A fantastic opportunity has become available at our Weir Link Nursery. We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic Deputy Manager to join our passionate management team. Our LEYF deputies are an essential part of our team and whilst maintaining a hands-on role, they will support the manager in the smooth running of the nursery.
LEYF follows a set of teachings that is reflective of our social enterprise approach. Each of the 7 elements is designed to strengthen children's social and cultural capital through language, social opportunities, cultural experiences, and friendships. The role requires you to manage and develop the nursery team whilst undertaking administrative and IT duties of the nursery including a collection of fees, nursery database, purchasing, and receipts.
-Full and relevant child care qualification at level 3 or above.
-Strong knowledge of child protection and safeguarding and the ability to take the lead in vulnerable situations when required.
-Management or strong senior team leader experience working in an early year's setting.
-To be a confident leader, articulating your ideas and using planning and preparation to ensure their success.
-To distribute staff and resources effectively, maintaining ratios whilst supporting other rooms.
-To champion LEYF's values and advocate our mission to save the world one child at a time.
-To continually strive for best practice in yourself and inspiring others.
-Have a passion for making a difference in their communities.
-A child centred approach to teaching using creative and exciting methods to engage and stimulate.
We know it's our people who make LEYF great. That's why we value each staff member and offer:
50% off of childcare
£500 Refer a friend bonus
Up to 26 days annual leave and your birthday off!
Full access to LEYF Academy - minimum of 8 days per year training covering mandatory courses and additional professional development designed.
10% GLL Gym discount
7% employer contribution towards pension
Salary increase after probation
Interest free Annual Season Ticket loan
Free life assurance
Access to our Employee Assistance Programme
At LEYF we aim to promote 50% of our leaders from within and nurture our staff to help them progress in their careers.
The London Early Years Foundation (LEYF) is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Background checks and an enhanced DBS will be required