Nursery Manager

Appletree Nursery
Calne, Wiltshire
Negotiable salary depending on experience
Closing date
1 Oct 2021

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Main Duties


  • Negotiable salary depending on experience


  • To deliver a high standard of learning, development and care for children in the setting
  • To manage the day-to-day activities of the setting
  • To ensure that the setting is a safe environment for children, staff and others

Education and Development

  • Build partnerships with parents/carers to increase involvement in their child’s development
  • Ensure that the preschool nursery follows the EYFS curriculum
  • Review the monitoring and evaluation of children’s progress
  • Ensure the preschool nursery meets Ofsted requirements at all times
  • Work with other professionals in the local area for the benefit of children and families
  • Ensure adequate outdoor play happens on a daily basis
  • Oversight on all planning and activities
  • Responsibility of SENCO role


  • To manage, supervise and support the preschool nursery staff
  • Conduct staff appraisals and supervisions as appropriate and to identify staff training needs
  • To ensure all staff understand and work to preschool nursery policies and procedures
  • Responsible for the efficient running of the setting and delivery of a high quality service
  • To ensure all records are properly maintained
  • To work with the owners to update and review the self-evaluation and improvement plan

Essential criteria

  • Minimum Level 3 qualification in Children and Young Peoples Workforce or equivalent
  • Paediatric First Aid
  • Safeguarding & SEN experience
  • A minimum of 2 years recent experience, working in a Preschool /Nursery setting
  • Excellent working knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage
  • Excellent working knowledge of current Ofsted statutory guidance
  • Knowledge and proven practical experience of implementing good quality learning
  • Empathy and understanding of children under five
  • Excellent verbal and communication skills with children and parents
  • Ability to write reports and keep clear and accurate records
  • Effective team leadership
  • Ability to work as part of a team

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