Job Vacancy: Manager - Newton Abbot Pre-school

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Newton Abbot Pre-school is a committee run pre-school which offers high quality childcare and early years learning opportunities to 20 children between the ages of 2-5 years. The team are seeking to recruit a committed and experienced Manager to lead a small team. Duties will include: day to day management of the nursery, adhering to policies and procedures at all times and meeting legal requirements; planning activities and arranging resources with the staff team; staff, student and volunteer management, including inducting, supervising and appraising staff and developing staff rotas; key person duties, including parent/carer liaison and working with other agencies; continuous monitoring of policies, quality, standards, risk, safeguarding and inclusive practice in our setting; and carrying out duties of the setting SENCO and Designated Safeguarding Officer (DSO).
It is essential that you hold a full and relevant early years and childcare qualification at minimum Level 3, and have experience within an early years setting. Previous experience in management and a working knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage is also required. A willingness to train further is highly desirable. You will have enthusiasm and commitment to maintaining the highest standards in childcare, with effective communication and motivating skills, possess a sound understanding of the legal requirements (including Ofsted), and have a positive approach to teamwork.

For more information about the post please contact Rebecca Gillingwater, Chair, on 07834 781659 or

To apply, please contact Sarah by emailing for an application pack and form or download the application form from and post to above address.
Please note that application is by application form only.

CVs will NOT be accepted.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

A DBS disclosure is required for this post.


Salary: £8.60 per hour

Permanent/Full time

Hours Monday - Friday (8am - 4pm approx), term time onl

Based at: Newton Abbot Pre-school, The Green Rooms, Fisher Road, Newton Abbot, Devon TQ12 2NB

Closing Date: 28 February 2014

Interview Date: Either Wed 12 Mar or Fri 14 Mar 2014

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