• Alisdair Low

Head of Nursery £27 -£32,000


Job Title: Head of Nursery - within an independent private primary school

Rated Ofsted 2 GOOD


Purpose of the Role and Key Responsibilities:


The role of the Head of Nursery is to ensure that all children attending receive high quality care, are kept safe and are provided with planned and stimulating play experiences which meet their individual needs and support all aspects of the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum.


To provide a strong safeguarding lead in the role of DSL.


Key Duties:


  • To plan and deliver effective management of the Nursery, in accordance with the Nursery operational plan and improvements identified by Ofsted and the Nursery’s self-evaluation requirements.

  • To ensure the Nursery complies with all relevant legislation, plus Local Authority and Ofsted requirements.

  • To ensure that all staff adhere to Nursery policies, objectives and code of conduct.

  • To ensure that safeguarding children and staff is our utmost priority.

  • To promote and maintain our reputation for providing exemplary practice.

  • To manage and continuously improve the delivery of the EYFS Curriculum for all children, including appropriate variation for those with additional needs.

  • To support staff in their reflection and identification of training needs and to ensure that these needs are met.

  • To attend appropriate meetings with external agencies.

  • To arrange and deliver monthly staff meetings and training sessions which support the overall effectiveness of the Nursery.

  • To monitor progress of all children in the Nursery.

  • To ensure a welcoming environment for parents and children, including the use of displays to educate parents about how children learn.

  • Organise and oversee all nursery events, including celebrations, trips and events that take place outside of normal Nursery hours.

  • To assist in the marketing of the Nursery, including showing prospective parents around the Nursery.

  • To assist in the recruitment of new staff adhering to safer recruitment practices.


Profile of ideal candidate

  • Experienced Nursery Manager or Deputy Nursery Manager.

  • Educated to minimum GCSE level with passes in four or more subjects, two of which should be English and Maths.

  • Childcare qualified to a minimum Level 3 from a recognised awarding scheme.

  • Fully trained in the Early Years Foundation Stage.

  • Fully trained in safeguarding children, behaviour management and first aid.

  • Leadership training, including how to manage people and staff development.

  • Good verbal and written communication skills.

What you need to do now? If you are interested in this role, apply now or email with an up to date copy of your CV.


You will need an enhanced DBS for this position.

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