Deputy Manager

Posted 23 June by Early Steps Nursery School
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Job Title: Deputy Manger

Early Steps Nursery School is a 30 place, open plan nursery based in Heaton Mersey, Stockport providing childcare for children aged between 2 and 5 years. We are looking to recruit a Deputy Manager to join our experienced team.

Working hours: Anticipated working hours will be Tuesday - Thursday from 7:45am (potentially as early as 6:45am depending on early drop-off demand) until 6pm throughout the year.

Responsible to: Manager/ Nursery Directors

Responsible for: Key Workers, Nursery Practitioners, Trainees, SENCo, Catering and Cleaning Staff, Students and Volunteers.

You will be expected to liaise with: Ofsted Inspectors, Early Years Development Officers, Environmental Health Officer Inspectors, Health & Safety Inspectors, Doctors, Health Visitors, other Childcare Professionals and external agencies.

The candidate must hold a minimum level 3 qualification approved and recognised by the Department for Education criteria for counting in the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework, as well as leadership experience.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • To contribute to the management of the nursery setting, ensuring collaboration and effective teamwork with the staff, and to work together in partnership with parents/ carers, and other professionals to provide high quality childcare.
  • To work closely with the Manager, and deputise for him/her as and when required
  • To agree and set nursery goals in partnership with the Manager and Nursery Directors, and monitor the achievement of progress against targets.
  • To implement a flexible routine that takes into account individual children’s needs.
  • To monitor and assess the quality of provision ensuring that policies and procedures, best practice and standards are maintained.
  • To be a key person for a group of children.

Essential requirements:

  • Minimum Level 3 DfE approved qualification in childcare
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience working in childcare
  • Previous supervisory/management experience

Benefits:

  • On-site parking
  • Casual dress

Reference ID: Deputy Manager

Job Types: Part-time, Permanent

We operate a safe recruitment policy. Employment will be subject to a DBS check and two satisfactory references.

Required skills

  • • Minimum Level 3 DfE approved qualification in childcare
  • • Minimum 3 years’ experience working in childcare
  • • Previous supervisory/management experience

Reference: 40526702

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