ASSISTANT NURSERY MANAGER

Our vibrant, “outstanding” and successful nursery requires an extraordinary, full time senior practitioner/trainee manager to join our high quality 24 place nursery in Enfield.

The nursery is conveniently located in a residential area, close to transport facilities and local amenities.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a dedicated and experienced practitioner, who has the ability to inspire a tenacious, well-qualified team, possesses great communication skills and has an approachable nature.

This position would suit an experienced senior nursery practitioner who has previous experience of working as a room leader/supervisor/deputy and is looking to further their career and develop their managerial skills.

Benefits include:

• Annual starting salary £20,000 per annum
• Free staff uniform
• 28 days paid holiday
• Rewarding excellence schemes
• Free training to further own professional development
• Annual staff conferences and celebration events

Some of your responsibilities will include:

• To include and maintain high standards of care and education
• To effectively lead and manage the staff team, providing day to day guidance and support
• To ensure all policies, procedures and curriculums are implemented and adhered to
• To keep abreast of current early childhood thinking/trends and changes in legislation
• To effectively manage the budgets and occupancy levels
• To implement effective parent partnerships and develop strong links with parents
• To manage all day to day operations of the nursery

You will need to have the following qualifications, training and experience:

• NVQ Level 3 or recognised equivalent with a least 2 years post qualifying experience
• Excellent knowledge of the EYFS
• Knowledge of OFSTED standards
• Excellent organisational skills, with the ability to work to deadlines and targets
• Good time management skills
• Excellent communication skills
• Strong people management skills
• Knowledge of Equal Opportunities and SENCO, etc.
• Previous relevant supervisory experience

Good rates of pay, bonuses and benefits with ongoing support and career development.

Our nursery is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. We value diversity in our workforce and positively welcome applications from all sections of the community.

All applicants will be required to complete an enhanced DBS disclosure, (formerly CRB) and provide two suitable references.

Interviews will commence: 20th – 25th January 2014

For more information please contact us or send us your CV, along with a covering letter to be considered for the position.

Apply contacting Kaye Wildman or Helen Regan on 020 8292 0212 (Stepstones Day nursery)

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