Nursery manager

Band 6

Main area
Taplins Day Nursery
Band 6
Full Time (minimum 30 hours per week)
Job ref
Southampton General Hospital
£26,565 - £35,577 pa pro rata
30/05/2018 23:59

We have an exciting opportunity available to manage Taplins, one of our two workplace nurseries. The nursery cares for approximately 50 children ranging from 3 months to 5 years in a purpose built setting at Southampton General Hospital and has been rated as ‘Good’ by OFSTED.


Your role will be to:

  • Manage the nursery, ensuring compliance with EYFS statutory framework, OFSTED regulations and the Children’s Act.
  • Lead, motivate and inspire the team to continually improve and develop their childcare provision
  • Work with the leadership and management team in both Taplins nurseries to enable integrated working between the settings and deliver childcare of a consistent quality
  • Optimise capacity and income for the nursery

You will bring:

  • A degree in an Early Years Childcare related subject/ Early Years Practitioner Status (or equivalent), or have a foundation degree and be willing to work towards the full degree.
  • Experience of managing an Early Years setting, or be an experienced deputy manager with skills and aspirations to work at this level
  • Ability to manage a large team and drive improvements in performance
  • Flexibility to work between 0700-1830 Monday to Friday throughout the year

We offer:

  • Taplins nurseries are owned and managed by University Hospitals Southampton NHS Foundation Trust and all employees receive standard NHS terms and conditions including:
    • Competitive salary & benefits
    • 27 days annual leave (plus bank holidays) rising to 33 days with long service
    • Full sick pay (for a limited period and increasing with service)
    • Access to the UHS Benefits platform for discounted products and services
    • Salary sacrifice for full childcare costs at either Taplins nursery (saving approx. 25%)
    • Access to further training & development
    • UHS was ranked in the top 10 of acute hospital employers in England in the most recent NHS National Staff Survey

Stonewall equality policy. Equality and justice for lesbians, gay men, bisexual and trans people.Disability confident employerCare quality commission - Good

Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

To print a document or save it to your computer, please click with your right mouse button on the document title and select "Save Target As...". You can then save the document in a suitable place on your computer ready to print it out. Clicking with the left mouse button will open the document in a new window (if your web browser can do so).

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Anna Rixon

023 8054 0653

If you have problems applying, contact

If you have problems with the
online application form please contact
Recruitment Support Services
Open Monday to Friday
08:30am to 5:30pm
01629 690826