Nursery Manager, West Kilburn

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Smart TeachersWest Kilburn

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Start date: ASAP
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £28,000
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Smart Teachers is recruiting for a Nursery Manager to work on a permanent basis (temporary to permanent over 12 weeks) with a special school based in Westminster. The school provides education and support for students aged between 2 and 5 years, both within the contexts of mainstream and complex needs classes. The school is rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted. It strives to support families and children so as to actively contribute positively in their local community.

About the Role

  • Nursery Manager to engage in a Temporary to Permanent contract
  • Permanent salary is £28,015 per annum
  • Work 37.5 hours a week with a need to be flexible when required
  • Responsible for the coordination, development and management of a range of high quality inclusive early years services for children with and without disabilities 
  • Provide specialist care and education for children with significant special educational needs along with children without special needs
  • Provide a creative, fun and varied curriculum incorporating the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum planning into all our sessions
  • Maintain a high standard of education for each child and ensure each child’s progress is monitored so as they can achieve their full potential
  • Work in collaboration with parents, therapists, social workers and key workers in assessing new key children; devise individual education / action plans to ensure their progress, and support the inclusion of all children at Rainbow into mainstream settings wherever possible
  • Ensure the mapping and planning for the holiday play schemes: explore activities taking place in local activities centres which meet the needs and interests of the children attending (including transport arrangements, finances, risk management and staffing ratios)
  • Ensure new referrals are followed up immediately; data is kept updated for monitoring and reporting purposes, and work closely with all other children and families services for seamless transitions 
  • Develop the nursery to be financially viable and meet the needs of local families

About the School

  • Small, inclusive nursery for both mainstream children and those with special / complex needs
  • Rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted at its most recent inspection
  • Support families and children to actively contribute to their local community
  • Promotes tolerance and diversity to everyone, encourages the ethos of inclusiveness, openness and partnership within families and across the wider community

In order to be considered for this role, the Nursery Manager will need to meet the following criteria:

  • Have experience running and managing a nursery 
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of all SEND needs
  • A recognised education / early years qualification to NVQ Level 4 or higher with significant management experience of supporting services for families and young children with or without disabilities
  • Experience in recruitment, induction, training, supervision and coaching experience which demonstrate strong leadership and management of teams in delivering services for children
  • Significant experience of working with children with and without SEND, and planning within the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum and Birth to Three Matters Framework
  • Strong communication and management skills with the ability to communicate effectively to a variety of different groups such as children, parents, schools and other professionals as partners
  • Ability to record, monitor and evaluate services and skills of teams in recording and producing evidence of individuals outcomes and monitoring of service for development

As well as being part of this school's community, working with Smart Teachers also gives you access to: 

  • Free CPD workshops
  • Regular social events
  • Consultant exclusivity

Interested in Applying?

To apply you must be eligible to work in the UK and meet all national safeguarding criteria. Please email your CV to resourcing@smartteachers.co.uk quoting job reference number FRA55544.

Due to the high volume of applications received, please note only suitable candidates will be contacted. 

Smart Teachers is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Candidates registering with Smart Teachers will need to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the DBS and/or provide police checks from other countries, where appropriate. Smart Teachers is an equal opportunities employer. 



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