Deputy Manager

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2018-03-29 Care Homes Job Title: Deputy Manager

Job Setting: Day Nursery / Nursery School

Job Role: Deputy Manager / Assistant Manager

Date Posted: 27 Feb 2018

Job Location: Newham , London

Salary: to be discussed

Hours: Full Time

Contact Name: Alison Goldstone

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1. To work in partnership with the Manager provide the strategic and visionary leadership required to achieve and maintain high standards of care and education.

2.Be aware of and act in accordance with all relevant current legislation and ensure that all the Nursery’s policies and procedures are implemented and adhered to at all times.

3.In the absence of the Manager effectively lead and manage all Nursery staff, students and voluntary workers, ensuring a good level of supervision, support and discipline.

4.Maintain effective parent liaison in order to work in partnership with parents/carers.

5.Work in partnership with the Manager to oversee the efficient upkeep of the Nursery, ensuring regular quality checks and maintenance of equipment, furnishings and fittings.

6.Assist with all administrative duties associated with the management of the Nursery, e.g. maintaining records on the children and their families, maintaining an inventory, keeping personnel records.

7. Assist with the recording and banking of fees.

8.In partnership with the Manager ensure an appropriate level of observation, discussion and supervision of the staff and the children.

9.Co-ordinate and chair staff meetings when necessary, including setting agendas and taking minutes.

10.Maintain effective communication links with other agencies

11.Act as a Key Person, supporting a small group of children, liaising closely with parents/carers, supporting each child’s emotional wellbeing and model this to other staff members and support them in this role.

The duties of the role may be subject to change as the Nursery develops and any changes to the role will be through consultation between the Directors, the Manager and the deputy manager. The Deputy Manager’s responsibility is to assist the Manager to ensure that the Nursery runs smoothly and the staff team is working to its full potential.


  • Level 3 in child care
  • First aid
  • administrative experience
  • • Good organisational
  • record keeping and planning skills
  • • Punctuality

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