Nursery Manager

Up to £30000 per annum
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Job description

We are looking for a permanent, full time Nursery Manager for the YMCA South Ealing to manage YMCASPG's Jumpers! Nursery, on a daily basis and the continuous development of any new nursery provision.

Key Job Tasks:

  • Oversee the curriculum at Jumpers! Nursery, ensuring it is creative, stimulating and fun. That it facilitates the intellectual, emotional, physical, social and where appropriate, spiritual development of each child.
  • Maintain and develop the nursery curriculum in line with Early Years Foundation Stage 2017.

Child Care

  • Ensure each child is regarded as an individual, listened to, have his or her feelings respected and opinions valued.
  • Be responsible for the safety and well being of each child whilst on YMCASPG premises during nursery hours.
  • Ensure the nursery environment is welcoming and friendly and demonstrate YMCASPG's Equal Opportunities Policy.
  • Ensure each child is given praise and encouragement, opportunities to succeed in environments where positive behaviour is promoted.
  • As necessary be work directly with the children to provide high quality care to children, covering breaks and shifts when staff are off for holidays or due to sickness.
  • Check on each child's development, liaising with Room Leaders regularly.
  • Highlighting any concerns or development delay and ensuring appropriate action is taken.

People Management

  • Manage the Jumpers! Nursery team effectively to ensure excellent quality of service delivery through a highly motivated and skilled team.
  • Recruit, induct and train staff in line with the Recruitment Policy and national standards set by Ofsted.
  • Communicate regularly through monthly team meetings and line management meetings.
  • Conduct Annual Performance reviews/probation reviews, and devise personal development plans for each staff member.
  • Ensure staff receive adequate training in the implementation of policies and procedures relevant to the nursery.

Finance and Administration

  • Assist the Early Years and Childcare Manger in the setting and monitoring of budgets for nursery.
  • Analyse and re-forecast the nursery budget each month.
  • Ensure all registration documentation is completed each term.
  • Enforce financial procedures in the nursery.
  • Manage the receipt of fees through vouchers and other forms of payment ensuring all fees are paid promptly and in advance. In the event of any outstanding fees arise, that remittance is received in accordance with West London YMCA's Late Payment Policy.
  • Produce reports as required by the Early Years and Childcare Manager.
  • Collate accurate staff time sheets and authorise additional hours on CoreHR on a monthly basis.
  • Ensure all purchase orders/invoices are processed through Compleat, YMCASPG's procurement, purchasing and invoice system.


  • Follow up all enquiries regarding nursery places within 48 working hours of receipt.
  • Show prospective parents around promoting the benefits of the nursery.
  • Regularly liaising with parents and produce child assessments for parents' evenings and two-year old checks.
  • Utilise line management meetings to discuss performance, well-being, work/life
  • balance and other issues.
  • Be an active participant in Manager's Meetings and wider manager's conferences.
  • Coordinate and run nursery staff meetings and training/away days.
  • Liaise with the Local Authority as and when required
  • Represent the nurseries on local committees if required and to build effective working relationships with relevant local agencies / providers of nursery care.

General Management

  • Ensure the nursery meets the required health and safety standards.
  • Keep abreast of new initiatives and legislation affecting this area of work.
  • Adhere to YMCASPG policies and procedures.
  • Promoting membership to both parents/carers and children and support membership events.
  • Review policies, procedures and systems, developing and implementing them as required.
  • Assist the Early Years and Childcare Manager in the development of new nursery provision.

The Nursery Manager will also be willing to undertake other duties commensurate with the

Morgan Hunt is a multi-award-winning recruitment business for interim, contract and temporary recruitment and acts as an Employment Agency in relation to permanent vacancies. Morgan Hunt is an equal opportunities employer. Job suitability is assessed on merit in accordance with the individual's skills, qualifications and abilities to perform the relevant duties required in a particular role.

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