Assistant Manager

Trinity Play Centre
Dagenham, London
£19,000 to £21,000
Closing date
1 Sep 2022

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Contract Type
Term time
Qualified Practitioner
Children's Centre, Nursery
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Assistant Manager

Location: Dagenham, London

Hours: 8am to 4pm, Term Time only

Salary: £19,000 to £21,000 depending on qualification and experience

Are you looking for a fresh start? Interested in being part of a dynamic, forwarding thinking company? Do you have creative, peoples’ skills? 

Well, look no further. I am interested in finding out more about you and what you can offer. Send your CV. 

We are fresh, innovative and always advancing! You might just be the perfect fit, you never know!

You will need to have a nationally recognised level 3 qualification in childcare as well as three years post qualifying experience of working with children. Ideally, you will have some supervisory experience that would also be transferable in working with and supporting staff. A recognised qualification must be full and relevant which means it meets certain standards set out in law. There are numerous full and relevant qualification, such as:

  • Level 3 Diploma for Children and Young People’s Workforce.
  • Foundation degree or HND in Early Years related subject.
  • If you do not have a full and relevant award at Level 3, you will need to complete a Level 3 early Years Educator qualification. This allows you to be counted in staff to children ratios.

The Role will include:

  • Implementation of new goals / strategies
  • Staff Training and Professional Development    
  • Supervise weekly planning meeting
  • Knowledge and implementation of Child Protection policy   
  • Advertisement/ social media strategies    
  • Project management of fundraising events/ trips
  • Knowledge and understanding of Ofsted: Regulations and Updates
  • Interpersonal / relational skills
  • Management team meetings (face to face or virtual)
  • Monitoring and supporting staff development and wellbeing 
  • Teaching and Learning: Target setting/ monitoring
  • Raising standards / mentoring and coaching 
  • Monitoring and evaluation of provision/ staff
  • Knowledge of healthy snacks and meals.
  • Compliance of working with protocols, policies and procedures
  • Raising and ensuring quality first provision.
  • Good working knowledge of SEND practices 

Successful Candidates will receive:

  • 4 weeks annual leave
  • Opportunity to work with director to future develop the vision of the company
  • Opportunities to progress into management

To apply, please send CV's and Cover Letters to

Good to know: Practical experience in the early years is essential for setting leaders, but does the job require additional skills?

 “Yes, absolutely,” Tracey says. “You need to be patient, approachable and persistent but you’ll also need to be good at multi-tasking and learn to always have a back-up plan!” Lots of these skills will be best learned on the job as new leaders build confidence in their leadership.

 But while managers will need to make decisions and lead their team, they also need to be ready when staff need support.

 “It’s not a desk job,” Tracey says. “You’ve always got to be prepared to be hands-on and work with your team. A good manager leads from the ground up.”

From Early Years Alliance, Website 2022.

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