Goldington Community Nursery is a 60 place day care setting and pre-school situated in the heart of its community. We admit children from 3 months to 5 years and have a mixture of fee paying families and children accessing their free entitlement to childcare. There is a diverse population accessing the nursery which adds to the challenge and excitement of what we believe in as a Charity; that every child has the right to the best possible start in life regardless of background, culture or religion. FfB’s community nurseries will be transferring to OneYMCA from January 2021 and there are exciting plans for the future.
About the role
The Deputy Manager will work as part of the nursery management team to ensure that all children receive the highest standard of care. This includes supporting the Manager with operational duties such as overseeing and advising on the delivery of educational programmes and initiatives, acting as safeguarding lead, leading in the Manager’s absence, line managing one assistant manager, supporting practitioners, working with children with SEND and their families and contributing to individual education plans, meeting with and supporting nursery families, and working with other professionals or services.
What we are looking for
This role would suit an experienced room leader looking for their next step up or an experienced Deputy looking for a new challenge. You will need to be at least level 3 qualified and have bags of enthusiasm and initiative. The ability to build and motivate a team and work with the nursery management to raise standards are essential. You will be experienced in safeguarding, SEND, working with vulnerable children and families, and managing a team. A thorough understanding of the Statutory Framework, EYFS, and SEND code of practice is a must. Above all you will be dedicated to the care and education of young children. This is a fantastic opportunity to enhance or develop new skills and bring your ideas to the setting.
What we can offer you
You will be well supported by the Nursery management team. We will provide a safe and secure environment for you to work in with family friendly policies and a strong commitment to your continuing professional development.