Job Title: Pre-school Manager
Must have a Level 3 or above in EYFS and experience as a manager for minimum of two years
Setting: Rush Common PreSchool
Responsible To: The Pre-school Management Committee
Hours: 32 weekly Mon/tues/wed/fri 8am-3pm Thurs 8am-1pm
Pay to be negotiable with Committee Chair
Responsible For: Pre-school staff and children
Purpose of the job: To provide safe, high quality education and care for pre-school children.
Planning, curriculum and day to day running of Pre-School To take overall responsibility for drawing up long, medium and short term plans which ensure that each child is working towards desirable learning outcomes within the EYFS curriculum. To monitor the effectiveness of the pre-school curriculum.
To chair regular staff/planning meetings and to attend termly Pre-school Management Committee meetings. To be responsible for providing high quality teaching, ensuring that staff are properly deployed and offer appropriate stimulation and support to the children.
To draw up and to supervise the daily programme of pre-school activities and events. To lead pre-school sessions as required
To be responsible for implementing systems of observation and record keeping in the form of Tapestry, so that children’s attainment and progress is effectively and regularly assessed.
To monitor the effectiveness of the assessment procedures. To ensure records are properly maintained (e.g. daily attendance register, accident and incident book).
To ensure that the pre-school is a safe environment for children, that equipment is safe, standards of hygiene are high, safety procedures are implemented at all times and fire drills are regularly practised.
To contribute to and implement all pre-school policies and procedures and are reviewed
To review and update policies as required.
To keep up-to-date with current safeguarding practises and to be the Child Protection Officer for the pre-school.
To be responsible for forecasting and budgeting expenditure for the day to day running of pre-school on a termly basis and liaising with the Treasurer.
To attend in-service training and meetings as required.
To ensure that Pre-School conforms to all the current OFSTED requirements.
To work with the Treasurer and Chair to issue, complete and submit Nursery Education Grant forms.
To liaise closely with parents/carers, informing them about the pre-school and its curriculum, exchanging information about children’s progress and encouraging parental involvement through a regular newsletter to parents and through tapestry.
To liaise with the management committee, social services and other professionals as necessary and ensure that all legal and statutory requirements are implemented and to provide reports as required.
To liaise with the Chair and Treasurer of the Pre-School Management Committee about the numbers of children attending and to ensure that places are allocated in accordance with procedures.
To ensure appropriate staffing levels to OFSTED’s requirements (ratio) are maintained at all times.
To supervise staff and to be responsible for monitoring the quality of teaching and learning.
To be responsible for implementing the keyworker system whereby qualified staff members are responsible for working closely with a particular group or groups of children.
To perform annual staff appraisals and to write staff development plans that focus on the need for training, stating specific courses that need to be attended.
To collect time sheets from staff and pass on to the Treasurer, to deal with any queries or discrepancies that arise.
To deal with staff grievance procedures and staff disciplinary procedures.