Position: Nursery Manager
Salary Banding: £40,850 - £47,000 per annum (dependent on qualification/s and experience)
Hours: Full time / Permanent / Mon-Fri / 40 hours
Location: Regents Park, London
We are currently recruiting for a passionate Nursery Manager to join our wonderful Regents Park Day Nursery and Preschool. Our nursery is situated in London.
Our 75-place nursery are proudly Ofsted rated 'Outstanding'. We are situated in a Grade 1 Listed white stucco house within close proximity to Camden Town underground station.
Our nursery features a small enclosed courtyard for our children to extend their learning and we like to regularly make full use of the green space of Regent's Park and its well-equipped children's playground in close proximity to our nursery.
As a Nursery Manager working with us, you can expect a competitive salary, excellent training and development as well as a caring and passionate place to work.
* A strong record of on-going training and/or professional qualifications since qualifying
* Proven experience of working in early years education settings with successful management leading to 'Good or better' regulatory inspection outcomes
* Demonstrable track record of driving leadership strength and development of successful ongoing performance management and impact measurements, in close partnership with HR
* Strong decision-maker, with the proven ability to support change; a secure understanding of the complex relationship between business/commerce and service excellence within regulated setting, with the ability to follow guidelines and work with others to achieve success
* Experience of developing high performing teams, with a successful record of accomplishment of supporting effective regulatory compliance, quality improvement, delivering high quality pedagogy, innovation and service excellence.
* Experience of proving support and leadership to a staff team to enable staff in fulfil their roles, responsibilities and legislation duty in relation to safeguarding children.
* Experience of budget preparation, efficient staff deployment and rostering programmes, and managing commercial performance and reporting metrics
* Knowledge of Local Authority and Regulatory requirements and inspection processes across the UK
* Full and relevant level 3 qualification (essential)
* 12 hours paediatric first aid and first aid at work (essential)
* Relevant safeguarding/child protection training undertaken and a willingness to update training regularly (essential)
* Evidence of continuous professional development
* Undergraduate or Foundation Degree in Early Childhood Studies or other relevant subject (Desirable)
* EYPP/EYTT or QTS post graduate status (Desirable)
* Full, clean driving licence and flexibility to travel as necessary
* Able to communicate clearly with adults and children using a variety of techniques (oral and in writing)
* Ability to lead organisational change and transformation whilst retaining staff engagement
* Highly motivated and driven, achieving positive impact and meeting deadlines
* Ability to build trust and develop cohesive teams - strong empathy to understand child and parents view, clear expectations and fair-minded
* High energy and thrives in a fast-paced, dynamic environment - calm approach and 'can-do' attitude
* Able to reflect on the quality of own performance respond positively, respond positively to direction and improve
* Encourages colleagues to realise their potential and empowers high performers
* Able to manage workload and manage time effectively to deliver the desired results
* Able and competent user of company ICT systems and have the willingness to learn and develop ICT skills
We look forward to receiving your application!
Because of the nature of this job, it will be necessary for the appropriate level of criminal record disclosure to be undertaken. Therefore, it is essential in making your application that you disclose any information requested in respect of applicable convictions and cautions (including, as applicable any reprimands or final warnings). This post may be exempt from the provisions of Section 4 (2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, in which case applicants are not entitled to withhold information about convictions which for other purposes are 'spent' under the provision of the Act unless the conviction or caution is "protected" as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013). Any such 'protected' conviction or caution is not subject to disclosure to employers, and cannot be taken into account. All guidance and criteria on the filtering of these cautions and convictions can be found in the DBS filtering collection. The fact that a pending charge, conviction, caution, reprimand or final warning has been recorded against you will not necessarily debar you from consideration for this role but any failure to disclose any such information will result in dismissal or disciplinary action