Early Years Nursery Manager

£27,350 - £31,500 yearly
  • Caterpillar Careers, Early Years Recruitment
  • Richmond House Kindergarten, 222 Ashley Rd, Hale, Altrincham WA15 9SR, UK
  • 11 Jan, 2024
Full time Nursery Manager

Job Description

We're seeking an experienced and qualified Nursery Manager to join the management team at smaller setting nursery on the edge of Hale (Altrincham) village, Richmond House Kindergarten. We are looking for an individual with experience in Nursery Management, who is enthusiastic about providing the highest standards and care and education for children and their families.
This role is based on a full-time permanent basis, all year round (except the setting is always closed on Christmas Eve and shut on Bank Holidays and over the Christmas period). If you're an individual who is enthusiastic about making a positive impact on children's lives and can lead and inspire a dynamic team with confidence and passion, then we want to hear from you!
Benefits of working for the Atherton House Nursery Group:
  • Competitive salary of £27,350 to £31,500 (depending on experience)
  • Joining bonus of up to £1000 T&Cs apply
  • Full-time position (40 hours per week) with an annual pay review.
  • Access to the BUPA employee assistance programme helpline and a focus on staff wellbeing.
  • Free DBS check.
  • Regular team treats and social events.
  • Opportunities for further qualifications and professional development.
  • AHG bursary fund offering 30 hours childcare funding to staff members' children over 9 months.
  • Dress down Fridays and a supportive team environment.
  • Holiday entitlement that increases with service.
  • Annual staff BBQ and Christmas night out.
  • Excellent in-house training and career progression opportunities.
  • No evening or weekend work, and the nursery is closed on bank holidays and over Christmas including being closed on Christmas Eve.
As a Nursery Manager, you will play a pivotal role in ensuring high standards of physical, emotional, social, and intellectual education and care for all children in the nursery. Your responsibilities will include but will not be limited to:
  • Leading a team of dedicated staff members to provide exceptional care and early learning experiences for children.
  • Overseeing day-to-day operations, including quality improvement, marketing, and administration.
  • To act as the designated safeguarding lead, ensuring the safeguarding and welfare of all children, adhering to safeguarding principles and procedures.
  • Collaborating with the Deputy Manager to maintain a smoothly running nursery.
  • Maintaining up-to-date knowledge of Early Years practice, legislation, and the Early Years Foundation Stage, including SEND, OFSTED, and Health and Safety, to ensure the highest standards of care and compliance.

Qualifications and experience; the ideal candidate should have:

  • A full and relevant Level 3 qualification in childcare/early years education. Higher qualifications such as EYT/EYP would be advantageous, but not essential.
  • A minimum of 3 years of childcare experience.
  • A minimum of 2 years of leadership experience within a nursery/childcare environment.
  • A deep understanding of EYFS across all age groups and knowledge of statutory legislation.
  • Excellent knowledge of safeguarding principles and procedures.
  • Previous experience in a SENDCo role ideally supported by relevant qualifications.
  • Experience in successfully navigating OFSTED inspections, including preparation and on the day, demonstrating your ability to maintain the highest standards of quality and compliance.
  • Liaising with and working in partnership with the Local Authority, and other regulatory bodies including Ofsted.
  • And remember, being a Nursery Manager means being a magician too, because you make the impossible happen every day while creating smiles and cherished memories. 🪄

How to apply:

If you are a dedicated, skilled, and passionate Nursery Manager, excited about providing exceptional care and education to young learners, we want to hear from you! Interviews can be held with flexible timings to accommodate your current commitments including out of hours availability.

Join this family-friendly team and make a lasting impact on children's lives! Apply now by submitting your CV to opportunities@caterpillar-careers.co.uk and a cover letter detailing your relevant experience and why you're the perfect fit for Richmond House Kindergarten.

Nursery Name

Richmond House Kindergarten