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Nursery Manager - Plymouth, Devon


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Nursery Manager

Plymouth, Devon.

Full Time, Permanent

£20,000 per annum starting salary.


Happy Days is the biggest nursery provider in Cornwall, with 16 settings in both Cornwall and Devon. We are currently growing our business and expanding our operations to include new purpose built nurseries.


An exciting opportunity has arisen for a confident and highly organised individual to join our busy team at our Nursery at Derriford in Plymouth.


Reporting to the Business Manager at the Nursery, you will be involved in;

• Day to day running of the nursery to achieve and maintain high standards of care and education

• Mentoring, guiding and developing the teams

• Providing professional advice and support on childcare development

• Developing and maintaining great relationships with parents, children and childcare professionals

• Managing budgets and meeting targets.


We are looking for someone who is passionate about working in childcare, has previous experience in a private day care setting and knowledge of current childcare legislation. You must have been qualified for at least 2 years with a minimum NVQ level 3 qualification in childcare, or equivalent. The ability to achieve an outstanding OFSTED inspection as well as possessing excellent management and leadership skills is essential. You must have an awareness of financial management and business management, and experience of using Microsoft applications. Strong communication skills are essential, as is the ability to analyse information and make sound business decisions. At least 5 years of practical experience at a senior level in a childcare establishment, and experience of managing a budget is desirable but not essential. You must hold an extensive working knowledge of the EYFS and implications for children’s development through observation, assessment and record keeping and good understanding of statutory requirements. You will also have the ability to provide good quality advice and support to colleagues regarding the EYFS Curriculum.


In return, Happy Days offers a great reward package including discount childcare and extensive personal development.


If you are interested in applying, please forward your CV to Georgina Griffin at hradmin@happydaysnurseries.com. Please clearly state that you are interested in the Nursery Manager position at Derriford.

If you are interested in applying Happy Days is holding a number of recruitment events for management positions, at our Summercourt Nursery (TR8 5YA) as below:


Tuesday 13th May 6.30-8.30pm- By appointment only

Wednesday 21st May 6.30-8.30pm- Open event

Saturday 24th May 11am -1.30pm- Open event


Come and have a chat about working for Happy Days with some of our team, with cake, pastries and refreshments!

Alternatively telephone Georgina on 01872 511020 for an informal discussion.

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