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Job Title: Nursery Manager

Salary:£28k

Location: Latimer, Buckinghamshire

The purpose of the role is to provide a safe and stimulating environment for all children, to optimise their learning opportunities. You will be in charge of the nursery and report to the area manager. This role offers lots of autonomy and require a forward thinking, decisive and intuitive individual. Must have previous experience in a similar role, environment.

Duties:

  • To be responsible for the day-to-day running of the nursery, ensuring compliance with registration and legislative requirements at all times.
  • To ensure that the nursery conforms to and exceeds the requirements of Ofsted.
  • To ensure that the nursery consistently meets the requirements set out in the Early Years Foundation Stage. To ensure that all staff are aware of their areas of responsibility and to be able to clearly demonstrate an awareness of own areas of responsibility and how these are being met.
  • To communicate effectively with all members of staff and be professional at all times.
  • To ensure Nursery Development Plan and Ofsted Self Evaluation form are kept up to date and all staff are aware of this through Individual Development Plans and regular staff meetings.
  • Work within the margins of confidentially respecting information pertaining to children, parents and staff.
  • To be accountable for staffing within the nursery ensuring that appropriate ratios of qualified to unqualified staff and children to staff are maintained.
  • Maintain a list of appropriate bank staff.
  • To ensure recruitment vacancies are advertised and filled in line with the company recruitment policy.
  • Implement and ensure that set budgets are not exceeded.
  • Monitor budgets against overall targets and goals, prepare for and attend budget meetings and plan remedial action for problem areas.
  • Maintain accurate budget information.
  • Ensure that all staff deliver high quality customer service at all times.
  • Ensure that all staff are trained to have regard for the parents/prospective parent’s needs and information is communicated clearly and positively.
  • Complete all marketing paperwork, following up enquiries, visits and calls.
  • Effectively market the nursery in the local community utilising local events to promote the nurseries image.
  • Be professional, polite and positive in all verbal and non-verbal interactions with staff, parents and children at all times.
  • Through regular supervisions identify individual and nursery development needs ensuring these needs are met through appropriate training.
  • In conjunction with management team provide information on appropriate training courses and learning opportunities.
  • Ensure all staff are aware of how to access training.

Attributes:

  • Lead by example
  • Qualified Level 3
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