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Deputy Nursery Manager

  • Location: London
  • Start date: 17 Apr 2017
  • Category: Early Years
  • Job reference: PE10828147
  • Branch: London Primary West
  • Consultant: Talisha Tomlinson
  • Call: 020 3219 7715
Job description
Deputy Nursery Manager

The Deputy Nursery Manager will be responsible for the welfare, learning and development of children.

Purpose of the Job:

• To be the leader of the Nursery team when the Manager is not on site
• To ensure a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care for children in the nursery.
• To take responsibility for the safeguarding of all children in the nursery.
• To work with initiative and creativity to foster an environment that encourages the children's all-round development.
• To manage and support personnel within the nursery.
• To implement the daily routine in the nursery.

Main duties:

• To develop and provide an inclusive and effective, high quality learning approach, including working with families.
• To ensure all Ofsted Welfare requirements are met and working to meet Good/Outstanding inspection grading.
• To be responsible for ensuring that provisions are running effectively and be prepared (where necessary) for Children's Centre inspections as well as Nursery Inspections at any time, offering support where necessary.
• To develop a strategy with key partners in the Children's Centres to ensure a consistent and coherent framework for the Early Years provision, in line with a vision of achieving excellent outcomes for young children and their families.
• To work with practitioners to model excellence so that the children achieve well in all areas of their development, including their social, emotional, physical and intellectual well-being.
• To work with early years professionals to draw up long term and short term curriculum plans which ensure that each child is working towards early learning goals.

• To work with practitioners to implement systems of observation and record keeping so that children's achievements and progress are effectively and regularly assessed; to monitor the effectiveness of assessment procedures.
• To ensure that two year progress checks are carried through systematically.
• To ensure records and display boards are properly maintained e.g. daily attendance register, accident and incident book and the parents notice boards.
• To liaise closely with parents, informing them about the nursery, exchanging information about their childrens progress and encouraging parents' involvement.
• To collate parents views and opinions of the Nursery effectively and use these as appropriate to modify provision.
• To ensure that the nursery is a safe environment for children, staff and others, that equipment is safe, standard of hygiene are high, safety procedures are implemented at all times and fire drills are regularly practised.
• To contribute to and ensure the implementation of the nursery's policies and procedures. To ensure policies, especially those on equal opportunities and radicalisation, are adapted according to the new framework, and Ofsted requirements
• To encourage and support continuous professional development for each member of staff
• To implement policies and procedures to ensure the Practice Guidance and Statutory Framework of the Early Years Foundation Stage are met.
• To manage staff effectively ensuring ratios are maintained.
• To mentor staff and apprentices and to supervise staff and students in training.
• To ensure all staff and students in the room are aware of and comply with the policies and procedures of the setting.
• To participate in policy on planning, assessment, recording and reporting, in line with the requirements of the EYFS statutory framework.
• Comply with policies and procedures at all times.
• Treat all staff, children and parents with courtesy, kindness and professionalism at all times.
• To ensure the Setting is a high quality environment, meeting the needs of individual children from differing cultures and religious backgrounds, and stages of development.
• To attend all out of working hours activities e.g. training, parents evenings, open days and other celebrations.
• To actively promote and support the safeguarding of children and young people in the workplace, ensuring setting policies and procedures are observed at all times.
• To inform the Manager of any concerns regarding children, parents or other staff members.
• Be prepared to undertake any other appropriate ad-hoc duties as required, including working at other settings.

Protocol Education is a leading education recruitment agency throughout Central London and the UK, and as such can provide you with:

• Competitive rates of pay
• Ongoing support throughout your placement and beyond
• Borough specific consultants who are an expert in your area
• Online candidate lounge where you can manage your timesheets and availability
• Opportunities for professional development
• CPD training
• Continuous support from your designated team

£250 for every teacher recommended to us !!!

Please note: We undertake safeguarding checks on all our workers in accordance with the DfE statutory guidance 'Keeping Children Safe in Education'. As part of these checks, we require a current Enhanced DBS Disclosure for everyone working in schools. If you do not have a valid subscription to the DBS Update Service, we will require you to complete a new DBS application as part of the registration process, at a cost of £44.00.
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