Nursery Development Manager

  • Family First Nursery Group
  • Welwyn Garden City, UK
  • 25 Jun, 2024
Full time

Job Description

Family First have launched an excellent opportunity for career development with our new Nursery Development Manager role.

Are you an experienced Nursery Manager looking for your next rewarding role? Explore our Nursery Development Manager role and apply now! 

The NDM role is 40 hours per week, £40,000 + £3,900 car allowance per annum and we have 6 regional opportunities.

In this role you will be trusted and responsible for working with the nursery teams and Early Years Specialists to set strategic directions to continuously improve the nurseries in their area through outstanding leadership and innovative practices and behaviours. You will also need to ensure high-quality care and education for children, maintaining compliance with regulatory requirements, including safeguarding practices, and achieving financial and operational targets when deployed. Within this role you will be deployed into nurseries when required to lead and operate the setting on a day-to-day basis for cover periods when required. 

Key Responsibilities: 

  • People: To lead, inspire and motivate the team ensuring they are equipped with the appropriate skills and attitudes to perform effectively in their roles. 
  • Training: Induction/ Talent and succession planning/ Safeguarding/ CPD
  • Auditing: Quality audits/ Staff compliance/ EY usage/ Statutory requirements audits/ Health and Safety audits 
  • Incident Management: Coach and mentor teams through safeguarding incidents/ field calls/ instruct and guide investigations/ lead disciplinary action or facilitate when appropriate 
  • Parachuting: Deployment to a setting to lead in the absence of a Nursery Manager providing safeguarding and continuity for teams, families and the business 

Essential Experience: 

  • Full and relevant Level 3 or above Childcare qualification 
  • Minimum of 5 years Early Years experience 
  • Minimum of 2 years Nursery Manager experience 
  • Experience in leading an Ofsted audit within the last 12 months 
  • Experience of successfully passing an Ofsted inspection to a Good/Outstanding rating 
  • Working expertise in Safeguarding and its application in Early Years environments
  • Fluent in spoken and written English and English qualification (GCSE minimum grade C/4 or equivalent) 
  • Maths qualification (GCSE minimum grade C/4 or equivalent) 

Desirable Experience:

  • Level 5 qualification in Childcare and/or Management and Leadership
  • Excellent communication and prioritisation skills
  • Effective project management, delivering within time and budget constraints 

Family First benefits include annual leave starting at 27 days on top of a paid birthday day off and bank holidays. On top of this we have discounted nursery fees for all our teams, friends and family, access to a discount/perks platform with exceptional learning & development opportunities tailored to you.

We are committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  A Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate will be required for all posts. This post will be subject to enhanced checks as part of our Safeguarding Duty.

The Family First Group take great care to treat everyone as a person, with equal rights and responsibilities to any other individual, whether they are an adult or a child. We are committed to providing equality of opportunity and anti-discriminatory practice for all children and families according to their individual needs. Discrimination on the grounds of gender, age, race, religion or belief, marriage or civil partnership, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, pregnancy or maternity, ethnic or national origin, or political belief has no place within the Family First Group.

Nursery Name

Family First Nurseries Support Office