Childcare Manager

Job Title: Childcare Manager

Hours: Full time 37.5 hrs/week, Monday to Friday between 8am and 6pm

Salary: £23,490

Location: YMCA Beginnings Daycare, Gainsborough

Job Purpose: The Childcare Manager will be expected to provide high-quality, flexible childcare for families from the local communities. They will oversee day-to-day nursery operations, to the highest standard and in accordance with the organisation’s ethos and vision, ensuring that the best possible learning environment and utmost quality of care is provided for the young children who attend the nursery.






  • Contributory Pension Scheme

  • Occupational Sick Pay (Day 1 eligibility)

  • Access to wellbeing services for you and your family

  • Training & development opportunities

  • Staff Forums

  • Annual Awards/ Recognition Event

  • Free DBS Checks

For our full Benefits Package, please click here.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To be responsible for the smooth day-to-day management, staffing and organisation of the setting

  • To manage all aspects of staffing such as rotas, supervisions, training, mentoring, holiday allocation with liaison with Senior Childcare Manager and HR

  • To ensure setting follows the organisation’s ethos vision and curriculum, creating a welcoming and family friendly environment for all

  • To work cooperatively with the Senior Childcare Manager and the organisation’s other nursery managers, contributing to the strategic planning, monitoring, evaluation and development of YMCA Lincolnshire’s nursery provision

  • To be aware of, keep up-to-date with and actively implement the settings policies and procedures to ensure all legal obligations are fulfilled in accordance with current legislation and guidelines

Person Specification:

  • Minimum of a full, relevant and recognised Level 3 qualification

  • Current SENCo Training or willingness to undertake

  • At least 2 years’ experience in working in an early years setting

  • Experience of managing and supervising a small team

  • Experience of working with different age groups from 0-5 years

  • Knowledge of relevant Early Years legislation (e.g. EYFS, SEND, Safeguarding, Childcare Act)

  • Ability to communicate well with adults and children

  • Able to work independently and make decisions in line with company guidelines


For the the full job description and person specification please see here.


If you are interested in this role, please email your Cover Letter and CV to or bring your Cover Letter and CV to The Showroom or YMCA Woodlands Daycare.

YMCA Lincolnshire is committed to creating a diverse environment. Our customers come from all walks of life and so do we. We recruit great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes us stronger. If you share our values and our enthusiasm, you will find a home at YMCA Lincolnshire. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age.