Deputy Nursery Manager

Happy Days Nurseries
Bath, UK
09 Jul 2019
25 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Happy Days is one of the largest providers of nursery and pre-school care in the South-West region. We have 21 nurseries located throughout the South and South-West and counting!

We're proud that our nurseries are all rated as 'outstanding' or 'good' by Ofsted, demonstrating how committed and passionate we are about delivering quality childcare and early years learning.

The work that we do is engaging. We're inquisitive, love to develop ourselves and our people, strive to continuously improve and embrace new ideas. That's why our unique approach to nursery and pre-school care has led to us to successfully grow to over 1000 children and more than 500 employees.

We are looking for someone who is passionate about working in childcare and is dedicated to delivering excellent standards of care and education, has previous experience in a day care setting and knowledge of current childcare legislation. You must have been qualified for at least 2 years with a NVQ level 3 qualification in childcare or equivalent.

As a Deputy Manager you will be passionate about leading and supporting a team, together with working alongside the Nursery Manager in supporting the day to day running of the setting and safeguarding children. The successful candidate will have previous experience in developing practice using EYFS, strong leadership/supervisory skills and sensitivity when communicating with parents and staff. The ability to achieve an outstanding OFSTED inspection as well as possessing strong oral and written skills is essential. You must also have the ability to motivate your team and develop strong, trusting bonds with parents and other agencies within the setting and beyond.

Main Responsibilities Include
  • Drive the quality agenda; ensuring standards are achieved and maintained.
  • Deputise in the Nursery Manager's absence, including managing nursery occupancy and commercial performance during these periods.
  • Day-to-day operational support for management, including responsibility for colleague support and role modelling.
  • Monitoring, reporting and taking accountability for, the safety, welfare and progression of children and colleagues.
  • Develop and maintain successful relationships with both internal and external parties at all levels.

In return, Happy Days offers a great reward package including contributory pension, discount childcare and extensive professional development.

Please click apply now or alternatively telephone for an informal discussion

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