Deputising for the Nursery Manager and be responsible for the daily running and administration of the nursery, in the absence of the Manager.

  • Having key-holder responsibility
  • Supporting and liaising with the Manager on a daily basis.

Job description

Reporting to Nursery Manager

Salary: Starting from £18000


  • To deputise for the Manager
  • To be responsible for any tasks delegated by the Manager.
  • To give support to other personnel within the Day Nursery
  • Assist the Manager in providing effective day to day management of the Nursery.
  • In conjunction with the Manager, to formulate, operate and evaluate a yearly programme of activities, following the guidelines of the National Curriculum, that is suitable to the age range of children.
  • To assist the Manager in promoting Equal Opportunities throughout the Day Nursery.
  • Liase with and support parents/carers and other family members.
  • Work alongside the Manager and staff team to ensure that the philosophy behind the Nursery is fulfilled.
  • Undertake other duties as may be requested from time to time by the Manager.

You will need to have the following qualifications, training and experience:

Foundation degree/NVQ level 3 or equivalent qualification with experience of working within a day Nursery setting. Some managerial experience would be desirable. 3 years post qualifying experience in a Day Care Setting

Experience in a Senior Position

  • Experience of working with children aged 0 - 5 years
  • NNEB, Knowledge of The Children Act, Knowledge of OFSTED Standards
  • Basic Food and Hygiene Certificate
  • Knowledge of the Foundation Stage
  • The ability to demonstrate an up to date knowledge of current thinking and development in early years
  • Awareness of planning/record keeping
  • Awareness of Health and Safety and Risk Assessments
  • An in depth understanding of Equal Opportunities
  • Ability to communicate confidently with a wide range of people
  • Good organisational skills
  • Ability to prioritise work and delegate appropriately
  • To be able to feedback information in the form of written reports
  • To support the Nursery Manager and Staff Team
  • To be able to promote the nursery in a positive and professional manner
  • An understanding of children's needs and behaviour
  • The ability to set appropriate limits for children

All applicants will be required to complete an enhanced CRB Disclosure.



GBP 18000 - 0 Annual salary

Career level required

Manager (Manager/Supervisor of Staff)

Experience required

1+ years

Education required

Masters degree or postgraduate certificate/diploma

Job type


Job status

Full Time

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