Deputy Nursery Manager

3 days left

Pro Rata + Benefits
02 Feb 2021
02 Mar 2021
Sport & Leisure
Contract Type
Full Time
Offering a friendly and rewarding working environment, meaningful opportunities to make a difference in the lives of young people and a range of benefits, YMCA Norfolk are looking for a Deputy Nursery Manager to support the new Muddy Puddles nursery catering for children aged from 2 months to 5 years.

As the leading provider of childcare in the voluntary sector, YMCA Norfolk are passionate about offering a positive environment where all children feel secure and valued, and believe in promoting each child's strengths to help them to love themselves and others.

About the Nursery, Muddy Puddles:

In April 2021 YMCA Norfolk will be opening Muddy Puddles, an Ofsted-registered nursery based at our brand-new multi-service community centre on Aylsham Road, also featuring a Community Caf?? and a Soft Play centre.

Our nursery will provide a tailored childcare setting that creates a safe, empowering, interactive environment for its learners. We will offer bespoke education to each child, through a positive reinforcement approach to early years' development.

Role responsibilities for the Deputy Nursery Manager:

Work closely with the Nursery Manager to oversee the delivery of high-quality nursery services that provide a safe, stimulating and caring child-centred environment catering for the children's educational and development needs
Deputise for the Nursery Manager in their absence, acting as the designated person in line with safeguarding requirements, responsible for coordinating child protection procedures
Coordinate childcare staff in planning activities; ensuring these relate to the children's developmental needs and cover the whole curriculum
Actively participate in the care of the children and to work on the nursery floor as required
Ensure the nursery is prepared for Ofsted inspections, receives an Ofsted rating of Good or above, and implement recommendations arising from reports
Ensure compliance with the Children's Act 1989, Health and Safety Legislation and the guidelines and requirements set out by YMCA Norfolk, Ofsted and the National Standards
Contribute to the development of the nursery operational plan
Always ensure that medication is administered and logged in line with procedures and by those qualified to do so
Build strong parent/carer relationships through regular liaison with parents, reporting any complaints or issues to the Nursery Manager
Maintain staff rotas and monitor the quality of menu planning through liaison with the Nursery catering
Ensure spaces are safe and hazard free with a high level of cleanliness and hygiene
Assist with budget, resources and administration duties

Person specification:

A qualification in childcare level 3 or above, and an excellent knowledge of Early Years Foundation Stage and other curriculum
Significant experience of managing an early year's nursery provision
Excellent working knowledge and understanding of current childcare legislation, national standards and frameworks
A full driving licence with own transport
Knowledge of OFSTED standards and experience of inspections
A positive approach to the management of children's behaviour
Excellent understanding of cultural diversity in the local area
Interpersonal skills with good written and verbal communication skills
Good working knowledge and understanding of safeguarding procedures

Terms of Role and Benefits:

GBP11.50 per hour
22.5 hours per week on a rota basis (there is a requirement to work occasional evenings)
33 days (pro rata) Annual Leave per annum inclusive of Bank and Public Holidays
Satisfactory references and satisfactory DBS check
Healthshield Health Care Plan
Family friendly policies
In service training opportunities
Staff awards to celebrate successes
Death in service benefit of 2x annual salary
Staff discount at Stepping Stones Caf??

Closing Date: Friday 19th February at 9am

Interview Date: Friday 26th February 2021

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