NEW – Deputy Manager

We are currently recruiting for a Deputy Manager at Kids 1st Wansbeck.

Post requirements

Good communication and interpersonal skills. Be able to work under pressure. Committed to delivering high quality childcare. Strong leadership qualities and act as a positive role model to other staff. 5 years experience working in a day care setting with under 8’s including 2 years in a senior position.

Key responsibilities

  • Under general direction of the Nursery Manager, ensure the promotion and delivery of high quality childcare and educational provision
  • In the absence of the Manager, assume responsibility of the nursery.
  • To support the Manager in promoting and maintaining good practice. To adhere to the safeguarding and welfare requirements of OfSTED and ensure the nursery and staff respond positively to any Inspections.
  • To actively promote partnership with parents ensuring positive working relationships and continuity of care for their children.
  • To assist the Nursery Manager in establishing, reviewing and implementing operational policies and procedures.
  • To assist the Manager in monitoring and maintaining staffing levels in keeping with Legal Requirements.
  • Under general direction of the Nursery Manager supervise and support staff on an individual basis and in a group where necessary.
  • To assist with the recruitment of staff and taking an active role in their induction and subsequent development.
  • Working closely with Nursery Manager to assess training needs of staff, monitor sickness and absence levels.
  • To support the manager with active promotion of nursery facility, raising awareness of facilities and quality of care provided.
  • To assist the Manager with showing prospective parents around the nursery and any subsequent inductions of new children attending.
  • To assist the Manager in all Health & Safety Issues including the welfare of both children and staff and the maintenance of all nursery equipment.
  • Oversee administration duties of staff to check for accuracy including accident/medication forms and children’s progress records.
  • To be responsible for supporting staff with their daily plans/routines to ensure effective running of each area.
  • In the absence of the Manager, to facilitate meetings and take minutes.
  • In the absence of the Manager to deal with any queries/complaints from parents and follow nursery complaints procedures.
  • To represent the Nursery Manager at external meetings and report back to Manager.To undertake any mandatory training or other, to ensure continuous professional development.
  • To attend regular staff meetings outside of normal working hours.
  • To assist with the supervision and assessment of students on placement and liaise with outside agencies.
  • In the absence of the Nursery Manager, report directly to the Area Manager.
  • Any other duties laid down by the Nursery Manager/Area Manager.

Job Type: Full-time

Required experience: Senior Nursery Nurse: 2 years

To apply for this position please download an Application Form and send it to:

Zoe Robinson
Kids 1st Wansbeck
Woodhorn Lane
Ashington
Northumberland
NE63 9FY

Tel: 01670 855 439 or email wansbeck@kids1st.net

This position is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check, the cost of which  will be covered by the company.

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