Recruiting Deputy Manager

Banana Moon Day Nursery will be opening very soon in Beenham and is looking for a self motivated Nursery Manager. This is an exciting opportunity to project manage a brand new nursery from a shell.Offering full day care for children aged from birth to 5 years of age, between the hours of 7.30am – 6.30pm. Flexibility and good time management is key to this role. You must hold a minimum of a Level 3 or equivalent in Childcare and be able to demonstrate past Management experience. You must have experience with dealing with external agencies and have a firm understanding and experience of the Early Years Foundation Stage and Welfare Requirements and how these are put into practice. Successful applicants are required to provide an enhanced disclosure. Disclosure expense will be met by employer

Role and responsibilities


Adhere to all nursery policies and procedures implemented by Banana Moon Day Nursery, ensuring relevant legislation is met and adherence to Ofsted regulations and documentation.
To be responsible for admissions in line with the admissions procedure for the setting
To keep a daily register and up to date records of all children attending Banana Moon Day Nursery
Contribute to marketing and the reputation of the company, whilst managing occupancy levels.
Ensure appropriate ratios are met at all times in all rooms.
To liaise with the Director for recruitment and selection.
Have an oversight of other roles – SENCO, Health and Safety, Child Protection, Behaviour Management
To be responsible for Health and Safety issues within the nursery ensuring that all policies relevant are complied with.
To ensure compliance with the Health and Safety at Work Regulations, liaising directly with the Health and Safety Co – Ordinator as necessary.
Dealing with personnel issues such as Inductions, Induction Reviews, six monthly reviews, annual appraisals. Including addressing any underperformance issues appropriately using Performance Management Records and the disciplinary process
To operate and update the computer data base for children and staff
Ensure all rooms are operating a key person system and that they are maintaining appropriate paperwork – planning, observations, and assessments, cleaning rotas, daily registers etc.
Having key holder responsibility, ensuring security is maintained at all times, including the opening up and the closing of the nursery at the end of the day.
To deal with all parents complaints (verbal and written) with Head Office’s support and recording them appropriately.
To oversee the kitchen and the documentation required to surpass local Environmental Health inspections. This also involves preparing and cooking foods in the absence of a Cook.

Financial Operations

To be accountable and responsible for the day to day financial systems directly relating to the nursery provision.
To ensure the collection of fees have been recorded (receipt book and computer system) and to ensure the safekeeping of payments.

Customer Service Operations

To review the risk assessments and the policies and procedures
To ensure regular communication with parents through newsletters, information evenings, open days and open evenings.
To actively promote the service and be involved in the seeking and retention of families, monitoring occupancy levels alongside the Director.
The Nursery Manager will work closely with the Director and Head Office, information and guidance will be readily available, however the Nursery Manager will be expected to work autonomously in relation to the day to day Management of the nursery. The role requires the confidence to make day to day decisions thoughtfully and with a high degree of sensitivity to the needs of children and family.

Required skills and experience

A full and relevant level 3 qualification as defined by Children’s Workforce Development Council
Minimum of 2 years post qualifying experience
An awareness of food hygiene and to have a high standard with cleanliness and hygiene within the Kitchen / food areas
A thorough understanding of safeguarding children and the child protection policy and procedure
A thorough understanding of the SEN Code of Practice and the EYFS requirements regarding children with additional needs.
Holds a Paediatric 12hr First Aid certificate
Experience of target setting, action planning and performance managing staff members
Experience of managing staff & facilities & knowledge of the principles of effective leadership and the ability to create efficient leadership and the ability to create efficient management systems
Able to work independently, to manage own time efficiently. Managing own workload, to prioritise when appropriate and to delegate to other members of management / staff team
Knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage & experience of implementing this
Knowledge of relevant legislation and the ability to implement policies / procedures consistent with legislation, best practice and the inspection process
Awareness of purposeful planning, observation and assessment