Early Education and Childcare Services Managers

Early education and childcare services managers plan, organise, direct and co-ordinate the administration, support systems and activities that facilitate the effective running of nurseries and early education centres.


New workers

New workers start around £11,635. Normal pay is £22,699 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £61,027.

Available jobs

In the past year there were 30,506 vacancies for this type of job


Projected job growth over the next 8 years

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Communicates with parents and colleagues on children’s development and well-being.

  • Writes reports on children’s development and maintains awareness of health and safety issues.

  • Determines staffing, financial, material and other short- and long-term requirements and ensures facility meets health, safety, Ofsted and other standards.

  • Helps create a friendly, secure atmosphere to encourage the development of social and language skills and other learning.

  • Directs and co-ordinates the day-to-day activities of nurseries and early years education centres.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Effective Communication

  • Preschool Education

  • Process Driven Development

  • Child Protection

  • Personal Care

  • Project Management

  • Contractor Quality Control

  • Home Health Care

  • Medication Administration

  • Renovation

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Operations

  • Enthusiasm

  • Management

  • Leadership

  • Communication

  • Teaching

  • Supervision

  • Planning

  • Solutions Focused

  • Verbal Communication Skills

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.