Deputy Manager

VD Recruitment
Closing date
21 Nov 2020

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VD Recruitment has partnered with a leading and growing group of independent Montessori nurseries and preschools. We are currently recruiting at their Hanwell branch for a dynamic Deputy Manager.

We are looking for passionate Deputy Manager with strong knowledge of the EYFS, good communication, organisational and interpersonal skills. The individual must be highly motivated and have a positive attitude towards working with children. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of two years post qualifying experience with preferably at least one year in a senior position or in a role that has some exposure to senior responsibilities. Ability of understanding Management Structure. Good mental and physical health. Friendly, flexible approach. Willingness to learn.

You will be joining a 'Good' Ofsted Rated nursery at Hanwell W7 location. This is a full time permanent role with 40 hours/week working with rotating early and late shifts between 7.30am to 6.30pm

Salary Offered - Up to £24k

Duties & Responsibilities are as below but not limited to-

* Deputise for the Manager.

* Oversee the smooth running of the nursery.

* Lead the staff team to deliver high quality practice within the nursery.

* Ensure a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care and development for children placed in the Day Nursery.

* Observe each child's progress and report on achievements, looking for progression and continuity alongside the Early Years Foundation Stage.

* Ensure that no child is ever left on their own in the room / nursery / outing.

* Understand and participate in the key person system. To ensure that your own key children learning journey/ profiles are up to date and maintained at the required quality level.

* Deliver the Early Years Foundation Stage framework and any other appropriate guidance for young children in accordance with nursery's policy and guidelines.

* Action and monitor all child safeguarding / protection issues / accidents to ensure that any remedial action is taken immediately. Ensure close monitoring of children about whom there are concerns.

* Carry out health and safety checks as required to ensure the room / nursery is tidy, safe, clean and secure for children, staff, parents/carers and visitors .

* Participate in free flow systems. This aids children's development in self-assurance, independence, making choices and self-selecting.

* Promoting positive relationships with parents, children and colleagues.

Experience , Qualification & Skills Required:

* Childcare qualified to Level 3 from a recognised awarding scheme (CWDC Diploma, NNEB, BTEC, NVQ, CACHE).

* You may have experience of the following: Senior Nursery Nurse, Senior Nursery Practitioner, Room Supervisor or Room Manager

* Training in Child Protection and Safeguarding Children.

* Training in Behaviour Management.

* A recent Paediatric First Aid certificate.

* Fluency in written and spoken English and an ability to write reports as directed by the manager.

* Strong knowledge of the EYFS.

Staff Benefits Package:

* Funded training courses to develop your career

* Financial support towards further qualifications

* Career progression and promotion opportunities

* Increased salary for Level 3 Forest School Leaders

* Health care benefits including optical, dental, chiropody and therapy (physio and osteo)

* Westfield Rewards - Exclusive special offers and discounts from more than 450 High Street and online retailers.

* Free 24 hours counselling and advice line on wide range of issues

* Ofsted "Outstanding" outcome - "M&S gift voucher" for each staff

* Staff discount for childcare

* Pension Scheme

The positions are subject to an Enhanced DBS certificate and references.

If you have the relevant experience & qualification and would like to be a part of a progressive team please send your cv
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