Nursery Room Manager

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2018-02-04 Care Homes Job Title: Nursery Room Manager

Job Setting: Day Nursery / Nursery School

Job Role: Manager

Date Posted: 05 Jan 2018

Job Location: Poole , Dorset

Salary: Competitive

Hours: Full Time

Contact Name: Laura Venables

Job Reference: 10882


Full-time Nursery Room Manager, Pool

This is an exciting opportunity to continue your career with a family of day nurseries located across the South who offer a wide range of activities and learning experience to develop young minds, from messy play and cooking to problem-solving, storytelling, creative play and trips out. We pride ourselves on employee care and career development; as such we offer in house training, flexible working hours, a family friendly policy, Pension & Staff welfare scheme!

Here at Tops Day Nurseries we have an outstanding reputation in delivering the best quality childcare across the South-West, operating 19 nurseries and 11 play club across Dorset, Hampshire, Somerset and Wiltshire.

We believe in making an awesome environment for children and grown-ups to learn, develop, play, and have fun and in happy parents who can do what they need to do, whatever that is, whenever it is, while their children are in the best place with awesome stuff! We make a difference to people’s lives.

We believe in “reducing, reusing and recycling” and respect for each other, our resources and our world. Together, we can create a sustainable culture in which our children can thrive.

About the Role

As a Room Manager at one of our nurseries, you will be responsible for the overall management within your room, therefore we are looking for someone who has strong leadership skills and experience, who can deliver great role model behaviours, whilst contributing to achieve outstanding inspection results.

If you want the opportunity to progress throughout the business, then Tops is the place for you, as we pride ourselves on progressing our staff through our settings; most of our Nursery Managers and Area Managers started as practitioners at our nurseries and worked their way up!

This role is working 35 hours per week over 5 days, however we can offer the option of 35 hours per week over 4 days with a day off in the week, and this will be discussed during interview.

About You

Alongside holding at least a Level 3 Early Years Education qualification, you will be an exceptional mentor and early year’s practitioner who has proven experience in managing a unit within a similar setting (ideally 2 years’ experience).

You will have impeccable interpersonal skills and be able to communicate effectively to colleagues of all levels of seniority, building superb working relationships to ensure common goals can be achieved.

Here at Tops Day Nurseries, we offer a robust and thorough induction process to ensure all our new staff are happy & comfortable within their new role- your professional development is of paramount importance to us, therefore all new staff receive supportive mentoring throughout their first 3 months of employment with us and on-going support thereafter.

A clear and valid DBS is paramount and overseas applicants will need a clear and valid certificate of good conduct. Please note we will conduct a suitability check prior to interview.

Your Responsibilities and Duties will involve:

  • Ensure nursery checks and agreed action plans are completed

  • Ensure daily, weekly and monthly checks in the room are completed effectively

  • Ensure the room is clean and tidy at all times, and assist when necessary in administering medicine

  • Ensuring accident trends are monitored and actioned appropriately

  • Lead and manage your team by delegating appropriate tasks and motivating your colleagues

  • Manage resources, organise routines and systems, communicate with senior management team

  • Ensure staff are motivated and are trained & coached as per their individual needs, ensuring this meets the needs of the unit.

  • Assist in maximising income for the nursery and encourage parents to attend meetings, providing them with good feedback regarding their children

  • Be competent and effective with settling in profiles for children, alongside their short term, medium term and long term plans, and next steps and learning journeys.

  • Encourage relationships with local schools, charities, involvements with the community and taking children on trips

  • Keeping up to date with current practice by attending courses and conferences and reading the relevant magazines and books

  • Contribute to outstanding inspections (internal and external), self-evaluation form, action plan, and to reflections and evaluations on the setting

  • To be committed to the safe guarding of all children in the nursery and your direct care

The Benefits of working at Tops Day Nurseries

Here at Tops, employee care is very close to our heart and we treat our staff as though they are family….because they are! We have many benefits we offer our employees because we want them to feel appreciated and be looked after, these include:

  • 28 days annual holiday entitlement (pro rata)

  • Annual pay review

  • Staff Welfare scheme

  • Company pension

  • Up to 40% discount for Childcare within Tops Day Nurseries

  • Great career progression

  • Regular supervisions

  • Continuous in-house and external training opportunities

  • Uniform Provided


  • Level 3 In Early Years Or Equivilant
  • Clear And Valid DBS

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