Deputy Nursery Manager - Mitcham

Mitcham, London (Greater)
16 Apr 2018
16 May 2018
Deputy Nursery Manager - Mitcham
Full Time
Contract Type

One of our top clients is looking for a Deputy Manager to join their friendly team spending 2/3 days per week in the room and the rest of the time in the office supporting the nursery manager. This could be a good opportunity for an experienced Room Leader looking to step up in to a Deputy Manager position.

Main duties of Deputy Manager:

Attend a weekly management meeting, taking notes and reviewing minutes circulated to ensure discussions are recorded and progress is made

Support the Nursery Manager in organising and hosting quarterly staff meetings

Disseminate management decisions to Room Leaders, ensuring new decisions are taken on board and implemented/ maintained in the room at all times

Host the room leaders meeting every 2 weeks, ensuring Room Leaders take bullet points/ short notes and file these appropriately in the office as a record of discussions and to aid progress and change

Demonstrate excellent knowledge of the statutory framework and curriculum in England and ensure the team is supporting each child to develop within a stimulating environment

Oversee the Room Leaders in implementing a wide and varied programme of activities for the children appropriate to their needs and developmental stage in line with Early Years Foundation Stage framework

Act as a key person for a group of children as allocated by the management team, ensuring attachment theories are respected

Have a sound knowledge of all the children in the setting and an excellent knowledge of your key children

Work in partnership with parents, consulting and sharing information with them about the needs and progress of their children

Monitor the completion of all the children’s developmental and observation records across the nursery and support the Room Leaders/ Nurse practitioners in ensuring these are of exceptional quality

Support the Room Leaders in organising and hosting parents meetings (minimum of 2 per year), ensuring all relevant record keeping is completed to an exceptional standard to support these meetings

Ensure Room Leaders are updating the display boards every 4 weeks with new material relevant to their creative activities

Follow the nursery’s policy on supporting children’s positive behaviour and begin taking the lead in supporting our special educational needs children

Helping the manager to take overall responsibility for managing staff effectively, ensuring ratios are maintained throughout the setting at all times

Communicate effectively and positively with all staff, overseeing professionalism and reporting any concerns to management

Work closely with the team to pass on your knowledge, practically and theoretically and ensure that each staff member makes a positive contribution to the success of the nursery

Identify and address staff training needs in collaboration with the Nursery Manager

Take the lead in the staff recognition programme and identify and suggest additional ways to increase/ maintain staff motivation

Support the Nursery Manager in the recruitment process, offering advice and feedback and supporting the decision making process


 Motivated, enthusiastic & energetic individual

 Passionate about childcare

 Minimum Level 3 qualified in childcare

 Experienced in a nursery setting preferably in a lead role 

 Able to display excellent knowledge and understanding of the EYFS

 Fluent in written and spoken English

 Punctual and reliable

 Able to display great interpersonal skills and a team player attitude

Employee benefits:

Training and support that enables you to to perform to your full potential

Competitive salary

Fun and lively nursery with a strong leadership team

Ongoing support, training and career development

Childcare discounts

Daisy Chain Childcare Recruitment 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. 

** All internal staff at Daisy Chain Childcare Recruitment Are Safer Recruitment trained ** 

Please send Natalie your CV as soon as possible so that she can contact you to discuss this and opportunities available and to arrange an interview for as soon as you are available! 

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