Pre-school Manager

Job Description

We have an exciting new role for an enthusiastic and experienced Manager within our Stanburn Pre-School. This Pre-School holds up to 37 children and is located within the grounds of a Primary School. Experience working with and teaching young children is essential and excellent leadership skills are necessary to ensure the smooth running of our 'Ofsted Outstanding' Pre-School. This is a Term time role (Mon - Fri 8-4PM).

Benefits of working for Hungry Caterpillars:

A competitive salary package with annual performance related reviews

• FREE Hungry Caterpillars Uniform including a super warm fleece

• A personal development plan to help you reach your goals and targets

• Five, fully paid, in house training days each and every year

• Annual ‘Superstar Awards Day’ to celebrate individual and team


• Full support for professional development from Level 2 to Degree

• Fantastic opportunities for career progression with Hungry Caterpillars

• Staff pension with a contribution from us going into your pot

• A Bupa Health care package including 1000’s of savings and discounts from

all the major brands

• 50% off your childcare fees

• Organised team social events to strengthen working relationships

• Bonus scheme to recognise great attendance

• Having your Birthday off work, fully paid, to relax!

Main duties

1. To take responsibility for drawing up long-term, medium-term curriculum plans which take in to account the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum for guidance, and to monitor the effectiveness of the setting’s curriculum. This may include working with other external professionals.

2. To be responsible for providing a high quality of education and learning, ensuring that staff are properly deployed and offer appropriate stimulation and support to the children attending the setting.

3. To take responsibility for ensuring that performance management systems are in place and followed e.g. induction, probation, supervision, team meetings, objective setting etc.

4. To draw up and to supervise the daily programme of activities and events.

5. To be responsible for implementing systems of observation and record keeping so that children's progress and achievements are effectively and regularly assessed; to monitor the effectiveness of assessment procedures.

6. To organise the key person system and to effectively supervise staff on a daily basis; to be responsible for monitoring the quality of teaching; to participate in staff appraisals and to identify in-service training needs.

7. To ensure that the welfare and safety of children is promoted within the setting and that any child protection concerns are always appropriately acted upon immediately.

8. To ensure records are properly maintained and updated, e.g. daily attendance register, accident and incident forms etc.

9. To liaise closely with parents/carers, informing them about the nursery and its curriculum, exchanging information about children's progress and encouraging parents' involvement.

10. Children Centre sites: To liaise regularly with Locality Leads/Managers, attend Safeguarding/Help Meetings and to over see case files.

11. To ensure that the Pre-School is a safe environment for children, staff and others, that equipment is safe, standards of hygiene are high, safety procedures are implemented at all times and fire drills are regularly practiced.

12. To liaise with the senior/management and/or Directors, early years team, Ofsted services and other professionals as necessary and ensure that all legal and statutory requirements are implemented, and to provide reports as required.

13. To implement any recommendations made following regulatory inspections.

14. To contribute to and to implement all policies and procedures, e.g. register and signing out procedures, child protection, health and safety, confidentiality, food safety, setting hygiene etc.

15. To manage the nursery petty cash system and to ensure that any systems for income collection or invoicing are followed (Abacus)

16. To ensure that children attending the setting receive a balanced and healthy diet.

17. To attend any conferences, training events or meetings, as identified by the Director of Childcare & Operations/Directors and to keep up-to-date with current good practice.

18. To ensure that accurate and up-to-date record keeping systems are in place e.g. children’s records of progress and any behavioural and development reports, any safeguarding issues, health and safety issues, notes taken at staff supervision meetings, details of targets set and of any performance concerns discussed.

19. To undertake any other reasonable duties as directed by the Director of Childcare & Operations /Senior Manager/Director, in accordance with the setting’s business plan/objectives.

It is the nature of working in a nursery that tasks and responsibilities are on occasion unpredictable and varied, so to retain flexibility this job description is not an exhaustive list of duties and the post holder will be required to undertake any other

reasonable duties discussed and directed by the Director of Childcare & Operations/Director/Senior Managers.