Nursery Manager – draft

Banana Moon Caversham is a thriving nursery looking for an enthusiastic, energetic and motivational Nursery Manager. This is an exciting opportunity to help lead a happy nursery where we focus on encouraging children to be children, learning through fun and engaging play. You will be working with a dedicated team in a caring, family friendly, characterful and stimulating environment which is inviting to children, parents and staff.

As an early years professional you will benefit from Banana Moon brand management training and a programme of continuous professional development supported by our Head Office Quality and Improvement team.

The Nursery Manager will be responsible to the Director.

The Nursery Manager works closely with the Director whilst also being expected to work autonomously in relation to every day management responsibilities. The role requires the confidence to make decisions considering the reputation and financial aspects of the business whilst balancing a high degree of sensitivity to the needs of children and families.

To provide operational management of the nursery facilities and staff, to ensure a high quality, balanced provision of leading practice education and care is delivered at all times. Responsible for company adherence to Banana Moon policies and procedures. Consistently meeting legislative requirements and following education curriculum, delivering standards to ensure highest possible inspection grading.

Ensure the training, support, mentoring and supervision of the staff team to inspire and lead ambitious practice. To create a safe, caring and welcoming setting in which parents are happy to entrust their child and where their child is encouraged and supported to flourish in an enabling and stimulating environment.


To promote a successful and profitable business, engaging with the local community and marketing the nursery to reach maximum occupancy whilst providing excellent customer care.

Qualifications and experience required:

  • A full and relevant level 4 qualification as defined by Children’s Workforce Development Council
  • DBS enhanced disclosure within the child workforce sector
  • Paediatric 12hr First Aid certificate
  • Safeguarding training and qualification
  • Minimum of 2 year’s post qualifying experience
  • Minimum of 1 year’s management experience

Job Type: Full time

Salary: competitive/based on experience