Nursery Manager - Maternity Cover

  • Tops Day Nursery Ltd
  • Gillingham SP8, UK
  • 26 Apr, 2024
Full time

Job Description


Location: Tops Gillingham, Gillingham, Dorset

Salary: Up to £13.97 per hour 

Contracted Hours: 40 hours per week/Full time


Our Nursery Manager’s help to create a safe, educational and fun environment for the children in our care. Helping to supervise children and ensuring their safety, organizing and taking part in activities, such as games, crafts, and educational tasks. The list is endless, but you’ll understand that some days might be challenging, but you’ll also laugh, have fun and make lasting memories with our children at one of the most important development stages of their life!

In joining us, you’ll also become part of our extended family. You’ll work alongside other team members who are passionate about providing care, warmth and kindness to all those who work in our Nurseries.

Tops Gillingham Nursery is a 96 place Day Nursery & Pre-School situated in Gillingham. The nursery run several extra-curricular activities including Tops Forest School, baby massage sessions, Holiday club (after school care) and much more!  We’re rated 9.5 by and graded GOOD by OFSTED.


At Tops day Nurseries we see working in the childcare industry is a very rewarding career choice. Not only do you get to play an important part in the life of the children, but you also watch them grow and develop whilst learning new things yourself each day.

Tops Day Nurseries believe in an environmentally sustainable and socially responsible world for all. We aim to achieve this through educating the children of today, so that they, in turn, can influence the way future generations live.

Here are some of the other benefits you’ll enjoy as a valued member of our team:

  • £700 Welcome Bonus
  • 29 days holiday (Full time otherwise pro-rata including Bank Holidays)
  • Up to 60% discount for Childcare within Tops Day Nurseries
  • Pay Day Sub
  • NHS Prescription Charges
  • Optical Care
  • Dental Treatment
  • Companywide profit bonus scheme, annually rewarded each May.
  • Uniform Provided
  • A flexible option to work 4 days week
  • Fantastic career development



A minimum of a Level 3 Early Years Qualification is required.

Some of the primary skills we are looking for will be someone will include;

  • Excellent communication skills, to engage with the children and converse with other staff members and parents
  • Creative skills and imagination to provide educational activities to children that can ensure the child is happy and learning in a rewarding environment
  • Positive outlook, to keep children happy and build an environment where children feel secure and rewarded.
  • Conduct interviews for potential applicants whom been put forward by the recruitment department
  • Developing and maintaining the nursery budget
  • Arranging marketing materials
  • Monitoring the condition of the facility and equipment and organising maintenance, repairs and new items as required
  • Updating parents and Carers about their child’s progress and behaviour
  • Answering enquiries about enrolment, payments and practices
  • Developing and implementing an age-appropriate program of annual events and activities
  • Preparing the nursery for Ofsted inspections and following inspector recommendations

If you think you have the right skills and attitude to deliver the highest quality of care and engagement for our children as a Nursery Assistant within one of our Nurseries, then you could be the next to join us. So apply today and get your career started with us!

All candidates will be required to have an enhanced DBS which is on the update service. All offers are conditional upon satisfactory background checks. This role involves regulated activity with children. You should not apply if you are on the Childrens’ Barred List.


  • £700 Welcome Bonus
  • 29 days annual holiday entitlement (pro rata)
  • Annual pay review
  • Staff Welfare scheme
  • Company pension
  • Up to 60% discount for Childcare within Tops Day Nurseries
  • Great career progression
  • Regular supervisions
  • Continuous in-house and external training opportunities
  • Uniform Provided

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