Nursery Manager Skills Bootcamps

Develop confidence and expertise with our intensive short course designed for current and aspiring Nursery Managers.

Course overview

At a glance




Max 16 weeks



About the course

This intensive short course has been designed to equip you with the essential skills and knowledge to excel as a Nursery Manager.

Leading a nursery is challenging and rewarding, demanding strong leadership to ensure the wellbeing of the children, smooth operations and a happy team. This programme provides the tools you need to navigate complex situations, make informed decisions and inspire your team.

Whether you’re currently a Nursery Manager seeking to refine your approach or an aspiring leader looking to build a strong foundation, this course is ideal for you.

Here’s what you can expect:

This course will equip you with a comprehensive toolkit of skills that are essential for successful nursery management. You will delve into:

  • Financial knowledge: Gain the confidence to manage your nursery’s finances effectively.
  • Commercial awareness: Develop a strong understanding of the early years market.
  • Ofsted compliance: Deepen your knowledge of the latest Ofsted requirements and best practices to ensure your nursery consistently meets the highest standards.
  • Marketing and promotion: Learn effective strategies for attracting new families and promoting your nursery’s unique offerings.
  • Operations management: Master the skills needed to efficiently manage your nursery’s day-to-day operations.

By the end of this course, you’ll be equipped with the knowledge and skills to navigate complex situations, lead with confidence and make a significant impact in your role as Nursery Manager.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Is this course right for my staff?

The Nursery Manager Skills Bootcamps are ideal for existing nursery staff who want to develop their knowledge and skills for a more senior position within your setting.

How will this benefit my nursery?

Investing in your staff through the Nursery Manager Skills Bootcamps can lead to increased staff retention, improved morale and a more qualified workforce, ultimately resulting in the higher care of the children.

Are there any costs involved with enrolling in the Nursery Manager Skills Bootcamps?

Our Nursery Manager Skills Bootcamps are funded by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) through the National Skills Fund, offering a significant cost saving for your setting. Employer contributions are between 10% – 30% depending on the size of your organisation.

Why choose Realise?

  • Skills aligned with industry standards: Develop knowledge and experience in line with the latest early years standards, giving you a competitive edge in the field.
  • Direct path to your job: Partner with leading employers for a faster job placement, ensuring you can step into your dream role sooner.
  • Guidance every step of the way: Receive expert guidance, personalised support, and connect with a community of passionate educators dedicated to your success.
  • Make a meaningful impact: Join a community that is all about shaping the future of young minds, letting you contribute to something bigger.
  • Gain a competitive edge: Stand out with a pre-completed DBS check and optional work experience opportunities (all in good or outstanding settings).
  • Accelerate your apprenticeships: Reduce the early years educator level 3 apprenticeship duration to a minimum of 12 months, getting you where you want to be sooner.
  • Wraparound support: Access valuable information, advice and guidance services, along with comprehensive wraparound support tailored to support your unique journey.