW001
Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Contract
- Childcare: 3 years (Preferred)
- Nursery: 3 years (Preferred)