Deputy Manager – Bushy Tails Nursery & Pre-School

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  • Full Time
  • TW11 0LW
  • Bushy Tails Nursery and Pre-School
  • 40 Hours per week

Job Details

  • Job Posted: 2 weeks ago
  • Hours: 40 Hours per week
  • Salary: £28,500 - £30,700
  • Qualification: Level 3+ and above in Early Years Childcare
  • Location: Queens Road
    Teddington
    Middlesex
    TW11 0LW
  • Bus Routes: 285, R68
  • Stations: Queens Road, Teddington

Job Description

We are recruiting a new Deputy Nursery Manager to join our fun, friendly and committed team. Bushy Tails Nursery is based in Teddington and caters to children aged 6 months to 5 years of age. Children in this nursery love building on their own skills and developing their confidence as they grow, particularly when it comes to exploring raw foods and creating scientific experiments.

As a LEYF Deputy, your role will be mostly 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, 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.

Working at Bushy Tails Nursery and Pre-School

  • Beautiful, unique environment
  • A ‘home away from home’
  • Experienced manager and very welcoming team
  • 80 Place setting

Age Range: Birth-5 years
OFSTED Rating: Awaiting Report

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Staff Benefits

We know it's our team that makes LEYF great. When you join us as a permanent member of staff, you will enjoy many benefits:

• Pay competitive with the sector
• 50% discount on nursery fees (pro-rata)
• 7% pension contribution
• A minimum of 23 days’ annual leave per year (up to 36 days) including 8 Bank Holidays, plus 3 days over Christmas
• Sick pay entitlement (after 6 months’ service)

• Paid overtime
• Refer a friend bonus (up to £550)
• Maternity, paternity & shared parental leave entitlement (after 2 years’ service)
• Up to 5 days' special leave entitlement
• Access to LEYF’s training academy and MY LEYF online learning platform - 8 days’ paid training per year
• 10% GLL gym discount
• Tea and coffee
• MY LEYF modules on meditation, mindfulness and mental wellbeing
• Employee Assistance Programme; support and counselling and advice on financial and legal issues
• Eligibility for a hardship fund grant 

• Season pass loan

• Cycle to work scheme
• Discounts on shopping with Employee Purchase Programme
• Invitations to LEYF social events - Summer Conference, BBQ, Christmas Party, Awards.

Career Progression

At LEYF we aim to promote 50% of our leaders from within and nurture our staff to help them progress in their careers.

Each person who joins the LEYF family will work with their Manager to create a development plan. If you aspire to become a manager or you want to be the best you can be in your role, LEYF, using our coaching and mentoring approach, coupled with our famous LEYF Academy courses, will support your journey.

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Location

Address: Queens Road
Teddington
Middlesex
TW11 0LW

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