Hours of work: 37 Hours per week
Working pattern: Full-time
Closing date: Tuesday 30 November 2021
Interview date: Week beginning Monday 06 December 2021
For more information and to apply for the above post, please contact:
Oakwood Primary Academy
Please note, we do not accept CVs.
About the role
Nursery Manager - Oakwood Primary Academy
Oakwood Primary Academy is a two-form entry primary school in Eastbourne, for pupils aged 4-11 and we have a Nursery in our Foundation Village catering for children aged 2–4 years of age.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Nursery Manager who has a real desire to work within an early years setting to help ensure that all children receive the highest standards of care and education.
We are looking for a professional and committed Nursery Manager to run our school based nursery that caters for children from two to four years of age. We require you to have an excellent understanding of the EYFS, child development and current safeguarding requirements. You will need to be dynamic and inspiring in your approach. You must have excellent communication and organisational skills, an ability to lead others and the interpersonal skills required to engage both children, staff and parents.
Oakwood Primary Academy is part of Aurora Academies Trust which runs successful schools and nurseries across East Sussex, Brighton, Crawley and Surrey. Our nursery is located in our purpose built, Foundation Village and has excellent facilities inside and out. Oakwood is an academy where every child matters. We believe in fostering supportive and positive relationships within school and the wider community and preparing children for the challenges of the future. Our vision of ‘Being Better Every Day’ is achieved by having the highest aspirations for all and expecting the very best behaviour from our children.
- NVQ3/4 in Childcare and Education or relevant equivalent
- Experience of managing/deputising in a childcare provision, including working with children with special educational needs and disabilities
- Up to date Safeguarding training
- Up to date Paediatric First Aid Training
The main purposes of the role are:
- To lead, manage and raise the quality of education in the Early Years’ Provision
- To ensure that OFSTED regulations are adhered to, including maintaining ratios and deploying staff appropriately
- To maintain records and documentation which comply with statutory a register of available places and statistics as required
- To work closely with the Reception Teacher and Early Years’ Lead
- To develop and maintain good working relationships with nursery staff, parents, carers, external and internal agencies and partners and lead on the engagement of families from the first point of contact with the nursery, ensuring there is continued support
- Appropriate CPD will be available, as required.
- The opportunity to work collaboratively with other nurseries
- Support from an experienced and collaborative multi academy Trust (MAT)
Visits to our nursery are warmly welcomed.
Please contact: Mrs Susan Hubbard, School Business Manager, SHubbard@AuroraAcademies.org, for an application pack and to arrange a visit.
Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.
Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.
The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff will be expected to hold or be willing to obtain an enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau).
For further information about what is required in this process please go to www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check.
All school based staff have the responsibility for promoting the safeguarding and welfare of children. All school staff should be aware of the school’s Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy and work in accordance with this document at all times.