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Deputy Nursery Manager
 
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Salary details: £22,956 - £24,999 per annum
Job term: Permanent 
Hours: 36
Location: Moor Lane Day Nursery, Chessington

About the role
The Deputy Nursery Manager role will support the Nursery Manager with the day to day running of the nursery, care and early education of the children attending the nursery.

 As Deputy Nursery Manager for Achieving for Children, you will be responsible for:
• To support the Nursery Manager with all aspects of the running of the nursery, care and early education of the children attending the nursery. 
• To manage the nursery in the absence of the Nursery Manager ensuring continuity of care and meeting Ofsted requirements. 
• To take responsibility for a key group of children. 
• Planning, delivering and monitoring activities to meet the needs of all children
• Maintaining a safe clean environment in which young children can flourish, develop, learn and grow.

Moor Lane Day Nursery provides day care for 24 children aged 0-5 years of age. Our small and friendly nursery, based on the site of the Moor Lane Centre in Chessington, has close working in partnership with parents, delivering quality child care and early education tailored to the needs of individual children. The Nursery is open for 51 weeks of the year between 8am - 6pm, Monday – Friday. Staff typically work shift patterns of 8am - 4pm or 10am - 6pm. 

As the Deputy you will be an instrumental member of the nursery team, supporting children and their families. This is an ideal opportunity for an experienced, innovative, passionate and ambitious early years professional looking to develop and grow their management skills and experience. Continuous professional development is actively encouraged and training opportunities are available.

This is a fantastic role in a small, friendly and supportive team.

About us
We have been up and running for four years, and in that time we have established a reputation as one of the leading children’s services providers in the country. We are one of the Department for Education’s eight ‘Partners in Practice’, tasked with leading improvement across the sector.

About you
To be Deputy Nursery Manager for AfC, you will be passionate about making a positive difference to the lives of children and young people as well as demonstrating the following points:

• To be able to deputise in the absence of the Nursery Manager and maintaining the smooth running of the nursery
• To ensure a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care for all children, ensuring that the developmental progress of each child is regularly monitored
• To give support to other personnel within the Nursery
• Encouraging and developing good communication and relationships with parents and professional workers to promote the well-being of the staff
• Demonstrate sound knowledge of Ofsted requirements

In return, we will offer you support and development opportunities. Our learning and development offer was highlighted as a key strength by the judging panel when they named us Social Work Employer of the Year in 2016.

If you would like to find out more about this exciting opportunity, please contact Carol Price at carol.price@achievingforchildren.org.uk Tel: 02083912113 for an informal discussion.

Benefits of working for Achieving for Children
As a social enterprise owned by three local authorities (Kingston, Richmond and Windsor & Maidenhead), we offer the freedoms of a social enterprise with the employment benefits of local government. We offer a range of excellent staff benefits, including generous annual leave entitlements, cycle to work scheme, annual season ticket loan, childcare vouchers, and discounts on a range of local shops, restaurants, gyms and leisure centres and much more.

The successful candidate will have access to;
• Excellent learning and development opportunities and schemes of support
• A competitive and desirable retention package (to include a generous local government pension scheme)
• Retention of continuous service benefits, for those moving from a local government post
• A clear progression path when key qualification milestones are reached
• Tools and models including Signs of Safety
• Reflective supervision from an experienced management team

You will find out more about our organisation at https://www.achievingforchildren.org.uk

How to apply
Before applying please refer to the role profile and ensure you meet the essential criteria. You will then need to complete the online application, adding a supporting statement addressing how you meet the criteria outlined on the role profile.

Achieving for Children is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All candidates will be required to undertake a Criminal Record Check. This post involves working with children and young people enhanced DBS clearance will to confirm suitability to work with children.

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Closing date: 19/08/2018
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