Sep 24, 2017
In your role as Deputy Manager you will assist the Nursery Manager in the daily management of the nursery. You will assist the manager in ensuring that all legislation in relation to registration with regulatory bodies; special needs; child protection and Health and Safety is complied with and that company policies and procedures are adhered to. In the absence of the manager you will be expected to undertake the overall day-today management of the nursery.
You will be responsible for the day-to-day management of your room as a team leader, ensuring that all children in your care receive a rich and stimulating play experience.
Childcare & Education
Lead the team within your room and implement the Early years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum
Provide a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care
Ensure the standards of environment, resources and experiences offered to children are of the highest standard.
Lead planning for the EYFS and ensure rich and diverse outdoor play experiences are offered
Maintain accurate and effective children’s records
Promote and facilitate partnership with parents/carers and other family members
Assist the manager with the implementation of administrative procedures involved with registration, place allocation and other related matters
Ensure that the induction process for new children is effective and adapted to suit the child and the parents
Support the development of good practice with regard to special needs and inclusion
Ensure that children are kept safe and your team understands Child protection procedures
Ensure the nutritional needs of the children are met and Food Safety Regulations are complied with.
Develop and maintain professional working relationships with advisory teachers, schools, health professionals and local Sure Start programmes as appropriate.
Comply with the statutory framework for the EYFS, Child Protection Procedures, relevant legislation including the Children Act 1989 and 2004.
Develop and maintain highly professional working relationships with relevant Local Authority Departments, regulatory bodies and other agencies.
Remain abreast of current developments in childcare and education policy and practice.
Ensure the effective implementation of key person procedures within your room and be a key person carrying out all related responsibilities in building relationships with children and their families
Ensure the smooth transition of the children to the next room and involve parents/carers in the timing
Ensure children spend as much time as possible outside in the fresh air
Health and Safety
Undertake a shared responsibility for health, safety and cleanliness throughout the nursery
Ensure the general cleanliness of the children at all times
Be fully aware of all emergency and security procedures e.g. fire precautions, security, dropping off and collection of children
Operate the highest standard of hygiene and cleanliness particularly in the bedding and nappy changing area and food surface areas
Implement Health and Safety polices with in the nursery. To audit, evaluate and manage risk and ensure that any actions are passed to staff and implemented immediately.
Be responsible for ensuring the nursery remains compliant in regards to suitably trained staff with relevant first aid qualifications.
Assist in maintaining the nursery buildings, resources and equipment to a high standard reporting maintenance or cleaning issues appropriately and promptly.
Promote the nursery to current parents and potential customers
Support the manager and staff during regulatory inspections and to assist in the implementation of any recommendations
Be reflective about own leadership role to ensure that the process of self-improvement is continuous and enhances performance.
Assist the manager in monitoring petty cash and other budgets and maintaining petty cash systems.
Assist the manager with the collection and recording of fees.
Assist the manager with the recruitment, teambuilding and training of staff
Act as a role model to other staff, demonstrating good practice and motivating and inspiring the staff team
Support and supervise room staff with their day to day duties
Ensure that new staff have a meaningful induction
Support staff access training and personal and professional development
Support and mentor staff and students
Work with other room leaders to ensure a consistent approach
Be responsible for participating in all self-development activities including appraisals, supervisions and observations and be responsible for the updating of their Personal Development Plans (PDP’s)
Assist with planning and organisation of staffing schedules and holiday rota’s to ensure adequate staffing levels are maintained in accordance with the statutory framework
Ensure time is used effectively, demonstrate good time management prioritising for self and others.
Support and motivate all staff to ensure they feel included, responsible, optimising their performance to engage in a good staff team.
Develop and promote parental partnership and involvement.
Ensure good communication between all users of the nursery.
Maintain communication links with outside agencies.
Assist the manager with the co-ordination of regular staff meetings, planning meetings and parents meetings and other events including organising agendas and minutes.
Assist the manager with administrative duties associated with the management of the facility, such as maintaining records on children and families, ordering equipment, maintaining inventories and keeping personnel records.
Use the computer effectively for storing information through the nursery software system.
Undertake other duties as reasonably requested by the manager
Conduct parent show arounds when needed and be confident when dealing with parent concerns
Adhere to all company policies and procedures
Be prepared to undertake additional training and qualifications
Attend and be involved with, out of working hours activities, e.g. training, parents’ meetings, open days, children’s Christmas party and regular planning/staff meetings.
Undertake certain domestic jobs within the Nursery, e.g. preparation of snack meals, cleansing of equipment and other such duties and responsibilities of an equivalent nature as may be determined from time to time by the manager.
NOTE: The Job Description is to provide a clear and concise statement of the MAJOR TASKS and ACTIVITIES of the post. It is not intended as an exhaustive list of every aspect of the post holder's duties.
Huddersfield, United Kingdom