Asquith is the UK’s leading provider of premium childcare with a portfolio of 81 Nurseries. With our team of expert trainers we take pride in the continuous development we offer to our staff, ensuring they become leaders of the future within Asquith. This is a great chance to become part of a fun and dynamic team.
We are currently seeking a proven Assistant Nursery Manager to join the existing team at our Nottingham Day Nursery. Nottingham is a 91 place nursery and is rated “Good” by Ofsted. We are conveniently located between Nottingham’s two main hospitals, QMC and the City Hospital, and we have good discounts for NHS staff. The nursery is on major bus routes.
Tell me more about the responsibilities of an Assistant Manager within Asquith?
•In absence of the Manager, effectively manage day-day running of the nursery including all financial operations
•Assist in maintaining accurate accounts for the nursery and produce management information when required
•Assist in monitoring staff costs with regards to budget projections
•To recruit, support, train and appraise all staff to ensure high quality childcare practice and to develop staff teams and individual practitioners
•Lead in the implementation of the relevant curriculum
•Develop staff to become leaders of the future within Asquith
•Assist in the recruitment of all staff
•Support and supervise all staff with their day - day duties
•Assist in the supervisions and annual review systems with all staff in accordance with the company policy
•Identify training needs, develop a training plan and evaluate training undertaken by staff
•Work in consultation with HR in Disciplinary and Grievance investigations and meetings with regard to staff
•Be responsible for participating in all self - development activities
•You will provide high standards of quality within the Nursery including the environment, resources and experiences offered to children.
•Ensure that children are kept safe and that staff understand and when necessary follow safeguarding procedures
•Implement Health and safety policies within the nursery and support from Risk Management team
•Work with area SENCOs, EYFS advisors, health professionals and local Sure Start programmes as appropriate. Minimum Level 3 qualification or equivalent
What experience and qualifications must I have to apply?
•A Minimum of 3 years post qualifying experience in a full day care setting
•Experience of supporting and leading teams to improve best practice
•Experience of Financial Management and Budget Planning
•A sound knowledge of child protection procedures
•Knowledge and understanding of key legislation related to childcare and education
•The ability to plan and organise work load
Asquith Nurseries are committed to ensuring everyone in our organisation is responsible for Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All successful candidates will be required to undertake an enhanced CRB disclosure.
Due to the high level of applicants we receive on a daily basis only successful candidates will be contacted at this stage.
Position Type: Permanent (Full Time)
Contact: Jason Hebrard
Job Ref: AMNOT
Job Posted: 19/07/2012
Job Start: Immediate
Application Close: On Going
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