Nursery Manager. Job in Richmond E-Nursery Jobs

  • Job Reference: 393971097-2
  • Date Posted: 9 October 2021
  • Recruiter: Outdoor Owls
  • Location: Richmond, Surrey
  • Salary: £30,000 to £35,000
  • Sector: Education
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

About Outdoor Owls

Outdoor Owls is on a mission to provide "owlstanding" early years education outdoors for children aged 2-5 years.

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

We opened our Richmond setting in January 2020 and have ambitious plans for further settings.

The Role

Do you love the outdoors, child-led, and playful education? This is a great opportunity for someone with a serious passion for outdoor learning (and not afraid to get their hands dirty!) to lead our nursery team. You will work closely with our Head of Education and Operations Manager to ensure a smooth running of the nursery to deliver owlstanding 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.

Why us?

  • Innovative and ambitious nursery concept - be part of a movement and make positive change!

  • Startup opportunity - you'll be our expert in position to help shape the company and your role. It's a big job, early on in the company so there is a risk involved but also a great opportunity to be part of our growth (and rewarded well if things go successfully).

  • Passionate and experienced team - we're very passionate about our mission and strive for smooth and efficient operations.

  • Strong network - we're well connected with nursery experts and academics and we will encourage you to go visit leading nurseries in the Nordic countries, speak at conferences and share your story.


  • 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

Who are you?

  • 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

Further Information

  • Nursery hours are 7:45 - 17:45 & nursery working times 7:30 - 18:00 (flexibile work pattern)

  • Open 51 weeks of the year (1 week closure before New Years)

  • Full day children

  • Days begin and end indoors

Competitive Package

You will be given a competitive salary and further individual and team bonuses based on achieved success. Along with plenty of ownership you'll receive: 28 days annual leave (inclusive of public holidays) and be given plenty of further professional development experiences and opportunities. You'll of course get some great Outdoor Owls wearables!