Current Staff Vacancies
Position: Nursery Manager
Closing Date: 4
th October 2019
Interview Date: Week commencing 14th October 2019
Job Start Date: November 2019
Hours per week: 37 hours, 52 weeks
Salary Range: Pay Band 9 (£31,370 - £34,787)
Location of Role: Bramble Infant School and Nursery
This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to take forward our highly respected
We are looking for a dynamic and passionate Nursery Manager to be responsible for the
overall running of our 147 place nursery for children aged 6 months to 5 years of age.
The successful candidate will be an experienced Nursery Manager with previous
leadership experience. You will have a warm and positive approach and a sound
knowledge of all aspects of child development, safeguarding and support for children with
SEND. You will maintain our excellent relationships with the children and their parents.
With evidence of successful implementation of the OfSTED framework, you will ideally be
a graduate leader with a relevant level 6 qualification. It is vital that you are able to
demonstrate strong leadership which; delivers high quality practice, inspires staff and
which communicates our established vision and values across the community.
With a background in business and management, you will be able to take responsibility for
the nursery’s budget and work alongside the Resource and Finance Manager with regards
to all areas of nursery finance, business planning and recruitment of staff.
In return we offer a unique and exciting opportunity at our “good”, well resourced setting
with a very competitive salary. This is a popular nursery with an excellent reputation and
extremely hard working staff.
Visits to the nursery are welcomed; please contact the Resource and Finance Manager on
023 9282 8604 to arrange this.
Completed application forms can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or
returned to the School Office addressed to the Resources and Finance Manager at
Bramble Infant School, Bramble Road, Southsea, PO4 0DT.
Bramble Infant School and Nursery is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare
of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
DBS Disclosure at Enhanced Level will be required prior to any offer of employment.
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This post is 37 hours per week
A passionate and positive attitude
Proven success in role modelling behaviours including a strong ability to lead and motivate a team
Proven success in a senior childcare setting role
A full and relevant child care qualification (minimum NVQ Level 3 or equivalent but ideally a degree)
Experience managing financial budgets
Excellent communication skills and ability to build strong parent partnerships
Principle Responsibilities / Duties:
In conjunction with the Senior Management Team be proactive in developing sound principals of business
practice within the nursery setting
To take responsibility for ensuring the team are enabled to identify and plan individual children’s needs through
the Early Years Foundation Stage.
To safeguard children through following correct procedures including carrying out risk assessments and
making/assisting with referrals to social care where appropriate
To take responsibility for ensuring the team are enabled to provide a consistently high quality of teaching
Ensure that staff are appropriately deployed to fully utilise their skills and knowledge across the setting.
To oversee the quality and implementation for the daily programme of Nursery activities and events.
To be responsible for implementing systems of observation and record keeping so that children’s attainment
and progress are effectively and regularly assessed; to monitor the effectiveness of assessment procedures.
Be part of the Shared Strategy Team.
To monitor, evaluate and report on the service provided.
To respond to complaints and issues as they arise, reporting concerns and actions as appropriate to the
Headteacher and to provide assistance to the Headteacher in responding to formal complaints
Report to the Governing Body on the effectiveness of the nursery through Business Plans and Nursery Manager
Reports, including provision of strategic reports to reflect the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats
facing the nursery.
To manage systems which support the nursery to accurately forecast occupancy and associated income.
To take full responsibility for the Nursery in the absence of the Headteacher during school holidays.
To be the lead practitioner when regulatory bodies (Ofsted) visit the Nursery.
To liaise with stakeholders as necessary and ensure that all legal and statutory requirements are implemented;
to provide reports as required.
To organise the key person system and to effectively supervise staff
To deliver staff appraisals for senior team and enable the effective delivery of appraisals across the setting
To identify training and development needs across the whole staff team, individually and collectively.
To ensure records are properly maintained, e.g. daily register, accident and incident book.
To establish and maintain effective mechanisms to liaise closely with parents/carers, informing them about the
Nursery, exchanging information about children’s progress and encouraging parental involvement.
To ensure that the Nursery 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
To ensure that policies and procedures are up to date, compliant with relevant guidance and effectively
disseminated and implemented by the team.
To attend relevant training courses and meetings as required.ter Accordion text...
To undertake any other reasonable duties as directed by the Headteacher.
Be involved in extra curricular activities, (e.g. clubs, activities, trips, open days).
Lead staff meetings and training sessions as required.
Work within all nursery policies and procedures
Report student and school issues in line with the School’s policies for health and safety, child protection,
behaviour management etc.
Responsibilities of all Staff:
To familiarise themselves with the requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, etc. and any
other health and safety legislation and codes of practice, which are relevant to their work.
To take reasonable care of their own health and safety and any other persons who may be affected by their
acts or omissions at work.
To take an active interest in promoting health and safety and suggest ways of reducing risks.
To report any defects in the premises, plant, equipment and facilities, which they observe.
To comply with any individual requirements identified in Job Descriptions and pertinent to their specific role.
To familiarise themselves with the school’s Safeguarding and Child Protection Policies.
To ensure they are familiar with school procedure for reporting concerns.
To comply with any individual requirements identified in job descriptions and pertinent to their specific roles
(health needs of children with medical conditions; first aid; school security etc.)
Bramble Infant School and Nursery is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young
people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS Disclosure at Enhanced Level will be
required prior to any offer of employment. NB. This post is exempt from the rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974,
applicants must be prepared to disclose any convictions/cautions they may have and any orders which have been
made against them