Job Description

Company: HappyWoods Nursery
Post: Nursery Manager
Reports to: Nursery Director & will form part of 3 nursery managers.

Benefits: Term Time only – Childcare Discount, Annual Salary Review, Staff Training, Pension Scheme, Sick pay, Health &Well being programme and annual bonus.
Salary: £33,000 to £34,000 per year
Hours: Permanent – Full time 40 hours per week.

We are looking for an experienced Nursery Manager to join our management team and be a part of the HappyWoods family!
This is a blossoming nursery, holding capacity for up to 38 children.

This is an exciting opportunity to lead a happy nursery, where we focus on encouraging children to be children, learning through fun and engaging play. You will be working with a dedicated team in a caring and friendly environment, which is inviting to children, parents and staff.
As an early years professional, you will benefit from continuous professional development supported by our Early Years advisory team and external agencies. We support our employees to be successful in their career paths and offer opportunities for progression into leadership roles.

Culture: HappyWoods nursery is a fun and loving family nursery. We want our employees to enjoy coming into work each day and want to be part of a team that progresses and grows together.

Job Purpose:
The Nursery Manager works closely with the Director whilst also being expected to work autonomously in relation to everyday management responsibilities. The role requires the confidence to make decisions considering the reputation and financial aspects of the business whilst balancing a high degree of sensitivity to the needs of children and families.
To provide operational management of the nursery facilities and staff, to ensure a high quality, balanced provision of leading practice education and care is delivered at all times. Responsible for company adherence to HappyWoods policies and procedures. Consistently meeting legislative requirements and following education curriculum, delivering standards, which ensure the highest possible inspection grading.

Selection Criteria:
· A full and relevant level 3
Childcare qualification
Proven track record in Early
· DBS enhanced disclosure within the child workforce sector
· Paediatric 12hr First Aid certificate
· Safeguarding training and qualification
· Minimum of 5 years in Childcare and 3 years in management.

This is a permanent full-time position with the aim that the Nursery Manager will bring strong support to the team and Nursery Director to oversee high childcare practices under the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework and OFSTED guidelines.
The successful Nursery Manager will ensure the nursery is running to the highest possible standard, policies and procedures are compliant and that all programming is in line with the EYFS framework.
You will be embedding Quality Practice from the outset and provide an outstanding service at every level for our HappyWoods parents and children in our care.

Job Types: Permanent, Full-time

Salary: From £31,000.00 per year


  • Childcare
  • Company events
  • Company pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • On-site parking
  • Private medical insurance
  • Sick pay


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

School type:

  • Day nursery

Work Location: In person

Expected start date: 27/11/2023

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