Nursery Deputy Manager

Nursery Deputy Manager



Full time - 40 Hours

Role Description:

We are looking for a deputy manager for our exciting new nursey, located on the grounds of our Fernlea Care Home.

We are a successful family-owned and managed enterprise who have operated care homes in and around Manchester for the past 30 years. Over the years, it became evident to us, through links with local schools and nurseries, that there are significant benefits to interaction between the elderly and young children for both groups. On this basis, we committed to developing ‘Fernbees’, our first 30-place day nursery on the grounds of our flagship service, Fernlea with a dedicated focus on intergenerational activity.

As a deputy at Fernbees, you will have exciting opportunities to work alongside our manager and business team to design a brand-new service while forming part of a successful organisation which holds Investors in People Gold award and has developed a reputation for being committed to our staff.

We are looking for someone who is highly motivated, committed to providing high-quality childcare, and willing to embrace new challenges. An ideal candidate should be an effective communicator with both children and parents, and have a sufficient understanding and capability to deliver the highest standards in childcare, including an understanding of safeguarding, the EYFS, and pediatric first aid. An ideal candidate must have at least Level 3 in Early Years Childcare and Education (or equivalent) and two years’ experience working with children.

This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of this exciting project from the start

The Deputy manager will work in partnership with the Manager and is responsible for the effective leadership of the nursery team, providing training, coaching and mentoring whilst supporting team members to ensure a high standard of service.

As a deputy manager working with us, you can expect a competitive salary, excellent training and development as well as a caring and passionate place to work.

The successful candidate will be

Committed to providing high-quality childcare and early years learning.
Enthusiastic and committed
An effective communicator
Have a desire and capability to achieve the highest standards in child care
A strong commitment to safeguarding children
at least level 3 in early years childcare and education (or equivalent) and 2 years’ experience working with children.
A good knowledge of the early year curriculum
An ability to work alongside the manager in the day to day running of the nursery
Essential Experience:

Working in collaboration with colleagues in achieving positive working relationships through effective communication leadership and guidance and the support of all members of the nursery team.
A strong record of on-going training and/or professional qualifications since qualifying
Proven experience of working in early years education settings with successful management leading to ‘Good or Outstanding ’ regulatory inspection outcomes
The ability to work as part of a team to ensure essential day to day tasks are completed in line with nursery policies.
relevant training linked to food Hygiene and management
Experience of proving support and leadership to a staff team to enable staff in fulfil their roles, responsibilities and legislation duty in relation to safeguarding children.
Current 12hrs Paediatric First Aid Certificate
Experience Desirable:

Experience of efficient staff deployment and managing staff rotas
Knowledge of Local Authority and Regulatory requirements and inspection processes

Full and relevant level 3 qualification (essential)
12 hours pediatric first aid and first aid at work (essential)
Level 2 Food Hygiene or equivalent training
Relevant safeguarding/child protection training undertaken and a willingness to update training regularly (essential)
Evidence of continuous professional development
Undergraduate or Foundation Degree in Early Childhood Studies or other relevant subject (Desirable)
EYPP/EYTT or QTS post graduate status (Desirable)
Full, clean driving license
Personal Attributes:

Able to communicate clearly with adults and children using a variety of techniques (verbally and written)
Ability to lead and inspire nursery colleagues to achieve the highest standards or care and education.
Highly motivated and driven, achieving positive impacts
Ability to build trust and develop teams – strong empathy to understand child and parents views
Able to manage workload and manage time effectively
Please note the successful candidate must undergo an enhanced disclosure and barring service (DBS) check. We are an equal opportunities employer.

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