Nursery Manager
  • Employer: London Borough Of Waltham Forest
  • Reference: SCH/21/158260
  • Published: Fri 09/07/2021, 11:45 AM
  • Closing on: Tue 31/08/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £28,104-£33,00 depending on experience and qualifications
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Little Learners Nursery, Waltham Forest

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Nursery Manager

We are currently seeking a Nursery Manager at Little Learners Nursery. We can offer you a wonderful and well-resourced learning environment and a strong, experienced, hard-working and friendly staff team. If you are an excellent Nursery Manager looking for an exciting opportunity to help the nurseries to grow and develop please do get in touch.

Little Learners Nursery group is made up of St Saviour’s Nursery (Ofsted grade outstanding) and St Mary’s Nursery (Ofsted grade good).  We provide a nurturing and safe environment in which children thrive as they learn.  In 2019 we opened ‘Little Learners in Nature’ which is an outdoor provision, based at St Saviour’s, that draws on the principles of forest school. The children spend the day playing and learning outside and have access to ponds, tepees, mud kitchens, hammocks, a fire pit, a stone circle, a willow arch, bug hotels, and a giant den-making zone.  They also get to care for our three resident alpacas!

We can offer:

  • £250 joining bonus
  • Enthusiastic, well-behaved children who are eager to learn
  • Excellent career development
  • Bespoke training programmes
  • Free School Lunch when eating with the children
  • Discount for your child attending our nurseries
  • Opportunities to earn additional holiday through excellent service
  • Loyalty bonus
  • Retention incentives
  • Annual pay reviews
  • Apprenticeships available
  • Hardworking, motivated and positive colleagues

You will be responsible for:

  • Leading the Nursery team to provide a safe environment where children can play, learn and develop
  • Ensuring that practice and provision in the nursery meets the requirements of the Early years foundation stage
  • Delivering an effective curriculum
  • Ensuring all staff understand and follow safeguarding procedures
  • Promoting and facilitating partnerships with parent and carers
  • Promoting inclusion and acceptance of all children
  • Leading the planning, preparation and delivery of activities to suit each child's stage of development
  • Overseeing regular reviews and assessments of each child's progress
  • Recruiting suitably qualified and experienced staff with support from Executive Manager
  • Supporting and developing the nursery team
  • Managing nursery admissions
  • Creating management reports, and maintaining staff and child records


Do you have:

  • At least a Level 3 government recognised EYFS qualification
  • GCSEs in Maths and English Grade A-C
  • A good level of applied literacy and numeracy skills
  • 2 years’ Experience of working in a management capacity in a group day care setting for children aged 0-5 years
  • Knowledge of OFSTED standards and experience of inspections
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Knowledge of health & safety legislation
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Strong people management skills with the ability to lead and motivate a team
  • Thorough with strong attention to detail and a commitment to excellence
  • Resilience, i.e. maturity, ability to cope with pressure and difficult situations
  • Self-confidence with strong interpersonal skills
  • Willing to acquire new skills and undertake further training when necessary
  • An enjoyment of working collaboratively as a member of a team

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo Child Protection screening, including checks with past employers and the Criminal Records Bureau. References will be taken up before interviews are offered.

Early application is encouraged as we review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert earlier than the stated deadline​.

Contact Information

An application pack can be accessed via the advert.

All completed application forms should be returned to Alison Brown


Address: St Saviour, 33 Veralum Avenue, E17 8ER

Telephone: 0208 520 0612



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