Responsible for the daily running and administration of the nursery.

Your main responsibilities will include the following tasks:

  • Ensuring confidentiality is maintained in the nursery.
  • Offering all children opportunities with regard to their religious, racial origins, gender or disabilities.
  • Ensuring effective staff recruitment, supervision of staff and organizing regular staff meetings.
  • Supervision of the planning and preparation of activities to develop all aspects of the child's individual development.
  • Ensuring that the preparation, care, cleanliness and maintenance of the nursery playrooms, kitchen and equipment are carried out according to the policies and procedures and risk assessments.
  • Administration and finance of all nursery activities.
  • Keeping and monitoring accident, incident and risk assessment records.
  • Arranging regular parents' evenings, publicity, open weekends and children's outings and ensuring effective marketing.

Job description

A very experienced Nursery Manager is required for a lovely small Nursery located  in Dulwich

You will have managed a Nursery previously and understand how to get the best from your staff team.

This Nursery is seeking a competent and professional Nursery Manager who can inspire confidence in parents and staff and have a stabilizing and reassuring influence on the team.

You must have a good understanding of how to manage a successful Nursery in a highly competitive area of London for Nursery providers, maintaining occupancy levels and meeting targets for staffing budgets, marketing, etc.

You must have a pro-active approach and a can-do attitude, with good organizational and delegation skills, as well as a real desire to take on a challenging, but highly rewarding Nursery Manager opportunity.

Some of your responsibilities will include:

  • To achieve and maintain high standards of care and education
  • To effectively lead and manage the staff team including recruitment and retention, providing day to day guidance, training and support to all staff
  • To ensure all policies, procedures and curriculums are implemented and adhered to at all times
  • To keep abreast of current early childhood thinking/trends
  • To effectively manage the budgets and occupancy levels
  • To implement an effective parent liaison programme, to be influential in developing strong links with parents.
  • Knowledge of childrens act
  • Basic food and hygiene certificate
  • To manage all day to day operations of the nursery
  • To keep a register and up to date records of all children using the Day Care provision and to give regular feedback to parents / General Manager about their child's development and progress.
  • The post holder will be responsible for management, supervision and appraisal of the following staff, Deputy Manager, Supervisors, Nursery Assistants, Level 2/3 Workers, Unqualified / Level 1/2 Workers
  • The Nursery Manager must work to Nursery policies about Keeping Children Safe, Equal Opportunities, Data Protection and Confidentiality.
  • The post holder must carry out his/her duties with full regard to the setting's Health and Safety procedures
  • Liase with Local Authority and other professionals associated with the Nursery.

Other Duties:-
The duties and responsibilities in this job description are not restrictive and the post holder may be required to undertake any other duties which may be required from time to time.  Any such duties should not, however, substantially change the general character of the post.

You will need to have the following qualifications, training and experience:



GBP 22500 Annual salary

Career level required

Manager (Manager/Supervisor of Staff)

Experience required

Education required

Masters degree or postgraduate certificate/diploma

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Job status

Full Time

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