Nursery Deputy Manager

Recruiter
YMCA Black Country Group
Location
West Bromwich
Salary
£9/hour
Posted
12 May 2018
Closes
09 Jun 2018
Sector
Charity
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Description

Job Title: Deputy Nursery Manager

Location: YMCA Greets Green Children’s Centre

Responsible to: Nursery Manager

Working Hours: 40 hours a week

Annual Leave: 20 days, plus statutory holidays

Remuneration: £18,720 per annum

Background: The YMCA Nursery at Greets Green is a well-established and busy setting that has been running for 9 years. It is based within a children’s centre providing 52 places to children aged under 5. The Nursery enjoys a positive relationship with the families that it serves.

The post holder must be able to respect the Christian Ethos of the YMCA and uphold its values.

Job Role:

1. Motivated by the desire to help children develop, you will be part of a team providing and maintaining high quality education and care for children from birth to 5 years.

2. The post holder will provide a warm and welcoming environment within the Nursery where young children and their families can feel valued and obtain positive help and support.

3. Part of the Nursery management team you will provide leadership within the setting, setting a positive example to childcare practitioners, and working closely with the Nursery Manager to ensure good practice.

Duties and Responsibilities:

1. To offer support and guidance to parents/carers enabling them to extend their own skills, and by boosting their confidence and self esteem, ensure the emotional well being of their child.

2. To share responsibility for the display and maintenance of a safe, stimulating, interactive, learning environment in the Nursery.

3. To work within the guidelines of the Early Years Foundation Stage and Ofsted Regulations and assist in the planning, preparation and delivery of an effective programme of age-appropriate activities to help babies and young children to develop as individual learners.

4. To provide stimulating learning experiences enabling young children to grow in confidence and independence.

5. To share responsibility for the observation, assessment, monitoring and record keeping of children’s learning and development using a variety of methods.

6. To record these observations and produce individual profiles for each child in your care.

7. To share responsibility for providing full access to an effective programme of activities for children identified as requiring additional support.

8. To participate in staff meetings.

9. To work, as directed by the Nursery Manager, on a rota basis to ensure sufficient management cover is maintained at all times within the Nursery.

10. To liaise with Nursery parents and carers, maintaining a professional demeanour at all times, and inspiring confidence in the Nursery.

11. To collect Nursery fees and chase for payments and arrears as required.

12. To provide cover for practitioners, room leaders and managers within the team as necessary.

13. To work in partnership with other professionals involved with the children and their families, i.e. health visitors, teachers, Sure Start workers, speech therapists.

14. To assist with the supervision and training of students and junior staff.

15. To care for sick children and those suffering minor injury.

16. To be familiar with the fire drill and procedures for the safety of the children.

17. To assist with checking equipment for safety and suitability to use and preparing resources as appropriate.

18. Responsible for ensuring the room and the nursery is cleaned at the end of each day.

19. To follow the Association’s Child Safeguarding Policy and Procedure in dealing with any child protection issues and concerns that may arise within the nursery setting.

20. To access personal and curriculum development/ training opportunities.

21. To undertake duties in such a way that ensures a positive multi-cultural approval and with full regard for the principles and policies in place at the YMCA and comply with the Equal Opportunities & Diversity Policy and Child Protection Procedures within the organisation.

22. Operate within YMCA policies and procedures, ensuring that the health & safety of colleagues, parents/carers and yourself is maintained at all times.

23. Operate within Nursery policies and procedures.

24. Ensure all work practice is inclusive, expressed through a wholehearted commitment to welcome those of all faiths and none.

25. Undertake any other related duties that are consistent with the job.

Person Specification

Deputy Nursery Manager

Desirable Essential
Qualification
Level three childcare qualification – NNEB, BTEC, NVQ3, or similar √
Experience
At least 24 months post-qualifying experience in a day care setting. √
Evidence of success in a leadership position within a childcare setting. √
Experience of working in a culturally diverse area and a commitment to equal opportunities in the workplace which creates a welcoming environment for people of all faiths and of none. √
Skills
Detailed knowledge and understanding of Ofsted Standards. √
Detailed knowledge and clear understanding of the Early Years Foundation Stage. √
Ability to plan, implement and evaluation age appropriate learning opportunities √
Clear and demonstrable leadership skills √
Must be able to work effectively as a team member √
Excellent customer care skills. √
Ability to work flexibly to ensure that the nursery operates effectively at all times. √
Ability to complete and update children’s personal development records √
Excellent supervisory, communication & interpersonal skills with the staff team √
Excellent interpersonal skills with senior staff √
Able to speak two or more local community languages √
General
Full clean driving licence √
Current first aid qualification √
THE POST HOLDER MUST AGREE TO AUTHORISE A FULL CRIMINAL RECORDS BUREAU CHECK. THEY MUST ALSO MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF OFSTED