Nursery Manager (I year Maternity cover)

FSN is recruiting for a
NURSERY MANAGER (I year Maternity cover)
At St Nicks Nursery, St. Leonards on Sea
Salary from £24,491 per annum
depending on qualifications/experience
37 hours p/w, all year round
*Successful applicant will be required to undertake an
enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check
FSN are looking for an experienced, passionate manager to provide maternity cover. This is a great opportunity for a strong, dynamic candidate to expand on managerial experience in our full time, purpose built nursery in central St Leonards.
The role includes planning and delivering effective daily management of the nursery, in accordance with company policy, relevant legislation, local authority and OFSTED requirements.  Leading a team of qualified practitioners to ensure the quality of care and education is of the highest quality
Ensuring the health, safety and wellbeing of all children within the nursery and implement effective partnership working with parents/carers and external agencies to promote the best outcomes for all children.
Applicants will have a minimum NVQ Level 3 in Childcare or above, as well as 2 years proven leadership skills, experience of managing or deputising in a nursery setting and have excellent knowledge of EYFS & Ofsted requirements.
In return FSN offers a competitive salary, 30 days annual leave including bank holidays (due to increase to 31 days as of 1/4/21), a pension scheme, a fantastic working environment together with excellent training and development opportunities
FSN embraces diversity and inclusion in the workplace and actively promotes working without discrimination.  We are a disability confident employer and committed to interviewing disabled people who meet our minimum
criteria for the post.
FSN staff and volunteers pride themselves in their work in supporting children, young people and families.
Closing Date:  Tuesday 3rd November 2020 – 12 noon
Interviews: Tuesday 10th November 2020  
Download an application form together with a Job Description,
Person Specification and Application Form from our website;
or email:
FSN aims to be an Equal Opportunities Employer
and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.
Registered Charity No. 208446
FSN is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children
and young people and requires all staff and volunteers to share this
Commitment in every aspect of their work.



Job Location:

66 London Rd, Hastings, St Leonards, Saint Leonards-on-sea TN37 6AS

Job Posted:

8th October 2020 ( Ends: 10th November 2020)

Application Instructions:

Download and submit an application form and equal opportunities form. Alternatively you can contact FSN on 01424 423683 or email


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