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Nursery Manager - Term Time

Tiger Primary School, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-2008-141S
  • Posted:11/05/2022
  • Pay:£22,963 - £25,996 per annum (£23,033 -£26,075 FTE)
  • Start Date:June 2022
  • App Close Date:20/05/2022 at 14:00
  • Interviews:25/26 May 2022


We have an opportunity for an energetic, professional, ambitious, and highly organised Manager to deliver excellent and effective levels of balanced Leadership and Management. You will be required to manage day-to-day administration using systems including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and Tapestry. The post holder will take full leadership of our nursery with direction from the Headteacher of Tiger Primary School.  40 hours per week, flexible between 7.30am and 6.00pm, Monday to Friday, 42 working weeks per year. 

Do you have proven experience of:

  • Successful nursery leadership and management
  • Encouraging quality teaching, learning and assessment.
  • Effective monitoring of children’s development; identifying gaps in achievement and planning for developmental next steps.
  • Effective implementation of the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage.
  • Up-to-date knowledge of Early Education Entitlement.
  • Encouraging effective safeguarding practice.
  • Monitoring and assessing practice to plan for ongoing staff professional development.
  • Evaluating the quality of provision to improve outcomes for children.
  • Creating setting improvement plans through engagement with staff, children, parents and carers

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have a minimum of a level 3 recognised childcare qualification
  • At least two years managerial experience within an Early Years setting
  • A plethora of knowledge of the EYFS framework
  • Have experience of using Microsoft Packages including Excel to an advanced level
  • Form professional relationships with staff and customers to ensure the quality of the provision
  • Create and set improvement plans through engagement with staff, children, parents and carers

For a comprehensive list of duties, please see attached copy of the Job Description

We will offer you:

  • A vibrant and exciting place to work
  • An excellent CPD programme, with opportunities for action research and gaining nationally accredited qualifications 
  • The support of a Trust that currently runs two secondary schools, primary school and Nursery for children aged 3 months to 4 years
  • An opportunity to join various schemes such as the Benenden corporate healthcare scheme and Cycle to Work Scheme.

If you would like to discuss the role further, please contact Karen Thorpe, for an informal discussion with the Headteacher of Tiger Primary School or to arrange a visit by emailing kthorpe@tigerprimary.com.

Only applications submitted by the school application process will be considered, we are unable to accept CVs.

Future Schools Trust 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.

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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.