Deputy Manager

£18,000-£23,000 depending on experience Full time All Year 30-09-2019 Level 3 childcare qualification
We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic practitioner to join our team.
Pretending to eat playdough creations realistically is required, this is a skills that may develop over time. The ability to remember the names of many children, their parents, siblings, grandparents, pets and special toys is a key component of this job.

A high level of comfort with being asked personal questions by children is essential you will regularly be asked where you are going (as you walk to the toilet) and what you did there (in the toilet). You must understand that the small people you have a strong relationship with during the week, may completely and utterly refuse to talk to or acknowledge you when they see you at the local store. Your feelings must not be easily hurt.

You must be prepared to have a lot of fun in the workplace and be prepared at any moment to board a questionably built pirate ship and travel off to London. Finally you must be prepared to feel loved, special and important to many young children and their families. There is simply no other job quite like this one.

The successful candidate will be expected to take on supervising responsibilities and day to day managing of the setting, along with ensuring individual care for groups of children and their families. You will need to have a good knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), taking a lead role in the planning and implementation of activities and experiences offered. A solid understanding of health, safety and completing risk assessments is essential. Knowledge of using planning in the moment and the curiosity approach would be beneficial. Must be able to promote awe and wonder on a day to day basis.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are an Equal Opportunities Employer. Appointments to this position is subject to a Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Check (DBS) and the receipt of suitable references.