The Nursery Manager will be responsible for the daily operations of the nursery, including staffing, budgeting, and programming. They will ensure that the nursery provides a safe and nurturing environment for children to learn and grow. The Nursery Manager will also be responsible for developing relationships with families and community partners.

Nursery Manager Job Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement nursery policies and procedures
  • Select, train and supervise nursery staff
  • Plan and oversee the daily running of the nursery
  • Ensure compliance with health and safety regulations
  • Manage budgets and financial planning for the nursery
  • Liaise with parents/carers to ensure their needs are met
  • Work closely with other professionals such as health visitors, speech therapists etc.


  • To ensure the health and safety of all children in the nursery
  • To create a stimulating and nurturing environment for children to learn and grow
  • To develop and implement creative educational programs that meet the needs of all children
  • To manage and oversee all aspects of the nursery, including staff, finances, operations, and compliance with regulations
  • To build positive relationships with parents/caregivers and work collaboratively with them to support their child's development

Nursery Manager Job Skills & Qualifications Needed

  • The skills and qualifications needed for the role of Nursery Manager vary depending on the employer, but usually include a minimum of two years experience working in a childcare setting, as well as a Childcare qualification at Level 3 or above. Some employers may also require experience in management or leadership roles.