Nursery Manager Job in Bristol at Mama Bear’s Day Nursery –

About the Nursery

Mama Bear’s Day Nursery and Pre-school is based on the Wells Road in Hengrove. The nursery provides high-quality childcare for children aged three months to five years.

The setting is a conversion of a house and bungalow, this unique lay out allows the children to have a setting that provides a layout to suit them with age specific toys and resources but still have the homely feel.

Being in such a wonderful area we have lovely links with the local children centres and local schools to enable us to support our children in their transition onto school and we love taking part in local event in the community.

Our experienced staff team have a great understanding of the different stages in a child’s early years and are there to support families as well as each individual child. All of our nursery nurses, room leaders and nursery management undergo regular training to ensure we are consistently providing outstanding childcare. We also have our own teacher based in our pre-school room to get our children ready for school. Staff members work within designated age groups so we can provide consistency for the children with a ‘keyworker’. The keyworker builds up a close relationship with individual children, ensuring their needs are met and children feel comfortable in their surroundings and support with the settling in process for new children starting the nursery.

If you are travelling in by bus, we have lots bus routes close by, and if you are travelling in by car we have an on-site car park.

About the Company

Mama Bear’s Day Nursery is focused on providing outstanding care to children from 3 months old to 5 years of age. We are passionate about providing babies, toddlers and preschool children with the best start in their early years education and work diligently to ensure that this results in safe and happy children in our care. If you are passionate about Early Years Education, we want to hear from you!

As a company we believe that providing our staff, with full high-quality training, free uniform and generous holiday entitlement helps to achieve a good work life balance and supports employee’s well-being. (see bottom of advert for full list of benefits).

About the Role

To be considered for this role you must have a full and relevant Early Years Qualification and have an awareness of Ofsted and the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). We are looking for an individual who has at least 5 years post qualification day nursery experience and at least 2 years management experience.

We will not consider candidates who do not hold a Level 3 Childcare Diploma (or equivalent).

Your responsibilities will include (but are not limited to):

  • Overall management of the nursery and the overall care and education for the children in the setting including updating management systems, completing orders, conducting meetings with staff members and ensuring effective staff deployment.
  • Effectively manage the staff team within the nursery to ensure that staff have the necessary tools to deliver a consistently high standard of care.
  • Ensuring that the safeguarding and welfare of the children is always paramount in the nursery and you will ensure the overall compliance with statutory legislations and frameworks.
  • Assume responsibility for the daily operation of the Nursery with agreed plans and budgets and that the nursery target occupancy levels are met.
  • To provide a dynamic, active learning environment for the children on a day-to-day basis.
  • Through reflective observations, support, monitor and recommend improvements for quality in all working areas.
  • Financial management with responsibilities for monitoring and reporting own budget, income expenditure, forecast budget and occupancy.
  • Supporting the care and education of the children in the nursery within a key person structure, promoting good practice and being a role model for other staff and children.
  • Prepare for Ofsted inspections and ensure any recommendations that may result from inspection are resolved.
  • Financial management with responsibilities for monitoring and reporting own budget, income expenditure, forecast budget and occupancy.
  • Work to Mama Bear’s policies, procedures and directed tasks.

In addition, you will be confident with and have experience of providing an excellent customer service. You will have a good understanding of health and safety requirements and have a genuine enthusiasm for working with children.

Why choose us

“I have worked for Mama Bear’s for 5 years and have progressed from a level 3 to a more senior role. Mama Bears always encourages staff to aspire to be the best in what they do where they offer lots of opportunities for progression throughout your career.”

Our employees are at the centre of everything we do, we are committed to providing all employees with the tools to succeed and actively promote from within.


Free paediatric first aid training – We want you all to be comfortable in your role at nursery, sometimes that means being able to deal with any situation calmly and effectively. First aid training is one step towards achieving this state of calm.

Childcare – generous childcare discounts to help you back to work.

Fantastic career progression opportunities – You may have started as an apprentice, but there’s no reason why you can’t take the next step. And the next one. And the one after that. In fact, there are always new and exciting opportunities for you to further your career and push yourself to a new level.

Free DBS check – everyone needs one, we know this. But they can become a burden, which is why we offer them for free for our teams.

Fully funded training courses – Maybe you like to learn new things? Well, there are some great opportunities to do so at Mama Bears, as you can sign up for training courses designed to advance your knowledge. food hygiene, behaviour management, fire marshal, planning, manual handling, Ofsted preparation, Makaton, letters and sounds, forest school, SEND and much more.

Employee Assistance Helpline – if you ever feel like you need someone outside and impartial to your life to talk to, we have an employee assistance helpline which you can contact free of change.

Annual Leave – 33 days inclusive of bank holidays, make sure you take some you time!

Plus, your management bonus!!

Important Information

Due to the nature of the role, you will need to complete an enhanced criminal record disclosure (DBS check).

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, all staff and volunteers are required to share this commitment.

Mama Bear’s Day Nursery is an Equal Opportunities employer.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent


Application question(s):

  • Is your childcare qualification, a health and social care qualification?


  • Early childhood education: 5 years (required)
  • Nursery Management: 2 years (required)


  • Level 3 early years relevant qualification (or equivalent) (preferred)

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About the Company

Company: Mama Bear’s Day Nursery –

Company Location:  Bristol

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