Our client a fantastic Nursery group based in the South East London area are looking for a Pre-School Leader for one of their Pre-schools in the Area on a TERM TIME basis.
*Term time 39 weeks per year.
*45 hours per week, flexible to the needs of the pre-school. Generally 7am - 4:30pm.
One staff meeting per month additional hour (in term time), one management day (during 'school holiday), x2 event days on a Saturday per year).
*Salary: £23,000 - £26,000
*Benefits: one working day from home per week, social events planned for by the company, small supportive team, opportunities to progress, one day off per term for 100% attendance, range of training opportunities, pension contributions.
Main Purpose of Job:
At our client's Pre-Schools it is their passion to make learning magical through creativity, to inspire, engage and promote high quality learning opportunities for all. They want you to drive outstanding opportunities to inspire.
You must be able:
• To manage the provision of the pre-school ensuring that children, parents and the staff team work together to provide outstanding quality childcare.
• To be responsible for the management of day-to-day financial operations within the pre-school, by meeting financial targets and managing the occupancy ensuring maximum capacity.
• To manage a staff team effectively. Create a positive GROW mentality.
• To agree and set pre-school goals and monitor the achievement of progress against targets.
• To monitor and assess the quality of provision ensuring that policies and procedures, best practice and standards are maintained.
• To possess the highest standards and latest knowledge of practice and serve as an example to the other practitioners within the setting.
• To promote the company ethos in all you do.
• Display a positive can do attitude and have a respectful attitude in all communications
• Work with honesty and integrity, understanding your position of leadership
• Actively inspire colleagues with new initiatives, drawing upon your outstanding early years knowledge and current topics to ensure greater chances for Outstanding practice
• Perform role to a high standard, balancing the needs of the role and prioritising effectively
• Follow set policies and procedures when dealing with challenges that may arise to ensure that you provide a solution based approach
• Liaise with parents and other family members as well as other visitors that may be received by the Pre-school.
• Liaise with the Children's Information Service, Ofsted and other professionals associated with the day Pre-school sector.
• Identify staff training and development needs. Co-ordinate internal training and development activities, organise external training events. Liaise with training organisations.
• Oversee the upkeep of the building and maintenance/stock of equipment, furnishings and fittings.
• To be responsible for and keep up to date with all administrative duties associated with the management of the facility, e.g. maintaining children's records, ordering equipment, personnel and training records, etc.
• To be responsible for the collection, recording and banking of fees together with administering a petty cash budget.
• Attending and chairing all staff meetings. Attending regular management meetings.
• Be involved in the day to day planning of activities and ensure that staff are operating a programme of activities suitable to the age range of the children attending the pre-school.
• To cover the opening hours of the pre-school with the Deputy and work to a flexible shift rota.
• To arrange cover in the event of staff absence and to actively cover where necessary.
• To liaise with Deputies at regular intervals and communicate with all staff.
• To promote and develop the child care provision available at the pre-school.
• Communicate and consult with parents about the day-to-day needs of children.
• Maintain positive relationships with parents of all children.
• Show prospective children around the pre-school.
• To encourage parents to participate in the activities of the pre-school and listen
to any suggestions or concerns they may have.
• Adequately communicate to other staff working different shifts on all aspects of the day's work with children and parents.
• To be adaptable in times of emergency and staff absence to fill-in and to cover when necessary.
• Organise staff rota of working times to suit attendance of children during opening hours. Work in partnership with the Area Leader with staffing operations to the benefit of all Pre-School sites.
• Motivate, inspire and lead a team of early years' practitioners.
• Support, mentor and encourage an ethos of continuous professional development across the setting. Delivering and cascading training where necessary and hosting relevant meetings.
• Where necessary, contribute to the work of a multi professional team, circulate and implement agreed programme interventions.
• Support parents/carers in their relationship with their children.
Tigerlily Childcare are here to help you to make the right choice in your next career move - if you meet the criteria set above, or would like Early Years Career advice please apply. We recruit for Unqualified Nursery Assistants, Nursery Nurses, Nursery Managers and Early Years Teachers plus many other roles specific to Early Years Childcare.