Deputy Nursery Manager

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2018-04-21 Care Homes Job Title: Deputy Nursery Manager

Job Setting: Day Nursery / Nursery School

Job Role: Deputy Manager / Assistant Manager

Date Posted: 22 Mar 2018

Job Location: Coventry , West Midlands

Salary: £18,000 18,000 per annum

Hours: Full Time

Contact Name: Jennifer Faulkner

Description

Creative Flair Childcare has two, homely, welcoming nurseries in Kenilworth and Coventry. We have a dedicated team that are committed to providing high-quality care to our children. We are a dance, music, drama and the arts inclusive nursery and we encourage our children to participate in these activities within their sessions. We believe that this enhances their early years experiences and helps them grow to become confident little people.

We are looking for a forward-thinking person who can work within a team and has managerial experience within a Nursery environment. The position is room based, with some time given for office tasks. Someone who possesses the ability and is well experienced in communicating with staff and parents in a friendly and efficient manner. A practitioner who has excellent EYFS and leadership skills and who can demonstrate solid organisation and administration skills with the ability to work with the Nursery Director in leading the nursery in the Nursery Manager's absence. Also we are looking for someone who has the ability and experience to communicate.

The Deputy Manager Position requires you to be a Designated Safeguarding Lead for the setting. This means you would take the lead on ensuring children are cared for in a safe and positive environment and commit to continued vigilance to ensure this – in line with our Safeguarding Policy. You will need to attend DSL training every 2 years and keep up to date with changes to the Warwickshire guidelines and good practice.

Duties & Responsibilities as our Deputy Manager;
- To support the setting in the absence of the Nursery Manager and/or Nursery Director

- Support and work alongside the Nursery Manager and Director to ensure that the nursery philosophy is fulfilled

- Co-ordinate plan and prioritise activities and progress in order to develop a stimulating environment


- Attend and support staff meetings as well as training courses

- Help to ensure all staff are fully aware of their responsibilities in line with policies and procedures

- Assist the Manager with the day to day management of the nursery by ensuring that everything is running smoothly in the rooms

- Take sufficient care of all visitors, staff and parents in order to comply with legal requirements

- Help maintain a professional working environment in the nursery


- Model and promote positive behaviour strategies for children and their families.

- Support the ethos of the nursery as set out in the mission statement.

- Help to provide and maintain a safe and secure environment for both children and adults. Help ensure that the cleanliness and tidiness of the nursery is to a high standard.

- To undertake training and development as agreed with the Nursery Director.

- Undertake other duties as necessary and as may be requested by the manager
 

How to Apply:

If you would like to be considered, please click 'Apply' below and attached your latest CV.

Skills/Qualifications:

  • - Broad relevant childcare experience in a nursery environment. - Experience of the Private Day Nurseries Sector. - Comprehensive knowledge of the work practices
  • processes and procedures relevant to the role specifically in relation to the childcare
  • the EYFS. - Experience of working independently as well as in a team confidently. - Comprehensive knowledge of operating systems that are required to provide reportable data advice and guidance across the nursery setting. - Experience of staff training and their development - Effective time management skills and excellent communication skills. - Display a high level of enthusiasm
  • loyalty
  • motivation and adhere to the ethos at Creative Flair Childcare. Be a role model of good practice within the nursery. - Friendly
  • helpful manner when dealing with parents’ queries and problem solving

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