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Located in Tulse Hill, in the heart of Lambeth, Happy Nursery Days aims to provide the highest standards of care in a safe and secure environment.  The nursery opened in September 2004 and provides high standards of childcare and education for children aged between 3 months and 5 years.  Our well designed, spacious and stimulating playrooms and large eco-friendly garden area provide an environment where children can achieve their full potential and are encouraged and supported to become natural explorers and inquisitive learners.

Committed to continuous improvement through the development of our staff team based on best practice, Happy Nursery Days is seeking to recruit to the following posts to work in our Community Nursery:




Qualification:                         A Degree in Early Years, with experience in Early Years’ Management

Contract Type / Hours:        Permanent / Full-time (40 hours per week)

Salary:                                    Starting @ £35,000 per annum (rising to £40,000, depending on performance)

The following requirements are essential to the role:

  • Experience, knowledge and understanding of how to implement the EYFS
  • The ability to assess and evaluate the Early Years Provision/implement an action plan and monitor progress (SEF)
  • Good knowledge and understanding of Safeguarding Procedures & Multi Agency Working
  • Good understanding of Equal opportunity and Special Educational Needs
  • Good knowledge of Health & Safety legislation
  • A passion for childcare
  • Experience of implementing and evaluating the curriculum to meet the Child’s individual needs
  • Excellent Organisational Skills  

We are looking for an inspiring Nursery Manager with passion and drive to take our community nursery to Good and Outstanding.

How to Apply

Application for this post should be made by completing our online Application Form and sending same with your CV and supporting statement to:

Your supporting statement should include your suitability for the post and how you meet the person specification and requirements of the role.  Please refer to the attached job description and person specification.

Alternatively, completed and signed Application Forms may also be sent to: – Human Resources, Ekaya Housing Association, 1st Floor, Lincoln House, 1-3 Brixton Road, London SW9 6DE.

For an informal discussion please telephone Ms. Irene Ferguson, Head of Corporate Services, on 02070911814.

No further applications will be accepted once the advert is closed. If you have not heard from us within 3 weeks of the closing date, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

We reserve the right to withdraw the advertisement at any time prior to the closing date, if a sufficient number of applications has been received.

An enhanced DBS check is required for the above posts.

Successful candidates will be required to take Verbal, Numeracy Tests. An additional Psychometric Test will be required for the Nursery Manager post.

For further information, visit our website:

Closing Date: Wednesday, 20th April 2016
Shortlisting: Friday, 22nd April 2016
Face-to-face Interviews for shortlisted candidates: From Tuesday, 3rd May 2016

Come and work with Happy Nursery Days

Why us? There are lots of good reasons why…

Our People Strategy & Benefits

For the above permanent positions Happy Nursery Days will offer you……

  • an important role in a growing business which is financially strong and which has an ambitious growth agenda
  • the chance to join our great team and play a key role in delivering a high-quality childcare service to our young students
  • the opportunity to develop in an exciting, growing business
  • 22 days’ holiday (pro-rata for part time staff) plus public holidays (increasing to 25 days after 5 years’ continuous service)
  • 3% non-contributory group pension scheme – opportunity to plan for your retirement
  • Health Support Benefits
  • 24hr access to EAP.
  • Training & Development

Happy Nursery Days is a great place to work. The unique way we deliver services and offer everyone who works here a voice, means that your career with us will be rewarding.

Equal Opportunities Statement

Happy Nursery Days is a diverse organisation that respects differences in race, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, faith, background or personal circumstances – we welcome all applicants. We want everyone to feel valued and included at Happy Nursery Days and to be able to achieve their full potential. Happy Nursery Days is opposed to any form of unlawful discrimination and commits itself to the redress of any inequalities by taking positive action, where appropriate.

Ekaya Housing Association is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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