Hemsley House Day Nursery is now a subsidiary company of the Storal Learning Group, and we are looking for a Deputy Manager to join our branch 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 help 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.
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: Salaries are usually reviewed in April. You will normally be eligible for a salary review after completing one year’s service.
Hours: 45 hours per week Monday to Friday – flexible start/finish times
Holiday: 23 days per annum FTE, plus all Bank Holidays
Provision of pension scheme auto enrolment
Continuous and funded professional development
Employee Assistance Programme
Referral Bonus Scheme
About Storal Learning
Storal Learning is a rapidly growing company which 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.
The past 12 months have been remarkable for Storal Learning. We have grown from 4 to 14 nurseries and have entered 3 new regions of the country. We are cementing our reputation as the childcare provider of choice in our chosen markets and we continue to strengthen operations as we grow. We are now looking towards the next 18 months, which will see our growth continue at a rapid rate.
Our mission is to always deliver the highest possible care and early years education to children, whilst always striving for continuous improvement as we believe a child’s early years are the most critical for developing the foundations of learning, behaviour and emotional well-being.
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.