ROLE: Deputy Manager
SETTING: Stepping Stones Nursery, Broom.
CONTRACT: Full time permanent 40hrs per week
AREA: Stoke-On-Trent .
Can you inspire, captivate, mesmerize and challenge a childs learning journey whilst unlocking their magic?
Have you a passion for, and knowledge of, child-led play?
As a Deputy Manager you will show passion and knowledge of child-led play whilst being confident in following the childrens interests and make their learning fun. You need to be able to capture the childrens imagination and take them on a journey and plan for their next stage of development. A keen interest in outdoor learning would be preferred with the possibility of achieving a Forest School Qualification.
You will work as part of the management team to provide professional leadership and management to the staff and to ensure that all children receive the highest standards of care and education. You will ensure your staff feel supported in their roles through effective leadership whilst meeting all statutory requirements and ensuring the nursery setting excels in all areas.
Essential qualities include: Willingness to learn and develop, be creative with ideas, enjoy working as part of a team, be a great communicator and be self- motivated. Promoting reflective practice will be key to the role. Ability to develop strong bonds with parents and children, committed to inspire, support, promote and embed child-led play indoors and out.
Essential early years experience and qualifications include: Qualified to minimum Level 3 in early years, minimum of 1 years experience in a supervisory/mentoring role in a nursery setting. 2 years experience in an early years setting.
Essential knowledge includes: Excellent knowledge of child development and the Early Years Framework.
SENCO and EYTS/EYP/QTS is desirable.
The position is subject to an enhanced DBS and excellent references.
Job Type: Full-time