Nursery Deputy Manager

Funky Owls Nursery
14 Apr 2018
19 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Experienced Deputy Manager

Hours: Full time, 40 hours per week

A vibrant, home-from-home setting on the Tooting/ Streatham/ Mitcham borders, is looking for a fun, enthusiastic and hard-working professional team player to join our team. Our happy and dedicated team is ready to meet a candidate who is committed to early years’ practice and believes they can make a difference in child’s life.

This will be a permanent, full time position. You will be working 40 hours a week, Monday to Friday. The hours are 7:30am till 6:30pm on a rota basis.

Funky Owls opened its doors in 2013 and has gone from strength to strength, now servicing over 40 families in the local area. Our ethos is ‘where learning is fun’, and expect all our staff to embody our core values:

To create a happy atmosphere where children learn through play and have fun doing soTo provide a comforting home-from-home setting where children feel safe and parents/ carers feel confident in our careTo offer a varied programme of activities through which children can express choices, make decisions and grow in independenceTo create an environment where children learn through discovery and exploration, stimulating their natural curiosity, creativity and imaginationTo ensure our parents and regulatory bodies see us a leading provider of childcare and education, by employing high quality and dedicated staffRole specific duties:

Attend a weekly management meeting, taking notes and reviewing minutes circulated by Deputy Manager (office) to ensure discussions are recorded and progress is madeSupport the Nursery Manager and Deputy Manager (office) in organising and hosting quarterly staff meetings (out of hours)Disseminate management decisions to Room Leaders, ensuring new decisions are taken on board and implemented/ maintained in the room at all timesHost the room leaders meeting every 2 weeks, ensuring Room Leaders take bullet points/ short notes and file these appropriately in the office as a record of discussions and to aid progress and changeDemonstrate excellent knowledge of the statutory framework and curriculum in England and ensure the team is supporting each child to develop within a stimulating environmentOversee the Room Leaders in implementing a wide and varied programme of activities for the children appropriate to their needs and developmental stage in line with Early Years Foundation Stage frameworkAct as a key person for a group of children as allocated by the management team, ensuring attachment theories are respectedHave a sound knowledge of all the children in the setting and an excellent knowledge of your key childrenWork in partnership with parents, consulting and sharing information with them about the needs and progress of their childrenMonitor the completion of all the children’s developmental and observation records across the nursery and support the Room Leaders/ Nurse practitioners in ensuring these are of exceptional qualitySupport the Room Leaders in organising and hosting parents meetings (minimum of 2 per year), ensuring all relevant record keeping is completed to an exceptional standard to support these meetingsEnsure Room Leaders are updating the display boards every 4 weeks with new material relevant to their creative activitiesFollow the nursery’s policy on supporting children’s positive behaviour and begin taking the lead in supporting our special educational needs childrenTake overall responsibility for the smooth running of the nursery as a whole, working flexibly and demonstrating a clear understanding of the nursery ethos, and ensuring each team member makes a positive contributionTake overall responsibility for managing staff effectively, ensuring ratios are maintained throughout the setting at all timesCommunicate effectively and positively with all staff, overseeing professionalism and reporting any concerns to managementWork closely with the team to pass on your knowledge, practically and theoretically and ensure that each staff member makes a positive contribution to the success of the nurseryIdentify and address staff training needs in collaboration with the Nursery ManagerTake the lead in the staff recognition programme and identify and suggest additional ways to increase/ maintain staff motivationSupport the Nursery Manager in the recruitment process, offering advice and feedback and supporting the decision making processUnder the direction of the Nursery Manager carry out employee inductions and hosting regular appraisal meetingsSupport the Nursery Manager in monitoring the accident and incident records, ensuring all relevant reports are submitted to the regulatory bodiesYou will be:

MotivatedEnthusiasticEnergeticPassionate about childcareMinimum Level 3 qualified in childcareExperienced in managing a nursery settingAble to display excellent knowledge and understanding of the EYFSFluent in written and spoken EnglishPunctual and reliableAble to display great interpersonal skills and a team player attitudeWhat we offer:Our aim is to recruit and retain the best people and to provide the training and support that enables each member of our team to perform to their full potential. Your development is important to us and you will receive a wealth of learning and development throughout your career as well as the opportunity to progress. In addition, we offer

Competitive salaryFun and lively nursery with a strong leadership teamOngoing support, training and career developmentChildcare discountsJob offers will be dependent on Disclosure and Baring Service (DBS) checks and 2 valid and up to date references

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