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Assistant Nursery Manager

Linden Tree Nursery Schools
SW11 6QB, London (Greater)
Up to £33,000
Closing date
21 Jan 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
Deputy Management
Children's Centre, Nursery
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Job Details

Linden Tree Nursery Schools are offering a opportunity for an enthusiastic, passionate and capable deputy manager to join our dedicated and diverse team within our Froebelian settings for children aged from six months to five years old.

You will already have some experience managing staff in a busy day nursery environment and enjoy those challenges. You will want to extend your knowledge of Froebelian practice and learn more about the principles which underpin the approach. We will support you with our dedicated Head Office team nearby and support your journey in Froebel practice. You will become a key part of one of London's most innovative, truly independent nursery groups. Over 50% of staff in our company are Graduates and we offer an annual Leadership programme to senior staff.

We are small, bespoke nursery schools which operate 3 south London sites, each with a capacity of 32-43 children. All of our settings have been renovated inside and out creating an organised and calm environment, with a natural effect garden for children to grow and develop through the Froebelian approach. Each nursery school has local access to green spaces, community amenities and have wider expeditions planned throughout the year.

We are on an exciting journey and seek another aspirational and knowledgeable individual to join our management team who is looking for a new challenge and for the opportunity to grow further with us. You must be a strong candidate for the role. You will have an in-depth knowledge of the EYFS and the role of Ofsted. You will possess the ability to problem solve in addition to having an excellent work ethic, be professional, whilst friendly and emotionally engage with the staff team.

As a company running nursery schools since 2005, we are able to offer competitive pay, based on experience and qualifications. We pride ourselves on staff professional development and encourage growth and promotion within the company. We have a dedicated Quality and Training Manager who encourages the wider team to build and develop their practice, within the Froebelian approach, in order to create excellence.

We are a family business and extremely proud of the caring and professional culture of all of our staff team. We aim to provide excellent care and learning within the Froebel approach.

Our opening hours are 8am until 6.30pm Monday to Thursday and 6pm Friday. We are closed on all Bank Holidays, 2 Inset days each year, one Staff Appreciation afternoon, Christmas Eve and for the week between Christmas.


Salary: up to £33,000 per annum

Holiday: 27 days plus bank holiday p/a

Pension Scheme

Advanced training opportunities, including Froebel and Leadership training

Career progression

Enrollment onto EYLP

1:1 coaching

Staff Appreciation Day

Wellbeing initiatives and Staff Spotlight awards

Christmas Party

Contractual hours 42.5 hours per week


You must have a minimum Level 3 qualification (Degree or Level 5 Management qualification desired) in Early Years and/or Education and Child Care

Ideally at least three years’ experience of managing a nursery as a deputy or third in charge and some experience of dealing with Ofsted during an inspection

Excellent problem solving abilities

Enthusiasm to develop future educational practice

Must have no convictions or cautions, clear DBS

Visa applications welcome, childcare qualifications must be ENIC recognised

For more information please visit our website:


About Linden Tree Nursery Schools

We are a leading Froebelian Nursery Schools group in South London providing a rich and varied Froebelian education for children and families.

We are a long established family run group of small bespoke settings, which have been successfully providing childcare to South London families for over fifteen years.

We are proud of our great team of highly qualified, experienced, caring staff who work to provide a stimulating environment for all children that attend.

Our team are comprised of highly qualified educators.

Our nursery schools are only registered for 32-43 children respectively to provide a homely learning environment for all. Which are furnished with high quality resources and outdoor gardens. We link with the local community and visit various parks, commons, libraries, museums, art galleries, elderly care homes as part of our continuous practice.

We register children from 6 months to 5 years of age. Bespoke and tailored activities provided in-house and not dependent on booking pattern.

Find Us
0203 900 2737
155D Northcote Road
County (optional)
SW11 6QB
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