Job Description

Family run nursery business is recruiting for a dynamic nursery manager for their bespoke 100 place Nursery situated within Locks Heath, Southampton.

The Mulberry Bush is a high-quality nursery and pre-school provider operating along the south coast. The family run nature of the company means that the successful applicant will be integral in the development of outstanding practice and communication between all settings, paving the way for exceptional childcare across the board.

This exciting opportunity of managing a beautifully modern nursery full time will suit someone who is passionate about childcare and wants to make a difference. The Manager will have the opportunity to drive forth a growing, supportive and highly qualified team of practitioners who are passionate about providing children with outstanding care and education, whilst working in a beautifully well-resourced, contemporary and spacious environment. They will be fully supported by a highly experienced management team to ensure all the policies and procedures of the nursery are adhered to and The Mulberry Bush ethos is effectively continued.


Salary of between

· 6.5 weeks Annual Leave as standard

· An Additional day of Annual Leave at 3 and 4 years of service.

· Five days of Annual Leave given on your 5th year of service to use as and when in addition to the above

· Additional pay for Long Term service recognition at 3 and 5 years of working with the company

· Additional Pay Increase for those with Level 4,5 or 6 qualifications

· Additional Pay Increase for those with 5 years or 10 years’ experience within the childcare sector

· Between 50% and 100% childcare discount

· Your Birthday off (given as an extra day of annual leave)

· £50 voucher for you on your birthday

· £50 voucher for you at Christmas

· Refer a friend scheme, receive £250 for successful hire and completion of probation period and another £250 at the six month mark.

· £50 in Vouchers for voted for Staff Member of the Month

· Staff Team Building Budget for staff age groups and Company wide

· Extensive monthly room budgets, to ensure resources (chosen by staff) are of high quality and interest

· Wellbeing support offered by a qualified Mental Health First Aid Trained Specialist

· Free private counselling services

· High quality, beautifully resourced, modern environment

We as a company will guide and support you in your childcare career, offering you extensive training and career development opportunities.

We can guarantee you that there is never a dull moment and no two days are ever the same! So what are you waiting for? Send us your CV now!


· Applicants must be passionate, enthusiastic and innovative.

· Must be competent, self-motivated, organised with excellent communication skills.

· Be able to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.

· Must hold a minimum Level 5 appropriate Early Years Qualification.

· Have a minimum of 2 years working within a managerial position.

· Be experienced in leading and managing a large team.


Job Types: Permanent, Full-time

Salary: £39,520.00-£41,808.00 per year


  • Additional leave
  • Childcare
  • Company events
  • Free parking
  • On-site parking
  • Referral programme


  • 10 hour shift

Work Location: In person

For more information: Nursery Jobs – 2023 |