Nursery Manager

Nursery Manager

  • Nursery: Holcroft Community Nursery
  • Closes: January 7, 2019
  • Qualification: Level 3 Childcare qualification
  • Salary: £36,254.40 - £39,158.04 (inclusive of location allowance)
  • Be Inspired and Join LEYF!

    Are you an experienced Nursery Manager seeking a new and exciting role within the Fitzrovia, Marylebone area? Does the idea of working for a well-respected and influential not -for – profit organisation sound like an interesting move?

    London Early Years Foundation (LEYF) Nurseries is London’s largest childcare social enterprise with over 100 years’ experience educating and caring for children across London. We are a not-for profit and give free places to nearly half of our families, so that children from all backgrounds can enjoy early years learning and care.

    We are looking for a Nursery Manager to lead our nursery staff team at our Holcroft Community Nursery in Hammersmith and Fulham. Our Holcroft nursery has a lovely and cosy environment with a strong family feel. As it is a small nursery, the relationship between staff, children and parents are intimate. The building layout is very streamlined with lovely bright lights and open space. It is very central for commuting and community exploratory purposes. It offers a lovely sized outdoor space. The Nursery has a total of 32 places for children aged 0-5 years and is open 51 weeks of the year. With 12 nursery staff team, our Holcroft nursery is rated Outstanding by Ofsted in 2016.

    What do you need to have to be considered for this position?

    You will be supported every step of the way by your designated area manager and dedicated central office teams and we will work with you to develop your skills further; however, we do ask that you bring some skills and expertise with you. You would be required to have experience delivering excellent leadership and management within a Nursery/ Early Years setting. Be passionate about implementing the Early Years Foundation Stage, ensuring high quality care and learning opportunities for all children, this will include experience of developing relationships with parents/ guardians and experience of positively developing staff. We will also ask you to demonstrate your ability to manage appropriate budgets, monitor spending and take overall responsibility of all financial and administrative tasks in the Nursery. You will also be asked to demonstrate your experience of managing and projecting occupancy.

    Who we are looking for:

    Are you a people person who is very passionate about the role? Do you enjoy the practical aspect of the role as well as the administrative aspect of the role? Are you able to operate with a high level of engagement in building and maintaining key stakeholder relationships with the parents and community? Additionally, are you business minded and a holistic thinker? Are you someone who desires to impact the world one child at a time? We want YOU to apply!

    Working Hours and Travel Journey: Bus/Train/Tube Transport:
    • Location: 10 Carburton Street, London, W1W 5AL
    • Bus Routes: 10, 14, 24, 29, 73
    • Nearest Stations: Great Portland Street, Warren Street, Regent’s Park.
    • Nearby recreations/ hot spots: 10/15 minutes’ walk away from Oxford Circus,
    • Nursery opening times: 8am – 6pm
    • Working week hours: 36.25
    So, what benefits can LEYF offer you?

    LEYF staff are paid some of the highest wages in the sector, you will be part of a group of 38 Nurseries with exceptional reputations across London who support each other. We have central office functions; HR, Recruitment, Finance, IT, Marketing, Customer Services – all who are there to help you run and develop your nursery to meet high quality standards.

    As a permanent member of the LEYF family you will be entitled to 50% off child care, 7Th employer contribution pension, up to 25 days’ annual leave plus an additional 3 days over Christmas! We also offer additional discounts on memberships and EE contracts.

    Interested? Apply now!

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