Nursery Manager

Toddle Inn Nursery

Purpose of Post

  • Ensuring a high standard of physical, personal, emotional, social and intellectual education and care for all children in Toddle-inn nursery
  • Supervision of and support to the team members within the nursery thereby implementing high standards of quality practices
  • The day-to-day management of the nursery including quality improvement, marketing and administration.


Qualifications and Characteristics

  • At least Level 3 in Early Years (Level 4 desirable)
  • At least 2 years’ experience of working in an Early Years setting or at least 2 years' other suitable experience
  • A committed Christian*


*As a community-service of Emmanuel Church Fleetwood, Toddle-Inn Nursery is Charity-registered to uphold the values and principles that are consistent with the established Christian faith. As such, the manager role has an Occupational Requirement to be filled by a committed Christian, active in church life (Equality Act 2010, Part 1, Schedule 9).


Key Areas

  • High standards of care and early learning of all children
  • Team building and staff management
  • Marketing and business development.


Responsible to

Board of trustees


Main Responsibilities 

  • To maintain and promote high-quality childcare and education
  • To model and promote the nursery’s Christian Ethos and values, and inspire others to do the same 
  • To lead and manage a team of practitioners and to ensure good practice at all times
  • To be the nominated person and liaise with Ofsted when required
  • As the nominated person, you will hold an ex-officio role on the Board of Trustees
  • To be aware of and ensure the team act in accordance with current legislation, good practice, nursery policies and procedures
  • To plan and organise staffing salaries, schedules and holiday rotas, to ensure staff ratios are maintained, in accordance with the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage
  • Ensure that all staff have up-to-date enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks
  • To be responsible for all nursery staff, cook, cleaner, students and voluntary workers. Supervising and supporting all members of the nursery team in their day-to-day duties including recruitment and induction, training and development, individual supervisions and disciplinaries. 
  • Supporting all team members to work in partnership with parents/carers and other family members
  • Oversee the efficient upkeep of the building, grounds and maintenance, stock of equipment, furnishings and fittings
  • Oversee the financial day to day running of the nursery
  • Co-ordinating and chairing staff meetings as appropriate
  • Establish and maintain effective communication links with other agencies
  • Marketing and advertising the nursery as necessary to ensure the nursery runs to its full capacity
  • To oversee the development and implementation of systems to monitor and record child development
  • To be responsible for the overall health and safety standards within the nursery and ensuring staff compliance and awareness, including training where appropriate
  • To oversee that the agreed high standards of hygiene and cleanliness are always maintained  
  • To ensure the provision of a high-quality environment, to meet the needs of individual children regardless of any disabilities, family backgrounds or medical history
  • To provide all team members with the support and resources required for the early identification and intervention for children with additional needs
  • To produce a manager’s report in Trustees meetings to inform them of developments and finance
  • To ensure that the staff team are working to their full potential and to implement support programmes and training to meet professional development
  • And such other duties as the management may from time to time reasonably require.



Toddle Inn Nursery


United Kingdom

Full Time
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