Nursery Manager


Start date:                   3rd September 2018 or sooner if available

Salary:                         Grade I (£25,463 - £28,221 pro rata - actual salary £22922 - £25405)

Hours:                          37 hours per week, 8.00am – 4.00pm, Monday – Thursday and until 3.30pm on a Friday with half an hour                                           unpaid lunch break.  41 working weeks per year

Location:                     St Michael’s Primary School

Contract Term:           Permanent

An exciting opportunity has arisen at St Michael’s CE Primary School, we are opening a nursery from September 2018 at our new site located in Larkhill.  St Michael’s Nursery will be initially registered to take 18 children between the ages of 3 – 4 years old, with a view to expanding the provision to 0 – 2 years.  The nursery will open from 8.30am – 3.30pm and will offer various sessions to include 15 hours of free funding entitlement for 3-year olds.

We are looking to appoint an inspirational Nursery Manager who will become part of our school team and share the St Michael’s vision and values; to spark interest, ignite passion for learning and fire up ambition to inspire every child to recognise and exceed expectations.    You need to be confident, self-motivated and committed to supporting our vision for all children. 

We are looking for someone with experience to set up, establish and lead a new team.  Experience of Safeguarding and a sound knowledge of the EYFS and other relevant legislation is essential.  This is a very exciting role as you will play a key part in setting up this new provision, therefore previous knowledge of this is essential to the role. You will have proven experience in managing and running a nursery.

Applicants will need - a minimum of 2 years' experience in a similar position, and qualified to Level 3 in childcare, however ideally, we are looking for someone with an Early Years Degree, Early Years Professional or Early Years Teacher Status, or those already on a professional development path.     

As Nursery Manager, you will:

  • be completely committed to transforming life chances for children;
  • be familiar with up to date academic research which underpins practice;
  • oversee the day-to-day running of the sessional setting working closely with the Principal and other staff in the school;
  • maintain and develop an outstanding level of care and education;
  • manage and develop the day-to-day operational and organisational aspects including policies and procedures;
  • implement the Early Years Foundation Stage, ensuring high quality care and learning opportunities for all children;
  • lead and inspire a team supporting all employees' professional development;
  • attend senior management meetings and contribute whole school ideas to enable the review of work procedures and strategies.

We want our pupils to go out from our school and shine brightly, stand out in their communities and succeed in a rapidly changing world.  If you think that you are the person for this role, we would be delighted to hear from you, so please get in touch.  Visits to meet the Principal, Ms Nicky Phillips are encouraged and are an essential part of the application process.  Please telephone the school on 01980 670268, to arrange a mutually convenient time.

How to apply for this post

Please complete the application form and the recruitment monitoring form that accompany this vacancy.  Our preferred method of application submission is via email  Please upload your application form and personal statement ensuring that the file name contains your forename and surname.

Paper applications can be posted to the address above.

Please note that you should receive confirmation of your application within 3 working days.

We look forward to receiving your application should you be interested in applying for this post. If you have not heard from us by the interview date, you may assume that your application has not been successful on this occasion. 

Application Form

Recruitment Monitoring Form

Job Description

Person Specification

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Closing date for applications:  Friday 29th June 2018

Interviews will take place:  Wednesday 11th July 2018