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Berkhamsted - Assistant Nursery Manager. Job in Berkhamsted E-Nursery Jobs

Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire
Job Type
22 Jun 2022
Job description

Sunhill Day Nursery Berkhamsted Assistant Manager (competitive salary, Level 3 Qualified, full-time)

The Old Station Nursery Group, established in 2002, strives to help every child to fulfil their potential. The company has grown steadily, creating a similar feeling and family ethos in each setting while nourishing each nurserys unique strengths.

Our Berkhamsted Day Nursery is a beautifully converted nursery providing a large, light and natural setting. On the outskirts of Berkhamsted village with a large garden and outside classroom, the nursery provides a calm and natural learning environment for all children to flourish. We are looking for an Assistant Manager to join our amazing team full time.

Why join our team?

50% childcare discount (T&Cs apply)
Our incredible new Perkbox package: including a birthday hamper of your choice, free cinema tickets every month, home fitness platform, Health Assured Employee Assistance Programme, a free drink or snack every week from Caffé Nero or Greggs, and hundreds of other perks for you to use
Continual opportunities for personal development and qualifications; career progression means a lot to us
A fun-filled company training day each year
Free staff uniform
A £100 reward each time you refer a friend to join the team, or a family to enrol their child
28 days holiday, which includes a whole week break over Christmas

Some key information about the position

The hours are full time, 40 hours per week.
Competitive salary
We are looking for someone with a Level 3 Early Years Qualification
Our address is Sunhill Berkhamsted Nursery, Sprint Garden Lane, Berkhamsted, HP4 3GY
For more information, please go to our website:

Special skills required!

Having a warm smiling face that makes every child feel special
Pretending to eat playdough creations realistically is required, and that of drinking numerous cups of pretend tea
You must have the ability to read a ten-page fairy-tale, upside down, with at least 4 interruptions per page
You must be prepared to have lots of fun in the workplace. Laughter is something you can expect to be a large part of your working day
Finally, you must be prepared to feel loved, special and important to many young children and their families; there is simply no other job quite like this one

This amazing role will include


Assist the Nursery Manager in providing effective day-to-day management of the nursery, ensuring that either you or the Nursery Manager is on the nursery premises through operating hours.
Development excellent communications with parents/guardians, encouraging them to participate in their childs progress and development.
Assume overall management responsibility for the nursery in the absence of the Nursery Manager, including liaising with OFSTED and all external agencies.
In consultation with the Nursery Manager, formulate, operate and evaluate an annual programme of activities, suitable for the range of the children following the guidelines for the implementation of the Early Years Foundation Stage
Assist the Nursery Manager with all paperwork within the nursery.
In conjunction with the Nursery Manager, ensure that all required standards, ratios and conditions of registration are maintained at all times within the room.
Be fully conversant with the use of all computer programmes and files in use, in particular, the Nursery Manager Software and SS/SR spreadsheet.
Assist with the organisation of and attend parent meetings and open days as required, in your own time.
Assist with the preparation of the nursery for OFSTED inspections and action and recommendation made.
If appropriate, be responsible for the day-to-day management within own room, encouraging good practice by the staff team with regards to individual and group work with children.


In the absence of the Nursery Manager, ensure that the nursery is appropriately staffed and that the correct levels of qualified/unqualified staff are always maintained.
Assist with the recruitment, training, motivation and development of staff within the room taking account of Company Policy and all statutory requirements to ensure that staff fulfil the provisions of their job descriptions.
Assist with the organisations of and attend regular staff meetings and appropriate training sessions, in your own time, which ensure staff are kept up to date on Company Policy and procedures and OFSTED requirement.
Assist with the completion of all staff rotas, ensuring they are both accurate and timely, including the reporting of absence through sickness and holidays.
Ensure all trainees within the room receive appropriate mentoring and training in accordance with their individual training needs.
Develop positive relationships with other staff working within the nursery.
Attend staff meetings and training sessions in own time, as required.
To be available to work when required during opening hours
To become a key holder if necessary
Participate in all self-development activities and continual professional development including appraisals, etc.


Assist the Nursery Manager, assist in monitoring and controlling all costs within the room.

Health and Safety

Ensure that the highest standards of safety, security, hygiene and cleanliness are operated at all times within the Nursery, and in particular, within own room.
In absence of the Nursery Manager/ Deputy Nursery Manager, ensure that all security and safety systems are always fully operational and used properly by all staff.
Ensure that children are provided with regular drinks and food in adequate quantities for their needs and that it is properly prepared, nutritious and complies with dietary and religious requirements.
Administer basic first aid in accordance with company policy. Attend first aid training as necessary. Report any deficiencies in the first aids supplies to the Nursery Manager.


Adhere to all Company Policies and Procedures including attendance at meetings, preparation of reports and any other duties as required.
Ensure the Companys Equal Opportunities Policy is always adhered to.
You must arrive at work in time to start your shift promptly (at least 10 minutes before your shift is due to start) and if you are on a late shift be prepared to remain at the nursery until all children have been collected (payment is made for overtime due to late collection for all children).
The foregoing is not at exhaustive list, you may be required to undertake other duties as requested, particularly if the nursery is short-staffed, and duties may change by negotiation to meet future nursery operating requirements and/or possible new legislation.

Courses we can offer you, to help you develop and grow in our nursery

NVQ 4 in Early Years and Childcare
NVQ 3 in Management
Early Years Foundation Degree
Early Years Teacher Status
Paediatric First Aid
Basic Food Hygiene
Safeguarding Children
Behaviour Management
Manual Handling
Health and Safety at Work

The Old Station Nursery Group is committed to delivering high-quality childcare through recruiting, training and retaining the best staff. We are accredited with the Investors in People Standard and work hard to ensure our staff are given every opportunity to develop their careers.

We would absolutely love for you to be a part of our award-winning team, so what are you waiting for? We cant wait to hear from you and welcome you into our nursery family.
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  • Job Reference: 633250238-2
  • Date Posted: 22 June 2022
  • Recruiter: The Old Station Nursery Ltd
  • Location: Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Education
  • Job Type: Permanent