Nursery and Childcare Leader

Stottesdon C of E Primary School Stottesdon, Kidderminster
Annual Salary: £20,000 (overtime rate of £10.37 per hour) Holiday entitlement: 25 days per year + s
15 Feb 2019
15 Mar 2019
Stottesdon C of E Primary
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Nursery and Childcare Leader

(Maternity cover starting from 29th April 2019 – 10th February 2020 (end day tbc with 1 months notice)

36.67 hours a week (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8am – 5.30pm – 20 min lunch daily)

Annual Salary: £20,000 (overtime rate of £10.37 per hour)

Holiday entitlement: 25 days per year + statutory bank holidays


This is an exciting opportunity to lead our Nursery and ‘wrap around’ provision while the substantive post holder is on maternity leave. We are a vital, small rural primary school with Nursery and all year round ‘wrap around’ childcare.

If you are a strong and experienced Early Years Professional with a genuine passion for working in Nursery education and childcare then we would love you to join us.  High emotional intelligence, bags of enthusiasm and a desire to make a difference in the lives of children would definitely be an advantage.

Our nursery is a cosy setting offering up to 20 places with a team of 5 (3FTE) staff. The new leader will have a great opportunity to continue to influence the vision and direction of the nursery so that provision continues to improve from good to outstanding.


Nursery and Childcare Leader Essential requirements:

  • You must have been either a Nursery Manager or a very experienced Nursery Deputy Manager, Qualified Teacher or very experienced Early Years Professional.
  • Qualification: Minimum NVQ Level 3 relevant childcare qualification or equivalent; Early Years Professional Status; Qualified teacher or HLTA.  Peadiatric First Aid would also be an advantage.
  • Initiative
  • Ability to work with little supervision as well as with the leadership of the school and within school policy and practice
  • Excellent working knowledge of the EYFS and ability to plan for provision and individuals next steps
  • Good management and observation skills
  • Excellent organisational, administrative skills and computer literacy
  • Possess an excellent knowledge of the Ofsted and Welfare Requirements
  • A good understanding of how to create engaging and challenging learning environments for toddlers and pre-schoolers
  • Excellent communication skills and a strong leader as well as a team player
  • A passion for working with young children
  • A good level of spoken and written English
  • An understanding of play principles
  • Ability to manage play for children age 2 – 11



Some of the responsibilities of the Nursery and Childcare Leader will include:

  • To manage day-to-day operations of the Nursery and Wrap Around Childcare
  • To achieve and maintain high standards of care and education
  • To effectively lead and manage the staff team including providing day to day guidance, training and support to all practitioners
  • To ensure all policies, procedures and curriculum are implemented and adhered to at all times
  • To oversee planning
  • To keep abreast of current early childhood thinking/trends
  • To be influential in developing strong links with parents


In return the successful candidates will receive:

  • Nursery/wrap around administrative support
  • Support from senior leadership of the school (the Headteacher will be your line manager)
  • Support from other Nursery settings in our trust
  • An established framework of policies and practice
  • A supportive team and school
  • Opportunities to grow personally and professionally



Closing date: 1/03/19 (12 noon)               Interview date: w/b 01/03/19

The school is committed to safeguarding children and young people. All postholders are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

For further details and an application pack please contact  Visits to the school are warmly encouraged.




Stottesdon C. of E. Primary School, Cleobury Mortimer, Nr. Kidderminster, Worcs.  DY14 8UE

Tel:  01746 718617 Email:   Website:

Head Teacher:   Mrs. K. Jones  Chair Of Governors:   Rev. M Daborn