Job description:

Here at Tops Day Nurseries we have an outstanding reputation in delivering the best quality eco-sustainable childcare across the South-West. We operate nurseries and play clubs across Dorset, Hampshire, Somerset, Wiltshire and Devon. This year, the company celebrated its 30th anniversary, marking 30 years of care.

About the nursery

Tops Bournemouth is a lovely, bustling nursery situated within the grounds of Royal Bournemouth Hospital. Employees benefit from being in the heart of Bournemouth, with convenient transport links directly outside the Nursery, a popular activities centre being opposite and Castlepoint Shopping centre a stone throw away!

The 131 place nursery is comprised of 4 different rooms: The Nest, Explorers, Investigators and Preschool which allows the activities to be altered to the desired age group! The nursery run a number of extra-curricular activities including Tops Forest School, cooking school, Boogie Mites, yoga, meditation and much more!

About You

As a Room Manager at one of our nurseries, you will be responsible for the overall management within your room, therefore we are looking for someone who has strong leadership skills and experience, who can deliver great role model behaviours, whilst contributing to achieve outstanding inspection results.

The successful candidate will:

  • Hold a full and relevant Early Years qualification at least Level 3 or above
  • Have proven experience in managing a unit within a similar setting
  • Be an exceptional mentor and early year’s practitioner
  • Have a solid knowledge of the EYFS
  • Have an up-to-date Paediatric First Aid, Safeguarding and Food Hygiene
  • Be able to build brilliant working relationships to ensure common goals can be achieved
  • Need a clear and valid DBS – oversee applicants will need a clear and valid certificate of good conduct
  • Be flexible with start and finishing times
  • Have impeccable interpersonal skills and be able to communicate effectively to colleagues of all levels of seniority
  • As part of your professional development we expect all colleagues to undertake and continue their training once they have joined Tops. Undergoing a relevant qualification to your position is paramount in order to broaden your knowledge and build upon your skills to help you in your role. Therefore as a Room Manager we would support you in doing your Level 3 Leadership and Management qualification.

    Your Responsibilities and Duties will involve:

  • Ensure daily, weekly and monthly checks in the room and agreed action plans are completed effectively
  • Ensuring accident trends are monitored and actioned appropriately
  • Lead and manage your team and ensure they are motivated and trained as per their individual needs, ensuring this meets the needs of the unit.
  • Manage resources, organise routines and systems, communicate with senior management team
  • Be competent and effective with settling in profiles for children, alongside their short term, medium term and long term plans, and next steps and learning journeys.
  • To be committed to the safeguarding of all children in the nursery and your direct care
  • We are committed to equality of opportunity for all colleagues and applications. Individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender, reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion, or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

    All interviews booked will be conducted via online Zoom.

    Please click here to see the Person Specification for a Room Manager.

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