Nursery Manager, Didcot, Oxfordshire

Aureus Primary SchoolDidcot, Oxfordshire
Date posted:
Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Part Time / Full Time
Salary: MPR
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Aureus Primary School is a brand new, state of the art primary school that will be opening on the Great Western Park, Didcot, in September 2018. We will grow to two forms of entry with a maximum capacity of 420 pupils once full, but will open with two Reception Classes and a Nursery provision. 

Core purpose

  • To be responsible for the development and daily management of the Nursery providing a safe, caring and stimulating learning environment for children 2 – 5 years of age.
  • To build links and work in partnership with parents, carers and professionals to promote the well - being of the children.
  • To develop and implement Early Years Foundation Stage with support from the SLT and Nursery Staff.
  • To develop, implement and review the policies, procedures and practices within the Nursery, including all relevant legislation.

Key accountabilities

  • Undertake the daily management of the Nursery to ensure that high standards are developed and maintained throughout.
  • Ensure safe recruitment and selection procedures are used for the appointment of all staff and volunteers in the nursery.
  • Ensure appointed staff have relevant qualifications and possess the skills required to work in the nursery. 
  • Keep abreast of legislation, guidelines, policies to ensure the Children’s Act and the Early Years Foundation Stage Welfare Requirements are met at all times.
  • Develop and regularly review policies and procedures to ensure compliance with legislation and regulations.
  • Assist the management board in securing Ofsted registration in order to provide consistent quality of service and be responsible for the preparation for Ofsted inspections and action any recommendations that may result from inspection to ensure that the Nursery is providing high quality care and education.
  • To provide a service that respects children’s life experiences and celebrates diversity in terms of language, culture, ability, race and religion.


  • To work alongside the administration and finance team to ensure that accurate financial records and financial procedures are adhered to, and income and expenditure is kept within budget.
  • Ensure that appropriate records and administration systems are maintained to ensure confidentiality of information.
  • Oversee the purchase and maintenance of nursery equipment and resources within the allocated budget.
  • Maintain up to date records of resources.

Staff Development

  • Supervise and provide advice, guidance and training to students, trainees and others on work placements or work experience.
  • Ensure staff training and development plans are up to date and continued professional development is identified at staff appraisals.
  • Support staff in the development and maintenance of appropriate planning, observation and assessment procedures to ensure a consistent service.


  • To attend and participate in staff meetings and planning and development days.
  • To work in partnership with other feeder schools to ensure the smooth transition of children from the nursery to Reception Class.
  • To act as an ambassador for the nursery and school and to maintain a positive image of its aims and objectives.


  • To undertake such additional duties appropriate to the level of the post as may be required, from time to time as directed by the Senior Leaders/Responsible Officer.


  • The Nursery Manager is accountable to the EYFS Leader. 
  • GLF Schools expects its employees to work flexibly with the framework of the duties and responsibilities above. This means that the post holder may be expected to carry out work that is not specified in the job profile but which is within the remit of the duties and responsibilities. 


  • GLF Schools is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 
  • The successful candidate will have to meet the person specification and will be required to apply for a DBS disclosure. We particularly welcome applicants from under- represented groups including those based on ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.


  • We are passionate about creating a culture of wellbeing where all staff and students are valued and supported so that we can all ‘grow, learn and flourish’.


  • We welcome applicants from under- represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.


  • We are open to applications from educators seeking flexible roles including part-time, job share and co-leadership responsibilities.


Application Deadline: 18th February 2018

Shortlisting: w/c 19th February 2018

Interviews: w/c 26th February 2018

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