Nursery Manager & Practice Lead

Stramash Nursery seeks Leadership team in Elgin, offering £34,215. Lead and shape the nursery's vision, nurture children's curiosity, and manage inspections. Supported by the Quality and Training Team, guide your team with strong leadership. Apply by 16/7/24 to inspire Scotland's next generation.

Head of Nursery
Role: Nursery Manager/Head of Centre/Nursery Head/Team Leader

Location: Elgin

Salary: £34,215

Closing Date: 16/7/24

Join Our Team at Stramash Nursery – Inspiring a Generation!

Are you passionate about shaping the lives of Scotland’s young people? Do you believe in the power of early years education to make a lasting impact on children’s lives? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you.

Stramash Nursery is seeking a dedicated and experienced Head of Nursery to lead our Elgin team into the future. We are looking for someone who shares our commitment to providing a holistic approach to education, centered on building strong relationships, community and nurturing a child’s natural curiosity.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to shape the vision and direction of the nursery with support and guidance from our Quality and Training Team, empowering your on site team to develop their own practice. You will also have the chance to be part of a growing organisation, with access to internal training programs and tailored support from experienced nursery heads.

If you have a strong ‘why’ – why you are passionate about early years education, why it matters to you, and why Stramash is the place you want to do it – we want to hear from you.

In addition to your passion and dedication, we are looking for someone with experience in nursery management, including managing visits and inspection protocols. Strong people management and leadership skills are also key to this role.

Join us in our mission to inspire the next generation of young people in Scotland. Apply now and make a difference with Stramash Nursery.


Practice Lead
Role: Practice Lead – Outdoor nursery

Location: Elgin

Hours: 40 p/w Year round

Salary: £13.32 ph (£27,705 fte)

Closing Date: and 16/7/24

Practice leads have such a unique place in our teams and this role is diverse and important. This is a leadership role without a doubt and you must have experience leading and motivating a team to deliver the practice vision of the organisation. You will be working closely with the nursery leadership team and the quality & training team to form ‘what that looks like’ and then sensitively and confidently leading by example when out with the children and the team.

This is not a role ‘by name only’. You have a key position within the group and will have excellent communication skills to be able to encourage the team around you to pull together for the best outcomes for the children you care for. Being able to understand, share and effectively communicate the Stramash values to your team whilst also examining a worm or finding a dry pair of wellies for a child is a diverse and exciting role!

You will build relationships with parents and children & guide your team to do the same. Working alongside the nursery leadership team you will support this expanding team through it’s next phase of development.

Are you a passionate and qualified Early Years Practitioner, who recognises the intrinsic value of play and high quality interactions? Got experience leading and supporting a team in a Practice lead/Senior Practitioner capacity – working closely with your leadership team to deliver learning outcomes in a harmonious and nurturing environment for staff and children?

Do you want to work with an award winning nursery group who value their people, providing in house cpd with the likes of Trisha Lee (Helicopter Stories), Anna Ephgrave (Planning in the moment) and Julie Fisher (Interacting or Interfering)?

Do you get excited about helping children to reach their full potential in a holistic and authentic way while supporting families and being part of the nursery community? Love the outdoors?

If so, we want to hear from you!



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