Assistant/ Deputy Manager- Part Time

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Our Nursery

Busy Bees is a purpose built, two storey building in the popular and attractive area of Wootton Fields, close to junction 15 of the M1. The nursery has adequate car parking facilities available within the Tudor Court shopping area, making it easy for dropping off and collecting your child.

Our Company

Established by 3 families in 1984 Busy Bees is now the UK’s largest childcare company with over 350 nurseries across the UK. 

O ur Vision

To give every child the best start in life

Our Mission

Deliver high quality childcare & Exciting opportunities for learning that gives every child a head start as they prepare for school.

Your Mission

As Assistant Nursery Manager you are a key holder and accountable for the day to day running of the nursery and will step up in the absence of the Nursery Manager. You will manage the team of Room Managers/Senior Room Managers and coach them by role modelling your knowledge and best practice.

Here is a snapshot of what your role will include:

Care: We take care very seriously

  • As Assistant Manager you have responsibility for the nursery and staff within it, ensuring they are performing to the highest standards.
  • As a potential keyworker, you will ensure every individual child’s needs are met.
  • Speak Up against practices that don’t support safeguarding or our Core Values.
  • Service: We are an integral part of a parent’s support network

  • Work with the manager to market and sell the nursery and be a key point of contact at the beginning or end of each day.
  • Support the manager with office-based duties.
  • Get to know the families at the setting to create a trusting rapport with parents and be able to manage parental complaints/concerns in an efficient timely manner.
  • Identify SEN/ASL needs and support parents accordingly.
  • Quality: We set and maintain the highest standards it’s what children and parents deserve

  • Embrace and promote our Standards of Excellence in every part of your role.
  • Take pride in the nurseries planning observation and assessment procedure.
  • Train your team and organise training/meetings to keep them up to date on business changes and best practice.
  • Challenge any behaviours or practices that go against Busy Bees expectations.
  • Alongside the manager you must ensure that the nursery receives excellent outcomes in internal audits and those of external authorities such as Ofsted, CI, CIW.
  • Value: We ensure that we provide outstanding value for money

  • Create a setting that is clean and welcoming, with well-kept educational resources.
  • Monitor children’s observations to ensure that they are detailed, reflective and provide developmentally challenging next steps.
  • Manage the team keeping them motivated whilst also addressing any issues.
  • Your Qualifications and Experience:

  • NNEB or BTEC Nat Dip or CACHE Dip in Childcare or NVQ level 3 or SVQ
  • At least 3 years occupational experience working and caring for children under 5 within a nursery environment
  • At least 1 years current experience in a supervisory role
  • Passion to deliver high quality childcare and exciting learning opportunities
  • We reserve the right to close a job prior to the initial closing date. 

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      Administration & Secretarial

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    • Published:

      8 days ago

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