Nursery Manager (Early Years Practice)

Wivenhoe Park Day Nursery, Colchester

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Job Ref No. ECC414291-11L Position Type: Head of School Pay Range: £37,053 to £41,650 per annum
Position Start Date: 12/07/2024 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 26/06/2024 Midnight Date of Interviews: TBC  

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Nursery Manager (Early Years Practice)

£37,053 to £41,650 per annum

Application closing date 25/06/2024

This role is a new and exciting opportunity to compliment our existing management team.

We are currently in a position to add a new Manager to our existing Management structure and are recruiting for a qualified Early Years Practice Manager to complement our team. You will be joining our friendly and diverse senior team at the Day Nursery. This is a permanent and full time position; 38 hours per week.

We are looking for candidates that have previous Leadership and Management experience in strengthening a nursery environment and managing a team of Senior Early Years Educators.

Candidates should be passionate about the early years that value children as independent and unique learners. We are looking for people who enjoy supporting children to learn and develop through a child led approach into confident individuals that are eventually ready to start school. The successful candidate will have the skill, knowledge and experience to inspire, lead and motivate their early years team.

Benefits to working at Wivenhoe Park Day Nursery:

Being part of a large senior team
Our managers have the flexibility to use their own ideas and initiatives to lead an outstanding environment for 0-5year olds with the support from the Management team and wider University Directors.
Beautiful outdoor space with sensory nature gardens and University grounds.
The use of online journals
Generous holiday entitlement
Sick pay
Regular free training and professional development days
Opportunities to progress professionally
Team building events and celebrations

Skills and qualifications required

You should have an NVQ level 3 in childcare or equivalent and have previous experience of leading and managing a team within a childcare setting. An NPQ/EYT or an Early Years Childhood Degree would be desirable.
Sound knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage and the importance of strong parent partnerships.
Excellent communication skills and able to work effectively in a team in motivating and inspiring others.
Have excellent decision-making skills and judgement.

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.


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Dawn Saunders
University of Essex
Colchester Campus, Colchester
Essex, CO4 3SQ
Telephone: 01206 873495