Pre-School Manager Job Openings by Ladybird Forest PreSchool in Bedford

Job Title Pre-school Manager Job Openings Bedford Ladybird Forest PreSchool
Pub Date 24 days ago
Company Ladybird Forest PreSchool
Location Bedford

Ladybird Forest PreSchool Hiring 2020 - Ladybird Forest PreSchool is seeking the best people to apply Pre-School Manager, that will be placed in Bedford. You will receive a better chance along with less dangerous life in the future. Joining to this enterprise makes a people able to attain the ones aim much easier as well as produce the desire becoming reality.

To help the company vision and mission arrives on legitimate Ladybird Forest PreSchool can be open up for fresh placement as October 2020. All people who are enthusiastic about filling up this specific vacant, you need to take a part in this Pre-School Manager recruitment. If you will be one which can certainly load requirements, you can try to see more information about Pre-School Manager Job Openings below.

Ladybird Forest PreSchool Job Vacancies 2020

Pre-School Manager Job Openings in Bedford

Company description

Ladybird Forest Pre-School is a fully independent pre-school, rated Outstanding by Ofsted, and based in Ampthill, Bedfordshire.

Our fabulous team is committed to building on the strong reputation we have in the community, by providing children with excellent quality care and education. We run a well-established Forest School, as well as Breakfast, After-Pre School and Holiday clubs.

The role is up to 37 hours per week, Monday - Friday, 39 weeks and up to 6 weeks Holiday Club, but we are happy to discuss and agree to alternative working patterns to suit you.

As Manager, you will have the scope to introduce employee benefits to suit you and your team.

Job description

Purpose of the Post:

  • The day to day management of the Pre-School, including staff management, marketing and administration.
  • To ensure that the Pre-School’s high standards are met and children receive excellent quality care and education; and
  • Supervision of staff within the setting, implementing high standards of quality practices.

Key Areas

  • Staff Management, Team Building and Development;
  • Business Development and Effective Business Administration
  • High Standards of Care and Education of the Children

Main Duties:

Staff Management, Team Building and Development:

  • To create a positive and professional working environment for staff, encouraging team work and a desire to achieve.
  • To recruit, induct, supervise and appraise all Setting staff as appropriate, and in accordance with Setting policies, procedures and standards;
  • To ensure that all staff working in the Setting on any basis are carefully referenced and DBS checked prior to commencing employment;
  • To update and maintain Setting policies and procedures, ensuring that documents are easily accessible;
  • To co-ordinate/ chair staff meetings as appropriate, including preparation of agendas, training and planning sessions, with minutes;
  • To manage staffing levels within the Setting to comply with required ratios, including planning and organisation of staffing schedules and holiday rotas;
  • To maintain an accurate and effective personnel management system, ensuring all necessary paperwork is securely retained on each staff member, and that such files are kept up to date;
  • To actively promote and facilitate relevant staff training and development opportunities;
  • To oversee the supervision and training of student placements within the Setting;
  • To maintain staff awareness of key practices within the Setting, e.g. health and safety, food hygiene, administering of first aid, and fire drill procedures.

Business Development and Effective Business Administration

  • To be aware at all times of the Setting’s financial position and manage its resources to ensure expenditure is in line with budget;
  • To complete Central Bedfordshire SNP forms and where possible apply for additional grant funding;
  • To be aware of and act in accordance with current legislation, policy and procedures;
  • To be responsible for administrative duties associated with the management of the facility, e.g. ordering equipment, maintaining an inventory, keeping personnel records up to date;
  • To manage the development and implementation of systems to monitor and record child development;
  • To promote the aims and objectives of the Setting;
  • To promote the high standards of the Setting at all times to parents/carers, staff and visitors;
  • To liaise with Deputy Manager in showing parents/carers around the Setting facilities.

High Standards of Care and Education of the Children;

  • To ensure the EYFS is promoted and its principles are adhered to;
  • To fulfil the duties of the Safeguarding Designated Officer;
  • To ensure staff comply at all times to the Setting’s policies, procedures and standards including health and safety, hygiene, inclusion, confidentiality etc.;
  • Liaise with parents/carers, other family members and staff to help ensure that the particular needs of children are met and that parental choice is considered in terms of care given;
  • To plan and implement appropriate objectives and policy for the Setting;
  • To take responsibility for drawing up long-term, medium-term and sessional curriculum plans, and evaluate their effectiveness;
  • To ensure that a high standard of quality care and education is provided at all times;
  • To lead a team of professional workers and to ensure good practice at all times;
  • To be responsible for observation system and record keeping so that children’s progress and achievements are effectively and regularly assessed, and to monitor the effectiveness of assessment procedures;
  • To manage the quality of resources within the Setting, including maintenance of materials and equipment;
  • Establishing and maintaining effective communications links with the Local Authority and other professional bodies associated with the Setting;
  • Maintain the requirements for “Millie’s Mark” and “Safe Food Management”;
  • To be responsible for the running of Breakfast, After Pre-School and Holiday clubs.


  • To promote the Pre-School, its curriculum and activities / events by actively engaging with parents/carers and encouraging their involvement;
  • To fulfil the duties of a Data Control Officer;
  • To provide termly report to the Board of Directors and arrange meetings with the Board as necessary;
  • Working in partnership with parents/carers / carers and other family members;
  • To ensure that Ladybird Pre-School is a safe environment for children, staff and others, that equipment is safe, standards of hygiene are high, safety procedures are implemented at all times and fire drills are regularly practiced.
  • Overseeing the efficient upkeep of the building, furnishings and fittings;
  • Co-ordinating with appropriate agencies regarding student/trainee placements and supervising accordingly;
  • To liaise with outside agencies as required;
  • To ensure the efficient upkeep of the building and maintenance/stock of equipment, furnishings and fittings, to be supported by appropriate policies for stock checking and assessing the safety of equipment and resources within the Setting;
  • To establish effective and respectful working relationships with key contacts including (but not limited to) the Board of Directors, Russell Lower and other Pre-Schools & Lower Schools within the area.

This is not an exhaustive list of duties and responsibilities and the post holder will be required to undertake any other reasonable duties which may be required from time to time. The post holder is also expected to be flexible and adaptable in their approach to fulfilling their duties.

Working relationships will include the following:

All staff, parents / carers and children, Board of Directors, Ofsted, Central Bedfordshire Children’s Services, Russell Lower, staff from a wide range of other agencies and settings including the Social Services, Primary Care Trust, NHS Trust, a range of voluntary /private sector organizations and Day Care providers.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training

  • Completion (or be working towards completion) of a recognised childcare qualification at Level 4 or above
  • DBS Enhanced Barred Lists clearance
  • Safeguarding Level 3
  • A positive approach to gaining further qualification


  • Completion of courses in effective supervision / management
  • An understanding of the importance of Health & Safety and Food Hygiene in the workplace
  • Completion, or be working towards achievement of Early Years Teacher Status
  • First Aid certificate
  • Health & Safety certificate
  • Completion of other relevant courses (e.g. allergen awareness, fire warden)

Experience / Knowledge

  • 3 years’ post qualifying experience in an Early Years setting, of which at least 2 have involved managing and supervising staff
  • Experience in motivating teams and recruiting new staff members
  • Experience of staff induction, supervision, and appraisal processes
  • A commitment to the provision of high quality childcare with an interest in the care, learning and development of young children
  • Knowledge of the Welfare requirements for the regulation of childcare provision
  • A commitment to a promoting a safe working culture for staff and children
  • Proven administrative experience, including handling confidential staff and child records
  • Ability to manage budgets and financial records
  • A positive approach to learning and gaining new skills through teamwork and training opportunities
  • An understanding of the Foundation Stage curriculum and the EYFS
  • Demonstrable and detailed knowledge of current, relevant legislation


  • Focused on maximizing the care and development of children within the Pre-School
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Numerate
  • Effective IT skills (e.g. Microsoft Office)
  • Able to create and implement policies and procedures consistent with legislation, regulations and local requirements
  • Strong personal commitment to and understanding of equality and diversity and its delivery


  • Enthusiasm for giving children the highest quality care and education opportunities
  • Good organisational, record keeping, planning skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with colleagues, parents, carers and children
  • A positive approach to inclusive practice, with children, colleagues, parents and carers
  • Punctuality, patience, reliability and trustworthiness
  • Leadership, management and effective delegation skills
  • Flexibility – occasionally working hours might be changed, e.g. if the setting hosts a Parent’s Evening
  • Self-motivated
  • Able to use initiative and make decisions independently

To Apply:

Please contact us to request an Application Form

Application Deadline: 06/10/2020

Interview date: 13th October

NB: Ladybird is an equal opportunities employer.

Safeguarding Requirement:

Ladybird Forest Pre-School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. It is a requirement of all staff that they share this commitment and follow the prescribed policy and procedure to continuously promote a culture of safeguarding across the whole organisation.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and does require an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. Applicants must be prepared to disclose any convictions they may have and any orders which have been made against them.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £27,000.00-£31,000.00 per year

Additional pay:

  • Bonus scheme


  • Casual dress
  • Childcare
  • Company pension
  • Flexible schedule
  • Sick pay


  • Monday to Friday
  • No weekends

COVID-19 considerations:
We have completed a comprehensive risk assessment to ensure that government guidelines are adhered to.


  • management: 2 years (Required)
  • post qualification childcare: 4 years (Required)


  • Certificate of Higher Education (Preferred)


  • Level 4 childcare (Preferred)

Work remotely:

  • No

As one of the leading companies in United Kingdom, Ladybird Forest PreSchool opens variety of opportunities for employees to grow and make them as future leaders of the professional and disciplined. Ladybird Forest PreSchool also offers a dynamic work environment in order to encourage employees to give optimally, and at the same time, you are able to work up new skills and knowing through the company programs.

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