Deputy Manager – Henry Fawcett Nursery & Pre-School

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  • Full Time
  • SE11 5BZ
  • Henry Fawcett Nursery and Pre-School
  • 40 Hours per week

Job Details

  • Job Posted: 2 weeks ago
  • Hours: 40 Hours per week
  • Salary: £27,500-£28,500
  • Qualification: Level 3+ and above in Early Years Childcare
  • Location: Clayton Street
    London
    SE11 5BZ
  • Bus Routes: 3, 59, 159, 155, 333
  • Stations: Oval, Kennington, Vauxhall

Job Description

We are recruiting a new Deputy Nursery Manager to join our fun, friendly and committed team. The nursery itself is based in Henry Fawcett School in Kennington 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 Henry Fawcett Nursery and Pre-School

  • New manager who believes in LEYF ethos
  • Strong, stable confident team who are very creative
  • Willingness to try new experiences for the children

Age Range: Birth-5 years
OFSTED Rating: Good

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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

We know it’s our people who make LEYF great. That’s why we value each staff member and offer:

● Pay and conditions above the national average in the nursery sector
● A nurturing, fun and value-led working environment
● An award-winning staff training and development programme
● The opportunity to make a real difference to children’s lives

Right to work in the United Kingdom

Non-UK citizens must apply for and gain a Visa and Work Permit before applying to work in the UK.

Location

Address: Clayton Street
London
SE11 5BZ

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