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Deputy Nursery Manager

Key Facts


Deputy Nursery Manager


Up to £30,000





Job Type

Full time

About Us

If you’re driven, ambitious and have some solid experience in childcare, we want to hear from you! We’re a premium nursery group and we’re looking for an impressive Deputy Nursery Manager to join our team. Here at Fennies we thoroughly believe in hiring based on character above all else, so you’ll be joining an outstanding team and a growing business with an exceptional culture. 

As an organisation, our aim is to change the perception of the nursery industry by being the best and moving it forward. We do things differently, so don’t expect the ordinary. We care, we listen, we’re constantly learning from each other and refining our craft, we value teamwork over individual success and we’re always fun to work with, even in the trickiest of situations! 

What will you be doing?

As a Deputy Nursery Manager you’ll be playing a key role in providing a positive and secure relationship for your children and their families. You will be taking on daily care and development of each child, you will be responsible for supporting and working closely with our Nursery Manager  to assist in the daily running of the nursery room and educational activities. 

There’s a huge amount of scope to make the role your own, whilst focusing on three key areas: 

  • Our parents – you’ll be responsible for engaging our existing parents and offering support at every stage of their child’s nursery life from the very beginning settling in stages up until they transition to school. Continuing to develop relationship w parents via our online learning journal.
  • Our teams  keeping the existing team energised through our mission, vision and values is vital to the continued development of our culture.
  • Our children playing an important role in supporting each stage of every child’s unique journey and enhancing their learning through bespoke modules tailored by our Head of Education. 

What are we looking for?

We are seeking motivated, talented nursery management staff to be a part of our continued growth and success. This is a fantastic opportunity to develop and cultivate a state of the art brand new setting.

We are looking for a Deputy Nursery Manager for one of our beautiful new nurseries located in Bromley. This is a fantastic opportunity to work in an intimate, wonderfully resourced nursery setting.

You’ll be hardworking and hungry to learn. What really matters is someone that is passionate about our mission and values and who will add value to our culture. We’re looking for someone who thinks creatively and is not afraid to use their initiative to implement exciting learning opportunities that inspire both the children and their team.

Also, an ideal opportunity for a Senior Room Leader, Room-Based Assistant Manager or current Deputy looking for a new challenge to work as a team with the Nursery Manager. You will be embedding Quality Practice from the outset and provide an outstanding service at every level.

Your Fennies Journey

We like to give back to our teams by nurturing your well-being through continuous internal training and an extensive well-being program. At Fennies, our values are accountability, diversity, quality and leadership and our practitioners thrive within this forward-thinking practice with added support offered from our wider collective of experts in areas such as education, communications, and HR. 

Qualifications and Experience

  • NNEB, CACHE level 3, NVQ Level 3 or equivalent
  • 3 years’ post-qualification experience and at least 2 years’ relevant management experience
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of the EYFS
  • Excellent organisational skills with the ability to work to targets and deadlines
  • Up-to-date first aid and safeguarding training
  • Knowledge of health and safety legislation
  • Knowledge of OFSTED standards
  • Strong people management skills with the ability to lead and motivate a staff team
  • Knowledge and understanding of equal opportunities
  • Exceptional communication skills, energy and a positive ‘can do’ attitude
  • Passion for delivering outstanding childcare and learning

What's in it for you?

  • Competitive salary 
  • Bonus scheme 
  • Bike to work scheme 
  • Lunch provided
  • Up to 33 days annual leave including bank holidays 
  • Refer a friend bonus  
  • Free uniform, training, DBS check 
  • Ongoing continuous development and early years quality training and mentoring 
  • Fennies Fresh – discounted food from our in-house dinner takeaway service 
  • Excellent career progression opportunities
  • Regular and refresher training in first aid and safeguarding

If you think you’d be a great addition to the team, we’d love to hear from you so get in touch today! 

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