Location –    Edinburgh

Salary       –  £34,000 – £36,500 a year

Time         –   Permanent position – full time


Chapter One Childcare was established in 2004, offering care and education to children 0-5 years. We have 4 nurseries across Edinburgh & Midlothian and 1 in North Yorkshire. Including our fully outdoor nurseries.

You will be joining Chapter One’s award-winning nursery and be part of a safe, stimulating and fun environment, all our nurseries have a strong ethos of outdoor play and the children take a lead on nursery developments.

Kirk brae have fabulous outdoor grounds, including mud kitchens, mudslides, baby garden, Tweenie gardens, natures garden, Castles and more.

We are looking for a Nursery Manager with a proven track record to lead our team, who is an inspirational and encouraging leader to help make a difference to the lives of children and staff teams.

The successful candidate would join our established team, and enjoy the benefits of being part of a larger management team, with regular meetings and support. Chapter One supports all their staff in continual professional development and we are keen to develop your personal interest further.

Key responsibilities:

  • Planning and implementing stimulating and exciting learning experiences.
  • Lead the overall day to day running of the nursery.
  • Ensure staff are fully aware of and use relevant evaluation documents.
  • Ensure all staff are fully aware of their responsibilities and carry out their role in line with all policies, procedures and legislative requirements.
  • Ensure the effective running of the nursery, attracting and retaining new parents and monitoring expenditure in line with budgets set.
  • Ensure a infection control guidance and risk assessments are implemented and adhered to.
  • Supporting all of our stakeholders and forming strong partnerships.

What we offer:

  • Life Cover
  • Enterprise Management Initiative (EMI Scheme) (Shares in Company upon sale)
  • Quarterly Profit share incentives
  • Wellbeing Advice Helplines such as counselling services.
  • Health Club Discounts
  • A management structure which offers support at all times.
  • 4 day working week.
  • Enhanced Annual Leave Entitlement
  • Bonus Christmas Holidays.
  • Enhanced Sick Leave Benefits
  • Annual Wellbeing Days
  • Free uniform.
  • Enhanced Pension Contributions or Free Childcare provision within Chapter One Childcare
  • Paid Christmas night out
  • Seasonal treats
  • Professional and personal support helpline

Most importantly you will be valued as a person and not treated like a number in a large organisation.

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If successful, offers will be conditional on satisfactory completion of safer recruitment procedures such as a PVG check, two written references etc.