Deputy Nursery Manager

Exeter, Devon
£20,891 per annum
01 Feb 2019
17 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Deputy Nursery Manager - Exeter College Day Nursery

Salary details: £20,891 per annum

Hours: 40 hours per week

Contract: Temporary (up to 1 year maternity cover)

Based at: Exeter College Day Nursery, Exeter, Devon

Exeter College Day Nursery is situated in the city centre in a modern purpose built nursery. Our 40 place Nursery has three base playrooms all of which lead into a large garden to the rear of the building. We are close to all main transport links into the city.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated Deputy Nursery Manager to join our friendly team. Your role will include:

  • Working alongside the Nursery Manager to ensure the effective operation of the nursery within Ofsted regulations and taking management decisions to maintain the high standards within the nursery
  • Carrying out general administration duties linked to the running of the nursery
  • Deputising for the manager
  • Taking full responsibility for leading a lively, imaginative room with age appropriate learning objectives and demonstrating exemplary practice to your team

You must have a sound knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum and be qualified to at least Level 3 in Childcare.  You must be keen to take on further professional qualifications to further enhance your skills and abilities to develop your career. You will be open and welcoming, patient and caring with a flexible approach to your working patterns. You will be suitably experienced at working with children under five years old and have expertise in helping young children develop early communication skills, early movement and social and emotional wellbeing.

We are very proud of our Nursery and the care and education we give to the children who attend, therefore you will be committed to providing high quality childcare at all times and take a keen interest in new developments in childcare that can be implemented to further improve our already good practice. You must have previous experience of leading a room team and experience of deputising for a Manager is essential.

In return the college offers great opportunities for professional development and further training, 28 days’ paid holiday each year. In addition, the Nursery also closes for all bank holidays and for two weeks over the Christmas period, all of which is paid at the usual rate of pay.  You will also have the option to join the local government pension scheme.

The closing date for receipt of completed application is Sunday 17th February 2019 at midnight.

Interviews will be held on Friday 8th March 2019.

To apply for this post please visit our website by clicking apply.

Successful applicants will be required to undertake an enhanced disclosure by the DBS.

We do not accept CVs, no agencies please.

Exeter College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and expects all staff to share this commitment.

Exeter College is committed to promoting equality of opportunity and access for all, irrespective of age, background, race, gender, religion, ability, disability or sexuality. We welcome applications for employment from the whole community.