Nursery Manager

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2018-01-07 Care Homes Job Title: Nursery Manager

Job Setting: Day Nursery / Nursery School

Job Role: Manager

Date Posted: 08 Dec 2017

Job Location: Milton Keynes , Buckinghamshire

Salary: £27,040 to £34,528 per annum

Hours: Full Time

Contact Name: Caroline Burton

Job Reference: NMWESTCROFT


Nursery Manager- Full Time- Acorn Day Nursery, Westcroft, Milton Keynes (must be at least a level 3 and have experience managing a nursery. Salary £27,040-£34,528 pa


Acorn Early Years Foundation has over 25 years’ experience operating successful nurseries, out-of-school clubs and Forest Schools across Milton Keynes, Northants and Bedfordshire. We specialise in having a nature pedagogy and promoting the professional development of our staff.

As a not-for-profit organisation, Acorn always puts the needs of the children first and we strive to be ethical and sustainable in all aspects of our work. Our Westcroft nursery is situated below our training centre, and we are keen to develop the nursery into a flagship of excellence.

About the Role

We are looking for an inspirational nursery manager to lead a team of childcare professionals at one of our larger day nurseries at Westcroft, Milton Keynes.

This opportunity is ideal for a nursery manager who has exceptionally high standards and an ambition to be the best, and who is keen to nurture a staff team to share that ambition. You will be a hands-on role model with a collaborative leadership style. Acorn Nursery Managers help to shape the policy and future of the organisation and it is important that you are a reflective practitioner and an excellent communicator.

Successful applicants must be able to provide ‘right to work in the UK’ documentation, provide two satisfactory references and undertake an enhanced DBS check prior commencing employment.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • To provide effective leadership and support for the staff team
  • To lead the implementation of the Early Years Foundation Stage, including overseeing planning and record keeping
  • To promote and facilitate partnership with parents/carers, other family members, and the local community
  • To develop and maintain professional working relationships with other Acorn sites, the Central Support team and external agencies
  • To remain abreast of current developments in childcare and education policies and practices and have an excellent knowledge and understanding of safeguarding, diversity and ethical conduct
  • To oversee nursery administration, including bookings, invoicing and payroll
  • To work in partnership with the training centre to develop and deliver models of excellence

Key Values

We are looking for candidates with the following values:

  • Personal
  • Professional
  • Nurturing
  • Nature Pedagogy
  • Ethical


As part of our team, you will be rewarded with a competitive salary, great training and progression opportunities and you will have a supportive team offering guidance and support. Outstanding benefits are offered including life insurance, enhanced pension contributions, service awards and 50% childcare discount.

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