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Sessional Day Care Manager

As a manager you’ll be responsible for the overall quality, delivery and sustainability of your setting.

Close up picture of Tracey Jones the Nursery manager of Hollies Nursery.

Being a Sessional Day Care Manager

The role involves working together with your team, children and families to create a safe, inclusive and high-quality environment to meet the needs of the children that attend the setting.

You’ll be responsible for the day-to-day operation of the setting, providing guidance, supervision and support to the staff. You’ll also be recruiting and providing ongoing training for staff and maintaining nursery budgets.

About the workplace

Day nurseries and crèches provide an essential service to working parents by offering childcare to children from birth. The terms day nursery, day care and crèche are used interchangeably to describe the place where parents send their children to be taken care of during work hours in the day.

Tracey's Story

After leaving university, Tracey applied for a job as a Nursery Assistant at Hollies Daycare Nursery. During that time, she completed her qualifications and became Nursery Manager.

Getting started as a Sessional Day Care Manager

To be successful in this role, you’ll need:

  • leadership and management skills
  • a caring and patient nature
  • good communication, including verbal and listening skills
  • ability to build good relationships
  • imagination and creativity
  • to be able to adapt to changing situations
  • to make sure every child is included
  • confidence around children and adults
  • planning and budgeting skills
  • to be able to work in partnership
  • to be able adhere to required standards and regulation
  • attention to detail and ability to complete any documentation that is necessary

Required Qualifications

Find the required or recommended qualifications for this role with Social Care Wales.

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