Nursery Room Manager (MAT Cover) – Tops Portsmouth

  • Interim
  • South East
  • Up to £26,603 annually GBP / Year
  • Salary: Up to £26,603 annually

Website Tops and Aspire

Tops Days Nursery in Portsmouth is seeking a Nursery Room Manager(MAT Cover) to join our team, working on a full-time capacity. This is a fun, exciting nursery situated just outside of the city centre. 

Employees benefit from being less than 10 minutes away from Cosham High Street and a stone’s throw away from the picturesque Lakeside Harbour. There are also convenient transport links very close to the nursery for both trains and buses!

The 99 place nursery is located within the grounds of the Queen Alexandra Hospital. With such convenient transport links, we are able to provide exciting opportunities for children to explore the local parks and playgrounds! The nursery run a number of extra-curricular activities including Tops Forest School, cooking school, Boogie Mites, yoga, meditation and much more!

If you want to play a pivotal role in educating the next generation in an award winning, sustainable day nursery… join our family today!


£700 Welcome Bonus. Why not be rewarded with a massive incentive to kick off the start of your journey with Tops Day Nurseries. All successful candidates are eligible
Health & Wellbeing. We know that sometimes life can be a bit tricky, or you might need a little guidance and support. We offer Counselling session, Yoga Therapy, Mental Health First Aider on call, private medical scheme and so much more!
Relocation Packages. You love the role, but distance is the problem, do Not panic! We are offering to support successful candidate up to £3000 relocation packages (for Managers only)
Childcare Discounts. It is not always easy to cover the costs of childcare, so we are really pleased to offer you a generous up to 60% discount within Tops Day Nurseries to support your family’s needs.
Birthdays Off. Sure, Birthdays with colleagues can be fun but we give you the day off to celebrate, YOU! Plus, the longer you collaborate with Tops Day Nurseries, the more your holiday entitlement grows.




Ensure daily, weekly and monthly checks in the room and agreed action plans are completed effectively
Ensuring accident trends are monitored and actioned appropriately
Lead and manage your team and ensure they are motivated and trained as per their individual needs, ensuring this meets the needs of the unit.
Manage resources, organise routines and systems, communicate with senior management team
Be competent and effective with settling in profiles for children, alongside their short term, medium term and long term plans, and next steps and learning journeys.
To be committed to the safeguarding of all children in the nursery and your direct care


Minimum requirement: 

A minimum of a Level 3 Early Years Qualification is required. All successful candidate will be subject to safety checks, including a full-completed Application Form and a DBS Checks.

We are committed to equality of opportunity for all colleagues and applications. Individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender, reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion, or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.


More Benefits:

Up to 60% discount for Childcare within Tops Day Nurseries
Annual pay review
29 days annual holiday entitlement (pro rata)
Company pension
Great career progression
Continuous in-house and external training opportunities
Regular supervisions
An eco-friendly company with BCorp accreditation
Uniform Provided

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