Montessori Explorers Nursery Manager Job Description

Salary   £25000 – £28000 

Reports to Director

Hours 40 hours per week


Application FormMontessori Explorers Application Form 2021[39818]

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Job Purpose
To fulfil all the duties of a nursery manager as specified in the Early Years Foundation Years Statutory Framework whilst providing outstanding business leadership as a nursery manager through the delivery of:
• Quality and consistency of provision
• As secure foundation for babies and children & effective safeguarding practices are in place
• Ensuring financial controls are in place to maximize the nursery spaces
• Promotion and marketing of the Nursery to the community
• Effective partnership working
• Equality of opportunity
• Enabling effective learning and development within the nursery
• Support the objectives of the operational plan and the overall objectives of the nursery
Key Duties & Responsibilities
• To manage the nursery to an outstanding standard leading by example to others and thereby promote respect for the role.
• Responsibility for the recruitment and overall management of all childcare and other staff including safer recruitment, induction and appraisal of staff
• Responsible for all safeguarding oversight
• Develop and implement relevant policy and procedures for the nursery
• Ensure the emotional wellbeing of babies, children and staff
• Effectively manager and supervise staff within the nursery
• Oversee appropriate staffing in line with legal requirements of the EYFS
• Ensure effective performance management practices are in place
• Manage sick and absence through robust human resources
• Proactively contribute to effective team working and foster open and honest communication amongst all employees within the nursery
• To appropriately manage complaints, grievances, disciplinary issues
• Carry out on-the-job training and coaching for employees
• Commit to ongoing training and development within the nursery
• Work in partnership with parents/carers, recognising that parents are their children’s first educators, and encourage parental involvement in the nursery
• Help to identify new sources of income, opportunities for increased profit and ideas for cost reduction.
• Help to identify financial risks and produce contingency plans.
• Manage the petty cash procedures and the acceptance of cash into the nursery.
• Ensure the credit card machine is working and take card payments for fees.
• Assist with accounting for nursery income and expenditure.
• Assist with the creation and management of the sales and marketing plan.
• Proactively market the nursery in line with the sales and marketing plan.
• Responsible for overseeing the operational functions of the nursery including, maintain accurate records, complying with internal and external audits
• Input and maintain the nursery systems
• Reviewing, updating and implementing policies and procedures
• Ensure effective safeguarding of babies, children and staff
• Responsibility of health and safety audits and risk assessments including emergency drills procedures
• Ensure effective infection control and hygiene systems is in place at all times
• Oversight of the building and maintenance of the setting
• Delivery outstanding childcare and curriculum responsibilities
• Manage and attend regular parents meetings and open days.
• Assist with maintaining and undertaking monthly salaries.
• Review and monitor occupancy levels with the view to maintaining optimum capacity.
• Assist with the creation and on-going management of the nursery brand.
• Manage the enquiry, showround and bookings procedures
• Identify and implement sales activities to attract new parents and inspire the loyalty of existing parents.
• Ensure that there is a yearly calendar of events.
• Participate in all activities related to nursery publications, advertising, public relations, the web site and other marketing activities designed to promote the nursery
• Liaise with associations such as NDNA, CEYC and other agencies
• Liaise with suppliers ensuring that service and/or product price and quality is appropriate
• Ensure that information on the web site and marketing collateral is up to date.
• Any other duties and responsibilities within the range of the salary grade
Core behaviors
1. Excellence
2. Leadership
3. Resource management
4. Trust and respect
5. Team player
6. Creative

Montessori Explorers Nursery Manager Personal Specification Essential Desirable
• Diploma of Higher Education in Early Years related subject
• and/or degree in Early Years, child development or other full and relevant qualification
• NVQ level 4 or equivalent
• First Aid Certificate, Health and Safety Certificate
• Level 2 Maths
• Level 2 English
• Level 3 leadership and management qualification
• Montessori Qualification
• Financial/Sales/Marketing qualification
• First Aid at Work
• Designated safeguarding training
• Food hygiene
• Minimum 5 years post qualifying childcare experience
• Minimum 2 years management experience
• Preparing and leading Ofsted inspections
• Financial and business management, budgetary planning and control
• Online learning journal
• Effective supervision and appraisal for staff
• HR and performance management of the workforce
• Working with key stakeholders for example, local authority, partners
• Use of online journals
Knowledge and understanding
• Strong understanding of the EYFS
• Understanding of Children Act and Ofsted requirements
• Knowledge of Health and Safety legislation
• Knowledge and understanding of safeguarding for children
• Knowledge of 30 hours free funding and how to support parents to get this
• Sound knowledge and experience of financial management and budgetary planning and control
• Needs of babies and children and ensuring effective plans are in place to offer continuous development for them
• Parent partnership
• Excellent understanding of leadership and management
• Knowledge of Montessori philosophy
Personal characteristics
• Positive, enthusiastic and hardworking
• Desire to continue with professional development
• Works hard to engage parents and key partners
• Nurturing and approachable
• Impeccable interpersonal skills
• Flexible – fitting hours around for when you are most needed at the nursery
• Ability to lead a nursery team and develop positive relationships with colleagues, parents and children
• Excellent communicator with internal staff and all members of public (agencies, parents, Ofsted)
• Displays commitment to the protection and safeguarding of children
• Ability to work on own initiative and prioritise workload
• Monitoring and improving the settings performance (e.g Wage %, Debtors %, Income, Extra-curricular profit)
• Contribute to outstanding inspections (internal and external)
• Ensure accurate invoices are distributed to parents
• Being able to lead and manage a team and motivate staff
• Works collaboratively with colleagues
• Resilient and demonstrates ability to work well under pressure
• Good time management
• Willing to work within organisational processes and procedures to meet required standards for the role
• Ability to demonstrate creative abilities
• Proficient understanding of computer/IT skills
• Confident and competent with numbers (training can be provided to do the cash book, scheduling, holidays etc)
Other requirements:
• A full enhanced DBS check will be required for this post
• Full and clean driving license and access to car