Nursery Management Level 4

Oakwood Home Learning


£300 inc VAT
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Study method
Distance learning, self-paced
12 Months
No formal qualification
Additional info
  • Certificate of completion available and is included in the price

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Being employed as a nursery manager requires a high level of knowledge and a wide range of skills. To be able manage a team of professionals and run the business profitably takes a lot of determination and hard work. This is why Nursery Management Level 4 course was designed; to help you to prepare for the big step from being an excellent practitioner to being able to manage and lead a team in a successful day nursery.This course has been designed to teach knowledge that is required to make the move from a nursery practitioner to a management role within an early years setting. In addition to preparing individuals for a managerial position it is also meets the criteria that prepares practitioners for continuous professional development. This course would also benefit room leaders or supervisors by giving them an in-sight into the managerial side of running a child care establishment. The Nursery Management Level 4 would help them to decide whether or not they wanted to make the next step up the career ladder.

It is essential for the smooth running of any business to have an effective management team in place but this is even more important in a child care setting when strict policies and procedures must be followed and an effective manager will need to be aware of how to implement these in addition to managing and motivating staff in order to get the best out of them. The course is tailored to teach the skills required to successfully manage a team of individuals working within the childcare sector.


Unit 1: Communication and management


Appraisals, supervisions and staff records

Disciplinary and grievance

Introduction to recruitment


Unit 2: Health and safety in childcare


Hygiene and food safety

Procedures for illness

First aid requirements

Unit 3: Safeguarding and welfare

Signs, symptoms and indicators of child abuse

Procedures to follow in cases of child abuse

Caring for children who have suffered abuse

Unit 4: The Early Years Foundation Stage

Understand the importance of play

Differentiate between types of learning

Understand how to plan effectively

Unit 5: Observation, Assessments and Planning

Support staff in carrying out effective observations

Complete summative assessments

Support staff in effective planning

Complete transitions to school

Source third party support

Unit 6: Human Resources and Effective Marketing

Understand the importance of staffing

Consider any legal implications

Comply with employer’s obligations

Have an effective employment relationship with staff

Know where to advertise

Understand how to market the business

Monitor effectiveness of advertising

Monitor effectiveness of advertisingThis course is assessed through tutor marked assignments which must be sent to your tutor for marking. You will then be provided with feedback and a mark on your work from your tutor within 5 days. After each assignment has been sent off and marked as complete you will have passed the qualification and will receive your certification.At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course). The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Oakwood Home Learning has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at the Level stated against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

abc awards

The course itself has been designed by Oakwood Home Learning to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards’ endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Who is this course for?

Home learning is now the most popular ways to get accredited and millions of people around the world choose to use distance learning instead of a traditional college. The flexibility and convenience of home learning is unmatched in education and fitting your studies in around a career, family life and other commitments is now easier than ever.

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All certification costs are included on our courses so there are absolutely no hidden fees. If a qualification is accredited with an awarding body such as NCFE or CACHE we include the fees within the enrolment costs so you can sit back and relax knowing everything is covered.


No experience required

Career path

As a Nursery Manager

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