Nursery Manager

£31,210 per annum depending on experience Full time All Year 09-08-2021 Level 4 childcare qualification
The role

Spring Milecross is situated in a Community Centre (The Norman Centre) in the heart of a housing estate, it has a large car park and has bus routes into the city, it is on the edge of a ring road, near Norwich Airport (approx. 10 minutes drive to the city centre), there is a park and ride 5 minutes away at the airport.

The nursery opens from 8-6pm for our parents, (all year round) we have 4 rooms and has children from 3months up to school age, we are close to a local school and have good links with them.We have an enclosed garden and also a small garden for our younger children.

We are looking for an experienced Nursery Manager who can lead a team and maintain a safe, caring and stimulating environment at all times in line with the Ofsted guidelines. Previous experience of this role essential.

The successful candidate must be enthusiastic with a positive attitude and have the ability to lead the staff and form strong and supportive relationships with the parents and children.

You will make a difference by:

-Promoting and establishing a working environment which the emotional, physical, social, psychological, physical, developmental and educational well-being of children is paramount.

-Undertaking the Designated Safeguarding Person and Registered Manager role in relation to Ofsted registration.

-Supporting the development of an innovative approach to children's learning and play that is demonstrated by teams working well together within the setting.

-Providing direct and overall management of staff, applying Action for Children policies and procedures. Ensure training and development needs for all staff are audited and provision is made to maximise professional development opportunities and sharing of good practice across the setting.

-Overseeing recording and reporting of planning, observation and progression for all children including a full and thorough assessment of the setting against the EYFS

-Ensuring that all EYFS and Ofsted registration and inspection requirements are met and essential policies such as health and safety, first aid, equal opportunities, safeguarding, data protection and confidentiality are implemented consistently throughout the nursery.

You will need:

-Minimum level 4 qualification in childcare or early years

-Leadership and management experience essential.

-Experience of working in a senior role within a nursery setting or centre working with children aged 0 to 5 years and their families.

-Leading a staff team, including supervision, work allocation, assessment or training and professional development needs.

-A thorough knowledge and understanding of the EYFS, Ofsted requirements and relevant current legislation.

-Understanding of child protection processes, safeguarding and working with vulnerable children.

-Commitment to inclusive and non-discriminatory working practice with children, families, colleagues and the community.

The way we work

We are proud to be part of Action for Children, a national children's charity and our success in Spring makes a difference. With over 150 years of experience in caring for children and young people, award winning Spring Nurseries developed its brand approach in 2016 to be modern, high quality and unmatched in terms of knowledge and learning opportunities for children under five years. Supporting children to learn, have fun and make friends in the brightest, engaging settings across England, Scotland and Wales.


Because we believe in our people, and recognise their efforts for children, we give a little extra to say thank you. Find out about our comprehensive range of benefits here.

Making the difference

We believe all children deserve the best early start in life. It is our mission to be the best provider of outstanding quality early education to children throughout the UK, that is accessible to all.

We are a new, fresh network of nurseries created to provide an alternative option for parents and families, seeking high quality early education and childcare, at an affordable price – and we dare to be different.

We are committed to safer recruitment practices to protect our service users; therefore, all applicants are expected to have an understanding of and commitment to safeguarding best-practice.

Spring Nurseries is passionate about promoting equality, valuing diversity and working inclusively. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons particularly people with Disabilities and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic applicants, as these groups are currently under-represented in our workforce.

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