Early Years

Ashridge Day Nursery - Nursery Manager

Ashridge Day Nursery - Nursery Manager


Minimum of Level 3 in childcare and 2 years’ experience in at least a Deputy Manager position

Responsibilities/Extra Information:

  • To promote the high standards and objectives of the nursery at all times to parents, staff and visitors
  • To ensure the provision of high standards of physical, personal, social and emotional care
  • To lead a team of professional workers and to ensure good practice at all times
  • To plan and organise staffing schedules to ensure adequate staffing levels are maintained in accordance with Ofsted
  • To be aware of and act in accordance with current legislation, good practice, nursery policies and procedures
  • To adhere to, and support all team members to understand and follow, the legal requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage
  • Be aware of the Early Years Inspection Handbook for Ofsted Registered provision
  • To follow and support staff to understand and implement the Early Years Foundation Stage
  • To follow all relevant Acts including the Equality Act 2010 and the Data Protection Act 1998 that relate to staff employment and record keeping
  • To be responsible for all nursery staff, after school workers, cooks, cleaners, students and voluntary workers. Supervising and supporting all members of the nursery team in their day-to-day duties including recruitment and induction, appraisals and reviews, training and development, individual supervisions and discipline
  • Supporting all team members to work in partnership with parents/carers and other family members
  • Liaising with Ofsted and other professional bodies associated with the nursery
  • Overseeing the efficient upkeep and maintenance of the building and grounds, stock of equipment, furnishings and fittings
  • Being responsible for all administrative duties associated with the management of the facility, e.g. maintaining records on the children and their families, ordering equipment, maintaining an inventory, keeping personnel records
  • Co-ordinating with appropriate agencies regarding trainee placements and supervising accordingly
  • Co-ordinating and chairing staff meetings as appropriate including agendas and minutes
  • Establishing and maintaining effective communications links with other agencies
  • To instigate the development and implementation of systems to monitor and record child development
  • To be responsible for the overall health and safety standards within the nursery and ensuring staff compliance and awareness, including training where appropriate and the high standards of hygiene and cleanliness.
  • To ensure the provision of a high-quality environment to meet the needs of individual children regardless of any disabilities, family backgrounds or medical history
  • To provide all team members with the support and resources required for the early identification and intervention for children with possible special needs
  • To report back to the Directors as required with information relating to finance, quality of the provision and anything else deemed necessary
  • To undertake such other duties and responsibilities of an equivalent nature as may be determined from time-to-time by the Directors.


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