at Excelsior in
UAE - Abu Dhabi
Nursery Manager at Excelsior in UAE - Abu Dhabi
Job highlightsPosted on January 29, 2017
About the Position:
A well known, established preschool nursery in Dubai seeks an experienced and motivated educational leader as its Head for its branch in Abu Dhabi. The Manager will work with the preschool nursery's owner and its leadership team to oversee the establishment, management and financial matters, and further the Vision of the Nursery in line with its objectives. She will be responsible for hiring, leading and supporting the staff members in the day-to-day management and administration of academic, educational and other operations. The Manager will work with the owner and the leadership team to formulate and implement strategies and ideas to enhance the quality of the preschool nursery's programs and their impact on key stakeholders. She will build on the foundations of the nursery's curriculum by implementing innovative ideas for its development. The Manager will create and build on important relationships with different local and international communities, which work with the preschool nursery.
Preschool Curriculum/Ethos: The preschool nursery follows the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Framework, further enhanced by the Reggio Emilia approach to learning, and cater for children from the age of months to 5 years. The Reggio Emilia Approach consists of strong, holistic educational aspects derived from historical, ethical and cultural values existing in the society of Reggio Emilia. The significance of the mutually supporting partnership and dialogue between parents, children and teachers, the importance of a calm, rich and inspiring nursery environment and the visibility, value and respect of each child's learning journey are the main aspects of the Reggio Emilia Approach, which are merged with EYFS. We are currently contemplating revising the Curriculum to integrate Montessori method within EYFS.
The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:
Proven track record of strong academic leadership and efficient management, including at least five years of experience as Manager / Director or equivalent position at a preschool
Demonstrated ability to inspire and promote quality teaching and learning in line with the vision of the preschool nursery and a steadfast commitment to lead it towards higher standards of excellence and quality education and care
Excellent communication, problem solving, team-building and interpersonal skills, with the ability to lead a committed team of educators.
Demonstrated experience in financial management of a school, with the ability and skills to manage the assigned revenue and expenses budget.
The ability to recruit and retain highly qualified teachers and other staff, and the ability to instil confidence and gain their trust
Strong knowledge and experience in EYFS curriculum and Reggio Emilia Approach
A Masters or Bachelors degree in Early Childhood Care and/or Education from a recognised University in a related field.