Nursery Manager - Maternity

Bronte School, Gravesend

  • Ref:KCC886-6026-55S
  • Posted:01/05/2020
  • Pay:Bronte Nursery Pay Scale
  • Start Date:July 2020
  • App Close Date:29/05/2020 at 16:00
  • Interviews:To be arranged


Nursery Manager (Maternity cover) – Full Time

Bronte Nursery

Required from July 2020

Salary:                            £27,000 - £32,000 depending on experience 

Reports to:                 Bronte Nursery Director

The Nursery Manager will be absent from July 2020 on maternity leave. A well-qualified, experienced person is now sought to cover this central role.

Key Roles

  1. (Overarching role) To steer and manage Nursery life, sustaining its ethos, and promoting a warm, happy environment for the children. To uphold staff pride and professionalism in all areas.
  2. To manage Nursery childcare operations: working through and with room leaders, to ensure effective and professional childcare and educational routines and standards
  3. As DSL, to monitor and uphold all safeguarding procedures
  4. To lead the staff team, promoting high standards and upholding morale.
  5. To be closely involved with marketing and admissions
  6. To provide high quality communication and support for parents.
  7. To oversee Nursery office and administration.

Personal Specification

Technical Skill Requirements:

  • Level 3 qualified, or bachelor’s degree in Early Years Provision
  • Full knowledge of the EYFS Statutory Framework, KCSIE and related safeguarding regulations and other regulatory requirements applicable for early years childcare, including health and safety requirements
  • experience of a management role in an Early Years setting
  • IT literacy in programmes such as MS Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint

 Personal Qualities requirements:

  • commitment and passion for children, their happiness, growth and development
  • positive attitude and a good role model for staff
  • ability to maintain a welcoming, calm manner
  • good administrative skills and methodical approach; effective oral and written communicator
  • adaptability and flexibility, with the ability to plan and prioritise own work.


Applications should comprise of a completed Nursery application form and a covering letter, which should briefly summarise the candidate’s background and reasons for applying. Applications may be sent as a hard copy or in electronic form to Miss Susan Allison by post or email susan.allison@bronteschool.co.uk . Closing date for applications Friday 29th May 2020.

Bronte Nursery, 21 Pelham Road, Gravesend, Kent DA11 8QW; 01474 355106 (t); www.brontenursery.co.uk

Bronte School and Nursery Ltd is an equal opportunities employer. The School and the Nursery are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate for this post will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.



Information about the school

Bronte Nursery aims to provide a happy, bright setting for childhood life and growth. giving children an affectionate, secure environment, at the same time as providing the best possible momentum in development, education and growth.

A high priority is given to communication with parents. Childcare practitioners are encouraged to use their initiative and to look after the children in a caring, tender and devoted way, with warm, purposeful guidance and help.

The Nursery, which has a maximum capacity of 109 children, is set in an attractive Victorian building, on Pelham Road, Gravesend. On the ground and first floors, there are 5 children’s rooms, all recently fully refurbished, together with a hall/dining area, the nursery office and the manager’s office. On the second floor, there is a staff room and a meeting room. Outdoors, there is pleasant garden and play space.

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Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.