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Website Fennies Day Nurseries

  • Salary and benefits: £40,000 – £44,000
  • Hours: 41.25 a week

Job Purpose

To assist the Head of EYFS in monitoring and developing the quality of care and education provided in Fennies nurseries in line with the strategic goals of the company and Ofsted requirements

Location: remote/mobile across all nursery sites – use of car essential. This role will involve some travel, evening and weekend working..

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*Only available during office hours

Main Duties

  • To have the pedagogical leadership and management responsibility for the quality of all settings to maintain the highest possible childcare standards and promote educational excellence
  • To work with the Head of EYFS and operations in supporting the development and opening of new nurseries
  • To work with the Nursery Manager and the Head of EYFS to develop improvement plans for the nurseries with a hands on approach. Work closely with the staff in rooms to role model and guide best practice to meet set actions and improve practice overall
  • To support and line manage a small team of Early Years Peripatetic Teachers
  • To work with the Internal Early Years Trainer and Head of EYFS to devise and deliver bespoke training
  • Ensuring that nurseries are fully compliant with the regulatory requirements for Health and Safety, care and education. Uncompromising advocate for the safeguarding of children thus protecting children’s physical and psychological well-being and developing their resilience
  • Deliver highly focused professional development in order to establish high standards of teaching and learning that meet and exceed the requirements of the EYFS framework, and ensure that nurseries are judged to be Outstanding by Ofsted in relation to the safeguarding and welfare requirements, and learning and development requirements
  • In collaboration with the Head of EYFS, carry out and record regular audits of nurseries and ensure robust improvement plans are developed based on audit outcomes
  • Deliver a wide range of the highest quality advice, support and training to support all nurseries to continually improve teaching
  • Lead and work alongside Early Years Educators and children to develop the quality of the environment, interactions, assessment, planning and teaching to support children’s learning and development
  • Develop and maintain an understanding of inclusion issues and their interventions in early years practice and contribute to the improvement of provision and standards within the chain. Provide advice, support and challenge to settings with regard to equalities legislation and inclusive practice
  • Work alongside staff in rooms, role modelling activities, reviewing environments and auditing resource requirements
  • Supporting and guiding staff with observation, assessment and planning in line with legislative requirements and company expectations.
  • Work with key members of the Recruitment Team and HR Team to promote a culture of safe recruitment that includes the adoption of Fennies safer recruitment procedures
  • Leading and facilitating parent information evenings and supporting staff teams with planning and facilitating parent information evenings
  • Providing support to the management team with parent complaints, and dealing directly with complaint if escalated
  • Attending Ofsted inspections, supporting staff on the day and to attending feedback. Working with the team to develop post inspection plans to further improve the quality of care and education provided
  • Work with key members of the business to ensure financial success, monitoring the financial progress and implementing correction actions speedily
  • Work with key members of the Marketing Team to ensure effective management of the waiting list and enquiry pipeline including monitoring show rounds and planning for relevant marketing activity
  • Keep up to date with national and local research/development/ initiatives and act on these as appropriate. Provide guidance, information, advice, support, resources and examples of good practice to colleagues within the company. Attend industry networking events as appropriate
  • To deputise for the Head of EYFS, when necessary and take on management responsibilities on occasions where necessary including taking on reasonable duties as requested/directed by the Head of EYFS, COO or CEO

Qualifications and experience

      • A Level 3 qualification or above in Childcare or equivalent
      • Exceptional knowledge of child protection procedures and the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
      • Passion for delivering high quality childcare and learning
      • Exceptional communication skills, energy and a positive ‘can do’ attitude
      • Team player
      • Exceptional communication skills, energy and a positive ‘can do’ attitude

This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing organisation. We offer excellent salary & benefits and career progression.

Fennies follows a safer recruitment and selection process. Following the interview process, you will be expected to pass the referencing stage and obtain a clear enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check prior to employment.

Fennies Day Nurseries Ltd is an equal opportunities employer. We value the skills and perspective that a diverse and representative workforce bring to us and recognise that this will enable us to meet our objectives.


Role: Salary: Hours: Location: Job Type:
Quality Development Manager Up to £44,000 41.25 Across all sites Full Time