Full-Time Nursery School Manager, Term Time
This is a term time role working 30 hours per week.
Rainbow Little Waltham is a Montessori Nursery School based in Little Waltham, near Chelmsford. It is our intention that we will provide the best possible standard of pre-school education, care and attention to our pupils and that their time with us should be happy, fun and rewarding.
The overall purpose of the job is to manage the day-to-day running of the nursery school, oversee the school staff and provide support and direction to the school’s pupils in accordance with the principles of Montessori teaching, as well as hands-on teaching.
Nursery School Management
Organise and co-ordinate the teaching staff in the day to day duties of the school, including setting up and clearing away the classroom, arranging break times and the organisation of Montessori teaching and other activities.
Conduct a review of all school documentation, and then ensuring that all school paperwork is brought and kept up to date,
Ensure that all school policies are fully complied with.
Liaise with parents over matters relating to their children.
Meet with prospective parents on “show-rounds” to explain how Montessori teaching works and to promote a positive and welcoming impression of the school.
Deal with staff matters as they arise and refer to the Directors where appropriate.
Ensure that all legislative requirements are complied with, including Health and Safety matters.
Ensure that staff conduct themselves in a manner that enhances the school’s reputation, by encouraging a positive, relaxed and friendly working and teaching atmosphere.
Assist the children’s progress of learning through the Montessori teaching activities and principles, by guidance and support rather than direct instruction.
Maintain the learning environment and observe the children’s work and development, allowing the children to explore and discover on their own with appropriate support and encouragement.
Maintain appropriate behaviour towards the children at all times, displaying a positive and supportive manner.
Liaise with parents and acting as a “key contact” for designated children, being the first point of contact for parents for any issues relating to the child.
Assist with preparation of the classroom for the school activities.
Clear away equipment and materials at the end of each session.
Essential: Qualified to level 3 in childcare
· OFSTED approved and recipient of the necessary police checks and approvals.
· Desirable: Holder of a Montessori diploma
· Essential: At least 3 years overall teaching experience and at least 1 years experience of staff management, either as a manager or supervisor.
· Desirable: At least 1 year Montessori teaching experience