Childcare Manager, Southampton

Club or setting:Horns Drove Community Pre-school and RASCALS
Location:Rownhams, Southampton, Hampshire
Hours:30 hours per week, flexible days
Job title:Childcare Manager
Salary:£19,320 - £21,840 pro rata
Closing date:Midday 17 January 2020


Horns Drove Community Preschool was formed in 1985 by parents seeking a playgroup for their children in the village of Rownhams, Southampton. In 2007, we moved to a new purpose built lodge and we started RASCALS, our very popular after school and holiday club.

The voluntary Directors are looking to appoint a successful Childcare Manager who is self-motivated, reliable, good with people and is used to prioritising a busy workload.

The role is an exciting opportunity to join a fantastic community setting in the grounds of Rownhams St Johns Primary School. We need a confident, driven person to oversee the day to day running of the Pre-School and RASCALS, as well as managing all the administration, finances, recruitment, marketing and regulatory requirements.

Working closely with the Deputy Pre-School Manager and RASCALS Manager, you will ensure we provide a high level of quality childcare whilst maintaining a professional manner and positive outcomes for children, staff and the community.

You will work effectively with all team members to ensure the best possible opportunities are available for every child.

You will perform administrative duties that support the Directors, help set the strategic direction, review current practices, manage budgets, and meet targets.

In return, we can offer you:

  • A committed team of Directors and Staff who want the best for all the children in their care.
  • A supportive, experienced team.
  • Friendly and enthusiastic children
  • External training opportunities
  • Uniform
  • Group Personal Pension
  • Holiday pay (included in salary) and sickness pay

For full details and an Application Pack, please email the setting:

Closing date for applications is Noon on Friday 17th January 2020. If you are shortlisted, referees will be contacted and visits to the setting will be offered. Interviews will be held in the week commencing 3rd February 2020.

Horns Drove Community Preschool and RASCALS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. It is a requirement of all staff that they share this commitment and follow the prescribed policy and procedures to continuously promote a culture of safeguarding across the whole organisation.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and does require an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check. Applicants must be prepared to disclose any convictions they may have and any orders which have been made against them.


Date posted: 17 December 2019