Deputy Nursery Manager - Hemsley House Day Nursery (Maidstone)
Storal Learning Limited
Maidstone, Kent, UK
Hemsley House Day Nursery, a subsidiary company of Storal Learning Ltd is looking to recruit a Deputy Manager to join our family friendly setting in Maidstone.
The primary objective of the Deputy Manager is to assist the Nursery Managers in ensuring that the setting has the right staff, culture, policies, and resources to deliver the high standards of childcare and early years education expected by parents, Ofsted, and in accordance with Storal Learning’s values, specifically with the Hemsley House Day Nursery for 0 – 3 year olds.
The Deputy Manager will work with the Nursery Managers to ensure the smooth daily running of the unit, which includes nursery administration, adhering to the policies and procedures, ensuring compliance with the Children Act and Health and Safety legislation and enhancing the quality of childcare provision.
Ensures that all children attending the unit are kept safe and receive rich and stimulating play experiences appropriate to their age and stage of development;
Assists with quality improvement visits from the Area Managers and helps implement action plans;
Consistently ensures unit operations adhere to Storal Learning policies and procedures;
Manages staffing ratios effectively, managing annual leave and staff absences, ensuring the setting is never under ratio;
Deputises for the Nursery Managers during absence where necessary;
Builds effective links between home and the setting and carries out prospective parent visits.
Specific measures of success:
Career growth:Demonstrates the ability to become a future Nursery Manager at Storal Learning;
Quality improvement:Assists the Nursery Manager in striving for continuous quality improvement and effectively creates quality improvement plans based on periodic mock inspections. Strives to be the best nursery in the local community and rated Ofsted Outstanding;
Leadership:Manages and supervises staff members, motivating them to improve their practice;
Planning:Plans and prepares activities to develop all aspects of the children’s individual development in a stimulating atmosphere in line with the EYFS.
Knowledge and Skills:
Early years education and care qualification to at least NVQ Level 3 or equivalent, with preference for degree qualified practitioners
Understanding of special educational needs and equality of opportunity
Paediatric first-aid and food hygiene trained
Ability to communicate effectively both in writing and orally
Minimum of 1-year supervisory experience
Competent PC user (word processing, spreadsheets, emails)
Terms and Conditions:
Salary:Competitive based on experience.
Salaries are usually reviewed in April. You will normally be eligible for a salary review after completing one year’s service.
Hours:40 hours per week Monday to Friday
Holiday:20 days per annum FTE, plus all Bank Holidays
Enhanced holiday entitlement that increases with service
Discounted childcare provision
Provision of pension scheme auto enrolment
Continuous and funded professional development
Employee Assistance Programme
Referral Bonus Scheme
About Storal Learning
Storal Learning owns and operates nurseries across England. Our mission is to deliver the highest possible care and early years education to children, whilst always striving for continuous improvement. We believe a child’s early years are the most critical for developing the foundations of learning, behaviour and emotional well-being, which all influence later outcomes in school, work and society.
Storal Learning owns and operates several nurseries across England. Each nursery is committed to delivering the best possible care and early years education to children, whilst always striving for continuous improvement. We provide support to all our nurseries, which in turn, provide a homely, safe and creative space for children to learn, develop and grow.