Career outlook for nursery manager
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Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
A nursery manager leads a team of people who provide daycare and learning for babies and young children from birth to five years.
The day-to-day running of the service would be your responsibility. You would manage and support staff, and make sure that the centre offers a safe and caring environment for children to develop and learn.
You would plan activities for the children in line with the national guidance for early learning.
You could work in local authority childcare settings and pre-school centres or privately owned nurseries.
- Create a safe, caring and stimulating environment that promotes learning through play
- Supervise activity planning to make sure that children's needs are met
- Work closely with parents and/or carers, giving them a high standard of customer service, including regular progress reports
- Work with colleagues and other professionals to make sure that children’s needs are met
- Make sure that equipment, such as furniture and toys, is in good condition
Your business responsibilities as a manager would also include:
- Recruiting and inducting suitably qualified and experienced staff
- Supporting and developing the nursery team
- Managing a budget
- Arranging marketing and publicity materials
- Creating management reports, and maintaining staff and child records
- Running the centre in line with environmental, health and safety and fire regulations
You would work closely with the owners of the nursery to make sure it meets the national standards for early education and childcare used by the Care Inspectorate to check services.
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