Nursery Manager

Nursery Manager

Bright Horizons Family Solutions | London, ENG, GB

Posted 9 days ago

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Nursery: Bright Horizons *Floral Place* Day Nursery and Preschool

Job Type: *40 hours, Full time*

If you hold a full and relevant Level 3 or above Early Years qualification, are passionate about inspiring and leading a team to deliver outstanding care and education to children, and want to be part of a high performing nursery management team – our Nursery Manager opportunity would be perfect for you.

*Why Bright Horizons?*

We care for over 10,000 children across the UK, across our portfolio of over 300 nurseries, 98% of which are rated Good or Outstanding by Ofsted. We’re on a mission to change the future for children, families, and the people we work with, and are committed to progressive working values like flexibility, work-life balance, and wellbeing.

We're extremely proud to have received an Ofsted Outstanding at our latest inspection, which demonstrates our dedicated staff's commitment to giving your child the very best childcare and early years education. Our Islington nursery and preschool has excellent transport links, located close to both Canonbury train station and Highbury and Islington tube.

*What you’ll be doing*

* Lead our nursery teams to deliver outstanding care to all the children in your setting
* Through your inspirational leadership drive employee engagement, retention, and performance in the nursery
* Work in partnership with Recruitment and HR to ensure your nursery is fully recruited , encouraging a diverse workforce
* Role model and mentor your nursery team to ensure the highest quality early childhood practice and experience for all children, including children with special education needs and/or disabilities
* Act as Designated Safeguarding Lead at the nursery, holding overall responsibility for the day to day running of the nursery and management of safeguarding and child protection policies - monitoring and improving practice and behaviours that underpin our high performance safety culture
* Work in partnership with HR to identify succession plans for the nursery team and nurture, create and continuously develop a pipeline of high performing practitioners and Room Leaders, building the strongest talent pool in the sector
* Work with the Regional Director, Finance and Marketing teams to identify and implement commercial plans and strategies to deliver FTE growth within the nursery
* Commercial delivery of the nursery performance, optimising revenue generation and cost efficiency in line with staff ratio requirements, to deliver and exceed the annual budgeted EBITDA
* Engage with the Local Authority to understand the local offer, to support practice in all areas of the nursery

*What we can offer you*

Our benefits include, but are not limited to;

* *£41,626 - £55,469* (dependant on qualification/s and experience)
* Career development opportunities across our network of nurseries
* Amazing discounts, ranging from childcare to high-street, to utility and days out!
* Quarterly Employee Appreciation Weeks – with treats for all the team
* External helpline with professional counsellors – supporting your wellbeing 24 hours a day.
* Access to our extensive library of training and qualifications, to support your continuous development

*What we’re looking for*

* Full and Relevant Level 3 or above Early Years qualification
* Experience within an Early Years leadership role (ideally as a Nursery Manager, Deputy Manager, Assistant Manager or similar)
* Experience of participating with a regulatory inspection, leading to a “Good” or “Outstanding” outcome
* Experience of developing high performance teams, with effective regulatory compliance, quality improvement, delivery of high quality pedagogy, innovation and service excellence
* Confident decision maker, with ability to support change and the understanding of the complex relationship between business/commerce and service excellence within a regulated setting
* Strong knowledge and understanding of Safeguarding, Child Protection, and the wider legislative requirements for working with children
* Ability to build trust and strong working relationships with colleagues, parents and external partners

This role is subject to an Enhanced DBS check.


Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £41,626.00-£55,469.00 per year

* Additional leave
* Childcare
* Company events
* Company pension
* Employee discount
* Free parking
* On-site parking
* Referral programme
* Store discount
* Wellness programme
* Day shift
* Monday to Friday
* No weekends
School type:
* Day nursery
* Private nursery school

Work Location: One location

Reference ID: JR-067173