Deputy Manager - New Cross
Type: Full time
Title: Deputy Nursery Manager
Qualification: NVQ Level 3 or equivalent
Salary: £25,688 - £26,686.40 (inclusive of location allowance)
Are you an experienced Deputy Manager seeking a new and exciting role within the South East London, Lewisham? Does the idea of working for a well-respected and influential not -for - profit organisation sound like an interesting move?
London Early Years Foundation (LEYF) Nurseries is London’s largest childcare social enterprise with over 100 years’ experience educating and caring for children across London. We are a not-for profit and give free places to nearly half of our families, so that children from all backgrounds can enjoy early years learning and care. You can watch a video of a typical day at a LEYF nursery by clicking this link - A Day in the Life Film
We are looking for a Deputy Nursery Manager to help lead our team at our New Cross Community Nursery, Lewisham. New Cross joined the LEYF family in 2015, one of our brand-new nurseries opened and developed by LEYF! New Cross is still awaiting its first Ofsted inspection. It is a large nursery with an occupancy capacity of 69 FTE. The nursery is over 2 floors and has large outdoor areas for the children.
What do our staff at New Cross say about working there?
‘There is a real focus on excellence and there is the opportunity to be that personally. There is a lot of action research going on to be the best we can to help the children to have the best opportunities. It is a good culture to be a part of.’
What do you need to have to be considered for this position?
You will be required to hold a full and relevant child care qualification at level 3 or above. Post qualified experience in a group setting working with babies/ 2-5 year olds and supervising staff is essential and demonstrable knowledge and experience of the EYFS and ability to operate and run a nursery based on the areas is also essential. You will have strong knowledge of child protection and safeguarding and the ability to take the lead when required. You will work directly with the Nursery Manager to ensure procedures are adhered to, ensure the nursery consistently promotes positive behaviour, self-control and independence in the children. You will also be required to manage and develop the nursery team and undertake administrative and IT activities of the nursery including collection of fees, nursery database, purchasing and receipts.
So, what benefits can LEYF offer you?
LEYF staff are paid some of the highest wages in the sector, you will be part of a group of 38 Nurseries with exceptional reputations across London who support each other. We have central office functions; HR, Recruitment, Finance, IT, Marketing, Customer Services – all who are there to help you run and develop your nursery to meet high quality standards.
As a permanent member of the LEYF family you will be entitled to 50% off child care, 7% employer contribution pension, up to 25 days’ annual leave plus an additional 3 days over Christmas! We also offer additional discounts on memberships and EE contracts.
Interested? Apply now!