Job Vacancy

Childcare Manager

If you’re an experienced Childcare Manager, then you could join us at the start of our exciting journey to launch the YMCA childcare facilities in Newark.

The Role
We’re looking for someone that can lead, manage, inspire, and motivate a team for our 90+ space nursery and the before and after school provision at our brand-new YMCA Community & Activity Village.

The successful candidate in this exciting role will be instrumental in recruiting and training a team that will go on to establish the reputation of the YMCA childcare facilities that will be Ofsted registered.

Your experience will demonstrate an ability to provide high quality care and education for children and work in line with best practice Early Years Foundation curriculum and early learning goals.

You’ll be responsible for new admissions, the ‘settling in’ process and able to demonstrate your ability to cater for the needs of children from diverse backgrounds and cultures, including children with special education needs.


The successful candidate will:

  • Have demonstrable previous management experience in a large nursery setting
  • Be able to work autonomously to oversee the day-to-day organisation of the setting and maintain a sustainable financial business model through attaining the maximum level of occupancy
  • Have detailed knowledge of legislation and early year’s guidance and understand the requirements of Early Years Foundation Stage framework
  • Provide leadership and management for the nursery and before and after school care
  • Have experience of mentoring and supporting staff teams in the delivery of a high-quality provision
  • Be self-motivated, have excellent communication, and time management skills
  • Have excellent verbal and written communication skills.

How to apply
This post is subject to a DBS check at an Enhanced level and registration to the Update Service, (for which we will pay) and two satisfactory references. Download an application form and relevant job description below and return to 

Job Details

Childcare Manager
Responsible to: Assistant Operations Manager – Early Years & Childcare
: Children, Youth & Families Department
Location: YMCA Community & Activity Village, Newark-on-Trent
Salary: £28,000 – £32,000 per annum (dependent on experience)
Closing Date: 22-12-21
Interview Date: First interviews held on 10th January 2022, second stage will be held later the same week