Nursery Manager (Maternity Cover)

  • Family First Nursery Group
  • Witham CM8, UK
  • 10 Jun, 2024
Full time Nursery Manager

Job Description

Pelican Place Nursery

Nursery Manager (Maternity Cover) 

Fixed Term Contract until May 2025

Salary: £40,000 per annum

Pelican Place Day Nursery are looking for a Nursery Manager - Maternity Cover to join their nurturing nursery. Are you looking for a new challenge? Are you interested in a supporting role? Look no further!

As Nursery Manager you will need to provide the highest standard of compliance, care and education for children and effectively manage daily operations of the nursery, including positive partnerships with staff and parents.

The nursery is an Outstanding (Ofsted) setting with a capacity of 89 children from 6 months-4 years. This role is working 40 hours per week, various shifts patterns between the opening and closing times of the nursery 8:00am-18:00pm. This nursery is open all year round only closing on bank holidays and between Christmas and new year therefore is not a term time only role. You will need to have a full and relevant Level 3 childcare qualification and leadership experience. 

The nursery is based in the centre of Witham town, close to the train station.

As Nursery Manager, you will:

- Understand and ensure that the requirements of the statutory framework for the EYFS are met throughout the nursery.

- Ensure that company policies and procedures are embedded, applied and adhered to by all.

- Facilitate inspections by regulatory bodies and implement any recommendations.

- Embed effective key person approach to enable children to form secure attachments and identify training or development needs for staff.

- Ensure that all children receive stimulating and purposeful experiences, environments and resources which are appropriate to their age and stage of development.

- Promote a culture of self-evaluation and reflective practice throughout the nursery.

- Manage any complaints or concerns raised in a thorough and timely manner and inform senior management.

- Maintain accurate records and accounts relating to children and staff on EyMan system and on file.

- Participate in all activities related to nursery publications, advertising, public relations, the web site, and other marketing activities designed to promote the nursery.

- Promote positive relations with an approachable manner and time to listen to your team.

*Duties and responsibilities in this job description are not exhaustive or restrictive, changes and other duties relevant to this post may be added.

As Nursery Manager, you will need:

- Full and relevant Level 3 in Childcare qualification - Essential

- Over 1 year’s experience of working in Early Years - Essential

- Sound knowledge of the statutory framework for the EYFS and regulatory requirements - Essential

- Over 1 year’s experience of working in a management position - Desirable

- Level 5 qualification in Childcare and/or Management and Leadership - Desirable

- Experience of successfully passing an Ofsted inspection to good or outstanding - Desirable

We are committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  A Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate will be required for all posts. This post will be subject to enhanced checks as part of our Safeguarding Duty.

Pelican Place Nursery is part of the Family First Group where we take great care to treat everyone as a person, with equal rights and responsibilities to any other individual, whether they are an adult or a child. We are committed to providing equality of opportunity and anti-discriminatory practice for all children and families according to their individual needs. Discrimination on the grounds of gender, age, race, religion or belief, marriage or civil partnership, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, pregnancy or maternity, ethnic or national origin, or political belief has no place within the Family First Group.



Family First benefits include annual leave starting at 27 days on top of a paid birthday day off and bank holidays. On top of this we have discounted nursery fees for all our teams, friends and family, access to a discount/perks platform with exceptional learning & development opportunities tailored to you.

*All perks are pro-rota for part time staff and subject to successful completion of probationary period. These perks may be subject to further conditions and can be withdrawn or reviewed at the discretion of the company.

Nursery Name

Pelican Place Nursery