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Nursery Unit Leader

Job reference number: MP015

Teaching Jobs

St Georges




Various Locations in City

Job Overview

This role is the first level of the leadership ladder. It involves giving support and direction to the unit team and working closely with the deputy/ manager. It entails overseeing the smooth running of the unit and ensuring that high quality care is being practised at all times.
The Unit Leader is a trained and qualified childcare professional, who specialises in leadership and management.
Job Description:
• Provide, participate and supervise activities (indoor and outside play), that develop each child to his / her fullest potential
• Implement and evaluate the early years foundation stage
• Be responsible for a group of key children and for all of their developmental records
• Attend training sessions, staff meetings and parents’ evenings as required
• Help children to enhance their numeracy and language skills
• Work with your room team and head office team to help the nursery meet its overall goals & objectives, such as helping to promote the nursery to help fill nursery spaces
• Observe children and make notes to write reports
• Assist in the absence of the manager/ deputy / 3rd in charge. This could include, but not limited to, nursery show arounds for prospective parents, opening and closing the premises and office administration
• Make sure children are safe and well
• Communicate and consult with parents, in a professional manner and maintain positive relationships with both parents and other members of the team
& more

• Empathy, understanding & patience
• Great teamwork skills
• Flexibility and open to change
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Strong customer service skills and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations
• Ability to actively listen to others as well as read and understand other people’s emotions and reactions
• Basic computer / IT skills

Skills and Qualifications required

one of the below : • Level 3 Diploma in Early Years Education and Care - Early Years Educator • T Level in Education and Childcare • Higher education qualification in early years or child development e.g. foundation degrees in early years related subjects or degrees in early childhood studies, early years, child development or related subjects

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