Job Description

About The Nest Day Nursery and Preschool

The Nest Day Nursery and Pre-school is a group of 3 Nurseries based in Brighton and Hove.

As a family-owned organisation, there is genuine care, support and investment in our settings and in our people.

Our Nursery Managers have the autonomy they need to deliver outstanding care and education whilst feeling reassured that there is always support available from the nursery owners whenever they need it.

To see how much our teams enjoy working for us, you can check out our employee reviews here on Indeed; we’re pretty proud of our five stars!

Employee Benefits:

Six weeks of annual leave

Free sanitary products in staff bathrooms

Free Nespresso coffees in the staff room alongside fresh fruit

Free lunches available – freshly cooked onsite

Access to a benefits platform that provides discounts on your food shop, coffees, clothing, holidays, takeaways, gym memberships, days out and more

45% staff discount on nursery fees

Access to an Employee Assistance program who are ready to support you and your immediate family with mental health, financial, housing support, legal support and more 24 hours a day, 365 days a year

Free Flu vaccination voucher every winter

Staff events and days out specifically designed to support mental health and wellbeing

Stable management team

Monthly supervision meetings to ensure you always feel well-supported

Access to internal and external training to help you develop and grow your career

The Role of Nursery Manager (In Brief!)

  • To work autonomously, undertaking the full leadership and management of the setting
  • Work closely with families to develop strong relationships between nursery and home.
  • Support your Deputy Manager, Room Leaders, Practitioners and apprentices to grow their knowledge and careers.
  • To inspire and deliver ambitious standards of care and education
  • Work closely with the Managing Director and HR Director to ensure policies, procedures and targets are adhered to
  • To achieve and maintain 100% occupancy


All applicants will be subject to full vetting, including a DBS check and a requirement for two satisfactory references from your two most recent employers and most recent work with children.

Applicants must be qualified to Level 3 and above in Early Years with at least two years of leadership experience in Nursery Settings.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £31,000.00-£34,500.00 per year


  • Monday to Friday

School type:

  • Day nursery
  • Preschool


  • Level 3 early years qualification or above (required)

Work Location: In person

For more information: Nursery Manager Jobs – 2023 |