Nursery Manager

Job Description

Our client, a well-established, privately owned Day Nursery have an exciting opportunity for an experienced early years professional to manage their flag ship branch.  Situated in a beautiful village within a character building that was completely renovated for this nursery, you will be responsible for up to 76 children and 22+ staff.


Key skills/experience required:


  • Proven experience of working in a nursery setting.
  • Level 3 early years education and childcare qualification or higher.
  • Sound understanding of child development, and of children's needs.
  • Ability to plan and implement a curriculum, taking into account the SEN Code of Practice, child protection procedures and equal opportunities’ considerations.
  • Demonstrable and detailed knowledge of current legislation relevant to the early years.
  • Ability to work with parents and families to encourage their involvement.
  • Ability to effectively market the setting to maximise occupancy levels and fee income.
  • Ability to effectively lead and manage a team of adults, including conducting performance management processes e.g. induction, supervision meetings, appraisals and setting objectives.
  • Commitment to equal opportunities and an understanding of equality and diversity issues.
  • Ability to write clear reports.
  • Ability to prioritise workload, work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to manage difficult situations, solve problems quickly and make accurate decisions.
  • Demonstrate a high level of honesty and integrity.
  • Experience of a parent-managed or parent-engaging setting.


Purpose of the job:        

  • To provide safe, high quality education and care for young children.
  • To fulfil legal and statutory requirements.
  • To lead and manage staff on a day-to-day basis.
  • To contribute to and implement policies.
  • To ensure that all statutory, legal and setting obligations are followed and met.


Responsible to:                 Director of Childcare & Operations/Directors

Responsible for:               Nursery staff


Hours:                                   40 hrs per week

Salary range:                      Dependant on qualification and experiences


For a full job description including main duties, please get in touch.


This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and does require a DBS (Disclosure Barring Scheme). Applicants must be prepared to disclose any convictions they may have and any orders which have been made against them.