This job expired on 19 April 2024

  • Start date details

    As soon as possible after interview

  • Closing date

    19 April 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    25 March 2024

Job details

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Working pattern

Part time: Monday - Friday: 31.25 hours per week, term-time only.

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£23,500 fte Pro rata.

Actual salary

Actual gross pay p.a. £16634.18.

Pay scale

NJC Support staff scale E-5

What skills and experience we're looking for

Job Description: Pre- School Manager

Job title: Pre-School Manager

Responsible for: All Pre-school pupils

Accountable to: Head Teacher, Boddington Primary Academy & Boddington Governing Body – Part of Evolve Church Academy Trust

Job Purpose: To provide safe, high quality education and care for children in Pre-School

To fulfil legal and statutory requirements

To contribute to and to implement school and trust policies

To ensure that all statutory, legal and setting obligations are followed and met.

Safeguarding requirement: Boddington Pre-school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and their families. It is a requirement of all staff that they share this commitment and follow the prescribed policy and procedures to continuously promote a culture of safeguarding across the whole organisation.

Main duties:

1. To take responsibility for drawing up long-term, medium-term and sessional curriculum plans which take into account the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), and to monitor the effectiveness of the setting’s curriculum; this may include working with external professionals.

2. To ensure the weekly planning of activities and events is shared on a weekly basis by all staff, led & facilitated by the manager

3. To be responsible for providing a high quality of education and learning, ensuring that staff are properly deployed, and to offer appropriate stimulation and support to the children attending the setting.

4. To be responsible for maintaining registers, staffing ratios, organising staff rotas, pupil records in communication with CFO of the Trust, including staff absence, sickness and annual leave.

5. To have an appropriate action plan in place which enables the setting to achieve and maintain a minimum good Ofsted rating at the next inspection.

6. To take responsibility for ensuring that performance management systems are in place and followed e.g. induction, probation, supervision, team meetings, appraisals and objective setting, in liaison with the EYFS leader.

7. To ensure that pre-school staff are appropriately supported to carry out their role effectively, including any activities involving SEND

8. To organise and be responsible for key person groups and share with families

9. To be responsible for implementing Boddington’s system of observation and record keeping so that children’s progress and achievements are effectively and regularly assessed and to monitor the effectiveness of the assessment procedures

10. To effectively supervise staff on a daily basis; to be responsible for monitoring the quality of teaching; to participate in staff appraisals and to identify in-service training needs including the manager

11. To ensure that the welfare and safety of children is promoted within the setting and that any child protection concerns are always acted upon appropriately and immediately.

12. To be responsible for Health & Safety in Pre-School including writing risk assessments and making daily checks

13. Administer first aid when required and maintain appropriate records of first aid are kept and shared with families

14. To ensure records are properly maintained and updated, e.g. the daily attendance register, accident and incident records, toileting etc

15. To work with the Early Years Leader & Head Teacher/SLT in all aspects of the overall running of the Pre-school.

16. To continue a good working relationship between Boddington Pre-School & Boddington Primary Academy.

17. To liaise closely with parents/carers, informing them about the setting and its curriculum, exchanging information about children’s progress and encouraging parents’ involvement.

18. To ensure that Boddington 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 practised.

19. To liaise with Peterborough Diocese, The Local Authority, Ofsted services and other professionals as necessary and ensure that all legal and statutory requirements are implemented, and to provide reports as required.

20. To implement any recommendations made following regulatory inspections.

21. To contribute to and to implement all early years’ policies and procedures, e.g. register and signing out procedures, child protection, health and safety, confidentiality, food safety, setting hygiene, safeguarding & child protection, whistleblowing, storage & administration of medicines… (see staff handbook of policies)

22. To monitor the pre-school budget in liaison with the Head Teacher & Central Finance Team and to ensure that any systems for income collection or invoicing are followed.

23. To organise and maintain all resources, equipment and consumables to a high standard, including ordering equipment and maintaining consumable stock levels using school systems.

24. To attend any conferences, training events or meetings deemed necessary for CPD and to keep up to-date with current good practice.

25. To ensure that accurate and up-to-date record keeping systems are in place e.g. children’s records of progress and any behavioural and development reports, any safeguarding issues, health and safety issues, notes taken at staff supervision meetings, details of targets set and of any performance concerns discussed.

26. To undertake any other reasonable duties as directed by the in accordance with the setting’s business plan/objectives.

This job description is not an exhaustive list of duties and the post holder will be required to undertake any other reasonable duties discussed and directed by the Head Teacher. The post holder is also expected to be flexible and adaptable in their approach to fulfilling their duties.

All candidates are expected to satisfy the requirements of a full DBS check before commencing employment

What the school offers its staff

We offer a welcoming and inclusive environment where our staff team work closely together and support each other.

Further details about the role



1. At least two years’ proven supervisory / management experience working in an early years care and education setting

2.Possess a minimum NVQ Level 3 in Early Years Child Care & Education or equivalent, preferably with a commitment to obtaining a level 4/5 qualification.

3. A good standard of education, particularly in English & Mathematics (GCSE Grade C or above/or equivalent)

4. Knowledge of appropriate first aid procedures – possess or commit to obtaining a paediatric first aid qualification


1.Demonstrable evidence of establishing positive professional relationships with children

2. Evidenced experience of supporting children to develop in a learning environment

3. Strong organisational and time management skills

4. Prior experience of leading and managing staff in an educational setting

Knowledge base:

1.Sound working knowledge of EYFS requirements

2. Knowledge of Health & Safety at work

3. Extensive knowledge of Safeguarding issues and compliance with procedures

4. Competent IT skills – able to maintain records & produce reports, take & upload photographs using allocated devices and related software eg Tapestry. Able to support others with basic IT skills

5. Willingness to participate in further training & developmental opportunities offered

Skills Required:

1. Ability to ensure that the setting helps to achieve and maintain at least a good Ofsted rating when Boddington Academy has it’s Ofsted.

2. Sound understanding of child development for each age banding and of children’s needs.

3. Ability to ensure effective child development monitoring

4. Ability to plan and implement an Early Years curriculum, taking into account the current EYFS curriculum requirements, SEND Code of Practice, child protection procedures and equal opportunities considerations.

5. Demonstrable and detailed knowledge of current legislation relevant to the early years.

6. Understanding of the Prevent Duty in the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015, as it relates to early years settings.

7.Ability to comply with the requirements placed on the setting by the EYFS.

8. Ability to work with parents and families to encourage their involvement.

9. Ability to effectively market the setting to maximise occupancy levels and fee income, and maintain the Pre-School’s financial stability.

10. Ability to effectively lead and manage a team of adults, including conducting performance management processes e.g. induction, supervision meetings, appraisals and setting objectives.

11.Ability to organise staff meetings and training

12. Demonstrate a commitment to continuously promoting a culture of safeguarding.

13. Commitment to equal opportunities and an understanding of equality and diversity issues.

14. Ability to write clear reports and communicate effectively to parents & other professionals.

15. Experience of working effectively in collaboration with other agencies and professionals e.g. NHS / MASH

16. Experience of handling parental complaints if required

17. Practical working knowledge of funding streams for early education & ability to work within financial deadlines


1. Maintain confidentiality and be professionally discreet on all school matters at all times

2. Ability to work under own initiative and as part of a collaborative Pre-School team and wider school/trust team

3. Be able to develop the team consistently to constantly improve Pre-School provision

4. Demonstrate a commitment to equal opportunities

5. Communicate effectively with all stakeholders in a professional manner

6. Work with honesty and integrity at all times


Other Skills/Qualities:

1. Experience of using performance management procedures and/or handling disability, capability or grievance procedures

2.Experience of marketing a pre-school setting

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Boddington Church of England Primary Academy

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 2 to 11
Education phase
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School size
52 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 11
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We are a small and friendly primary academy set in a village in the beautiful Northamptonshire countryside. We pride ourselves on putting our pupils at the heart of every decision we make and they will always be our first and most important priority.

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