Deputy Nursery Manager

Recruiter
Tigerlily Childcare Berks and Bucks
Location
Chesham, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
16 Sep 2019
Closes
29 Sep 2019
Ref
1236865341
Sector
Education
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Our client a lovely nursery setting in the Chesham area are looking for a Deputy Nursery Manager.

Purpose of post
  • To work under the direction of the Manager and deputise for him/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 establishment for children from birth to five years
  • 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
  • To support the team in order to provide an enabling environment in which all individual children can play, learn and develop
  • To direct and support staff as agreed by the Manager. Responsible to Nursery Manager Main duties
  • To promote the aims and objectives of the nursery
  • To promote the high standards of the nursery at all times to parents, staff and visitors
  • To assist the Manager in showing parents around the nursery facilities and sending out information
  • To ensure the provision of high standards of physical, personal, social and emotional care
  • To lead a team of professional workers and to ensure good practice at all times
  • To assist the Manager in setting and implementing objectives and policy for the nursery
  • To assist with the planning and organisation of staffing schedules and holiday rotas to ensure adequate staffing levels are maintained in accordance with Ofsted guidelines and nursery procedures
  • To assist with the implementation of administrative procedures involved with registration, place allocation, and other related matters
  • To assist with the development and implementation of systems to monitor and record child development
  • To assist with the preparation and maintenance of materials and equipment
  • To be responsible for the health and safety standards appropriate for the needs of young children and ensuring staff compliance and awareness
  • To ensure high standards of hygiene and cleanliness are maintained at all times
  • To 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
  • To ensure confidentiality of all information received and shared
  • To assist with staff development and training
  • To support the effective interview and selection process as required
  • To fully support the induction of new team members • Support the appropriate supervision meetings/processes in conjunction with the 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
  • To 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
  • To liaise with outside agencies as required
  • Assist the Manager with the efficient upkeep and maintenance of the building and grounds, 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
  • To undertake such other duties and responsibilities of an equivalent nature as may be determined from time-to-time by the Manager.

Tigerlily Childcare are here to help you to make the right choice in your next career move - if you meet the criteria set above, or would like Early Years Career advice please apply. We recruit for Unqualified Nursery Assistants, Nursery Nurses, Nursery Managers and Early Years Teachers plus many other roles specific to Early Years Childcare.

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