Job Description and Requirements
The role of the Nursery Manager is to provide professional leadership and management of the nursery, to effectively manage the day-to day running of the nursery and to deliver the highest standards of care and education.
Manager will hold a full and relevant qualification in Early Years (3 months to 4 years), understand and ensure the requirements of the EYFS are met and have experience working in a busy nursery setting in a management position.
1-Childcare and Education
•Promote high standards of quality within the nursery in respect of the environment, resources and experiences offered to children.
•Ensure that all children attending the nursery receive rich and stimulating experiences appropriate to their age and stage of development.
•Ensure that practice and provision in the nursery meets the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage.
•Ensure that children are kept safe and that staff understand and, when necessary, follow Safeguarding Procedures.
•Promote and facilitate partnerships with parents/carers and other family members.
•Establish, develop and maintain highly professional working relationships with relevant Local Authority Departments, regulatory bodies and other agencies.
•Create and maintain a culture of self evaluation and reflective practice throughout the nursery.
2-Health and Safety
•Manage the day-to-day operation in order to ensure the health and safety of the children, their parents and carers, the team and any visitors to the nursery.
•Adhere to all health and safety policies and procedures.
•Be fully aware of all emergency and security procedures.
•Be responsible for ensuring the nursery remains compliant in respect of suitably trained staff with relevant first aid qualifications.
•Be responsible for ensuring that all staff receive Health and Safety training.
•Manage staff costs with regard to budget projections.
•Maintain accurate records and accounts for the nursery and produce management information as required.
•Control costs in line with agreed budgets.
•Understand and utilize management systems and information to maximize commercial benefits.
•Recruit, induct, support, train and appraise all staff to ensure delivery of high quality childcare practice.
•Develop a well-qualified and experienced team able to meet and exceed all relevant standards.
•Identify training needs; develop training plans and evaluate training undertaken by staff.
•Develop open and positive working relationships with staff.
5-Marketing & Customer Care
•Proactively represent the Nursery and advance its interests in the local community.
•Promote the nursery to current parents and potential customers.
•Ensure that all staff develop and maintain friendly and professional relationships with parents and carers.
•Be responsible for ensuring that all complaints and concerns are actively resolved in a timely manner and that these are reported to the Nursery owner.
•Responsible for all administrative duties associated with the nursery, such as maintaining children’s records, ordering equipment, maintaining inventories and keeping personnel records.
•Undertake any other duties as reasonably requested by Nursery Owner.
The duties and responsibilities in this job description are not exhaustive or restrictive, changes and other duties relevant to this post may be added. This job description may be reviewed in the future.
Qualifications / Requirements
·Diploma at minimum, or associate’s or bachelor’s degree in early childhood education
·Commercial/Sales expertise better if associate with Technical skills in the field
·Can do and problem solving attitude.
·Good communication skills
·Good Computer skills (i.e. Microsoft office)
·Minimum of five years experience in the same field
Strong oral and written communication skills. Strong interpersonal and leadership skills. Demonstrated ability to analyze and resolve problems. Demonstrated ability to lead programs / projects. Ability to document, plan, market, and execute programs.