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Childcare Manager

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
22 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
A unique opportunity to lead and manage an established and successful NHS on site nursery. The onsite childcare facilities which offer care for children aged 6 months to 8 years is owned and run by East Sussex Healthcare and supports the workforce of the hospital and community colleagues by providing flexible and excellent educational opportunities for their children.

We are seeking a passionate candidate who has proven experience of leadership and excellent knowledge of the educational curriculum of the foundation stage and has a desire to provide exceptional childcare to young children.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will be responsible for the day to day running of one of the Trust in-house nursery settings. This will include ensuring that all relevant statutory requirements outlined by Ofsted and codes of practice are met.

You would be responsible for managing a team of nursery workers, volunteers and students ensuring that their practice meets the care, education and safeguarding standards as outlined by the Trust, Local Authority and Ofsted.

You will need to demonstrate good Leadership skills when delivering the service needs and act as an excellent role model to staff, students and volunteers and to deliver these within the Trust Values and expected behaviours.

You will also need to demonstrate a high level of knowledge and expertise in childcare management and interpersonal skills. To effectively maintain good standards in all aspects of childcare and Early Years education.

About us

A wide range of staff benefits are available to our staff including staff development, enrolment in the NHS pension scheme, auto-enrolment to our Temporary Workforce Service, access to nurseries at Conquest Hopsital and Eastbourne District General Hospital, staff restaurants and on-site staff accommodation.

In addition to an internal Occupational Health department, all staff also have access to free psychological support through our confidential Employee Assistance Programme which is available to staff 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Onsite parking is available for a small administration fee.

There has never been a better time to join East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, submit your application today.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the job description attached.

If you have any questions about this position please do not hesitate to contact us.

Person Specification



  • Good general level of qualifications including English and Maths
  • NNEB, CACHE Level 3, NVQ or equivalent
  • Level 4 Qualification in Early Years and Education and/or Leadership and Management in Early Years
  • Level 5 in Early Years Education & Leadership or have equivalent experience and knowledge
  • Have undertaken Management and Leadership training relevant to a childcare setting
  • Evidence of continued professional development to degree level or equivalent level of knowledge and experience in relevant subject


  • Working towards a Degree / Level 6 in Early Years Education or Leadership & Management



  • Proven experience of supervising staff as a senior member of staff in an EYFS setting
  • Knowledge of and commitment to child protection, health and safety, equal opportunities, and SEN/Inclusion
  • Safeguarding certified
  • Understanding of relevant polices/codes of practice and awareness of relevant legislation
  • Have post qualification experience in an EYFS setting
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation
  • Knowledge of Early Years curriculum and how this implemented in a childcare setting
  • Paediatric First Aid
  • Experience of successfully passing an Ofsted Inspection to a good or outstanding level
  • Experience at delivering training
  • Experience of supervising students


  • Experience of more than one Early Years setting
  • Experience of collaborating with volunteers, parent groups and other community partners
  • Knowledge of 'Insights Discovery' or other learning characteristic toolkit for individuals and teams

Employer details

Employer name

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust


Eastbourne District General Hospital

Kings Drive



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