Excellent career-development opportunity for a qualified Deputy Nursery Manager, to join an "Outstanding" Ofsted rated fast-growing Nursery brand, that is shaking up the early years education sector. With the best educators, inspiring spaces, a strong focus on community and a mission to deliver the best learning programme this is an opportunity not to be missed.
Nursery Deputy Manager | Game-Changing Nursery Brand
East London | £26,000 – £35,000 + Excellent Benefits, Perks & Paid Learning Academy + Majority of Admin handled by Support Office 🙂
About the brand:
We set out to Rethink Early Years – offering a fresh outlook on education & careers in the sector, while also solving the key problems that most irritate parents.
We opened our first site in 2017 and now we are building progressive and design-led nurseries across London – creating exciting settings for children and providing real value for families.
Outside of nursery hours, our spaces turn in to community Family Clubs – centring around a monthly programme of one-off special events & talks aimed at both families and parents.
Our plan is to deliver 20+ new sites across London over the next 5 years….
We are differentiated in the market by:
+ Passionate educators who are supported, through our Academy, to pursue their own education and training to the highest level.
+ Beautifully designed buildings
+ We’re open longer – from 7am-7pm, Monday to Friday
+ Forest School inspired activities are a core part of our learning programme
+ Nutritious food, freshly prepared by our chef onsite
+ Onsite Cafe with wifi
+ Weekend Family Club
Day-to-day you’ll be provided ‘freedom within a framework’, autonomy to plan your time to achieve the agreed objectives of the nursery and your room.
What you will be doing:
+ Managing and coaching a team of 40 to 60 educators alongside your other deputy and manager
+ Delivering on the job training, guidance and support to the team
+ Building and maintaining excellent relationships with parents
+ Planning & logistics, running the nursery routine, managing sufficient ratios and rotas
+ Risk Assessing the nursery through the day, every day, and actioning; maintaining and critically assessing all policies, procedures and practice to drive improvement.
+ Working a flexible shift pattern within the opening hours (7am-7pm)
+ Experience as a 3rd in charge, Deputy or manager at an ‘Outstanding’ nursery
+ Experience of large or multi site nurseries
+ Passionate and positive (always see the glass half full)
+ A love for customer service (making people happy)
+ High energy brought to every task you take on, and solution driven approach to problems
+ Min 4 years’ relevant experience
+ Relevant Early Years Qualification, Level 3 or above
+ £26k-35K annual salary
+ Performance related bonus of up to £1600 per year + Ofsted Outstanding bonus
+ Up to 33 days holiday a year (including bank holidays) and 3 additional days over the Christmas period
+ Funding & paid time off for Level 3 / EYTT/ EY Degrees/Forest School/Leadership training
+ Promotion opportunities in a fast growing company
+ Childcare discount 10%, rising to 25% when you become a nursery manager
+ Enhanced maternity pay for both mums and dads
+ 10 days full sick pay, 2 days leave for dependents leave & 5 days compassionate leave
+ Paid overtime and training including 2 inset days per year
+ Round the world trip and 2 weeks additional holiday for 5 years’ service
+ Refer a friend bonus of £500 for existing and ex-employees
+ Free daily lunch, smoothie and coffee
+ Annual clothing allowance of £100 (no uniform)
+ Amazing well-being benefits including Headspace membership, massages, free counselling, 10% Classpass membership discount, hardship fund, staff suggestion bonus
+ Brilliant team culture, parties and celebrations
Why Join Us:
+ We give our team the respect and value that they deserve.
+ We pay the top salaries in the industry & look after you with leading holiday, sick pay & amazing benefits.
+ We have fun at work and we care about you as an individual.
+ Our Deputy Managers are trained and developed to further progress with N as it grows.
Interested? Apply here for a fast-track path to the Hiring Manager
If you have any pre-application questions please contact us first quoting the job title & ref. Good luck, Team RR.