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Deputy Nursery Manager

Posted 9 January by Recruitment Avenue Easy Apply Ended

Salary: Deputy Manager £23k-£27k based on experience

If you are an experienced Deputy Manager with the experience of having the responsibility of managing a large team and you are looking for your next career move, we have a wonderful opportunity for a Nursery Deputy Manager. The applicant needs a minimum of a level 3 qualification in a relevant early years or childcare qualification to support the Nursery Manager in day to day running of nursery life. A level 5/6 management qualification is highly desirable. The applicant must have excellent knowledge of the EYFS curriculum and planning skills so you can deliver great learning opportunities for the children and staff. Experience in the office and in the room is essential If you can communicate well with staff and parents and have energy and enthusiasm we need you, this is a temporary role with an opportunity to stay with the setting in future.


The Nursery Deputy Manager works closely with the Manager and may have responsibility as an office based 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 operate alongside the direction of the Manager, deputising as required.
  • Adhere to policies and procedures implemented by our nurseries franchise, ensuring relevant legislation is met.
  • Having key holder responsibility, ensuring security is maintained at all times, including the opening up and the closing of the nursery at the end of the day.
  • Deal with complaints (verbal/written), recording and responding within the set time frame and reporting to governing bodies and Head Office where warranted.
  • Ensure daily registers and records of children in attendance are accurate.
  • Oversee roles and responsibilities as required by legislative requirements and liaise with external agencies.
  • Assist in ensuring details are added to the nursery software management system.
  • Assist in keeping waiting lists up to date to support high occupancy.
  • Actively promote services to entice prospective customers and ensure the retention of families.
  • Train staff members how to support informative, professional and welcoming show rounds to prospective customers.
  • To administer or oversee first aid and medication, referring to further emergency assistance if required. To report accidents of staff or serious injury to children to parents, relevant Inspectorate, RIDDOR, the Director and Head Office.
  • Set up pre school to be used.

Job Type: Full-time

Required experience:

  • early management/ room leader: 1 year

Required skills

  • Childcare
  • DBs
  • Nurseries
  • Safeguarding
  • Nursery Management

Reference: 33910395

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