Come and join this exciting and expanding Day Nursery and Pre-School in Lingfield!
Modern and newly refurbished and situated in the heart of Lingfield, this Nursery is looking for a Deputy Manager to assist the Nursery Manager with the running and improvement of the setting and step in when absent.
Details: Full-time, flexible shift patterns, parking, career progression, hourly pay rate, 28 days holiday plus bank holidays, pension scheme, closed 2 weeks for Christmas, friendly and fun team.
Assisting the Manager in the running of the setting and to manage the nursery in the absence of the manager.
To safeguard, supervise and support children at all times, while meeting all the children's needs.
To take on the role of SENCO (training provided if needed).
To have a thorough understanding of the EYFS.
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 be the designated health and safety officer.
To assume a key person role for designated children, carrying out all the related responsibilities and working in partnership with parents.
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.
Qualifications & Experience
Minimum NNEB or CACHE/NVQ Level 3 qualification or equivalent.
A sound understanding of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).
Paediatric first aid and/or safeguarding and/or basic food hygiene.
Knowledge of safeguarding policies and procedures.
Good leadership qualities.
Good communication skills both written and verbal.
At least 3 years' experience of working in a Day Nursery setting.
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