Deputy Manager

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2018-04-06 Care Homes Job Title: Deputy Manager

Job Setting: Day Nursery / Nursery School

Job Role: Deputy Manager / Assistant Manager

Date Posted: 07 Mar 2018

Job Location: Mitcham , London

Salary: £21,000 to £22,000 per annum

Hours: Full Time

Contact Name: Nursery Manager

Job Reference: DeputyMan


Are you an enthusiastic, experienced practitioner looking to further your career? Would you like to work for a prestigious national brand associated with quality Early Years Childcare?

Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery Mitcham is looking for an exceptional and experienced Deputy Manager.

Salary: £21,000

Hours: Full time, 40 hours per week

The successful Deputy Manager will have:

  • Previous experience as a Deputy Manager in a good or outstanding nursery
  • Minimum NVQ Level 3 or equivalent in Early Years and Childcare
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of the EYFS and Ofsted requirements
  • Enthusiasm and commitment to maintaining the highest standards in childcare
  • Effective communication and motivational skills

We offer an excellent benefits package, which includes:

  • A highly competitive salary
  • Fantastic career opportunities
  • Continuous training and development
  • Childcare discount


  • To know and understand all Nursery Policies
  • To know and understand all Nursery Prices
  • To know and understand the EYFS
  • To be punctual and willing to do overtime when required
  • To be well-presented at all times
  • To work as part of a team
  • To use initiative
  • To devise a settling-in format for all new parents/children
  • To liaise closely with the Manager in implementing all Nursery Policies
  • To devise a room timetable, after discussion with the Manager, implementing all key areas of the EYFS
  • To liaise closely with parents and to update them daily on their child's progress
  • To organise regular updating of daily diaries by all staff members
  • To organise staff into routines of nappy changing
  • To introduce all new staff members to the room's routine and procedures
  • To ensure that ratios are adhered to at all times
  • To ensure that the room(s) are clean and tidy at all times
  • To keep regular development records on each child as per the Manager's format
  • To support the Manager in his/her daily role
  • To deputise for the Nursery Manager and to step into the Manager’s role in his/her absence

The post is subject to an enhanced DBS check and two valid up to date references.

If you think you have what it takes, then we would love to meet you!


  • Minimum Level 3 Childcare or equivalent
  • Nursery Management

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