Nursery Management Level 4

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This course has been designed to teach knowledge that is required to make the move from a nursery practitioner to a management role within an early years setting. In addition to preparing individuals for a managerial position it is also meets the criteria that prepares practitioners for continuous professional development. This course would also benefit room leaders or supervisors by giving them an in-sight into the managerial side of running a child care establishment. The Nursery Management Level 4 would help them to decide whether or not they wanted to make the next step up the career ladder.

It is essential for the smooth running of any business to have an effective management team in place but this is even more important in a child care setting when strict policies and procedures must be followed and an effective manager will need to be aware of how to implement these in addition to managing and motivating staff in order to get the best out of them. The course is tailored to teach the skills required to successfully manage a team of individuals working within the childcare sector.

This course is assessed through tutor marked assignments which must be sent to your tutor for marking. You will then be provided with feedback and a mark on your work from your tutor within 5 days. After each assignment has been sent off and marked as complete you will have passed the qualification and will receive your certification.

Unit 1: The Management of the Nursery Team

Communicate effectively

Carry out appraisals and supervisions

Understand disciplinary procedures and grievance issues

Recruit and manage staff successfully

Unit 2: Safeguarding Children

Identify the different types of child abuse

Understand the different policies, legislation and guidelines for safeguarding children

Understand the roles and responsibilities of staff

Know how to report an incident

Unit 3: Health and Safety

Ensure safe working practices are evident in the nursery

Understand the procedures for good hygiene

Understand the necessary procedures to follow in the case of illness

The importance of first aid

Unit 4: The Early Years Foundation Stage

Understand the importance of play

Differentiate between types of learning

Understand how to plan effectively

Unit 5: Observation, Assessments and Planning

Support staff in carrying out effective observations

Complete summative assessments

Support staff in effective planning

Complete transitions to school

Source third party support

Unit 6: Human Resources and Effective Marketing

Understand the importance of staffing

Consider any legal implications

Comply with employer’s obligations

Have an effective employment relationship with staff

Know where to advertise

Understand how to market the business

Monitor effectiveness of advertising


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