Deputy Assistant Manager
REPORTS TO The Assistant Deputy Manager is responsible to the Nursery Manager and in their absence to the Deputy Manager. JOB PURPOSE The Assistant Deputy Manger will have responsibility as a Room Leader whilst supporting the management with leadership of the team in the daily running of the nursery, whilst also being expected to take responsibility for every day management responsibilities in the absence of the Manager or the Deputy Manager. To support operation 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 company adherence to Banana Moon policies and procedures. Consistently meeting legislative requirements and following education curriculum, delivering standards to ensure highest possible inspection grading. To assist the training, support, mentoring, role modelling and supervision of their staff team to inspire and lead 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 business with a first class reputation, engaging with the local community and marketing the nursery whilst providing excellent care. Acting as a named co-ordinator relevant to their skills or training as designated by the Nursery Manager. JOB DUTIES To liaise with the Manager/Deputy to ensure operational policies and procedures implemented by Banana Moon Franchise are adhered to, ensuring relevant legislation is met. Maintain and promote the brand of Banana Moon Franchise. To be responsible for the management of allocated room, role modelling, inspiring and supporting ambitious practice. 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. Respond professionally to complaints (verbal/written), recording and reporting to management and assisting positively with and actions required. Assist with Head Office Quality Improvement Visits and Inspections and support staff to action all recommendations within the agreed time scale. Ensure room ratios are in line with policy and rotas are adhered to, supervising staff breaks efficiently. Ensure daily room registers and records of children in attendance are accurate. Adhere to Health and Safety policies, completing risk assessments, hazard logs and documentation as set out in the operational plan. To participate in the emergency and security procedures such as emergency evacuation, door security and e-safety. Be alert to issues of safeguarding, ensuring that the welfare and safety of the children and adults is paramount, recording and reporting any concerns to the DSL. Maintain high standards of cleanliness and hygiene in practice, ensuring relevant documentation is completed as required. To administer first aid and medication as appropriate and keeping the manager informed of any actions. Implement Self-Evaluation plans, supporting room practitioners in actions. Involvement in staff meetings, arranging agendas for room meetings which support continually evolving high standards of practice. Identify, via staff supervisions and staff/room observations, training requirements of practitioners and request appropriate training via the Manager. Monitor and record staff performance, discussing any concerns or achievements with the Manager, to ensure professional development plans are actively in place. Participate in the induction process for new practitioners and students, continuing a programme of mentoring and guidance to the probationary review. Delegate roles and tasks amongst the team to utilise individual’s skills and knowledge and enhance professional development. Participate in safer recruitment process, providing trial feedback on candidates. To cascade information to the team, ensuring all are updated on new and events. Oversee the, observation, assessment and room planning to ensure the provision of a stimulating environment with a balance of challenging and inspiring child/adult lead activities reflecting children’s individual needs and interests. To understand key children’s culture, level of development and identify next steps. To oversee the record keeping system for children’s development and support staff in completing and maintaining these records on a regular basis with quality meaningful observations and assessments and to involve parents in the process of planning. To collate information for accurate tracking purposes and informative monitoring. Oversee the settling in of new children in a sensitive manner, ensuring all relevant documentation is completed, liaising closely with parents and staff to ensure home life and children’s interests are utilised for reassurance. Liaise with the Deputy/Room Leaders to ensure confident systems are in place to guarantee the continued smooth running of the settings in the absence of the Manager.