Nursery Deputy Manager
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Company : Tops Day Nurseries

Job Location : Bournemouth, UK

Posted on : Sat, 01 Aug 2020 16:22:22 GMT

Job Description :

Here at Tops Day Nurseries we have an outstanding reputation in delivering the best quality eco-sustainable childcare across the South-West. We operate nurseries and play clubs across Dorset, Hampshire, Somerset, Wiltshire and Devon. This year, the company celebrated its 30th anniversary, marking 30 years of care.

About the nursery

Tops Boscombe is a busy, exciting nursery situated in the heart of Boscombe. Employees benefit from being minutes away from the High Street including the Sovereign Shopping Centre, and convenient transport links for both buses and trains, with the train station being less than a 10 minute walk away!

The 135 place nursery is surrounded by local attractions such as Boscombe beach with its beautiful pier, Kings Park Athletic Stadium and the Vitality Stadium – home of AFCB! The nursery run a number of extra-curricular activities including Tops Forest School, cooking school, Boogie Mites, yoga, meditation and much more!

About You

As a Deputy Manager at one of our nurseries, you will be supporting the Nursery Manager of the setting to lead and manage a team of childcare practitioners who are responsible for providing first class care to children within the local community, but also providing mentorship to colleagues at all levels in the absence of the Nursery Manager.

The successful candidate will:

  • Hold a minimum of a Level 3 NVQ in Childcare and supervisory training
  • Be an exceptional mentor with proven experience in assisting the development and implementation of strategies in current processes
  • Have a solid knowledge of the EYFS
  • Have an up-to-date Paediatric First Aid, Safeguarding and Food Hygiene
  • Need a clear and valid DBS – oversee applicants will need a clear and valid certificate of good conduct
  • Be flexible with start and finishing times
  • Have impeccable interpersonal skills and be able to communicate effectively to colleagues of all levels of seniority

As part of your professional development we expect all colleagues to undertake and continue their training once they have joined Tops. Undergoing a relevant qualification to your position is paramount in order to broaden your knowledge and build upon your skills to help you in your role. Therefore as a Deputy Manager we would support you in doing your Customer Service qualification.

Your Duties & Responsibilities will involve:

  • Responsible for overseeing a unit and assisting specialists in the nursery, such as Behaviour management representatives, SENCo, H&S rep, Equal opportunities etc.
  • Ensure that suitable opportunities, activities and resources are provided for all the children relevant to their age/stage and development needs to the requirements of external organisations.
  • Communicate with parents to ensure that all fees are paid and that parents are satisfied with the provision of care provided. You will also know how to operate a fees system including invoicing, collecting money, banking and reporting on financial targets.
  • Ensure that all staff are supported in their training and development and their job satisfaction. Ensure that all staff are mentored /coached appropriately.
  • Support the Nursery Manager and to manage the setting in Managers absence
  • To be committed to the safeguarding of all children in the nursery and your direct care

Please click here to see the Person Specification for a Deputy Manager.

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