Job Description

The Role

Our supportive and welcoming Quality Team are recruiting an Early Years Quality Manager.

This role is field based around West London, Berkshire and surrounding areas.

34 hours a week Monday-Friday.

Why Us

As part of Monkey Puzzle you will be joining our passionate, kind and knowledgeable team. Our vision is to inspire change through excellence in childcare, creating a positive impact for generations to come.

For over 20 years we have been providing children the highest quality of care with unlimited opportunities to grow, learn, develop and flourish in our safe and secure environments.

People matter at Monkey Puzzle and as part of our team you will benefit from:

  • Continued opportunities for professional growth
  • Fuel Card
  • Additional annual leave days
  • Annual Bonus
  • Healthcare benefits package
  • High street discounts
  • Childcare discount
  • Company wide events

Why you?

  • You are a passionate and dedicated person with a passion for early years and childcare
  • You are experienced in leading childcare settings with a demonstrable track record of operating an Outstanding nursery or having one as part of a group you lead
  • You are curious and investigative
  • You’ll be able to challenge your own assumptions about situations and challenges
  • You are a clear and adaptable communicator, able to convey situations and actions in both written and spoken forms
  • You are active in working in partnership with your colleagues, sharing knowledge, experience and best practice


  • Knowledge of EYFS Statutory Requirements
  • Experience of managing multiple childcare settings
  • Experience of leading and coordinating childcare across multiple sites
  • Knowledge of Health & Safety standards in childcare settings
  • Ability to create structured action plans
  • Ability to create structured action plans
  • Experience in managing action plans and supporting improvements remotely (moderate level project management skills)
  • Experience of using child development tracking software (Learning Book, Famly, Tapestry, iConnect, etc)
  • Comfortable with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, Powerpoint)

Great to haves

  • Experience in creating structured action plans for colleagues
  • Experience of starting a new childcare setting (pre-registration)
  • Comfortable with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
  • Experience of the Microsoft Office365 environment (Skype, Teams, OneDrive, Sharepoint)
  • Experience in using Famly – Nursery Management Software

About the Role

The Early Years Quality Manager role is a key leadership role in Monkey Puzzle.

The role comes with high responsibility for conducting regular nursery visits, implementing a strategic approach and contributing to the delivery of exceptional care and education which meets the needs of children and families.

The role works to develop best practice in teaching and learning and ensure high quality nursery environments it is directly responsible for effective monitoring of practice in nurseries, hands- on coaching and mentoring of practitioners in nursery rooms

Safeguarding Policy

In order to protect the public, the post you have applied for is exempt from certain provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. You are therefore required to disclose all and any past or pending cautions or convictions, whether spent or otherwise, unless it is either a “protected caution” or a “protected conviction” under the terms of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975. All information provided will be kept in the strictest confidence and only used for the purpose of assessing your suitability for the post you have applied for.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: Up to £50,000.00 per year


  • Casual dress
  • Childcare
  • Company events
  • Company pension
  • Employee discount
  • Employee mentoring programme
  • Enhanced maternity leave
  • Financial planning services
  • Flexitime
  • Free parking
  • Health & wellbeing programme
  • Life insurance
  • Private dental insurance
  • Private medical insurance
  • Sick pay
  • Store discount
  • Work from home


  • Day shift
  • Flexitime
  • Monday to Friday
  • No weekends

School type:

  • Private nursery school


  • Nursery Management: 2 years (required)
  • Multi-Site Management: 1 year (required)

Work Location: On the road

Reference ID: EYQM0923

For more information: Nursery Manager Jobs – 2023 |