Deputy Manager – Exclusive Nursery

RMR Recruitment
London (Greater)
15 Apr 2018
20 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Our client is recruiting a Deputy Manager to work under the direction of the Manager and deputise for him/her as and when required.

In the role you will support the aims and objectives of the nursery and assist the Manager in the organisation of a high-quality establishment for children from birth to five/ eight years.

They need you to provide high standards of care and early learning – to include the monitoring and review of provision, this includes providing a safe, caring environment to enable the personal, emotional, social and educational development of children, through individual attention and group activities.

You will support the team in order to provide an enabling environment in which all individual children can play, learn and develop.


* Promote the aims and objectives of the nursery
* Promote the high standards of the nursery at all times to parents, staff and visitors
* Assist the Manager in showing parents around the nursery facilities and sending out information
* Ensure the provision of high standards of physical, personal, social and emotional care
* Lead a team of professional workers and to ensure good practice at all times
* Assist the Manager in setting and implementing objectives and policy for the nursery
* Assist with the planning and organisation of staffing schedules and holiday rotas
* Assist with the implementation of administrative procedures involved with registration, place allocation, and other related matters
* Assist with the development and implementation of systems to monitor and record child development
* Assist with the preparation and maintenance of materials and equipment
* Responsible for the health and safety standards appropriate for the needs of young children and ensuring staff compliance and awareness
* Ensure high standards of hygiene and cleanliness are maintained at all times
* Ensure the provision of a high-quality environment to meet the needs of individual children regardless of any disabilities, family backgrounds or medical history
*Support all team members with the early identification and intervention for children with possible special needs and give physical, emotional, intellectual guidance as appropriate
* Ensure confidentiality of all information received and shared
* Assist with staff development and training
* Support the effective interview and selection process as required
* Fully support the induction of new team members
* Support the appropriate supervision meetings/processes in conjunction with the nursery manager
* Feed into appraisals, target setting and nursery operations as deemed appropriate by the manager
* Attend nursery management meetings and feed appropriate information back to the wider team
* Assist the Manager in the supervision of training of students in placement within the nursery
* Liaise with parents, other family members and staff to help ensure that the particular needs of children are met and that parental choice is considered in terms of care given
* Assist the Manager with the efficient upkeep of the building and grounds and maintenance, stock of equipment, furnishings and fittings
* Maintaining staff awareness of the fire evacuation procedures in accordance with the code of practice
* To be involved in out of working hours activities, e.g. training, planning meetings, monthly staff meetings, parents evening, fundraising events etc.
* To deputise for the Manager in his/her absence

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