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To apply for the position of Deputy Manager please print out and complete our application form and send to For Under Fives, 33 Abbey Road, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, DN32 0HQ.


JOB DESCRIPTION for Deputy Manager
Main Responsibilities
  • To deputise for the Manager
  • To ensure a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care and development for children placed in the Day Nursery.
  • To be responsible for any tasks delegated by the Manager.
  • To give support to other personnel within the Day Nursery.
Main Duties
    • Overall management responsibility for the Day Nursery in the absence of the Manager.
  • Assist the Manager in providing effective day to day management of the Nursery.
  • Assist the Manager in collection, accounting, and banking of monies and distribution of wages.
  • Assist the Manager in setting and implementing objectives for policy for the Nursery within the framework of the management committee.
  • Assist the Manager in planning the training strategy for students
  • To be responsible for the supervision of students, identifying their learning needs and advise key-staff of these.
  • In conjunction with the Manager, to formulate, operate and evaluate a yearly programme of activities, following the guidelines of the National Curriculum, that is suitable to the age range of children.
  • To assist the Manager in promoting Equal Opportunities throughout the Day Nursery.
  • To work alongside the parents/carers of special needs children to achieve full integration within the Nursery.
  • Identify the physical, emotional, intellectual and developmental needs of children with special needs and offer support and relevant developmental opportunities.
  • Liase with and support parents/carers and other family members.
  • Liase with the Local authority and other professionals associated with the Nursery.
  • Attend monthly staff meetings and training sessions outside working hours.
  • Undertake certain domestic duties within the Nursery, i.e, preparation of snacks, cleansing of equipment.
  • Work alongside the Manager and staff team to ensure that the philosophy behind the Nursery is fulfilled.
  • Undertake other duties as may be requested from time to time by the Manager.
Qualities and Experience Required
We are looking for a person who holds an NVQ level 3 or equivalent qualification with experience of working within a day Nursery setting. Some managerial experience would be desirable.

Applications are welcomed irrespective of sex, race, creed, disability or age.

All applications to be returned to: For Under Fives Ltd, 33 Abbey Road, Grimsby, DN32 OHQ

  • 3 years post qualifying experience in a Day Care Setting
  • Experience in a Senior Position
  • Experience of working with children aged 0 - 5 years
Education / Training Qualifications
  • Level 3 Early Years Education and Childcare qualification
    • NVQ
    • NNEB
    • Other acceptable qualifications (as stated in the QCA guidelines)
  • A recent First Aid qualification
  • Basic Food and Hygiene Certificate
Specialist Knowledge
  • Knowledge of The Children Act
  • Knowledge of the Foundation Stage
  • Knowledge of Birth to Three Matters
  • Knowledge of OFSTED Standards
  • The ability to demonstrate an up to date knowledge of current thinking and development in early years
  • Awareness of planning/record keeping and Key Worker systems
  • Awareness of Health and Safety and Risk Assessments
Skills and Abilities
  • An in depth understanding of Equal Opportunities
  • Ability to communicate confidently with a wide range of people
  • Good organisational skills
  • Ability to prioritise work and delegate appropriately
  • To be able to feedback information in the form of written reports
  • To support the Nursery Manager and Staff Team
  • To be able to manage the nursery in the absence of the Nursery Manager
  • To be able to promote the nursery in a positive and professional manner
  • An understanding of children's needs and behaviour
  • The ability to set appropriate limits for children

When returning an application form or for further information on this vacancy, please mail or contact Head Office in Grimsby directly.
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Please see Vacancies page for address to send application form to.

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Directors: D.A. Lang, S.R. Lampard. Company Registration Number: 2490035