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Date Added: Wed 11/11/2020

Nursery Manager

Norwich, UK
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Job Type: Permanent

Salary: £31003 / annually

Offering a friendly and rewarding working environment, meaningful opportunities to make a difference in the lives of young people and a range of benefits, YMCA Norfolk are looking for a Nursery Manager to support the new Muddy Puddles nursery catering for children aged from 2 months to 5 years. 

As the leading provider of childcare in the voluntary sector, YMCA Norfolk are passionate about offering a positive environment where all children feel secure and valued, and believe in promoting each child's strengths to help them to love themselves and others.


About the Nursery, Muddy Puddles:

In Spring 2021 YMCA Norfolk will be opening Muddy Puddles, an Ofsted-registered nursery based at our brand-new multi-service community centre on Aylsham Road, also featuring a Community Café and a Soft Play centre.

Our nursery will provide a tailored childcare setting that creates a safe, empowering, interactive environment for its learners. We will offer bespoke education to each child, through a positive reinforcement approach to early years' development.


Role responsibilities for the Nursery Manager:

  • As the Nursery Manager you will be responsible for ensuring and improving high occupancy levels as well as achieving a good or higher OFSTED rating
  • Deliver effective operational management of the nursery
  • Ensure the nursery provision is of the highest quality, providing a safe, stimulating and caring child-centred environment catering for the children's educational and development needs
  • Lead, manage and develop the nursery staff and apprentice team
  • Ensure compliance with contractual obligations, strive for continuous service improvement and achievement of agreed performance targets
  • Work towards and achieve the agreed Key Performance Indicators and performance objectives
  • Ensure all financial requirements of the nursery are always met
  • Ensure the nursery is prepared for inspections and implement recommendations arising from reports
  • Maintain all related information resources (children's development records, policies and procedures, performance management documents etc.)


Person specification:

  • A qualification in childcare, ideally level 4 or above, and an excellent knowledge of Early Years Foundation Stage and other curriculum
  • Significant experience of managing an early year's nursery provision
  • Excellent working knowledge and understanding of current childcare legislation, national standards and frameworks
  • A full driving licence with own transport
  • Knowledge of OFSTED standards and experience of inspections
  • A positive approach to the management of children's behaviour
  • Excellent understanding of cultural diversity in the local area
  • Interpersonal skills with good written and verbal communication skills
  • Good working knowledge and understanding of safeguarding procedures


Terms of Role and Benefits:

  • 38 hours per week over 4 days with occasional evening work
  • 33 days (pro rata) Annual Leave per annum inclusive of Bank and Public Holidays
  • Satisfactory references and satisfactory DBS check
  • Healthshield Health Care Plan
  • Family friendly policies
  • In service training opportunities and bursaries investing in your development
  • Staff awards to celebrate successes
  • Death in service benefit of 2x annual salary
  • Staff discount at Stepping Stones Café


Closing date: Friday 16th October 2020 at 9am

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