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Nursery Manager

  • Part time
  • £23,660 pro-rata
  • Methilhill
  • Closing 27th November 2022

  • Advertised from 28th October 2022
  • £13 per hour. 20 Hrs Per week – Tuesday + Thursday 8.30am - 3.30pm additional hours to be discussed.


Methilhill Community Children’s Initiative (MCCI) is a registered charity dedicated to providing outdoor clubs, activities and experiences to our local children, young people and their families.

Job Purpose

We are looking for a skilled and creative Early Years Manager who can inspire and lead their team to deliver outstanding early years education and care.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for you to join a brand-new team at the setting. We are looking for someone who is motivated and dedicated to build good relationships with both parents and their children but also create a home from home feel for all who attend the nursery. We want to make a mark in the local community and help the MCCI team become well established within it.

Main Duties

Early Years Manager will:

  • Inspire and lead your team to deliver high quality early years education and care
  • Manage the day to day operation of the setting, ensuring all regulatory requirements and policies and procedures are adhered too.
  • Build relationships with parents and the wider community
  • Manage the financial sustainability of the setting
  • Remain abreast of current developments in childcare and education policies and practices. Monitor and assess the quality of provision ensuring that policies and procedures, best practice and standards are maintained.
  • Operate the highest standards of hygiene in the outdoor nursery.
  • Facilitate Care Inspectorate inspections and to implement any recommendations.
  • Assist with the recruitment process, identify training needs, develop a training plan and evaluate training undertaken by staff.
  • Lead the preparation and delivery of planning meetings and parents meetings and other events.
  • Be responsible for the management of day-to-day financial operations within the nursery by meeting financial targets and managing the occupancy ensuring maximum capacity.
  • Manage a staff team effectively. Agree and set nursery goals and monitor the achievement of progress against targets.
  • Ensure that all staff are aware of their areas of responsibility and to be able to clearly demonstrate an awareness of own areas of responsibility and how these are being met.
  • Undertake appropriate responsibilities with other staff when working in the services i.e. paper work, planning, SSSC registration, CPD.
  • Ensure Nursery Development Plan, learning journals and paperwork are kept up to date and all staff are aware of their roles and responsibilities through regular staff meetings.
  • Participate in training, team meetings, keep paperwork up to date e.g. children’s files, work plans, CPD etc. (along with other staff).
  • Take part in regular meetings with the Corporate manager, informing of nursery developments, implementation of standards, policies and procedures, areas of concern, and planned timetable of work. To ensure that the nursery is fully resourced with essential items to allow for full implementation of Health & Safety legislation.
  • Work within the margins of confidentially respecting information pertaining to children, parents and staff.
  • Plan and provide refreshments for the children but also be aware of any special dietary requirements.
  • Undertake any other reasonable duties appropriate to the post and in line with the needs of the Outdoor Nursery.


Successful applicants will need:

  • A minimum Level 3 Early Years Education and Childcare Qualification or equivalent
  • Proven post-qualification experience in working in early education and childcare
  • Sound IT skills and ability to use Microsoft Office programmes, nursery management software, social media platforms and online portals effectively
  • The ability to multi-task and establish rapport with staff, families and external agencies.

What we offer:

MCCI prides itself on being a supportive workplace and offers significant benefits for our team members including:

  • Excellent training opportunities
  • 50% discount on childcare places
  • A workplace pension scheme
  • 5.6 weeks holiday entitlement

Application notes

To apply, please download the application form below.

Completed applications to be emailed to (we will acknowledge all applications received before the stated closing date and time).

By post to: Recruitment – confidential, Methilhill Community Learning Garden, Sea Road, Methilhill, KY8 2GW