Area Manager required!
The Area Manager is responsible for supporting the Director of Childcare and Operations in leading a group of settings and inspiring nursery teams to deliver the highest standards of childcare. The below responsibilities summarise the key areas of responsibility. This role profile is not exhaustive and the Area Manager is expected to fulfil any duty as required for the effective running of the settings and the Company. The role holder will be required to travel to other Toad Hall settings or locations as required by the company, and will be expected to provide support at all sites in the group
Our staff are our biggest asset at Toad Hall and we are keen to improve, develop and grow our amazing team. We are currently recruiting for a variety of roles across the group, as it takes a lot of people, with different skills and experiences to provide high quality childcare. Our vacancies page has an up to date list of all job roles and their locations.
An experienced Area manager, you’re a people person who can inspire and motivate everyone from employees to parents and children. In addition to your experience of marketing, people management and financial responsibility, you’ll be charismatic with a sound knowledge of all aspects of child development. You’ll have at least an Early Years Level 3 qualification and will be well versed in Ofsted procedures.
Your day-to-day tasks would include:
•Take a lead role for the early years in your area, using your outstanding knowledge of the EYFS to inspire and empower nursery teams to implement and follow the framework in every aspect of nursery life to an exemplary standard.
•Support all staff to be Ofsted ‘ready’ and understand fully the role they play in providing excellent care and adherence to the statutory framework. Proactively identify staff that are not competent in this area and implement strategies to develop staff.
•Ensure compliance with safeguarding policies and procedures in your settings and proactively address concerns. Engage with staff teams to check their understanding of safeguarding requirements and share learning opportunities across the group.
•Proactively train and develop the staff teams in line with their individual needs and the needs of the nursery, ensuring that Senior Nursery Managers delegate effectively to achieve staff development.
•Motivate and lead the staff teams to achieve high employee engagement levels and stable retention rates, exploring the reasons for any leavers and addressing any underlying causes.
•Overall responsibility for the nursery budget, occupancy, expenditure and bad debt in your area.
•Responsible for the achievement of KPIs across the area.
•Providing training and support to settings in the effective management of budgets and occupancy.
•Ensure that settings adhere to legislative and Company requirements in relation to health and safety, proactively managing risk in the nurseries and role model safe working practices at all times.
•Implement a robust marketing strategy aimed at maintaining a high occupancy at all times for your area, ensuring this is translated into nursery specific marketing plans.
•Support settings with their building/utilities maintenance requirements, identifying issues and ensuring that they are dealt with promptly in order to maintain high standards in the setting.
You will need:
•Full and relevant Early Years qualification
•A higher Early Years qualification, Management/leadership qualification
•Exemplary understanding of the EYFS
•Demonstrable, strong understanding and working knowledge of the Ofsted inspection framework
•Experience and knowledge of managing budgets, invoicing and payroll across more than one setting
•Proven leadership experience and management of employee relations issues
•Experience in a similar role
•Proven experience in the development and implementation of successful marketing strategies
•Comprehensive understanding of health and safety requirements
•Working knowledge of equal opportunities legislation
•Good understanding of IT through email and Microsoft Office products
•Paediatric first aid
•First Aid at Work
•Satisfactory DBS check
In return we provide:
•Competitive salary package, including pension and occupational sick pay.
•Paid time off for dependants, increasing annual leave with each complete year of service.
•Discounts and savings at over 900 retailers through Toad Hall Rewards.
•Generous staff discount on childcare places and discount for one family member too!
•Excellent training and development opportunities.
How to apply
To apply for the role of Area Manager, email firstname.lastname@example.org with your CV or click here to send us your details.
If you are not sure that the Area Manager role is right for you, then visit our vacancies page which has an up to date list of all job roles at the Toad Hall Nursery group.
Working at Toad Hall
Do take a moment to look around the Work for Us area where you can learn about the benefits of working at Toad Hall. You can also discover how we develop our staff and reward loyalty and commitment.
It’s worth highlighting that to be a member of staff at Toad Hall, experience of working in a nursery is desirable but not essential as we provide excellent training and development opportunities. So, if you have a friend or family member who has an interest in a career in childcare, we would love to talk to them.
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Toad Hall Nursery Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All applicants invited to interview will be required to provide evidence of their right to work in the UK and complete a suitability declaration. Successful applicants will also be required to have an enhanced DBS check, satisfactory references and where appropriate, provide a certificate of good conduct before starting work with Toad Hall.