Nursery Manager

Poole, Dorset
Up to £30,000 (depending on experience)
16 May 2018
31 May 2018
Full Time
Contract Type

Nursery Manager

Poole, Dorset

If you’re looking for an exciting opportunity to develop and run an 80 place nursery, where you can make a real difference, we would love to hear from you!

Happy Days is one of the largest nursery providers in the South West, providing quality childcare for children aged between 3 months and 5 years. We have 18 settings across Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and Bristol, and currently undergoing a programme of expansion.

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Nursery Manager to join our 80 place nursery in Poole. The successful candidate will take on the running of the setting along with support from a highly qualified and experienced support team including childcare and education, finance, business, HR and marketing professionals.

We are looking for someone who is dedicated to delivering excellent standards of care and education with the ability to use their leadership skills to manage and drive forward the development of the nursery.

Our Nursery Managers are given autonomy to run the nursery as their own business.

Key day-to-day tasks will include:

  • Day to day running of the nursery to achieve and maintain high standards of childcare and education
  • Mentoring, guiding and developing your own team
  • Providing professional advice and support on childcare development
  • Developing and maintaining great relationships with parents, children and childcare professionals
  • Managing budgets and meeting targets.

We are looking for someone who is passionate about working in childcare, has previous experience in a private day care setting and knowledge of current childcare legislation. You must have been qualified for at least 2 years with a NVQ level 3 qualification in childcare or equivalent. The ability to achieve an outstanding OFSTED inspection as well as possessing excellent management, communication and leadership skills is essential.

In return, Happy Days offers a competitive salary (dependent on experience), a great reward package including contributory pension, discretionary performance related bonus scheme, discount childcare and extensive professional development.

If you are interested in applying, please forward your CV to Asha at  

Please clearly state that you are interested in the Nursery Manager position in Poole

Closing Date: 31st May 2018

Interview held: 6th and 7th June 2018

Alternatively telephone Asha on 07734 384 546 for an informal discussion




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