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  • Posted: Dec 3, 2021
    Deadline: Dec 31, 2021
  • Owens and Xley Consults is a Lagos based company that offers business advisory and consulting services to help Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs). Our Mission is to provide quality insights, tools and resources needed to build a sustainable business.
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    Head of Nursery School

    Location: Lekki, Lagos.

    Salary: N150,000 to N250,000

    The role of the Head of Nursery is to provide professional leadership and management of the nursery school, to effectively manage the day-to day running of the nursery and to deliver the highest standards of care and education.

    The ideal candidate will hold a full and relevant qualification in Early Years at Level 3 or above, must understand and ensure the requirements of the EYFS are met and must have experience working in a busy nursery setting in a management position.


    • Ensure that all children attending the nursery receive rich and stimulating experiences appropriate to their age and stage of development.
    • Manage the day-to-day operations in order to ensure the health and safety of the children, their parents and carers, the team and any visitors to the nursery
    • Ensure that practice and provision in the nursery meets the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage.
    • Promote and facilitate partnerships with parents/carers and other family members.
    • Support the development of good practice with regards to special needs and inclusion.
    • Support pre-school staff in delivering the Foundation Stage; ensure that provision in the nursery meets the requirements of the local EYDCP in relation to nursery education grant funding for three and four-year-olds.
    • Establish, develop and maintain highly professional working relationships with relevant Local Authority Departments, regulatory bodies and other agencies.
    • Create and maintain a culture of self-evaluation and reflective practice throughout the nursery.
    • Be responsible for ensuring the nursery remains compliant in respect of suitably trained staff with relevant first aid qualifications.
    • Be responsible for ensuring that all staff receive Health and Safety training.
    • Manage staff costs with regard to budget projections.
    • Maintain accurate records and accounts for the nursery system and produce management information as required.
    • Understand and utilize management systems and information to maximize efficiency


    • BSc or MSc Degree educated/Early Years Foundation Degree
    • Leadership Skills – demonstrable ability to lead a team to achieve objectives to the highest standard
    • 4 to 7 years experience in similar role
    •  Excellent interpersonal skills, articulate with the ability to interact at the highest level with staff, pupils, current and prospective parents as well as other stakeholders  
    • Experienced at planning and reporting, preparing reports for senior team regarding target attainment and outstanding opportunities
    • Organised and Efficient – a methodical and impeccable approach to office procedures, database management and record keeping
    • Excellent ICT skills, used to working with Microsoft packages and knowledge of CRM systems
    • Excellent working knowledge of EYFS and OFSTED Standards
    •  Proactivity – ability to use initiative, suggest improvements to processes, prioritise and be proactive in managing workload
    • Excellent customer service skills and used to dealing with difficult situations

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