- Job description
- Position: Deputy Nursery Manager
Salary Banding: £23,000 - £26,000 per annum (dependent on qualification/s and experience)
Hours: Full time / Permanent / Mon-Fri / 40 hours
Location: Chingford, London
We are currently recruiting for a passionate Nursery Manager to join our wonderful Chingford Day Nursery and Preschool.
Our 45-place nursery is new and recently opened in November 2020. The Nursery is purpose built and has two rooms catering for children aged from 3 months to 5 years old.
The garden is split into two areas - one for the under twos and the other for the older children, with an additional open play area at the front of the nursery.
As a Deputy Nursery Manager working with us, you can expect a competitive salary, excellent training and development as well as a caring and passionate place to work.
Key Tasks and Responsibilities:
.Working with nursery manager to ensure the nursery is fully recruited with suitable qualified people, encouraging a diverse workforce, who are comprehensively inducted, trained and supported; the workforce plans are in line with occupancy, and all nursery teams are fully compliant with their regulatory training, company induction and required development programmes at all times.
· Lead and role model best practice and high standards of behaviour with the staff team, deliver relevant training to practitioners, and continually reflect on practice to identify and drive continuous improvement to deliver high quality care and education for all children and staff.
· Provide exceptional organisational leadership of nursery teams - promote a positive culture, values, and behaviours, to drive improvement in customer and client satisfaction and employee engagement, retention and performance in the nursery, making a positive contribution to service excellence
· Support the implementation of the Quality, People and Growth action plans across the nursery setting, to ensure alignment with company strategic objectives and ensure all routine practices, procedures and policies are implemented securely and consistently across the nursery setting.
· Ensure the observation and in the moment planning process meets the needs of all children.
· Implement and manage Keeping Everyone Safe policies and procedures and continuously demonstrate, monitor and improve the practices and behaviours that underpin a high performing safety culture
· To lead by example and drive the culture of Safeguarding Children and promoting professional staff behaviour.
· In collaboration with HR and nursery manager, complete effective annual appraisals for all staff, and contribute to succession planning, identification and delivery of relevant training, and additional requirements for personal development plans including coaching and mentoring for all staff
· Working with HR and nursery manager, identify succession plans for the nursery team and nurture, create and continuously develop a pipeline of high performing practitioners and room leaders, building the strongest talent pool in the sector
· Engage with the Local Authority and understand the local offer to support the practice in all areas of the nursery
· Providing strong and clear line management for a Nursery team. Work in collaboration with ND, EY Specialists, HR, throughout the business, to ensure cohesion and execution of the company strategic goals.
· Ensure high quality leadership. Deliver, implement and manage strong and effective performance management and monitoring processes, with the ability to demonstrate impact and show improvements in performance, leading to the highest quality provision as set out in the Quality Assurance Framework, improved inspection ratings, full regulatory compliance, high levels of customer and employee satisfaction and growth.
· Delivery of highest quality Early Childhood practice and experiences for all children in the setting, including those with Special Educational Needs and/or Disability, promoting emotional wellbeing.
· 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
· Strong decision-maker, with the proven ability to support change.
· Knowledge of Local Authority and Regulatory requirements and inspection processes across the UK
· Full and relevant level 3 qualification or above (essential)
· 12 hours paediatric first aid and first aid at work (essential)
· 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)
· Able to communicate clearly with adults and children using a variety of techniques (oral and in writing)
·· Ability to build trust and develop cohesive teams - strong empathy to understand child and parents view, clear expectations and fair-minded
· Encourages colleagues to realise their potential and empowers high performers
· Able to manage workload and manage time effectively to deliver the desired results
· Able and competent user of company ICT systems and have the willingness to learn and develop ICT skills
- Competitive Pay Rates
- Flexible working
- Government Pension Scheme
- Professional Development & Training
- Opportunity for Career Progression
- Company Recognition
- Free uniform
- Free Lunch
- Discounted Childcare
- Additional Holiday
Job Types: Full-time, Permanent
Salary: £22,800.00 to £26,000.00 per year