Job details
Recruiter: Henry's Kindergarten
Job Title: Deputy Manager
Job Category: Nursery Deputy Manager Jobs
Job Location: Winchester - Hampshire - South East (Excl London)
Employment Type:
Full Time
Permanent
Minimum Salary: £20830 yearly
Experience (year): 3-5 years
Post Date: 08/07/2019
Job Reference: 02322
 

 
Job Description:
Service Delivery
 To work in partnership with the nursery manager to lead a team of nursery staff
 To work as part of a multi agency team in meeting the needs of individual children and heir families
 Create an environment which ensures that all children receive a high standard of care and
stimulation enabling them to achieve their full potential
 To plan, implement and monitor the curriculum in conjunction with the Nursery Manager, to
ensure that the individual physical, intellectual, emotional and social needs of each child are
met
 To support the nursery manager in all aspects of nursery management and in line with current
legislation
 Assist in the development of policies and procedures and risk assessments to ensure safe,
effective management of the nursery
 Monitor and ensure high quality and safety standards are maintained in the nursery at all
times
 To work as a key worker to a group of children, observing, monitoring, reviewing and
recording the development of each child, including the suitability of the curriculum for
fostering the child’s development
 To maintain accurate records and produce reports as necessary
 Work with the centre manager and nursery manager to enable provision to be responsive to
the needs of the community
 To deputise for the nursery manager as necessary , taking responsibility for the management
of the nursery if needed , attending internal and external meetings etc
 Inform regularly and liaise fully with the nursery manager on all aspects associated with the
running of the nursery and comply with the policies laid down
• To keep up to date with current research and developments related to
 working with children and families and seek further training and
 professional development as appropriate
• To attend to the physical needs of the children including nappy
 changing, toilet training/supervising and feeding.
 To act as a key holder for the nursery
Partnership with Parents
 To maintain good working relationships with parents and to develop an
• understanding of the diverse needs of individual families and
• communities
 To carry out home visiting as part of a multi agency team and in line
• with the centre outreach programme as required
 To foster and maintain relationships with parents as partners in their
• child’s care, development and learning
 To work with the nursery manager and centre staff to provide a range
of relevant opportunities for parental support and involvement
Resources
• To ensure the safety of equipment and premises and to report any
• defects to the manager
• To ensure all toys, equipment, rooms and play areas are kept safe and
• hygienic at all times and as clean and tidy as practicable
Staff Management and Teamwork
• To work co-operatively as part of a team and where necessary provide
• cover for other nursery staff
• To attend and participate in staff meetings
• To assist in the planning and amending of staff rotas to ensure the
• correct ratio is maintained at all times
• To assist in nursery staff training, motivation and appraisal
• To play an active part in the induction and probationary period of new
staff
• To deputise for the nursery manager as necessary
Health, Welfare and Safety
• To assist with the development of policies and procedures and risk assessments to ensure
safe, effective management of the nursery.
• To monitor and ensure that high quality and safety standards are maintained in the nursery at
all times.
• To ensure that all accidents are attended to immediately as a trained first aider immediately
Administration and Finance
• To ensure that all necessary records for each child are maintained and
to produce reports as necessary including those required for Social Care and Ofsted Teams
• To assist with publicising the nursery including open visits from
prospective users Corporate and statutory initiatives – equalities/health &
safety/egovernment/sustainability
• Implementation of Hampshire County Council’s Equal Opportunities
Policy – to ensure health, safety and welfare of all users of the Nursery
• To act in accordance with national policy and current legislation
relating to nurseries and those issued by HCC
11. KEY DECISION MAKING AREAS IN THE ROLE
a) Assess the overall development and progress of children and refer any concerns to the
nursery manager
b) Assist with staff deployment/work allocation and supervision
c) Assist with decisions on learning experiences , methods , environments and resources
d) Take First Aid action ( minor) and administer medication as prescribed by a GP and in line with
centre/school policies and procedures
e) Identify and report any building or equipment defects to the nursery manager
12. ROLE DIMENSIONS – FINANCIAL (E.G. BUDGETS) AND NON-FINANCIAL UNITS (E.G.
WORKLOAD, CUSTOMERS/STAFF)
• No of staff 7-20
• Number of children registered for 26-150
• Parents and families
13. MAIN CONTACTS – EXTERNAL/INTERNAL CUSTOMER CONTACTS AND PURPOSE
• Children : daily
• Parents/carers : daily as part of key worker system to meet / greet and
liaise regarding day to day information /concerns
• Nursery /centre/school staff : daily – deploy , allocate work discuss children
• Other agencies : regular contact with a range of agencies regarding individual needs of
children
 

 

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