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Deputy Manager Wanted in London

Posted: 04-01-2019
Place: Mitcham, London

Our client is looking for a deputy manager to join their friendly team spending 2/3 days per week in the room and the rest of the time in the office supporting the nursery manager.
Main duties:
• Attend a weekly management meeting, taking notes and reviewing minutes circulated by Deputy Manager (office) to ensure discussions are recorded and progress is made
• Support the Nursery Manager in organising and hosting quarterly staff meetings (out of hours)
• Disseminate management decisions to Room Leaders, ensuring new decisions are taken on board and implemented/ maintained in the room at all times
• Host the room leaders meeting every 2 weeks, ensuring Room Leaders take bullet points/ short notes and file these appropriately in the office as a record of discussions and to aid progress and change
• Demonstrate excellent knowledge of the statutory framework and curriculum in England and ensure the team is supporting each child to develop within a stimulating environment
• Oversee the Room Leaders in implementing a wide and varied programme of activities for the children appropriate to their needs and developmental stage in line with Early Years Foundation Stage framework
• Act as a key person for a group of children as allocated by the management team, ensuring attachment theories are respected
• Have a sound knowledge of all the children in the setting and an excellent knowledge of your key children
• Work in partnership with parents, consulting and sharing information with them about the needs and progress of their children
• Monitor the completion of all the children’s developmental and observation records across the nursery and support the Room Leaders/ Nurse practitioners in ensuring these are of exceptional quality
• Support the Room Leaders in organising and hosting parents meetings (minimum of 2 per year), ensuring all relevant record keeping is completed to an exceptional standard to support these meetings
• Ensure Room Leaders are updating the display boards every 4 weeks with new material relevant to their creative activities
• Follow the nursery’s policy on supporting children’s positive behaviour and begin taking the lead in supporting our special educational needs children
• Helping the manager to take overall responsibility for the smooth running of the nursery as a whole, working flexibly and demonstrating a clear understanding of the nursery ethos, and ensuring each team member makes a positive contribution
• Helping the manager to take overall responsibility for managing staff effectively, ensuring ratios are maintained throughout the setting at all times
• Communicate effectively and positively with all staff, overseeing professionalism and reporting any concerns to management
• Work closely with the team to pass on your knowledge, practically and theoretically and ensure that each staff member makes a positive contribution to the success of the nursery
• Identify and address staff training needs in collaboration with the Nursery Manager
• Take the lead in the staff recognition programme and identify and suggest additional ways to increase/ maintain staff motivation
• Support the Nursery Manager in the recruitment process, offering advice and feedback and supporting the decision making process
• Motivated
• Enthusiastic
• Energetic
• Passionate about childcare
• Minimum Level 3 qualified in childcare
• Experienced in a nursery setting
• Able to display excellent knowledge and understanding of the EYFS
• Fluent in written and spoken English
• Punctual and reliable
• Able to display great interpersonal skills and a team player attitude
In return for your hard work and dedication you will be rewarded with the following:
• Training and support that enables you to to perform to your full potential
• Competitive salary
• Fun and lively nursery with a strong leadership team
• Ongoing support, training and career development
• Childcare discounts
Daisy Chain Childcare Recruitment is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Background checks and an enhanced DBS will be required.
** All internal staff at Daisy Chain Childcare Recruitment Are Safer Recruitment trained **
Please send Natalie your CV as soon as possible so that she can contact you to discuss this and opportunities available and to arrange an interview for as soon as you are available!

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