£26,539 - £31,835 per annum depending on experience.
Fixed Term Full Time 40 hours a week until August 2022
A place for children to find their feet.
We believe all children deserve the best early start in life. It's our mission to be the best provider of outstanding quality early education to children throughout the UK, that is accessible to all. We support children to learn, have fun and make friends in our bright and engaging settings.
We are looking for an enthusiastic and proactive Nursery Manager to join and lead our team at Spring Northumberland Heath on a fixed term basis to provide a safe, caring, fun and stimulating environment. Our Nursery Managers provide the highest standard of leadership to their teams and are supported to develop their leadership skills and abilities throughout their career with us.
Spring - Northumberland Heath is a cosy nursery for the under 5s. We pride ourselves on top quality care and education for children aged 4 months to 4 years. Our staff are all highly qualified and dedicated to providing the very best for each and every individual child.
The way we work
We are proud to be part of the Action for Children family, a national children's charity and our success in Spring makes a difference. With over 150 years of experience in caring for children and young people, we are an award-winning quality and ethical provider. Any profit we make is aligned to support vulnerable children and young people in need across the UK, through the work of Action for Children.
Your Leadership Journey
We value our people and as a leader in our family you will be supported to be the best leader you can be. You will follow our 12-month flagship leadership development programme and also have access to funding to complete a management and leadership qualification while you are working with us - helping you to fulfil your potential and develop your leadership career with us. See our career progression map for more information on our roles.
We believe in our people, and recognise the commitment and effort made, every day, by our teams. Because of this we give a little extra to say thank you. Find out about our comprehensive range of benefits in our benefits brochure.
What you will need:
Our successful candidate will have an enthusiastic and pro-active mindset with a positive attitude and have the ability to lead the team to form strong and supportive relationships with the parents, children and the team. Our Job Description outlines the requirements of the role, but the 'must haves' are:
-Minimum level 3 qualification in Childcare or Early Years
-Leadership and management experience, in a childcare setting.
-Experience of working in a senior role within a nursery setting or centre working with children aged 0 to 5 years and their families.
-Leading a staff team, including supervision, work allocation, assessment or training and professional development
-A thorough knowledge and understanding of the EYFS, Ofsted requirements and relevant current legislation.
-Understanding of child protection processes, safeguarding and working with vulnerable children.
-Commitment to inclusive and non-discriminatory working practice with children, families, colleagues and the community.
We are committed to safer recruitment practices to protect our service users; therefore, all applicants are expected to have an understanding of and commitment to safeguarding best-practice.
We are is passionate about promoting equality, valuing diversity and working inclusively. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons particularly people with Disabilities and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic applicants, as these groups are currently under-represented in our workforce