This role is for an experienced Early Years Manager or a strong Deputy Manager who is looking to take the next step in their career, to join an established team. The role is 25 hours a week, being included in the ratio with the rest of the staff to children. Term time only, paid on a pro-rata basis.
- To be responsible for the day to day running of the nursery. Ensuring compliance with all current legislative requirements at all times.
- To ensure that the setting adheres to the statutory requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).
- To ensure the nursery conforms to the requirements of Ofsted, prepare action plan after an Ofsted inspection and work with the 'Local Authority Early Years Advisory Team' when required.
- To manage the day to day running of the setting, ensuring that the staff are supported to provide high quality integrated childcare and education.
- To regularly monitor and evaluate the quality of provision provided, ensuring policies and procedures, best practice and standards are maintained.
- To implement and maintain Equal opportunities Policy, ensuring all children, their families, staff, students and volunteers are valued and practice is positive and non-discriminatory.
- To be responsible as the Safeguarding Lead practitioner for the setting.
- To ensure the Director of the company is informed of any situation that may have detrimental effect on the setting, including complaints.
- To support the director with the financial operations of the nursery.
Required Education, Skills and Qualifications
- Minimum of a Level 3 in child care.
- 3 Years or more experience of working with 0-5 years in a high quality Early Years setting, together with supervisory experience.
- Excellent knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum and planning.
- Ability to lead and manage a team of staff and be an excellent team player.
- Able to develop positive relationships with colleagues, parents, children and outside agencies.
- Excellent communication skills.
- High level of initiative and flexibility.
- A willingness to train and stay up to date with best practice.
- Sound knowledge of child protection procedures
- Knowledge of health and safety issues.
- Administrative and IT skills.
- Ideally already be Pediatric First Aid
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