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        Pre-School Manager

        Location: Brixton

        Salary: £24500 - £26000 Per Annum

        Contract Type: Permanent / Full Time

        I am currently supporting a wonderful pre-school based in Brixton, South London, who are currently seeking to appoint a Pre-School Manager. The pre-school are looking for someone to start as soon as possible and are looking for someone with excellent experience in nursery and strong management skills.


        The Role:



        Education & Learning

        –              To be responsible for providing a high quality of education and learning, ensuring that staff are properly deployed, and to offer appropriate stimulation and support to the children attending the setting.

        –              To take responsibility for drawing up long-term, medium-term and sessional curriculum plans which take into account the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), and to monitor the effectiveness of the setting’s curriculum; this may include working with external professionals.

        –              To advocate and lead for early years curriculum based on outdoor learning through play.

        –              To supervise the drawing up and implementation of the daily programme of activities and events.

        –              To comply with current Ofsted inspection requirements for achieving a ‘Good’ or above rating.

        –              To organize the key person system, ensuring parents/carers are aware of their child’s key worker and that key workers regularly and effectively engage with their key children’s parent/carer.

        –              To be responsible for implementing systems of observation and record keeping so that children’s progress and achievements are effectively and regularly assessed and to monitor the effectiveness of assessment procedures.

        –              To understand and appreciate the importance of monitoring and evaluation in a preschool based setting.

        –              To carry out visits and inductions for new children and to ensure a smooth settlement.


        Health & Safety

        –              To fulfil duties as the Safeguarding Designated Officer to ensure that the welfare and safety of children is promoted within the setting and that any child protection concerns are always acted upon appropriately and immediately.

        –              To ensure that Preschool is a safe environment for children, staff and others, that equipment is safe, standards of hygiene are high, safety procedures are implemented at all times and fire drills are regularly practiced.

        –              To contribute to and implement all early years policies and procedures, e.g. register and signing out procedures, accident and incident records, child protection, health and safety, confidentiality, food safety, setting hygiene and complaints; and oversee that all policies and procedures are followed.

        –              To ensure that children attending the setting receive a balanced and healthy diet.




        Leadership & Management

        –              To create a positive and professional working environment for staff, encouraging teamwork and a desire to achieve.

        –              To take responsibility for monitoring the quality of teaching, keeping up to date with current best practice, identifying training needs, and ensuring that staff are appropriately supported to carry out their role effectively, including the Early Years SENCO.

        –              To ensure that performance management systems are in place and implemented e.g. induction, probation, supervision, team meetings, annual appraisals, and objective setting. – To participate in the recruitment of staff and ensure that job descriptions are kept up to date.

        –              To be aware at all times of the Preschool’s financial position, understanding the balance between spending and income and the consequence of fluctuations in occupancy levels, raising any concerns with the trustees immediately.

        –              To ensure the petty cash system is managed appropriately and that any systems for income collection or invoicing are followed.

        –              To promote the Preschool, its curriculum, and activities/events by actively engaging with parents/carers and encouraging their involvement.

        –              To update and manage central database systems

        –              To positively represent LCC in meetings and stakeholder events and give presentations.

        –              To organize and be actively involved in the set up and pack away of every session.

        –              To ensure equipment and resources are ordered within budget and maintained.

        –              To ensure that all conditions within the agreement with LCC are respected and adhered to.

        –              To be politically and creatively aware and ‘plugged in’ to emerging needs and support for families in need.

        –              To understand the role of the trustees (Committee) in relation to the Preschool, liaising closely with the Chair, attending committee meetings as required and promoting staff and parent’s understanding of the Committee’s role.

        –              To establish effective and respectful working relationships with key contacts including (but not limited to) St John’s C.E. Primary School, Hillmead Primary School, Loughborough Primary School, St Helens Primary School, and other Preschools & Primary Schools within the area.


        This job description is not an exhaustive list of duties, and the post holder will be required to undertake any other reasonable duties discussed and directed by the line manager. The post holder is also expected to be flexible and adaptable in their approach to fulfilling their duties.

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