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Date Added: Tue 11/06/2024

Nursery Manager

Portswood, SO16, UK
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Job Type: Permanent, Full Time

Nursery Manager

Salary: Depending on qualification and experience

Hours: Preferably full time 40 hours per week, Monday - Friday

Location: 244 Burgess Road, Swaythling, Southampton, SO16 3AU

About the nursery

We are looking for a passionate and ambitious manager to join our team in Swaythling.

Paint Pots has been established since 2000 and now has 6 nurseries and 7 pre-schools in Southampton and Hampshire, well known for having an inclusive, loving and homely environment which is safe, secure and stimulating. We are part of a charity and run as 'not for profit', our work is driven by a set of core values about bringing joy care and friendship in an environment which is full of love, laughter and learning.

Benefits for a Nursery Manager:

·Heavily discounted childcare

·Medical benefit programme

·Employee assistance programme including counselling

·Financial and wellbeing support

·Additional day off for your birthday

·Continuous Professional Development programme

·Christmas period off

·Closed for bank holidays

·Company pension

·Wellbeing champion based at each nursery.

Key Responsibilitiesof a Nursery Manager:

·To ensure the effective daily operation of the nursery, ensuring compliance with legislative requirements.

·To inspire and lead the team to deliver high quality care and education.

·Foster positive relationships with children, staff, families, and the local community.

·To ensure that the nursery consistently meets the requirements set out in the Early Years Foundation Stage, continuously monitoring, and striving to improve quality in all areas.

·To manage the effective financial operation of the nursery, including occupancy and budgets.

·To ensure Paint Pots policies and procedures are embedded in practice.

The core requirements for the job role of a Nursery Manager:

·Experience of managing either in a setting or a senior position in a setting.

·Understand and have a good knowledge of the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage, the Inspection Handbook, Ofsted and Local Authority requirements.

·To manage a staff team effectively.

·To manage day-to-day financial operations within the setting, by meeting financial targets and managing the occupancy ensuring maximum capacity.

·Support the senior management team and Paint Pots to develop the setting and company.

·To monitor and assess the quality of provision ensuring that policies and procedures, best practice and standards are maintained.

·Minimum Level 3 qualification in Early Years.

·Enhanced DBS check and disclosure required and registered on update service.

·Have a sound knowledge of safeguarding reporting procedures.

·To be the named Designated Safeguarding Lead for the setting, training will be provided.

Essential Criteria of a Nursery Manager:

·Minimum Level 3 Early Years Qualification

·Level 2 maths qualification (or equivalent) or willingness to complete within 2 years of starting the position.

·Experience in a leadership role

·Understanding of special educational needs and equality of opportunity

·Sound knowledge of Safeguarding

·Knowledge of the Early Years Foundation stage and statutory guidance

·Excellent Communication Skills

·Passion for delivering high quality childcare and education
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