Feb 09, 2018

Nursery Manager

  • High Trees Day Nursery
  • Wetherby
Full time Management

Job Details

A privately run successful nursery is recruiting for an experienced Nursery Manager to join their team. We are based in an attractive rural location with lots of outside space for the children. We are looking for someone with stong communication and people management skills with a focus on the staff, children and parents. You will have the support of an administration and accounts assisant.

You will be expected to provide high quality, flexible childcare for families from the local community and oversee the operation of the day nursery to the highest standards, ensuring that the best possible environment and care are provided for the children.

Main roles include:

Ensuring the nursery meets Ofsted and early years’ foundation stage standards

Creating a safe and stimulating environment to promote learning

Updating parents and carers on children's progress

Working with colleagues to meet children’s needs

Maintenance of child and staff registers

Staff planning

Dealing with parent enquiries, show rounds and complaints

Business responsibilities include:

Recruiting staff

Supporting and developing the nursery team

Managing a budget

Arranging marketing materials and marketing events

Maintaining records and creating management reports

Complying with environmental, health and safety and fire regulations

Keeping up to date with developments in early years care

Building relationships with relevant agencies, schools and childcare professionals

Administration of nursery grants

Invoicing of fees and monitoring and collection of debts

Recording receipt of cash and cheque payments and petty cash

Preparation of data for monthly payroll run, including sickness and holiday records


Preferably qualified to EYPS or EYTS but a minimum of a full and relevant Level 3 qualification in childcare

Preferably experience in a manager or deputy manager role within a private nursery setting

A minimum of 3 years’ work experience with children

Experience of supervising staff

Knowledge and experience of working within and implementing the EYFS statutory framework

Ability to lead and motivate a team

Effective management of finances and resources

Demonstrate integrity and trust at all times

Excellent communication skills – written and verbal


£26,000 to £32,000


Nursery Manager

Setting Type

Private Day Nursery

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