Due to expansion and progression, our client is looking for an enthusiastic, energetic and motivational Nursery Deputy Manager. This is an exciting opportunity to help lead a happy nursery where we focus on encouraging children to be children, learning through fun and engaging play. You will be working with a dedicated team in a caring, family friendly, characterful and stimulating environment which is inviting to children, parents and staff.
As an early years professional you will benefit from the business' management training and a programme of continuous professional development supported by our head office quality and improvement team.
The Nursery Deputy Manager works closely with the Manager and may have responsibility as a Room Leader whilst also being expected to take responsibility for every day management responsibilities in the absence of the Manager. The role requires the confidence to make decisions considering the reputation and financial aspects of the business whilst balancing a high degree of sensitivity to the needs of children and families.
To support operational management of the nursery facilities and staff, to ensure a high quality, balanced provision of leading practice education and care is delivered at all times. Responsible for adherence to company policies and procedures. Consistently meeting legislative requirements and following education curriculum, delivering standards which ensure highest possible inspection grading.
To assist with the training, support, mentoring, role modelling and supervision of the staff team, inspiring and leading ambitious practice. To create a safe, caring and welcoming setting in which parents are happy to entrust their child and where their child is encouraged and supported to flourish in an enabling and stimulating environment.
To promote a successful and profitable business, engaging with the local community and marketing the nursery to reach maximum occupancy whilst providing excellent customer care.
Acting as a named co-ordinator relevant to their skills or training as designated by the Nursery Manager.
Qualifications and experience required:
A full and relevant level 3 qualification as defined by Children’s Workforce Development Council
DBS enhanced disclosure within the child workforce sector
Paediatric 12hr First Aid certificate
Safeguarding training and qualification
Minimum of 2 year’s post qualifying experience
Minimum of 1 year’s management experience