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Nursery Manager

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Posted: 15/05/2024

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We have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Nursery Manager to join lovely nursery in Bicester, Oxfordshire. The ideal candidate will have a hands on management style, experience of Ofsted Inspections and be an inspirational team leader. 

Person Specification:

NVQ level 3 or above

Experience of leading and motivating teams

Basic Food Hygiene Certificate (Desirable)

Paediatric First Aid (Desirable)

Minimum 2 years’ experience in a similar role

Some of the Nursery Manager responsibilities will include:

To be responsible for the overall management, planning and development of the Nursery, under the direction of the registered person.

To create an environment which provides for the well-being of all the children attending the nursery

To lead, motivate and develop the staff team

To identify training requirements for all team members.  To produce and ensure the delivery of the nursery training plan.  To evaluate the effectiveness of all training carried out within the workplace

To be responsible for people management in liaison with the registered person.  To include recruitment, induction, supervision, performance reviews, disciplinary process, grievances and managing absence

To be responsible for the efficient financial management of the nursery, ensuring that it is a commercial success

To produce a realistic annual nursery budget, in conjunction with the Management Committee team.  To utilise monthly financial statements to ensure that the budget is on target and to report any variances

To communicate effectively with all internal teams, parents/carers, children and external agencies

To provide monthly written reports to the area manager and any other information as required

To ensure that relevant office work and records are completed to the required deadlines

To take overall responsibility for ensuring compliance with the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 and for appointing an appropriate designated person, ensuring that they have access to the relevant training

To ensure that the health, safety and welfare of the children are held to be paramount at all times.  To include taking responsibility for dealing with any child protection issues, in liaison with the appropriate agencies

To ensure that adequate staffing levels are maintained at all times, in line with statutory ratio requirements.  To include arranging staff cover and rotas

To ensure the nursery is running to its full capacity by effectively managing enquiries, conducting show-rounds, operating a waiting list, as appropriate, and advance booking children's places to the required levels

To attend out of working hours activities, to include training, staff meetings, parents’ evenings and special events


Training ongoing support and career development

Due to the nature of this job, candidates will be subject to UK eligibility checks together with Enhance Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks

For immediate interview please email Staff Match your up to date CV or call (phone number removed)

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