Deputy Manager and Early Years Practitioner

Castlehaven Community Association
02 Feb 2017
02 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Please note that we are looking for Early Years Practitioners as well as a Deputy Manger. Please indicate which post your applying for at the top of your CV. The info below is for the Dupty Manger post:

Starting salary £16,799 - Early Years Practitioners

Starting salary £26,000 - Deputy Manger

You will work closely with the manager to ensure consistency & quality of service across the rooms and outside area.

2. You will have a strong understanding of the EYFS statutory requirements and be able to work alongside the nursery manager to motivate and train a team of practitioners to provide the highest quality care at all times.

3. You will work closely with the manager and deputise for her as and when required.

4. You will support the aims and objectives of the nursery and assist the manager to organise a high quality establishment for children from 3 months to 5 years.

5. You will work with the manager on implementing the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework and any other legal/statutory frameworks

6. You will work with the manager to achievement and maintain an Ofsted Outstanding rating.

Supervision / Management of People

1. The deputy manager/early years practitioner will work with the nursery manager to identify staff training needs and facilitate training opportunities.

2. The deputy manager/early years practitioner will work with the nursery manager to supervise & support nursery staff, trainees & volunteers.

3. From time to time there may be a requirement to manage the work of staff who are appointed for supply work or to provide supervision for students on placement.

Creativity and Innovation

1. The deputy manager/early years practitioner post is key to the development & delivery of a varied, creative, age appropriate EYFS programme.

2. Therefore the deputy manager/early years practitioner will demonstrate artistic & creative skills together with an informed understanding of statutory requirements and best practice for childcare.

3. The deputy manager/early years practitioner must work to nursery policies about Keeping Children Safe, Equal Opportunities, Data Protection and Confidentiality.

4. The deputy manager/early years practitioner post will need to understand and implement Littlehaven Nursery and Drop-In policies and procedures (for example for Health and Safety) in relation to staff, buildings and resources.

Contacts and Relationships

Working relationships will include (but not be restricted to) the following:

1. Internal:

a. The Littlehaven Nursery Manager & Castlehaven CEO

b. All staff employed for the provision of Littlehaven Nursery and Drop-In services

c. Children

2. External:

a. Ofsted

b. Parents and families

4.To develop and maintain strong partnerships and communication with parents/carers to facilitate day-to-day caring and early learning needs.

5. To ensure the provision of a high quality environment to meet the needs of individual children having an awareness of any disabilities, family cultures and medical histories.

6. To be flexible within working practices of the setting, undertaking other responsible duties where needed, such as domestic tasks, preparation of snack meals, cleansing of equipment, etc.

7. To read, understand and adhere to all policies and procedures relevant to your role and the safe running of the setting.

8. To keep completely confidential any information regarding the children, their families or other staff that is acquired as part of the job.

9. To be aware of the high profile of the setting and to uphold its standards at all times, both in work hours and outside.

10. To support nursery assistants, students and volunteers.

11. To ensure good standards of safety, hygiene and cleanliness are maintained at all times.

Staff from a wide range of other agencies and settings including the Children Centre, Social Services, Primary Care Trust, NHS Trust, and a range of voluntary/private sector organisations and Day Care providers.

The deputy manager/early years practitioner post will be expected to build good working relationships at every level. Working in partnership with parents and families is highly valued and the deputy manager/early years practitioner post must be approachable, friendly and able to communicate effectively at all times.

At all times the deputy manager post will be expected to respect the confidentiality of sensitive family information (subject to child protection policies and procedures).


1. The deputy manager post will have day to day responsibility for the planning of the nursery programme and for the use of nursery resources. Also for ensuring that the daycare provision is clean, safe and welcoming for families and staff.

2. The deputy manager will be a key holder for the Nursery.