Vacancy – Early Years Manager 

Salary: £26K-28K per annum (dependent on qualification/s and experience) 

Location: Milton Keynes 

Full time, permanent contract, subject to 6 months’ probation, starting September 2021 

Closing date: July 26th 09:00 

The Nursery  

Mulberry Bear Day Nursery and Pre-School, rated “Good” by Ofsted and situated on the Open University Campus in Milton Keynes, is committed to providing high quality childcare and education for all its children through play in an enriched environment.  We have 54 places for children ranging from babies (3 months) to school age. 

The role  

We are seeking an experienced individual with a desire and passion for working with young children to lead the nursery. The Early Years Manager is the named suitable person in charge of the nursery and responsible for all operational and regulatory aspects. The role holder should provide professional leadership and management of the nursery, effectively managing the day to day running of the nursery and deliver the highest standards of care and education.  

Skills and Experience 

You will hold a full and relevant qualification in Early Years at Level 3 or above, understand the requirements of the EYFS and Ofsted and have at least 2 years’ experience working in a busy nursery setting in a management position. You should also have experience of working with young babies and upwards and be a strong team player with excellent leadership skills. 

Please email for the full job description for the role, details below. 

What you get in return 

We offer a great range of benefits that support our employees and their families for the long term, including 23 days holiday per annum plus Bank Holidays and Christmas closure days, an attractive pension proposition and free parking on campus.  

How to apply 

Application forms and job description are available from 

mulberrybear-enquiries@open.ac.uk 

To apply for this role please submit the following; 

  • Application form 
  • Personal statement, up to 1,000 words, you should set out in your statement why you’re interested in this role and provide examples of where your skills and experience meet the required competencies for this role as detailed in the job and person specification. 

Closing date: July 26th 09:00  

Interviews will be held week of August 2nd by online meeting. 2nd interview in person.