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14-15 per hour
Pre-school Manager
Bristol Jobs
Nursery Jobs

Pre-school Manager

 St Bonaventure’s Early Years

Bishopston, Bristol 

Applicants should submit their CV and covering letter to application@stbonsey.com by Monday 26th March 2018.

Salary: £14-£15 per hour depending on experience.

St. Bonaventure’s Early Years Pre-school has a rare opportunity for an experienced pre-school manager to take over the running of our fantastic term time childcare provision.

Job purpose: To be responsible for the day to day and overall management of the setting. To develop and maintain a safe, stimulating and high quality environment to develop and evolve the excellent reputation of the pre-school.

Responsible to: The Management Committee.

Responsible for: Deputy Manager, Office Manager and Early Years team.

Job details: £14-£15 per hour, depending on experience. Monday - Friday, term time only. Full time (37.5 hours a week) to be worked between the core opening hours of 8.15am and 5.30pm.

Main duties & responsibilities:

To have overall responsibility for the day to day running of the setting.

To maintain and develop a high quality child-centred setting that is in line with the EYFS, Ofsted and all other legal requirements.

Children & families:

To ensure high quality early education and care enabling all children to reach their full potential.

To ensure effective monitoring and evaluation of children’s learning and development.

To ensure that the welfare of the children remains paramount and children are protected from risk of harm.

To develop and maintain positive relationships with parents/carers and work in partnership with them.

To encourage and support parental/carer involvement in the running of the nursery eg through questionnaires, parent volunteers.

To ensure all parents/carers are aware of the setting’s policies and procedures.

To lead, support and develop an environment which is inclusive for all and recognises and encourages diversity.


To provide professional support and guidance to all staff.

To lead, develop and maintain good team working, engendering a collaborative, open and honest working environment where staff feel supported and encouraged to develop.

To manage, support, supervise and provide annual appraisals for staff- team and volunteers.

To ensure that staff and own training and development needs are identified and met.

To be responsible for the staff rota and tracking staff leave/sickness/absence.

To be responsible for staff recruitment in conjunction with the Management Committee.

To be responsible for induction, support and monitoring of new staff during probationary periods.

To ensure all staff are aware of the setting’s policies and procedures.


FInance & administration:


To monitor the financial position of the setting with support from the Management Committee.

To work within an agreed budget.

To develop and maintain administrative systems in line with statutory requirements. e.g. attendance registers; petty cash; fee taking; registration; booking forms and signing in/out policies.

To ensure all invoicing is accurate and up to date and late payments are chased.

To prepare and distribute publicity materials to advertise the setting


To develop and implement policies and procedures in conjunction with the Management Committee and ensure these are adhered to.

To be responsible for maintaining Health and Safety procedures alongside other legal requirements.

Work to build and maintain strong working relationships with St. Bonaventure’s Primary School and the local community.

To keep abreast of new childcare developments and legislation and action relevant ideas within the setting.

To maintain positive working relationships with relevant external professionals and to work in partnership with other agencies.

To provide feedback to the Management Committee on key issues or concerns.

To represent the setting professionally at all times, maintaining the setting’s integrity and being open to giving and receiving feedback.

To undertake any other duties as reasonably directed by the Management Committee.





Person Specification - Early Years Manager 







Training & Qualifications

Minimum of a recognised and relevant Level 3 childcare qualification

Early Years Degree or EYPS.

Paediatric First Aid certificate & driving licence.

SEN Training


Minimum of 2 years leadership and management experience working with children under 5.

Budgeting and financial management

Suitable experience of leading and developing staff.

Experience of securing funding

Experience of developing and using administrative systems.

ICT Skills

Experience of managing and organising own workload.


Knowledge & Abilities

Up to date knowledge of Ofsted requirements, the EYFS and other quality indicators.

Knowledge of Special Educational Needs and code of practice.

Sufficient understanding and use of English


Knowledge of required policies and procedures and ability to develop and implement them.


Ability to work autonomously and as part of a team; lead and motivate others.


Ability to plan, provide and evaluate a wide range of play and learning opportunities.


Ability to be a reflective practitioner in order to develop your own and your team’s practice.


Ability to communicate effectively with all children, staff and families.


Ability to support and develop an environment which is inclusive for all and encourages diversity.


Ability to solve problems creatively and independently.


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