Deputy Nursery Manager

Exeter, Devon
26 Apr 2021
09 May 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

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  
  • To step in, run and support a specific nursery unit with age appropriate learning objectives, demonstrating exemplary practice when applicable. 

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 providing high quality childcare at all times and take a keen an 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, as well as: 

  •  31 days paid holiday each year plus Bank Holidays.  The Nursery is also closed for two weeks over the Christmas period. 
  • Numerous discounts at local retailers 
  • Cycle to work benefit scheme 
  • Discounted college courses for adults
  • Totum NUS Discount Card 
  • A range of staff development and wellbeing activities 

If you would like to visit the Nursery prior to making an application, or would like an informal chat about the role, please contact Sarah Edge the Nursery Manager on 01392 400534. 

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We will review CV's and applications as they come in. We reserve the right to close the vacancy earlier than the listed closing date. 

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is midnight on 09th May 2021.   

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


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

Exeter College Services Limited 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.