Nursery manager’s apprenticeship

Discover our level 5 nursery manager's apprenticeship, designed to equip you with advanced skills and knowledge for effective and impactful leadership in the early years sector.

Course overview

At a glance




18 months



About the course

Designed to meet the evolving needs of the early years sector, this apprenticeship has been crafted to equip learners with the advanced skills, knowledge and confidence needed to excel as effective and impactful nursery managers.

Is this course right for you?

This course is specifically tailored for individuals who are already working in a nursery management role. It offers a unique opportunity to build your skills beyond basic nursery management competencies and equips you with advanced knowledge in areas such as commercial awareness, legal responsibilities and project management.


What you’ll learn

This comprehensive course encompasses a range of essential topics vitals for nursery management success. Throughout the programme, you’ll delve into core responsibilities, including:

  • Management and leadership: Develop the expertise to lead and inspire your nursery team, fostering a positive and inclusive environment.
  • Commercial awareness: Gain a deep understanding of the business aspects of nursery management.
  • Legal responsibilities: Explore the legal framework surrounding early years education, ensuring compliance and safeguarding practices.
  • Project management: Acquire valuable skills in planning, executing and evaluating projects enabling you to implement innovative initiatives within your nursery.

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How you’ll learn

Learning is this apprenticeship is designed to be immersive and practical, taking place both face to face and in the workplace.

There are two full teaching sessions per phase which learners will need to attend. These sessions will be a mix of face to face and remote. The last 7-8 months of the apprenticeship will consist of support sessions with your trainer assessor, embedding learning and preparation for the end point assessment.

Frequently asked questions

Who is eligible for the level 5 nursery manager’s apprenticeship?

Learners will need to have completed a level 3 qualification and will need to be working within an early years setting as a nursery manager.

How much does this qualification cost?
The level 5 nursery manager’s apprenticeship is employer funded, which means that learners will never be expected to pay towards their qualifications. The course can be 95% funded by the government or paid through the apprenticeship levy.

Speak to our team for more information about funded training.

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