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STAFF VACANCY: Deputy Day Nursery Manager at Christchurch Kindergarten @ Edgware

Posted 24/11/2016

We are actively searching for a deputy manager for our Edgware branch. For all applications, please email Below is the full job description

Job title – Deputy Manager in early years and childcare

Essential qualifications required          

Foundation Degree, NVQ Level 3 in Childcare, Learning and Development or an equivalent qualification

Purpose of role                                          

To deliver high quality education and care through play for children aged 1 years – 5 years in an inclusive well established Kindergarten setting.

Working hours                                           

The Kindergarten is open from 8.00am to 6.00pm full time.


  • To demonstrate in practice a high level of understanding and confidence in the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage and the Special Educational Needs Code of Practice & Ofsted regulations.
  • To support children aged 1– 5 years from diverse backgrounds with individual needs, including social needs, personal care needs and physical and complex needs.
  • Support the development of good practice with regards to special needs and inclusion.
  • To provide and initiate a well-planned and stimulating curriculum, in order to promote children’s learning across all areas of development
  • To support the work of the nursery team, including lifting, carrying and moving children, equipment and resources as appropriate
  • To demonstrate effective practice in observing and assessing children’s learning and planning according to children’s developmental level and to support the team. To use the Eylog recording of observations effectively.
  • To implement any specialised programmes agreed with external professionals that will support the learning and development of individual children
  • To maintain accurate records and write coherent, concise reports for use by other professionals as required and support team members
  • To communicate effectively and sensitively with parents/carers about their children’s learning and development
  • To demonstrate understanding of the procedures for Safeguarding Children
  • To implement the nursery’s policies for Equal Opportunities, Health and Safety and Confidentiality
  • To attend training and participate in staff and planning meetings in order to contribute fully to the work of the Kindergarten.
  • To share responsibility for the induction and ongoing support of students or volunteers in the setting
  • To demonstrate reflective practice.
  • To lead the team and support in planning the activities and looking at reflective practice
  • To communicate effectively with colleagues and with the wider professional team
  • To share responsibility with other team members for the well being of all Kindergarten users, including children, parents/carers, staff, and multi-professional colleague.

Personal specification

  • Knowledge and experience of delivering high quality Early Years Foundation Stage practice including implementing the Special Educational Needs Code of Practice
  • Knowledge and experience of planning effectively for and supporting children’s individual needs.
  • Ability and willingness to meet children’s personal and intimate care needs sensitively and to lift, carry and move children, equipment and resources
  • Ability to observe and record children’s learning and development effectively
  • Ability to work on own initiative and with others in a multi-disciplinary team in a busy environment, including implementing agreed strategies for children’s learning and writing coherent and concise reports
  • Ability to communicate effectively and sensitively through oral and written communication, (including listening,) with children and adults
  • Knowledge of the required procedures for safeguarding children
  • Knowledge and understanding of Equal Opportunities, of anti-discriminatory practice in working with children and their parents/carers and knowledge of required Health and Safety procedures
  • Ability to adhere to policies regarding confidentiality
  • A willingness to attend appropriate training courses to promote professional development and to keep up to date through professional reading
  • A willingness to extend working hours to allow for planning time and other meetings by prior arrangement
  • Ability to share responsibility for the induction of students and volunteers by arrangement
  • Ability to reflect on and evaluate practice and communicate ideas and opinions effectively to others
  • Ability to respond sensitively and appropriately to all users of the Kindergarten