February 21, 2024

Nursery Manager
Saint Felix School
Contract type: 52 Weeks a year
Hours of Work: Full time, 40 hours per week
Contract term: Permanent

We are currently looking to appoint a Nursery Manager to lead our outstanding nursery at Saint Felix School.

The Nursery opened in September 1998 and quickly gained a reputation as a first-class, innovative setting. Within the EYFS we strive to create, maintain and improve our setting so that it meets the highest standards. Our aim is to offer the best experience for young children to achieve and develop their potential in preparation for entry into the Reception class.

Our Nursery currently accommodates a maximum of 30 children from 2 to 4+ years of age and are carefully organised so that children have the maximum opportunity for a hands-on experience. Children are encouraged to make choices and follow up interests, fostering a responsibility for their future learning needs.

This is a fantastic opportunity for you to join our Nursery. Our Head of Early years and her team have created an environment where our children and nurtured, supported and provided for at an outstanding level. We are looking for you to join our established team and help us continue our excellent provision.

We are looking for a Nursery Manager who can be influential in the progress and development of the nursery. Linking closely with the school you will play a key role in the development of our pupils ensuring a happy and successful start to their education journey. Prior nursery manager experience is essential for this role. You will be heavily involved in the day to day running of the nursery as well as financial operations, recruitment, training and development of staff.

We are looking for a fantastic nursery manager who can;
• Demonstrate excellent practice in delivering the early years curriculum.
• Promote the values of the nursery to all staff, parents and children.
• Develop and maintain excellent working relationships with all staff.
• Maintain accurate records including occupancy to ensure growth and development.
• Train and develop all staff to fulfil their potential.

As our Nursery Manager you should be passionate about all areas of children’s learning.

Applicants should demonstrate the following qualifications & experiences:
• Full and relevant Level 5 Childcare qualification (NVQ5, EYTS, QTS, B.ed or above)
• Have vast experience within a childcare setting
• Great passion for child development and a good working knowledge of the EYFS 0-5 years
• Experience of working in a Management role, mentoring and leading staff
• Excellent knowledge of the EYFS and Ofsted statutory guidance
• Knowledge of child protection and safeguarding
• Knowledge and proven practical experience of implementing good quality learning opportunities
• Ability to deliver a high standard of childcare
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to work productively with pupils, colleagues, parents and outside agencies
• Excellent planning, organising and time management skills
• A fantastic understanding for how a Nursery works.
• Excellent communication skills and able to work effectively in a team

As the Manager at Saint Felix school and nursery you will play a vitally important role in this excellent nursery. You will be involved and supported by the Inspired Learning Group of schools and Nurseries. With termly manager meetings you will meet and share best practice with other managers.

You will have the chance to join our great team and play a key role in delivering a high-quality childcare service to our young children.

As well as joining an outstanding team of colleagues at Saint Felix School as part of the Inspired Learning Group you will also benefit from;
• Competitive Salary including bonuses
• Annual salary review
• Professional Development and Training opportunities with the prospect of career and salary progression as our business grows
• Childcare fee discount
• Annual leave inclusive of Bank Holidays with Annual leave increasing with service
• Pension scheme
• Refer a friend scheme up to £750
• Performance based bonuses.
• Health cash plan covering 10 healthcare benefits and services such as optical, dental, dental accident, chiropody, therapy treatments and health club concession. Access to Doctor line from anywhere in the world.
• Employee Assistance Programme,

If you are an experience manager looking to take on a new and exciting opportunity or a deputy manager looking for progression this is the role for you.

We look forward to your application. We reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier than the date advertised. Interviews will take place on a rolling basis, as applications are received.

For a full job description or to discuss the opportunity further please do not hesitate to contact us.

Saint Felix School is totally committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children & young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening, as all new staff will be subject to enhanced DBS clearance, identity checks, qualification checks and employment checks to include an exploration of any gaps within employment, two satisfactory references and registration with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).