Nursery Manager

Hours: 40
Closing Date: 30/04/2018

We are looking for a Nursery Manager to join our team!

We are a leading ethical childcare provider dedicated to providing the best possible care and education. We operate 45 nurseries nationwide; constantly investing in our people and facilities to ensure our nurseries are the best places for children to grow and develop.

Our aim is to inspire you to inspire our children and to be part of our success story. Our environments nurture both children and your career, every child is different so every day will be different and rewarding. 

It’s our people that make us who we are, they’re the best at what they do, so we look after them the best we can!

Great Benefits: 

  • Share of profits
  • Annual pay increase
  • Ofsted Outstanding bonuses & performance bonuses
  • Training and Development
  • Annual Awards and Conferences
  • 30% Childcare discount & Childcare vouchers
  • Discounts on phone packages, gym membership, and high street stores
  • Discounts on Co-operative food, Funeral, Travel and Healthcare outlets
  • Cycle to work and Green car scheme
  • 3 paid days per year for fundraising in the local community


The salary for this position will be £26,249 - £35,142 per annum (depending on experience).

Role Requirements:

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Nursery Manager to join our nursery team. You will be responsible for the overall running of the Nursery - responsible for managing staff/team and ensuring budget is achieved.

This role will require a DBS check at enhanced level to be obtained, an Occupational Health Check & 2 satisfactory References.


  • NVQ Level 4 with Management Experience
  • Minimum of GCSE Grade C or above in Maths and English or equivalent
  • ICT qualification preferable or a sound knowledge of Microsoft applications

Role Expectations:

  • To be accountable for the aims and objectives of the nursery and the organisation of a high-quality setting, with strong commercial and people focus to ensure the nursery profit and loss account and steering wheel targets and measures are achieved
  • The day-to-day management of the nursery including quality improvement, marketing and administration whilst adhering to the policies and procedures of the Society, ensuring compliance with all legislation
  • Supervision of and support to the team members within the nursery thereby implementing high standards of quality practices
  • To ensure high standards of childcare and education including monitoring and reviewing the provision at all times
  • To have a strategic overview of the quality of early years provision and ensure contribution from parents and colleagues to the self-evaluation and development plans to improve practice in the nursery including providing a safe, caring environment to enable the emotional, social and  educational development of children, through individual attention and group activities
  • To lead and be accountable for practice across the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), support and mentor all team members and model the skills and behaviours that safeguard and promote good outcomes for children, and, in addition, work in close collaboration with other agencies
  • To build and maintain strong partnerships with parents
  • Occasionally situations may arise that require the post holder to perform other duties or tasks as may be reasonably requested by the Society
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