Nursery Manager Salary UK

Nursery Manager Salary UK & Job Requirements 2022

Spending a number of years working yourself all the way up to manager of a nursery school in the UK means an entitlement to a reasonable living wage.

Working full time you’ll receive wages & benefits that include basic pay, possible incentive bonus and private pension contributions employed by a nursery school.

The following are salaries offered on job advertisements in 2022 for full time UK nursery school managers.

In 2022 nursery management salary UK ranges from £30,000 – £55,469 with small private nursery schools paying the least to large private business offer the most salary.

Income tax, national insurance & state pension contributions are deducted from you’re salary each month.

Nursery manager salary in UK full time per year

LocationNursery School Salary for Managers
Manchester£18,818 – £40,000
Birmingham£19,000 – £40,000
London£30,000 – £55,469
Inverness£28,000 – £36,000
Aberdeen£23,000 – £40,000
Dundee£23,248 – £34,000
Glasgow£26,000 – £39,512
Edinburgh£24,000 – £41,118
Carlisle£24,000 – £28,000
Liverpool£24,000 – £40,000
Bradford£24,000 – £40,000
Leicester£26,000 – £36,000
Nottingham£22,000 – £35,000
Cambridge£28,000 – £38,000
Leeds£24,000 – £38,000
Oxford£40,000 – £45,000
Cardiff£18,732 – £40,000
Swansea£17,858 – £38,996
Newcastle-Upon-Tyne£20,500 – £40,000

Scotland

Jobs working as a nursery manager salary Scotland is from £23,248 – £41,118 basic pay per annum. Smaller cities & towns or village nursery schools all offer pay packages depending on the human resources budget. Edinburgh, Inverness, Dundee, Stirling, Aberdeen and Glasgow area nursery schools, colleges and companies pay the highest salaries for managers.

London

College, council and private companies nursery manager salary London ranges from £21,033-£52,469 a year full time, although many nursery schools are offering £30,000 per annum upwards with average £40,000 basic salary plus benefits.

Birmingham

Pre school nursery management salary Birmingham full time from £19,000 – £40,000 full time per annum depending on the size of nursery school and employer type.

Manager pay award at nursery schools

Pay & benefits offered by any nursery depend on a number of factors from fees charged to parents, location, responsibilities, qualification and how much years of experience you have managing a nursery school.

Salary & benefits package nursery school manager

  • Potential performance bonus payment scheme.
  • Free meals or discounted while working.
  • Gym membership.
  • Enrolment in private company pension.
  • Referral customers or employees programme.
  • Social & company events.
  • Paid training programmes.
  • Discounted nursery fees for children.
  • Sick pay which is a standard UK legal requirement.
  • Shopping discounts.
  • Extra day’s holidays according to length of work service.

Nursery manager job requirements

Nursery manager

Leadership skills & attributes with very high standards enabling you to install strong values and motive all employees through a supportive manner to complete tasks and meeting the nurseries aims & objectives.

Experience required: Nursery work: 1 year (2-3 years preferred), childcare: 2 years +, nursery management 1 year (2-3 preferred).

Leadership skills & attributes with very high standards enabling you to install strong values and motive all employees through a supportive manner to complete tasks and meeting the nurseries aims & objectives.

Experience required: Nursery work: 1 year (2-3 years preferred), childcare: 2 years +, nursery management 1 year (2-3 preferred).

Day to day responsibilities also include:

  • Manage & delegate responsibilities to room leaders, nursery nurse and deputies to conduct daily childcare & activity tasks.
  • Keep up to date with nursery school childcare regulations, health & safety and employment laws.
  • Meet and exceed EYFS & Ofsted standards of all nursery & childcare provision.
  • Arrange & provide ongoing training & developing for all staff employed at the nursery keeping up to date with regulations, qualification and work practices.
  • Work with other colleagues to meet aims & objectives.
  • Keep accurate records of operating procedure, employees, children’s attendance & academic record.
  • Communicate with eternal partners, suppliers & childcare bodies ensuring the nursery is compliant with all laws and can run smoothly day to day.
  • Provide a safe, stimulating and encouraging learning environment for children to learn & develop.
  • Liaise with parent’s daily providing questions feedback and child progress.
  • Recruit & train new staff members & conduct appraisals.
  • Plan employee working hours, logistics, nursery & operational routine for the smooth running of the operation.
  • Conduct risk assessments and periodic checks looking for ways for better working practices & improvements.

Higher salaries & benefit packages are offered to nursery school management that are energetic, positive, passionate & enjoy working in childcare, motivate a team and can deliver an outstanding level of early years education. You’ll also have:

  • Nursery management experience exceeding 2 years.
  • Level 3 childcare education qualification.
  • Degree in early year’s education.
  • Great knowledge of all aspect of early education and nursery operational life.

Working hours

Between 07.30 -1700 working 8 hours a day during daytime.

Expect you’re working week between Monday to Friday with weekends off with many nursery school providers. Some larger private companies could involve weekend work accommodating children of employees of the company.

Job type: Many jobs for management are offered on full-time basis with a permanent contract, although fixed term temporary contracts for a few months or 1 year maternity cover are available.

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