Nursery Manager – Portsmouth

Simply Supply are working on behalf of an OFSTED graded ‘Good’ Nursery located on the outskirts of Portsmouth, who are urgently recruiting for a Nursery Manager to look after their setting!

They are looking for a someone who is motivated to grow and develop the Nursery to be the best they can possibly be.

Personal Attributes

  • A genuine enthusiasm for and an inspirational approach to helping young children develop through play
  • Demonstrable leadership qualities able to motivate and develop others and self
  • Enthusiasm for the work and values of the organisation
  • Ability to engage the community and build relationships with parents
  • Demonstrable ability to achieve sales targets
  • Strong advocate of early years with an excellent understanding of the differing developmental needs of children and an ability to draw on academic research and evidence to drive best practice
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • An ability to set and manage complex budgets.



  • Hold a minimum of level 5 early years qualification, but ideally level 6 Early Years Teacher Status or willingness to work towards such qualification.
  • Minimum 3 years of leadership experience in an early years setting.
  • Evidence of achieving high quality of care, over and above that required by EYFS
  • Hold level 4 safeguarding qualification or willingness to work towards.
  • An ability to set and manage complex budgets
  • Good working knowledge of Windows, Word, Excel and Access (training will be given on Connect nursery database software)
  • Understanding of the role a nursery plays in wider community development
  • Possess a current full driving licence
  • First aid qualification (or willingness to train)
  • Knowledge of health and safety and ability to complete risk assessments
  • Demonstrable ability to meet targets


  • Understanding of ITERS and ECERS
  • Skills in mentoring and coaching staff and students
  • Evidence of further continual professional development
  • Knowledge of wider cultural differences and how to support this.

Salary is between £25,000-£36,000 dependent on experience and qualifications.

After your application has been reviewed, we will contact you to arrange a time for you to attend an interview at our Fareham office. You will be required to provide us with 3 references, 2 of these being teaching or childcare related.

Please apply TODAY to make sure you don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity!


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