Nursery Manager

Spring Nurseries by Action for Children
Derby, Derbyshire
Circa £32,791 per annum
Closing date
28 Jun 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
Senior Management, Management
Charity, Nursery

Nursery Manager 

Salary: Circa £32,791 per annum 

Perks: We have some of the best employment terms and benefits package in the sector, including generous leave entitlement, paid time off to deal with family emergencies and paid maternity leave – as well as lots of benefits to save you and your family money and to save for your future. Check out more on our careers portal.

Contract/Hours: Permanent, Full Time, 40 hours per week 

Location: Derby, Derbyshire

About Spring

We are proud to be part of the Action for Children family, a national children's charity and our success in Spring makes a difference. With over 150 years of experience in caring for children and young people, we are an award-winning quality and ethical provider. Any profit we make is aligned to support vulnerable children and young people in need across the UK, through the work of Action for Children. We believe all children deserve the best early start in life. It's our mission to be the best provider of outstanding quality early education to children throughout the UK, that is accessible to all. We are looking to learn, have fun and make friends in our bright and engaging settings.

Spring First Steps is located within the Osmaston/Allenton Children's Centre providing childcare for young children aged 2-5years.There are two rooms within the nursery, 2-3years (Toddler Room) and 3-5years (Preschool Room). The staff are all qualified and dedicated to providing the very best for each and every individual child

The role

We are looking for an enthusiastic and proactive Nursery Manager to join and lead our team at Spring First Steps to provide a safe, caring, fun and stimulating environment. Our Nursery Managers provide the highest standard of leadership to their teams and are supported to develop their leadership skills and abilities throughout their career with us.

What you will need:

Our successful candidate will have an enthusiastic and pro-active mindset with a positive attitude and have the ability to lead the team to form strong and supportive relationships with the parents, children and the team. Our Job Description outlines the requirements of the role, but the ‘must haves' are:

  • Minimum level 3 qualification in Childcare or Early Years
  • Leadership and management experience, in a childcare setting.
  • Experience of working in a senior role within a nursery setting or centre working with children aged 0 to 5 years and their families.
  • Leading a staff team, including supervision, work allocation, assessment or training and professional development
  • A thorough knowledge and understanding of the EYFS, Ofsted requirements and relevant current legislation.
  • Understanding of child protection processes, safeguarding and working with vulnerable children.
  • Commitment to inclusive and non-discriminatory working practice with children, families, colleagues and the community.

Talent pool: We're sure you've got what it takes to join our ambitious team. If you're unsuccessful this time around, we'd like to hold your details in case similar jobs come up that you might be better suited for. But feel free to let us know if you'd rather we didn't do that.

 If you need support with your application, please contact Emma Goodwin on 01923 361725. We'll be happy to give you any support you require.

For further information on this role, as well as an Interview Confirmation Form, Reward Booklet and Career Pathway please visit

To apply, please use the apply button.

We are committed to safer recruitment practices to protect our service users; therefore, all applicants are expected to have an understanding of and commitment to safeguarding best-practice.

We are passionate about promoting equality, valuing diversity and working inclusively. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons particularly people with Disabilities and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic applicants, as these groups are currently under-represented in our workforce

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