Have you been a nursery deputy manager or senior for a while and want to be able to make your mark, while continuing nursery manager training.
We are looking for an enthusiastic, cheerful deputy manager with lots of energy, creative ideas and drive to make their mark on our Billericay setting. Must have good communications skills, sound knowledge of EYFS and safeguarding, computer literate and a huge passion for childcare and a love of the outdoors. Must demonstrate competency and experience.
Working 7.30am-6.30pm 4 days a week plus sharing opening and closing.
Key Responsibilities of the nursery deputy manager
* Run the nursery one day per week.
* Ensure room staff deliver a range of activities for the children.
* In the unlikely event of senior staff absence, to work such hours to make sure that the setting is appropriately staffed, and legal requirements are met..
* Assist management of the provision of the nursery ensuring that children, parents and the staff team work together to provide high quality childcare and support the advocate programme
* To manage a staff team effectively.
* To agree with the setting manager nursery goals and monitor the achievement of progress against targets.
* To monitor and assess the quality of provision ensuring that policies and procedures, best practice and standards are maintained.
* To ensure that all paperwork relating to the children is completed and updated on our online systems such as health care plans, allergy plans, funding forms and register audits.
* To be responsible for the day-to-day running of the nursery, ensuring compliance with registration and legislative requirements at all times.
* To ensure that the nursery conforms to and exceeds the requirements of Ofsted.
* To uphold and ensure a high standard of care throughout the nursery.
* To ensure all staff follow policies and procedures.
* Review Ofsted Regulation Folders to prepare the nursery for Ofsted inspections and action any recommendations made by the inspector ensuring a minimum good grade is awarded.
* Updating monthly and termly audits and all compliance paperwork.
* Ensuring that additional roles and responsibilities, e.g. SENCO, ENCO, behaviour officer, Health & Safety Officer, Safeguarding Officer etc, are allocated amongst the team and suitably qualified staff members and that their roles are being actively carried out to a high standard.
* Review online learning journeys.
* To make recommendations for the future development and long term vision of the nursery.
* To ensure that the nursery is fully resourced with essential items.
* To travel to, prepare for, attend and contribute to Managers meetings.
* To be a key holder for the nursery.
* In the event of senior staff absence, working such hours to make sure that the setting is appropriately staffed and legal requirements covered.
* Following the marketing plan and ensuring all points are actioned.
* Through regular supervisions identify individual and nursery development needs ensuring these needs are met through appropriate training.
* To ensure that the physical environment of the nursery is maintained to comply with the requirements of the Health & Safety at Work Act.
* To ensure that a daily Health & Safety checks are carried out.
* Be aware of and comply with EHO and COSHH regulations.
* Ensure that all risk assessments are up to date, and fire drills are carried out on a regular basis and recorded accurately and promptly.
Safeguarding statement of the nursery deputy mananger
The Treehouse Forestry Nursery and Out of School Club is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and takes its statutory duties and responsibilities in this context very seriously. We expect everyone working in or on behalf of the setting to share our commitment.
We take pride in ensuring that our robust policies and procedures are reviewed regularly and implemented consistently, by everyone, as we strive to maintain a strong safeguarding working practices and culture. Annual safeguarding training is provided to all staff and is an integral part of the setting's Continued Professional Development training. All staff, volunteers and main contractors undergo appropriate DBS checks prior to appointment.
The Treehouse Forestry Nursery and Out of School Club applies safer recruitment policies to ensure that all of our staff are suitable to work with children and young people. We advise you in advance that two people will be involved in your recruitment process. Both people will partake in your interview and each person will individually review all applications and paperwork to ensure that you are suitable for the role.
Part of our safer recruitment procedure includes obtaining references for you. One of these references must be your latest employer. If you are unable to obtain a reference before the interview from your current employer then you must obtain references from the employer before that as well as one other reference.
References from former employers are preferable over any other referee. Please note that we will need to obtain a reference from your latest employer before completing our processes for you to commence working for us.
We are at liberty to advise you that if there are gaps in your employment history or any other information that gives us cause for concern, we will contact your former employers to obtain further information and satisfy any concerns that we have.
Eligibility to work within the UK
We will need to obtain evidence from you to confirm that you are eligible to work within the UK. We confirm that this information, as well as all personal information, will be held in our Staff Central Record.
* On-site parking
* Company pension
* Employee discounts