Little Larks Day Nursery, Low Green, Bury St Edmunds, Bury Saint Edmunds, UK
Little Larks Day Nursery is a 72 place private day nursery and pre-school set in a beautiful countryside location near Nowton Park in Bury St Edmunds. Our aim is to provide a quality childcare service to children from the ages of 3 months to 5 years old and a positive working environment for all employees. We are extremely proud of our nursery and the team we have to service and promote our business. We regard our staff to be our greatest asset and seek to be a supportive and forward-thinking employer.
We now have an exciting opportunity for a manager to join us. We are looking for someone with real passion to support children and inspire our team. You must have a minimum Level 3 Qualification in Early Years / Childcare, at least 5 years previous experience of working in a Day Nursery and 3 years experience of leading a large team. Sound knowledge of the latest EYFS framework and regulations are essential.
As manager, you will take full responsibility for the daily running of Little Larks Day Nursery, including the leadership and management of staff and premises, the welfare, learning and development of children and liaison with parents, in accordance with the statutory requirements of the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage.
You will be accountable for the provision of high quality inclusive play and learning opportunities for all children and sustain a safe, welcoming, purposeful, stimulating and encouraging environment both indoors and outdoors.
Take overall responsibility for all aspects of the operation of the nursery, including the management and deployment of staff and the safety, security, education and wellbeing of all children in line with the written policies of Little Larks Day Nursery, Ofsted registration requirements and all statutory legislation.
Take responsibility for ensuring policies and procedures are in place to meet the safeguarding and welfare requirements of the Statutory Framework for the EYFS.
Oversee the planning of appropriate experiences for children of all ages in line with the nursery’s policy on teaching and learning to meet the learning and development requirements of the Statutory Framework for the EYFS.
Oversee the organisation and implementation of the nursery’s key person system.
Monitor the implementation of Little Larks Day Nursery policy on planning, assessment, recording and reporting in line with the requirements of the Statutory Framework for the EYFS.
Manage the use of the space within the building and outdoors to ensure all children have access to an appropriate range of opportunities and experiences.
Manage communication with parents, addressing any concerns, informing them of their children’s progress, and encouraging them to become involved in their children’s learning.
Take responsibility for all matters relating to special educational needs, safeguarding and child protection, in line with the policies of Little Larks Day Nursery.
Manage a planned programme of supervision for all staff to foster a culture of mutual support, teamwork and continuous improvement which encourages the confidential discussion of sensitive issues.
Implement the Little Larks Day Nursery performance management policy including a planned cycle of staff observation.
Operate strict financial controls in order to manage the designated budget of the nursery.
Oversee the organisation of a programme of staff training to meet identified training needs and ensure all trainees receive appropriate mentoring, coaching and training.
Develop professional working relationships with all relevant authorities, including the local authority, Ofsted and the Department for Education (DfE).
Take responsibility for personal professional development, including participation in any necessary training.
We will offer you
A Competitive Salary
Free Enhanced DBS Check
Free Training Opportunities and CPD
Free Onsite Parking
To apply for the position please send your CV and a covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
Little Larks Day Nursery are committed to safeguarding the welfare of its children, families and staff. All staff, students and volunteers are required to have an enhanced DBS check to ensure their suitability and undertake safeguarding training.
Little Larks is situated in a quiet countryside location near Nowton Park in Bury St Edmunds. We have space for 72 children between the ages of 3 months and 5 years old and are open for 51 weeks of the year.
We're fortunate to have large gardens which make for a fantastic outdoor learning environment and lovely light and bright rooms. We work within the Early Years Foundation Stage to provide high quality care and education to children within this homely environment.
We work in partnership with parents, carers, staff, children and professionals. Staff are treated as individuals and respected for the skills and qualities they offer. We promote honesty, fairness, consideration and tolerance for others, along with good manners and emotional support.
As a valued member of our team, you will be given the opportunity to grow your continuous professional development through training, coaching and mentoring.