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Pre-School Manager

Job information
Salary 06HC (£10,72.44 - £12,560.53 per annum)
Organisation Lea CE Primary School
Location Ross on Wye, Herefordshire HR9 7JY
Hours 22.5 hours per week, term time only (38 weeks per year)
Term/duration Maternity Cover, fixed term for 1 year
Closing date 11.59 pm on 30 March 2020
Interview date(s) 3rd April 2020

Job details

Lea Pre-School is a setting that is run by the Gateway Federation Governors. We are looking for an experienced Pre-School manager with the ability to encourage, motivate and develop our existing close knit team and to uphold our aims of providing a warm, caring, safe and stimulating environment for the children in our care covering maternity leave for one year. The school is situated in a rural location on the A40 just outside Ross-on-Wye and received a successful Ofsted inspection report in 2018. 

About you

What you will need to apply:

  • At least a Level 3 or 4 relevant Early Years qualification, any further qualifications would be an advantage.

  • Previous experience of working as a Pre-School/Nursery manager

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Up to date knowledge of all EYFS framework and regulations, including safeguarding and health and safety

  • The ability to ensure that all Ofsted regulatory and legal requirements are met

  • Experience in increasing occupancy, marketing and operational matters

  • Experience in planning and providing safe, stimulating and varied play opportunities

  • The ability to draw up medium and long term curriculum plans

  • Experience in maintaining a key person system, effectively supervising teaching staff

  • Previous experience with monitoring quality of teaching, holding staff meetings, carrying out appraisals and identifying training needs

  • The ability to ensure policies and procedures are implemented at all times and contribute to their development

  • The ability to engage, motivate and further develop a team of practitioners in a very positive and constructive manner

  • The ability to form a good supporting relationship with staff and parents


Additional Information

Applicants for this public-facing post will need to demonstrate the ability to converse and provide effective help or advice, fluently in spoken English.

Lea C of E Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and requires all staff, governors and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

For more information contact

For further information, to request an application pack and to arrange a visit, please contact the school.

Headteacher: Diana Atkinson Phone: 01989 750296 Email:

CV’s will not be accepted for any school based posts.

Hoople Ltd is working on behalf of our Client as a Recruitment Agency.