Job Description and Person Specification


Person Specification:

The role requires an enthusiastic, energetic and motivated individual who is keen to be involved in all areas of nursery life from setting strategy and planning to maintaining strong relationships with parents, from leading an excellent staff team to working amongst the children to ensure the best outcomes.

  • Demonstrates a genuine dedication to providing outstanding care for children

  • Has excellent communication skills

  • Has a strong proven track record in effective team management

  • Is passionately committed to achieving the highest quality outcomes for children, staff and parents

  • Aspires to exceed the expectations of parents

  • Is committed to continuous improvement

  • Maintains confidentiality

  • Values and celebrates diversity

  • Is supportive and encouraging

  • Role models best practice

  • Is committed to the development of self and team

  • Is a confident decision-maker

  • Has the ability to remain calm in the event of an emergency


Qualifications & Training

  • Early Years Degree Level / EYP preferred

  • (NVQ3/NNEB minimum:

  • as long as candidate is in process of studying for EY degree/EYP)

  • Current First Aid qualification

  • Equal Opportunities

  • Child Protection

  • Special Needs

  • Behaviour Management

  • EYFS

  • PC skills



  • 2 years post-qualifying experience in a day care setting

  • 2 years experience in a managerial position

  • Working with babies

  • Team management



  • To ensure the highest standards of physical, emotional, social and intellectual education and care for children placed at Red Balloon.

  • To supervise and support the staff team within Red Balloon therefore implementing the highest standards of quality practice.

  • To maintain excellent relationships with parents / carers of children placed in the care of Red Balloon.

  • To foster an ethos of continuous improvement thus ensuring the best outcomes for children, staff and parents are met cross setting.

  • To monitor processes and implement evaluation tools within the settings. 

  • To act as an Ambassador for Red Balloon and to ensure that the vision, philosophy and objectives behind Red Balloon are fulfilled.


Reports To:

The Nursery Owners: Abby Auty and Caroline Ganjou.