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Deputy Nursery Manager

Location: Falmouth
Salary: £21070 - £23150
Sector: Nursery & Early Years
Type: Permanent
Posted On: 29/06/2021

Role Brief

  • To work under the direction of the Manager and deputise for him/her as and when required
  • To ensure all children are safeguarded and their welfare and safety is promoted
  • To support the aims and objectives of the nursery and assist the Manager in the organisation of a high-quality establishment for children from birth to five/eight years
  • To provide high standards of care and early learning – to include the monitoring and review of provision, this includes providing a safe, caring environment to enable the personal, emotional, social and educational development of children, through individual attention and group activities
  • To support the team in order to provide an enabling environment in which all individual children can play, learn and develop
  • To direct and support staff as agreed by the Manager

Line Manager – Nursery Manager


  • To assist with the planning and organisation of staffing schedules and holiday rotas to ensure adequate staffing levels are maintained in accordance with *Ofsted/*Care Inspectorate Wales (CIW)/*Care Inspectorate guidelines and nursery procedures (*delete as appropriate)
  • To assist with the implementation of administrative procedures involved with registration, place allocation, and other related matters
  • To ensure confidentiality of all information received and shared


  • To promote the high standards of the nursery at all times to parents, staff and visitors
  • To assist the Manager in showing parents around the nursery facilities and sending out information
  • Liaise with parents, other family members and staff to help ensure that the particular needs of children are met and that parental choice is considered in terms of care given
  • To liaise with outside agencies as required


  • To promote the aims and objectives of the nursery
  • To lead a team of professional workers and to ensure good practice at all times
  • To assist the Manager in setting and implementing objectives and policy for the nursery
  • To assist with staff development and training
  • To support the effective interview and selection process as required
  • To fully support the induction of new team members
  • Support the appropriate supervision meetings/processes in conjunction with the Manager
  • Feed into appraisals, target setting and nursery operations as deemed appropriate by the manager
  • In the absence of the manager to attend nursery management meetings and feed appropriate information back to the wider team
  • To deputise for the Manager in his/her absence


  • To spearhead the nursery safeguarding procedure to ensure all children are kept safe, well and secure and ensure all team members are able to do the same
  • To follow the nursery safeguarding procedure to ensure all children are kept safe, well and secure and ensure all team members are able to do the same


  • To assist the Manager in the supervision of training of students in placement within the nursery

Practice and Provision

  • To ensure the provision of high standards of physical, personal, social and emotional care
  • To assist the Teacher and Manager with the development and implementation of systems to monitor and record child development
  • To ensure the provision of a high-quality environment to meet the needs of individual children regardless of any disabilities, family backgrounds or medical history
  • Support all team members with the early identification and intervention for children with possible special needs and give physical, emotional, intellectual guidance as appropriate

Health & Safety

  • To assist with the preparation and maintenance of materials and equipment
  • To be responsible for the health and safety standards appropriate for the needs of young children and ensuring staff compliance and awareness
  • To ensure high standards of hygiene and cleanliness are maintained at all times
  • Assist the Manager with the efficient upkeep and maintenance of the building and grounds, stock of equipment, furnishings and fittings
  • Maintaining staff awareness of the fire evacuation procedures in accordance with the code of practice

To be involved in out of working hours activities, e.g. training, planning meetings, monthly staff meetings, parents evening, fundraising events etc. To undertake such other duties and responsibilities of an equivalent nature as may be determined from time-to-time by the Manager.