Nursery Manager (Forest School)

Location Richmond, Greater London, England
Discipline: Childcare
Job type: Permanent
Salary: ££30k - 35k + bonuses
Contact name: Sunnie Dhadwar-Lynch

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Published: 11 days ago
Startdate: Immediate

Our client believes nature provides many fun and hands-on experiences to enable healthy, happy and flourishing children. Their aim is to prepare children not just for school, but for life.

The nursery has access to acres of woodland and outdoor space for the children in their care.

Our client is currently looking to recruit a Nursery Manager for a 40 place nursery.

Do you love the outdoors, child-led, and playful education? This is a great opportunity for someone with a serious passion for outdoor learning. You will work closely with the Operations Manager to ensure a smooth running of the nursery to deliver outstanding child, team, and parent experience.

You will spend the majority of your days leading the team outdoors ensuring days are fun and safe, as well as spending some time working online.


  • Be part of the leadership team and develop our learning roots curriculum and playful learning experience

  • Lead, train and coach the team

  • Be responsible for routines and logistics

  • Ensure compliance and develop daily procedures, health and safety and safeguarding of our children

  • Lead on parent experience

  • Responsible for Ofsted matters

  • Continuously find innovative solutions to improve the nursery

What we are looking for:

  • Minimum level 3 childcare qualification

  • Experience working and managing early years settings

  • Passionate about outdoor education (Forest School Qualifications ideal - if none we’ll help you get them!)

  • Confident in dealing with health & safety and safeguarding of children

  • Well versed in all things EYFS

  • Knowledge and understanding of learning methodologies and pedagogy