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Deputy Nursery Manager - Camden

Deputy Nursery Manager - Camden

Posted 19 November 2020 by Soar Recruitment

Nursery Deputy Manager - Camden

I am currently recruiting a Deputy Nursery Manager for a nursery in the Camden area.

It is unique in several ways. Their nursery is a small, stand alone, independent OFSTED registered 48 place community nursery with aspirations to double in size in the next 3 years. It is beautifully equipped with a huge garden, access to an environmental hub and an AstroTurf sports facility and located in the heart of Camden Town. It takes children from 3 months to 5 years with a combination of funded & fee-paying families.

The nursery is looking to appoint an experienced Deputy Nursery Manager, starting as soon as possible, on a full-time and permanent basis. They would ideally like to interview suitable candidates as soon as possible.

The nursery is looking to pay a salary of £26,021-£28,326 (depending on experience).

As a Deputy Nursery Manager your Day to Day duties will include:

  • To assist in ensuring that all children attending the nursery are kept safe and receive rich and stimulating play experiences appropriate to their age and stage of development
  • In the absence of the manager to undertake the overall day-to-day management of the nursery, including the breakfast club, afterschool club, holiday club and any other supplementary services
  • To assist the manager in ensuring that all legislation in relation to registration with regulatory bodies, special needs, child protection and Health and Safety is complied with and that company policies and procedures are adhered
  • To work as an effective deputy manager to deliver a high quality, education and care centred service that meet the needs of children and their families
  • Support the manager to ensure that practice and provision in the nursery meets the outstanding requirements of OFSTED and the Early Years Foundation Stage.
  • Develop strong parent partnerships to ensure high quality of care and children and parent satisfaction.
  • To support team across our settings, activities, services, including breakfast club, afterschool club, holiday club, fundraising events, parents evening and other activities.
  • To actively promote and implement the nursery’s vision, with a clear focus on children’s achievement.
  • To redevelop regular activity plans to encourage children’s learning through play, by providing a stimulating and enabling environment, which enables all children to develop to their full potential
  • To provide a welcoming and aesthetically pleasing environment which fully reflects, values and respects ethnic, cultural, linguistic and religious backgrounds of the children and families attending the setting or living within the local community
  • To take responsibility for the planning and preparation of all the rooms and the outside areas, using observation of children and evaluation of the provision to ensure all play areas fully enhance children’s learning and interests and are effectively risk assessed
  • To support the manager by creating a key worker group of children, as agreed by the Nursery Manager, ensuring that each child has access to a broad, balanced, relevant, and differentiated curriculum
  • To support and implement a high-quality planned curriculum, in accordance with the Early Years Foundation Stage, to encourage, learning and understanding through play activities and to ensure a well-planned, safe, and learning environment
  • To carry out high quality written and photographic observations, planning and assessments using the EYFS development matters bandings, identifying next steps for children’s learning
  • Ensure children’s learning journals are kept up to date and regular reports are written to ensure effective communication with colleagues and parents
  • To work in partnership with internal and external professionals and agencies to ensure key information is shared to support the needs of the children and families within the setting
  • To work in partnership with local schools and settings to share good quality information and ensure children experience smooth transitions
  • To undertake risk assessments daily and ensure relevant action is taken to minimise, reduce or remove risks to children and adults
  • To clear and tidy the inside and outside play areas at the end of activities or the end of the day.
  • To maintain high professional standards to ensure children’s individual needs, dietary needs, and personal care is always met and information is shared fully
  • To share responsibility for preparing and serving snacks and light meals/breakfasts for children, adhering to hygiene regulations
  • To ensure telephone enquiries, correspondence and visitors are dealt with appropriately
  • Ensure that all children attending the nursery receive rich and stimulating experiences appropriate to their age and stage of development

Benefits of joining the team:

  • 10% Staff Discount on Nursery Fees
  • Childcare Voucher Scheme
  • Training & Personal Development
  • Free onsite parking

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Required skills

  • Deputy Nursery Manager

Reference: 41410108

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