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"Excellence at Play"




Autumn Term

Mon 3rd Sep - 11am-12pm Induction Session for NEW CHILDREN ONLY

Tues 4th Sep - Fri 19th Oct


 Mon 29th Oct - Tues 18th Dec

Weds 19th Dec - CHRISTMAS PARTY 10am-12pm


Spring Term

Tues 8th Jan - Fri 15th Feb


Mon 25th Feb - Fri 5th April


 Summer Term

Weds 24th April - Fri 24th May


Mon 3rd June - Tues 23rd July

Weds 24th July - SUMMER PARTY 10am - 12pm

Acacia Pre-school

We are looking for an outstanding, passionate and driven pre-school manager to join our team. The ideal candidate will need to demonstrate effective organisational skills and excellent people management skills.

The successful candidate will ideally have at least a month's handover period to be fully inducted and ensure a smooth transition. The pre-school has been successfully managed for the last 6 years by the current manager who will be leaving at the end of this academic year. 

Main Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Ensure the smooth day-to-day running of the pre-school
  • Effectively lead and manage the staff team of 11 people, including recruitment and retention. Provide day-to-day guidance, training and support to all staff
  • Be a positive role model for the staff team
  • Carry out effective appraisals and supervisions
  • Lead staff meetings and inset days
  • Write / review policies and procedures annually
  • Liaise with the early years team at RBK and Ofsted
  • Keep up to date with all childcare legislation
  • Promote positive relationships with parents, children and colleagues
  • Effectively manage the budgets and occupancy levels
  • Compile the half-termly newsletter
  • Set-up and pack-away the playroom each day with other staff members


  • A level 3 childcare qualification is essential for the role however, an Early Years Degree level 6 or equivalent is desirable
  • Essential to have demonstrated a leadership role within a nursery setting
  • Experience and knowledge of Ofsted inspections
  • Outstanding knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage
  • Strong leadership skills and work ethic
  • Excellent communication and motivational skills

This role is a salaried position at a competitive rate.

To apply for this position, please send your CV to 

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