Deputy Manager Nursery Level 3 Childcare Lewisham Permanent

Liberty Resourcing
London, UK
03 Sep 2019
03 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Title -Deputy Manager/Room Leader Role

Salary - Up to £26k

Location - Honor Oak Lewisham

Hours - Full Time

Start - Immediate

Our client is looking for a passionate and experienced Level 3 to become a valued member of our team at our Ofsted graded "Good" nursery. We would love for you to work with them on their journey to achieve 'Outstanding'.

Conveniently located only a stone's throw from Honor Oak Park Overground Station, The Nursery plays a pivotal role in the local community. All admissions come through word of mouth, and recommendations by happy parents past and present.

This is a privately owned, family run nursery that offers the highest standards of care and education for children between the ages of three months and five years of age.

They believe that from the moment they enter, to the moment they leave, the children are always learning, that is why they use the titles Head Teacher and Teachers when referring to our staff.

Children are cared for in a loving, safe and happy environment. The setting has an incredibly dedicated and passionate team of Early Years practitioners, led by the Head Teacher who has over ten years of experience in nursery education, and has previously managed a nursery that was awarded a "Good" with outstanding aspects.

Experience Required:
  • Level 3 in Childcare or a similar/higher/equivalent qualification is required

Key Room Leader responsibilities:
  • To work as a member of the nursery team to ensure that all children attending the setting receive high quality care, are kept safe and receive rich and stimulating learning and play experiences which meet their individual needs.
  • To ensure that all children attending the setting receive rich and stimulating play experiences which support all aspects and components of the EYFS curriculum.
  • To lead requirements of regulatory bodies with relation to EYFS matters, special needs, child protection, Health and Safety and to ensure that company policies and procedures are adhered to
  • To maintain an overview of the needs of all the children within the room and the staff to meet these needs
  • To promote and support effective partnerships with parents and ensure that key persons maintain positive relationships within their roles
  • To regularly contribute to cycles or supervisions and appraisals of staff

Key Deputy Managerial responsibilities:
  • To work under the direction of the Manager and deputise for her as and when required
  • To support the aims and objectives of the nursery and assist the Manager in the organisation of a high-quality setting
  • To provide high standards of childcare and education including monitoring and reviewing the provision at all times
  • To be key to raising the quality of early years provision and act as an agent of change to improve practice in the nursery including providing a safe, caring environment to enable the emotional, social and educational development of children, through individual attention and group activities
  • To manage the nursery and undertake all the necessary duties in the absence of the nursery manager
  • To show round prospective parents or carers
  • To oversee the planning, delivery and monitoring of the nursery's EYFS curriculum in accordance with the children's social, emotional, physical and intellectual needs.
  • To supervise relevant staff on a daily basis.
  • To supervise volunteers, students on placements and work experience in the nursery.
  • To supervise the children where appropriate and to protect them from dangerous or harmful situations.
  • To share any child protection concerns immediately with the nursery manager
  • To provide a high level of care that will enhance the children's general health and well-being
  • To act as a key person to a small group of children if needed and to ensure their needs are reflected in the planning of routines and activities.
  • To be aware of children's special educational needs and ensure staff support these children effectively
  • To keep informative, accurate and up-to-date records, including records of progress and any behavioural or developmental reports
  • To liaise regularly and build relationships with parents/carers about their children's needs, interests and progress
  • To help arrange and attend parents'/carers' meetings to allow two-way discussion of their children's progress
  • To attend regular team meetings
  • To actively participate at team meetings, supervisor meetings and appraisal meetings
  • Have specific training/knowledge of working with babies and children under two years old in order to support their individual needs
  • To implement good practise and good conduct as a senior member of staff, supporting all staff and engaging in a good staff team
  • Look upon the nursery as a 'whole'. Be flexible within your working practises and be constantly aware of the changing needs of the children and nursery
  • To attend training courses as required and to take responsibility for your development
  • To be aware of and adhere to all the setting's operational policies and procedures, e.g. health and safety, fire precautions, dropping off and collection of children, food safety, cleanliness of the setting etc.
  • To undertake any other reasonable duties as directed by the Manager, in accordance with the setting's strategy/business plan/objectives

If you have the above and are wanting a role within a caring Nursery send us your CV and we shall respond. All applicants must be eligible to work in the uK

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