Nursery Manager - Up to £41k

Kingston Upon Thames (City/Town), London (Greater)
Up to £41,000 per annum: 40 hrs per week with paid breaks, 32 days holiday, Incentive/Bonus Scheme
11 Feb 2021
11 Mar 2021
Full Time
Contract Type

This role is a fantastic opportunity in a key management role to join an expanding Nursery Group who have been established 18 years and are now moving to extend their nursery settings with an exciting period of growth.

Based in Kingston upon Thames their newly refurbished Nursery in an Edwardian House with a beautiful garden offers a lovely environment to work in with its bright spacious rooms and large outdoor space.

We are now looking to recruit an experienced Nursery Manager/Head of Nursery to lead this setting forward and you will need to have experience in a Leadership role and a Degree in Early Years Education.

We in turn will offer you full support from our Head Office with regard to administration and finance so that you can concentrate on the most important development of our Children and Team.

Our remuneration package includes

  • Salary up to £41,000 per annum
  • 40 hours per week with paid breaks
  • 32 days' holiday
  • Incentive/Bonus Scheme
  • Pension
  • Healthcare support
  • Round the world trip after 5 years' service

Here is further background to the role...

Garden House Nursery Schools and Stars Nursery Schools are progressive Reggio Emilia Nursery Schools in Surrey (Worcester Park and Kingston-upon-Thames) for children aged 6 months to 5 years old. We are based in beautiful large Edwardian detached houses providing a home from home setting with bright airy rooms, natural and soft furnishings with wooden and natural educational resources, we are very lucky and fortunate to have large natural gardens for the children to play and enjoy their time in. We are a completely child-led play based learning environment. We are a private company which has been established since 2003 and we currently operate 2 boutique children’s nursery schools and wish to expand within the year. All our nurseries have been newly renovated inside and out with a natural effect garden for children to grow and develop through the Reggio Emilia approach. We pride ourselves on providing a highly experienced and knowledgeable team for you to work alongside, where a sense of humour and love of learning for yourself and children goes a long way.

Successful applicants will be very energetic and ambitious with excellent problem-solving skills. They will be prepared to work in an evolving, sometimes challenging environment to continue to develop their practice as a leader/practitioner. Applicants should understand the Reggio Emilia approach and strive to embed this approach within all aspects of their practice by offering wonderful learning experiences for our children in conjunction with their families and other team members. Each candidate has a clear training plan to enable them to further their career with Garden House Nursery Schools and Stars Nursery Schools.

You will lead your team using your existing skills, experience and passion for child-led learning. You will follow children’s interests and scaffold their learning in extraordinary and enabling environments for play-based learning.

You'll love working with children, mentoring a team, and being creative at finding and inspiring ways to become an exceptional setting for all those who access it.

When you join our wonderful team, we will provide you with friendly support from our fellow Managers and Leaders as well as our Head Office Team. We want our Heads of Nurseries and Deputy Head Of Nurseries to be inspiring leaders rather than your important time taken doing administrative and operational paperwork for the majority of your day, our Head Office team offer strong support by managing your HR, recruitment, invoicing, parent enquiries and as much paperwork as we can take off your shoulders. Your job is to passionately lead and inspire your team to continue to offer children awe inspiring daily experiences.

Our opening hours are 7.45 am to 6.15 pm Monday to Friday and we are open 51 weeks of the year, closed on Bank Holidays and a week over Christmas.

You must have:-

  • A Degree level qualification Leadership Experience in an Early Years setting within the UK
  • Must have the right to work in the UK, no convictions and cautions, clear DBS

COVID-19 considerations We are following the Early Year Guidelines for Nursery settings

Please email for further details quoting reference GH/LW/021. Thank you

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