Head of Nursery School at Stella Maris Schools

Stella Maris Schools is a renowned educational institution that was established over 25 years ago. Presently, Stella Maris Schools has campuses in three (3) strategic locations in Abuja. This reputable Institution is known for the priority it has placed on delivering top class education and developing the social skills of its wards.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Head of Nursery School

Location: Abuja (FCT)


  • We are looking for a head of nursery school who is keen on aiding this Institution achieve its core goals of delivering quality education to its students and helping them build great and sustainable interpersonal skills. The ideal candidate will play an important role in managing the activities of the nursery school.
  • The ideal candidate will hold a full and relevant qualification in Early Years at Level 3 or above, must understand and ensure the requirements of the EYFS are met and must have experience working in a busy nursery setting in a management position.


  • Ensure that all children attending the nursery receive rich and stimulating experiences appropriate to their age and stage of development.
  • Manage the day-to-day operations in order to ensure the health and safety of the children, their parents and carers, the team and any visitors to the nursery
  • Ensure that practice and provision in the nursery meets the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage.
  • Promote and facilitate partnerships with parents/carers and other family members.
  • Support the development of good practice with regards to special needs and inclusion.
  • Support pre-school staff in delivering the Foundation Stage; ensure that provision in the nursery meets the requirements of the local EYDCP in relation to nursery education grant funding for three and four-year-olds.
  • Establish, develop and maintain highly professional working relationships with relevant Local Authority Departments, regulatory bodies and other agencies.
  • Create and maintain a culture of self-evaluation and reflective practice throughout the nursery.
  • Be responsible for ensuring the nursery remains compliant in respect of suitably trained staff with relevant first aid qualifications.
  • Be responsible for ensuring that all staff receive Health and Safety training.
  • Manage staff costs with regard to budget projections.
  • Maintain accurate records and accounts for the nursery system and produce management information as required.
  • Understand and utilize management systems and information to maximize efficiency


  • BSc or MSc Degree educated/Early Years Foundation Degree
  • Leadership Skills – the demonstrable ability to lead a team to achieve objectives to the highest standard
  • 4 years of experience in similar role
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, articulate with the ability to interact at the highest level with staff, pupils, current and prospective parents as well as other stakeholders
  • Experienced at planning and reporting, preparing reports for senior team regarding target attainment and outstanding opportunities
  • Organized and Efficient – a methodical and impeccable approach to office procedures, database management and record keeping
  • Excellent ICT skills, used to working with Microsoft packages and knowledge of CRM systems
  • Excellent working knowledge of EYFS and OFSTED Standards
  • Proactivity – ability to use initiative, suggest improvements to processes, prioritise and be proactive in managing workload
  • Excellent customer service skills and used to dealing with difficult situations

Deadline: 7th June, 2023.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and Cover Letters to: careers@smsabuja.com using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.


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