04 Jan, 2022

Deputy Nursery Manager

  • London Early Years Foundation (LEYF)
  • Angus Street, London SE14 6LU, UK
Full time Deputy Management Management Senior Practitioner Team Leadership

Job Details

Job Title: Deputy Nursery Manager

Hours: 40 hours per week

Location: Moonshot Community Centre, Angus Street, London, SE14 6LU

Salary: £27,000 - £29,000 per annum



Job Description

Our Playhouse Nursery is located within the Moonshot Community Centre, New Cross. The nursery is close to local bus routes as well as New Cross and New Cross Gate stations. The nursery is very modern and has 4 rooms with each leading to separate, outdoor areas where the children can broaden their learning and engage in many different activities, all while having fun in a safe environment.


As a LEYF Deputy you will mainly be room based however there will be times when you are required to support the Nursery Manager with the back-office functions, this can include but is not limited to interviewing potential new recruits, handling parent queries and organising staff rotas.  Other key elements of this role will include building key relationships with your team, the children, and their parents as well as the day to day running and decision making of the Nursery.



Job Requirements

  • Full and relevant childcare qualification at level 3 or above.
  • Strong knowledge of child protection and safeguarding and the ability to take the lead in vulnerable situations when required.
  • Senior team leadership experience working in an early year’s setting.
  • To be a confident leader, articulating your ideas and using planning and preparation to ensure their success.
  • To distribute staff and resources effectively, maintaining ratios whilst supporting other rooms.
  • To champion LEYF’s values and advocate our mission to save the world one child at a time.
  • To continually strive for best practice in yourself and inspiring others.
  • Have a passion for making a difference in their communities.
  • A child centred approach to teaching using creative and exciting methods to engage and stimulate.


Staff Benefits

We know it’s our people who make LEYF great and that’s why we value each staff member and offer:


  • 50% off childcare
  • £550 Refer a friend bonus
  • Up to 25 days annual leave, plus bank holidays and an additional 3 days over the Christmas period
  • Full access to LEYF Academy – minimum of 8 days per year training covering mandatory courses and additional professional development designed.
  • 10% GLL Gym discount
  • 7% employer contribution towards pension
  • Salary increase after probation
  • Overtime pay
  • Interest free Annual Season Ticket loan
  • Free life assurance
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme



“The London Early Years Foundation (LEYF) is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Background checks and an enhanced DBS will be required.”


£27,000 - £29,000 per annum


Deputy Nursery Manager

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