We are looking to recruit an experienced, committed and visionary early years leader to manage our fantastic nursery based in Saltaire, West Yorkshire. Our friendly 40 place nursery takes a nurturing and holistic approach and offers Forest School as part of its pre-school, as well as before/after school care and holiday club provision. We are genuinely child centred and value working in close partnerships with parents. With a strong commitment to quality and improvement, we are looking for a dedicated candidate whose values align with our own in order to provide an outstanding setting for children and families. You would manage an experienced and well qualified team to deliver exceptional care and education in imaginative and creative ways.
To work closely with the setting owner to oversee the smooth operation of the setting in accordance with Ofsted and legislative requirements
To implement and develop the operating policies, procedures and standards of the nursery
To lead on and monitor our educational ethos, the delivery of the EYFS and quality standards
To manage the nursery on a day to day basis, including staff planning, nursery administration and resourcing
To develop and drive self evaluation and development plans, and lead the team to achieve objectives
To act as the main Designated Safeguarding Lead, ensuring absolute best practice across the setting
To lead on team training and development, and supervisions
To work with other professionals and agencies
To manage the HR requirements of the setting
To act as the main point of contact for parents and staff
To manage budget and occupancy levels, enquiries and induction of new children
Qualified to a minimum of NVQ Level 3 , ideally Degree Level
Experienced Manager from a Good or Outstanding Setting
DBS on update service.
Paediatric First Aid (or willingness to update)
Proven track record of involvement in leading teams through an Ofsted Inspection
Flexible with regards to working hours to meet the needs of the nursery
Skills and Knowledge
An ability to take a strategic and systematic approach
A robust understanding of the EYFS, Health & Safety Legislation and Employment Law
A visionary, pro-active approach to positively contribute to the ethos of the nursery
Proven business acumen; utilising staffing, resources, budgets and capacity to the best potential
Methodical organisational skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Ability to set and meet targets and deadlines
Ability to document progress and outstanding practice in line with SEF and development plans.
Ability to role model outstanding practice
A passion, dedication and commitment to providing a magical and outstanding early education and experience for children.
Job Type: Full time (1 year fixed contract. Starting Late August 2017)
Salary: Competitive. Negotiable dependent on experience
Because of the nature of this job, it will be necessary for the appropriate level of criminal record disclosure to be undertaken. Therefore, it is essential in making your application you disclose whether you have any pending charges, convictions, bind-overs or cautions and, if so, for which offences. This post will be exempt from the provisions of Section 4 (2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Therefore, applicants are not entitled to withhold information about convictions which for other purposes are ‘spent’ under the provision of the Act, and, in the event of the employment being taken up; any failure to disclose such convictions will result in dismissal or disciplinary action. The fact that a pending charge, conviction, bind-over or caution has been recorded against you will not necessarily debar you from consideration for this appointment.
At Westfield House Childcare our vision is to provide a beautiful and nurturing environment where children can be individuals to develop as confident, enthusiastic and inquisitive learners. We combine the best aspects of childminding (homely, nurturing, valuing the importance of taking children on regular outings) with the best aspects of nursery (resources, reliability and the opportunities for children to make a range of friendships). We are a bit different to what is available locally, so do come and visit to find out why our parents and children are so happy here.