Job Description

Nursery Manager

Odds Farm Park Day Nursery – part of the Farm Day Nurseries Group

Odds Farm Park Day Nursery is an idyllic setting based onsite at the award winning Odds Farm Park in Wooburn Green, nr High Wycombe. We focus on nature based play, and outdoor learning, following a child led curiosity approach to children’s development. Our ethos is that we want the best for children! It’s our privilege to make learning an adventure. Children are experts in their own play. We follow their lead!

We now have a vacancy available for an experienced Nursery Manager to run this unique farm based setting. You will be in charge and oversee our 96 place day nursery, and 40 place “mini farmers” group, who are based on the farm!

You will have previous experience either as a current Manager, or deputy of a large setting.

Why work with us?

We are a genuinely transparent company, where the Senior Management team are present and available onsite and on the phone on a daily basis. We openly offer and encourage progression, and training opportunities, as well as extra benefits such as wellbeing ambassadors onsite, to ensure everyone’s mental health and wellbeing are looked after. We have friendly staff who work fantastically as a team, great children and supportive parents. As well as our beautiful, calm, farm based location, you’ll soon see why it’s a great company to work for.


We offer an attractive salary and benefits package including:

  • 50% off childcare (including Holiday Camp) – from day one with us!
  • Wellbeing ambassadors in all our settings, to look after your health and wellbeing
  • Multiple free tickets into Odds Farm Park!
  • 2 free meals, and unlimited drinks every day for our staff
  • 28 days annual holiday, increasing with service up to 33 days
  • Refer a friend bonus up to £500 per referral – no limit on the number of referrals you can make!
  • An open door management policy across all of our settings – You should always feel like you can come and talk to us.
  • WPA “NHS Top up” – including a 24/7 helpline, access to private doctors appointments, money back on healthcare expenses
  • Access to various training courses, and ongoing progression and development opportunities
  • Regular staff/team outings and celebrations – let your hair down, you deserve it!
  • Free staff uniform – comfortable polo shirts, and a coat for outdoors!
  • Enhanced NEST Pension scheme for all staff – for a comfortable future retirement!
  • Monthly staff lotteries and employee of the month – it could be you!
  • Length of service awards and gifts – recognising your loyalty!
  • Staff awards ceremony – with prizes worth up to £500!
  • Staff summer bbq, and Christmas party
  • Extra little “thank you” gifts for Valentines, Easter, Staff appreciation day, Christmas and other special annual days!
  • Relocation packages – If you fancy a change of scenery?
  • Cycle to work scheme – we will help you buy your new bike!
  • Free parking

Experience / Qualifications required

  • Previous experience running a large nursery setting taking children from 0-4 years.
  • You must be qualified to a minimum of level 3 in Early Years
  • Over 2 years experience as a nursery manager of a large setting.
  • Available to work on a full time basis of 40hrs per week, Monday – Friday, all year round
  • Experience and understanding of OFSTED standards, previous experience of inspections in a management capacity.
  • A strong staff leader, who shows real focus on recruitment and retention of a well balanced team.
  • The ability to work on own initiative and prioritise workload
  • Knowledge of Health & Safety legislation
  • Knowledge and understanding of OFSTED standards
  • Knowledge and understanding of childcare management
  • Ability to lead childcare team, developing positive relationships with colleagues, parents, children and outside agencies.

“Odds Farm Park Day Nursery – Doing what’s best for children and our staff”

Farm Day Nurseries are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Safer recruitment practice and pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: £44,000.00 per year

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Wooburn Green, Buckinghamshire: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)


  • Diploma of Higher Education (preferred)


  • Nursery: 3 years (preferred)
  • Management: 2 years (preferred)

Work Location: In person

Reference ID: OFPDN-NM

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