A DAY IN THE LIFE: NURSERY MANAGER
Published: 01 Dec 2014
I have worked at Albyn School for 12 years, starting as a Nursery Nurse and later progressing to Pre-School Manager. My day starts at 8am, welcoming 40 children aged 4-5 years old. We undertake different activities every morning, for example, this morning we practiced Christmas songs with our music teacher and last week we took a trip to Hazlehead for a campfire and to toast marshmallows. Next week, we will be going on a trip to the Arts Centre to see Pinocchio and to Kirkhill Forest to choose a Christmas tree.
At 11am, I undertake administrative duties and book staff training. In order to have an efficient and enthusiastic workforce, staff need to be supported in continuing their professional development. All of our staff are trained to the highest standards and we recently received a glowing report from the care inspectorate.
Lunch is a fantastic social experience where the children enjoy wholesome meals. I usually have a working lunch where I research new legislation or have brain-storming sessions with my colleagues. In the afternoon, the children have science time and visit our new school library.
The daily challenges l face makes this an interesting career. Every day I feel that I have made a difference to a child's life. The highlight each day is seeing the children happy, confident and engaged in purposeful learning with our skilled and supportive staff.