Nursery Manager - Nanny Bears Childcare

  • Exeter
  • Full Time
  • £25,000 - £26,000 per annum

We are recruiting a Nursery Manager for our setting in Wonford!

We are looking for an immediate start so that you can work alongside another manager to fully embrace the Nanny Bears Ethos. This post is a full time post of 40 hours per week with a salary between £25,000 - £26,000, depending on experience.

You must be qualified to at least Level 3 with experience in similar role.

At Nanny Bears our vision is to create small, homely settings in rural locations so our children can experience nature as well as nurture. Hope Hall is our first nursery based in a beautiful old Victorian Sunday School which is a little gem hidden away behind the houses of Hope Road. It is an open plan setting with high beam ceilings, wood floors, neutral tones and many large windows which bring constant natural light. We have a curious garden space with a well-loved mud kitchen and a sensory play sand pit,  we encourage outdoor musical activities and have our yoga lessons in the sunshine.


Our families well-being is the most important aspect of Nanny Bears. We want our staff to have a sense of belonging, to feel appreciated and enjoy life! We have a qualified mental health first aider to support our team and offer free counselling to those who need it. We enable our team members to have a input into layouts and routines, supporting them to feel responsible and respected. We also have extra staff, managers working in the rooms but out of ratio and lunch cover so you don’t feel overstretched or stressed. We also keep our numbers of children low so rooms are not over crowded and children are relaxed and calm.

The usual bits

We have researched the industry and offer a very competitive rate for our team, we have just increased our salaries by 10% to support the increase in living. We offer more holiday, full pay for requested overtime and free training and personal development. We also encourage our team to take responsibility so progression is encouraged.

Making life easier

We try to be as flexible as possible with working hours and supporting you in your family life. We want you to be happy so we will do our best to be as accommodating as possible to whatever life throws at you. We also do not ask our team to wear uniform, instead we offer you a uniform allowance so you can choose your own clothes.


Our family is so important to us, so achievements are recognised and rewarded through bonus’s, extra holidays or little treats such as spa vouchers or a bottle of bubbly. We also have lots of staff socials and team building events to bring everyone together.


At Nanny Bears we understand how hard you work for us so we give extra holiday than the usual standard entitlement. We also offer our managers extra holidays through length of service as well as half a day off a week.


Please see job description attached below.

For further information please email Dani Woodward: 

Please complete the application form (attached below) and return completed form to: 

Closing date: 30 September 2022

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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

This role requires a DBS disclosure. 

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Job Details

  • OrganisationChildcare
  • Work LocationExeter
  • Work Postcode

    EX2 5JN

  • Reference

  • Occupational GroupChildcare

  • Salary Details

    £25,000 - £26,000 per annum

  • Job TermPermanent
  • Appointment TypeFull Time
  • Hours

    40 hours per week (4.5 days)

  • Closing Date


  • DBS Check Required