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27 February 2023

Wee Mack’s Nursery

Wee Mack’s Nursery

Nursery Manager

Edinburgh City

Are you an experienced Nursery Manager looking for a new opportunity in Early Years? 

Wee Mack’s Nursery are seeking an adaptable, personable and responsive Manager who can provide a nurturing and engaging setting for our children, and a supportive and motivated environment for our staff. You will be a strong leader with a professional approach and a real commitment to making a difference to the children in our care. 

Wee Mack’s has been open since August 2021 so we are still creating and developing our nursery. We require a Manager who can help drive our organisation forward and lead our business to success. 

Duties will include; 

  • Creating a safe and stimulating environment to promote learning 

  • Updating parents and carers on children's progress 

  • Working with the team and other professionals to ensure children's needs are met 

  • Checking equipment is in good condition 

  • Recruiting staff and developing the nursery team 

  • Managing a budget and KPIs 

  • Invoicing and managing funding 

  • Keeping appropriate records 

  • Creating management reports 

  • Working within environmental, health and safety and fire regulations 

  • Keeping up to date with changes in legislation 

  • Building relationships with parents and carers 

  • Making sure the nursery meets the National Standard for Early Learning and Childcare providers 

Essential experience and qualifications: 

  • a minimum of 2 years management experience in a similar role within an Early Years setting 

  • knowledge and experience of staff recruitment and retention, payroll and supporting staff development 

  • an understanding of learning through play and the current guidance, in particular Realising the Ambition, Curriculum for Excellence – Early Level, Funding Follows the Child and the National Standard for Early Learning and Childcare providers 

  • competency in written and spoken English 

  • basic computer literacy and IT skills 

  • a BA in Childhood Practice, or other relevant childcare qualification equivalent to SCQF level 9 

  • SSSC Registration at Manager Level 

  • PVG Membership 

  • Previous experience in Care Inspections 

  • Extensive knowledge of Safeguarding, Health & Safety and implementation of policies and procedures 

Desirable qualities: 

  • flexible, self-driven and motivated approach 

  • proactive with the ability to take initiative and make decisions 

  • an excellent problem solver with a can-do attitude 

  • able to lead self-evaluation in the nursery and develop and lead improvement 

  • patient, calm and resilient in stressful situations 

  • basic accounting skills and knowledge of managing finances and budgets 

  • comfortable when working in partnership with parents and other professionals 

  • skilled in increasing and managing occupancy within the nursery 

Hours and benefits: 

  • Salary range £29000 - £40000

  • 38 hours per week, Monday - Friday (occasional weekend or evening work for events, training or marketing purposes may be required) 

  • Private Medical and Dental Care with Well-being Plan 

  • Loyalty Bonus 

  • Profit Share Scheme 

  • On-site gym in progress 

  • 28 days annual leave plus Christmas shutdown 

  • Ongoing CPD 

  • On-site parking 

  • Nursery uniform including polo shirt and fleece jacket 

  • Chef, cleaners, and caretaker in place to support you 

  • Setting with NDNA membership, Curiosity Approach subscription, Azilo Training hub and partnership with City of Edinburgh Council 

  • Immediate start available for the right candidate

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