Camberwell Grove is a large, bright, and popular setting for children aged from birth to 5 years old. The nursery is located within walking distance from Denmark Hill mainline and overground as well as local bus routes. The Nursery has an impressive garden and the children who attend are happy and stimulated in their environment.

We are looking for a confident Deputy Manager to join the growing team and support the current managers. In this role, you will be leading your own room all while developing your team, building key relationships with colleagues, children, and their families.

Other aspects of the role are to support the Nursery Manager with the back-office functions, this can include but is not limited to interviewing new staff, handling parent queries, nursery show arounds, and organising staff rotas.


  • 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

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