Nursery Manager – Term Time Only – Maternity Cover

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  • SW1V 3AG
  • Angel
  • Full time - Term time only

Job Details

  • Job Posted: 4 weeks ago
  • Hours: Full time - Term time only
  • Salary: £28,242.90 - £29,612.64
  • Qualification: Level 3 or above
  • Location: St Gabriel’s School,
    Churchill Gardens,
    London, SW1V 3AG
  • Bus Routes: 24, C10 or 360

Job Description

Type: Full time

Title: Nursery Manager

Qualification: NVQ Level 3 or equivalent

Salary: £28,242.90 – £29,612.64




Are you an experienced Nursery Manager seeking a new and exciting role within Westminster? Does the idea of working for a well-respected and influential not -for – profit organisation sound like an interesting move?


London Early Years Foundation (LEYF) Nurseries is London’s largest childcare social enterprise with over 100 years’ experience educating and caring for children across London. We are a not-for profit and give free places to nearly half of our families, so that children from all backgrounds can enjoy early years learning and care. You can watch a video of a typical day at a LEYF nursery by clicking this link –


We are looking for a Nursery Manager to lead our team at our Angel Community Nursery in Westminster. Angel joined the LEYF family in 1970 and their last Ofsted inspection in March 2016 rated them as ‘outstanding’. The Nursery has a total of 30 places for children aged 0-5 years and is open during term time only.

 What do our staff at Angel say about working there?

The professionalism and values of the LEYF staff at Angel being communicated through staff. Providing the room and capacity to contribute to the development and learning of children. Being creative and being distinguished in all their activities – going the extra mile to leave a memorable mark.’

So, what benefits can LEYF offer you?

LEYF staff are paid some of the highest wages in the sector, you will be part of a group of 38 Nurseries with exceptional reputations across London who support each other. We have central office functions; HR, Recruitment, Finance, IT, Marketing, Customer Services – all who are there to help you run and develop your nursery to meet high quality standards.

As a permanent member of the LEYF family you will be entitled to 50% off child care, 7% employer contribution pension, up to 25 days’ annual leave plus an additional 3 days over Christmas! We also offer gym discounts on memberships.

Interested? Apply now!

The London Early Years Foundation (LEYF) is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Background checks and an enhanced DBS will be required.



Job Requirements

You will be supported every step of the way by your designated area manager and dedicated central office teams and we will work with you to develop your skills further; however, we do ask that you bring some skills and expertise with you. You would be required to have experience delivering excellent leadership and management within a Nursery/ Early Years setting. Be passionate about implementing the Early Years Foundation Stage, ensuring high quality care and learning opportunities for all children, this will include experience of developing relationships with parents/ guardians and experience of positively developing staff. We will also ask you to demonstrate your ability to manage appropriate budgets, monitor spending and take overall responsibility of all financial and administrative tasks in the Nursery. You will also be asked to demonstrate your experience of managing and projecting occupancy.

Working at Angel

Aspirations for all staff and children.

All on one level with a beautiful outdoor garden.

Everyone dedicated to supporting each other.

Age Range: 2-5 years
OFSTED Rating: Outstanding


Meet the Nursery Manager

I've been at Angel Community Nursery since 2013 and I love working here because we have a fantastic team! The nursery is a safe haven in the middle of a very busy city. We have a lovely garden where the children can play, explore and learn. I believe that every child is unique and that we, as teachers, must understand each child's different interests so that we can provide a range of fabulous activities that will motivate and engage them.


Working at LEYF

We know it’s our people who make LEYF great. That’s why we value each staff member and offer:

● Pay and conditions above the national average in the nursery sector
● A nurturing, fun and value-led working environment
● An award-winning staff training and development programme
● The opportunity to make a real difference to children’s lives


Address: St Gabriel’s School,
Churchill Gardens,
London, SW1V 3AG

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