Deputy Nursery Manager

Job title: Deputy Nursery Manager
Contract type: Permanent
Location: Canary Wharf
Salary: £28,000 - £32,000 per year
Start date: Immediate
Reference: LT006
Contact name: Lily Tyler
Contact email:
Published: about 1 month ago

Job description

We are searching for an enthusiastic and experienced Deputy Nursery Manager to assist with managing the day-to-day running of a Central London based Day Nursery.

The setting provides care for up to 90 children aged 3 months – 5 years old. This role is full-time for 40 hours per week and operates in alternating shift patterns - as the nursery is open 7am – 7pm, 51 weeks a year. The large and spacious setting has light airy rooms and focuses on the children learning through nature and play.

This role will be shadowing and supporting the General Manager and then taking over their duties in their absence – whilst ensuring that the Nursery standards meet Ofsted requirements.

Your day-to-day role will include;

  • Ensuring all the children reach their highest potential throughout their development

  • Ensuring the children have a safe and stimulating environment

  • Checking orders for equipment and resources, prior to orders being placed

  • Acting in place of the Manager in their absence

  • Supporting the Manager to recruit and induct staff

  • Conducting annual performance reviews/probation reviews

  • Supporting the Manager with creating and managing rotas, audits, staff cover, and absence for sickness and annual leave

  • Completing health and safety checks on a daily basis

  • General office administration duties

  • Show prospective parents around; promoting the benefits of the Nursery

Benefits of this role include;

  • £28,000 - £32,000 Depending on Experience

  • 20 Days + Bank Holidays

  • Pension

  • Excellent transport links

  • Close local amenities

  • Immediate start!

A successful candidate must have the following;

  • Relevant managerial experience

  • A Childcare and Education qualification NVQ Level 3 or equivalent

  • Minimum of 1 years’ post-qualifying experience working with children aged 0-5 years

  • Excellent knowledge & practice of the EYFS Framework, OFSTED Early Years Inspection Requirements

  • Able to proficiently use IT systems; including working with databases, Microsoft Office, Email, Internet

  • Excellent knowledge of Safeguarding and Welfare issues concerning children

  • Passion for working with babies and children

  • Enthusiastic attitude and sound knowledge towards child development for children aged 0-5 years

  • Good planning and organisational skills in order to manage a busy and varied workload


If you think that you fit this description of a self-sufficient and vivacious individual who possesses the right attributes for this amazing opportunity - you can either send your CV or call us, we do have a 24 hour on call facility should you wish to speak outside of your working hours.

** StaffBank is an Equal Opportunities Employer **

** This position is subject to an Enhanced DBS Certificate and Early Years references **


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