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7 March 2023

Chapter One Childcare

Chapter One Childcare

Nursery Manager

Edinburgh City

Chapter One Childcare was established in 2004, offering care and education to children 0-5 years. We have 4 nurseries across Edinburgh & Midlothian and 2 in North Yorkshire. Including our fully outdoor nurseries. You will be joining Chapter One’s award-winning nursery and be part of a safe, stimulating and fun environment, all our nurseries have a strong ethos of outdoor play and the children take a lead on nursery developments. 

Kirk brae have fabulous outdoor grounds, including mud kitchens, mudslides, baby garden, 0-2 gardens, natures garden, Castles and more. 

We are looking for a Nursery Manager with a proven track record to lead our team, who is an inspirational and encouraging leader to help make a difference to the lives of children and staff teams. 

The successful candidate would join our established team, and enjoy the benefits of being part of a larger management team, with regular meetings and support. Chapter One supports all their staff in continual professional development and we are keen to develop your personal interest further. 

Key responsibilities: 

  • Planning and implementing stimulating and exciting learning experiences. 

  • Lead the overall day to day running of the nursery. 

  • Ensure staff are fully aware of and use relevant evaluation documents. 

  • Ensure all staff are fully aware of their responsibilities and carry out their role in line with all policies, procedures and legislative requirements. 

  • Ensure the effective running of the nursery, attracting and retaining new parents and monitoring expenditure in line with budgets set. 

  • Ensure a infection control guidance and risk assessments are implemented and adhered to. 

  • Supporting all of our stakeholders and forming strong partnerships. 

The skills set & experience: 

  • An unequaled dedication and passion for childcare 

  • Excellent interpersonal and organisational skills 

  • Over 2 year’s current experience as a Nursery Manager or relevant position of responsibility. 

  • Qualifications – you will need to have been qualified for at least 2 years with a recognised childcare qualification. 

  • Applicants must be registered with the SSSC 

  • Excellent I.T skills. 

  • Knowledge of Edinburgh Council funding would be an advantage, but not essential. 

  • Presently undertaking, Achieved or have put in place plans to study BA Childhood Practice or equivalent. 

  • A clear vision of how to continue to take the nursery forward and retain very good grades. 

  • A commitment and dedication to support the staff team and nursery as a whole. 

What we offer: 

  • Life Cover 

  • Enterprise Management Initiative (EMI Scheme) (Shares in Company upon sale) 

  • Quarterly Profit share incentives 

  • Wellbeing Advice Helplines such as counselling services. 

  • Health Club Discounts 

  • A management structure which offers support at all times. 

  • 4 day working week. 

  • Enhanced Annual Leave Entitlement 

  • Bonus Christmas Holidays. 

  • Enhanced Sick Leave Benefits 

  • Annual Wellbeing Days 

  • Free uniform. 

  • Enhanced Pension Contributions or Free Childcare provision within Chapter One Childcare 

  • Paid Christmas night out 

  • Seasonal treats 

  • Professional and personal support helpline 

  • Most importantly you will be valued as a person and not treated like a number in a large organisation. 

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If successful, offers will be conditional on satisfactory completion of safer recruitment procedures such as a PVG check, two written references etc. 

Job Type: Full-time 

Salary: £34,000 - £36,500 depending on experience and qualifications.

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