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Job Ref No. ECC203482-62 Position Type: Early Years Pay Range: to be discussed
Position Start Date: 01/09/2024 Contract Type: Full-time/Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 01/06/2024 Midnight Date of Interviews: 16/06/2024  

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Job Description for Deputy Manager

Job title: ​​Deputy Manager

Responsible to: ​Setting Manager

Responsible for: ​The wellbeing and education of children within the setting and team of staff

Hours: 08.30 - 4.-00 Mon - Fri

Purpose of the job: ​To assist in the providing of safe, high quality education and care for pre-school children; to work in line with legal and statutory requirements (EYFS);

To deputise for the manager is her absence. To undertake Key person role ensuring accurate and regular information is recorded

Main duties

1.To be a role model to the staff team. Be able to showcase high quality practice and motivate the staff.

2. To be responsible for providing high quality teaching and learning, ensuring that staff are properly deployed and offer appropriate stimulation and support to the children

3.To demonstrate excellent behaviour management practice and guide and support staff for a consistent approach

4. Support and develop an enabling environment using both the indoor and outdoor spaces effectively

5. To be responsible for the day to day supervision of staff as a room leader.

6. In partnership with the Setting Manager, to assist drawing up long term, medium term and seasonal curriculum plans which take into account the requirements of the EYFS; to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the pre-school curriculum.

7. To assist the manager to undertake staff observations and provide constructive feedback to staff.

8. To assist the manager to undertake staff supervisions and staff appraisals in a timely manner.

9. To support the setting to achieve Outstanding at its next Ofsted inspection.

10. To support manager to attend management meetings submitting reports as required.

11. To ensure records are properly maintained, e.g. daily attendance register and accident records.

12. To promote equality and diversity within the Pre School challenging behaviour, language and practice which does not support inclusive practice.

13. To abide by the Pre School's code of confidentiality at all times

14.To contribute to and to implement all pre-school policies and procedures, especially those on equal opportunities and confidentiality.

15. To attend training and meetings as required.

16. To undertake any other reasonable duties as directed by the Management Team in accordance with the pre-school business plan/objectives including recruitment and induction of staff; also ensuring students and volunteers receive adequate mentoring.

NB: This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

Applicants must be prepared to disclose any convictions they may have and any orders which have been made against them.

Person specification -The essential criteria for this position are as follows:

✓ A minimum of Level 3 qualification in childcare

✓ A minimum of 1 years proven experience in a role of a Deputy.

✓ Ability to showcase excellent childcare practice.

✓ Sound understanding of child development and of children's needs.

✓ Ability to plan and implement a pre-school curriculum, taking into account the SEN Code of Practice, safeguarding procedures and equal opportunity considerations.

✓ Ability to work with parents and to encourage their involvement.

✓ Commitment to and understanding of ENCO.

✓ Ability to manage self and work calmly under pressure.

✓ Ability to communicate effectively with a range of people.

✓ Demonstrate professionalism in approach to managing all issues.

✓ A satisfactory enhanced DBS check which confirms suitability to work with children.

✓ Health clearance for the role.

Information about the School

Come and work for us we were recently awarded an Essex Teaching Award and a Pride of Essex Award.

We have highly skilled staff, bright and colourful classrooms, a stimulating outside hard surface garden and fantastic forest school area with an outdoor classroom. We have fun whilst learning and create the most amazing opporutunites for our children.

We offer funding for 2,3+4 year olds and are open every day from 08.45 to 3.30.

We provide a uniform to wear and are committed to supporting staff Continuing Professional Development.

We are a small dedicated team who strive to improve the educational outcomes for children as well as extending the children's life experiences through visits, outings and in house opportunities.

Call us now for an informal chat or to arrange a visit 01255 672189 / walton.preschool@googlemail.com.

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.

Information about the school

Contact Information

Jackie Pobjoy
Standley Road, Walton on the Naze
Essex, CO14 8PT
Telephone: 01255 672189
Email: walton.preschool@googlemail.com

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