Assistant Nursery Manager

Linden Tree Nursery Schools
up to £28,500 - £33,500
Closing date
30 Jun 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
Deputy Management
Montessori, Nursery, Pre-School
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Job Details

Job Title: Assistant Nursery Manager

Reports to: Nursery Manager

Salary Band: up to £28,500 - £33,500

Who are we?

Linden Tree Nursery Schools aim is to raise the profile of the Froebelian approach by creating a group of small Froebelian nursery schools that offer young children a quality early years’ experience which is delivered by knowledgeable and qualified educators. We develop the skills of our team members using individual training plans and maintain a nurturing environment for all our children and staff.

“I wanted to educate people to be free, to think, to take action for themselves.”
Froebel in Lilley 1967:41 _

The role

Linden Tree Nursery Schools are offering an opportunity for an enthusiastic, passionate and capable 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.

Main Areas of Responsibility

  • To support the nursery manager to manage the team effectively and frequently produce positive feedback from parents and Head Office
  • Effectively promote the nursery to current parents during the day and to potential customers during viewings to meet occupancy targets
  • To adhere to Policies and Practices and be able to answer relevant questions about these from parents, carers and any outside agencies that may attend the nursery
  • To assist the manager in communicating to employees any updates to current employment terms and conditions
  • Work with the nursery manager and inspectors during any Inspections by regulatory bodies and to assist in the implementation of any recommendations thereafter
  • Provide cover or assist as required to ensure ratios are maintained
  • Assist the Training team in managing a nd working with your nursery team to ensure daily delivery of high-quality early years practice following the EYFS and Froebelian approach
  • Assisting the manager to sourcing and purchase resources using petty cash and

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  • To actively promote and support the safeguarding, equality and equity of all children in our care
  • Help to deliver an environment where children and staff recognise, value and respect diversity. This includes different cultures, religions, languages, disabilities, members of the LGBTQ+ community and SEND and ensure that environments, resources and activities reflect this
  • To assist in training activities as required including staff inductions, appraisals, supervisions
  • To support the nursery manager in ensuring that all training and development is documented on Nursery system for individual staff members, including qualifications and certificates
  • Assist the nursery manager to manage staff effectively to ensure ratios are maintained throughout the setting and communicated to Head Office appropriately
  • To assist the nursery manager in taking responsibility for Health and Safety policy and procedures throughout the nursery and share that responsibility appropriately with all staff
  • Support the Facilities & Environment manager as required in the setting
  • Work to reduce and maintain a low carbon footprint and improve sustainability practices in all areas of the company


  • Holiday: 27 days plus 8 days bank holiday p/a
  • Pension Scheme
  • Two nursery based teacher development days each year for professional development (Inset days)
  • Staff Appreciation days and staff social events
  • Company Pension Scheme contributions
  • Access to the Employee Assistant Programme and Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Access to our Wellbeing Co-ordinator for some extra support if and when you need it
  • Career progression
  • 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 education al practice
  • Must have the right to work in the UK, n o convictions or cautions, clear DBS


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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