Office Manager

£18,000-£25,000 pro rata (depending on experience) Full time All Year 17-06-2019 No childcare qualifications
Nellie’s Day Nursery is currently seeking a motivated Office Manager to join our team. This is a 30–38 hour per week role (negotiable for the right candidate) supporting the Nursery Manager and Proprietor on a day to day basis in a varied post to ensure the smooth and effective running of the nursery. This is a permanent opportunity with a salary ranging from £18,000-£25,000 pro rata, depending on experience.

The ideal candidate will have experience working in a customer facing role, ideally within a nursery environment but most importantly have a passion for child development.

The role will include the following:
- Liaising and building relationships with existing parents/carers and managing enquiries that come into the nursery
- Processing the monthly payroll via Sage 50 Payroll
- Preparing monthly invoices and reconciling payments
- Managing the termly funding process which includes communication with parents/carers and the Local Authority
- Proof reading policies, procedures and monthly newsletters
- Website administration

Qualifications, training and experience required:
- Confidence to communicate with current and prospective parents/carers and families, and build positive and constructive relationships with them
- Working knowledge of IT systems including the use of Customer Relationship Management systems, Sage 50 Payroll
- Excellent organisational and communication skills
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team as required
- Proven knowledge of Safeguarding practices (further training can be provided as required)
- Proven ability to work, record and report confidentially in line with Data Protection legislation
- Desirable 2 years’ experience of working within in a similar role

A little about Nellie’s Day Nursery:
We are a progressive nursery that provides homely and nurturing learning environments which are well-equipped with resources that spark children’s natural explorative instincts. Our highly qualified and friendly staff team is passionate about providing children with the highest quality care and education. We have 3 stimulating indoor rooms and two large outdoor spaces; one of which is a nature garden. For further information about our setting and ethos, please visit our website: www.nellies-nursery.co.uk

We are an equal opportunities setting and are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children in our care. We expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. These positions are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and the receipt of suitable references. This position will be subject to a 6 month probationary period.