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Early Years Deputy Manager - Term Time

Wye Under Fives Pre-School , Ashford

  • Ref:KCC886-511437-5S
  • Posted:18/03/2023
  • Pay:11.50 - 12.20
  • Start Date:As soon as possible.
  • App Close Date:28/05/2023 at 18:00
  • Interviews:TBC


We Are Recruiting

Early Years Deputy Manager, Wye Under Fives Pre-school

Job Summary

We are looking for a Deputy Manager to join our pre-school team in the village of Wye, near Ashford. You will have responsibility for running the pre-school floor on a daily basis - with particular focus on both safeguarding and ensuring every child receives the attention and support they need and deserve to achieve their best outcomes. In addition, as Deputy Manager, you must be confident in assisting the manager with the day to day admin, tasks and responsibilities and have the ability to step up and be responsible for the setting in the absence of the manager, so willingness to learn the legal and financial side of running a pre-school is a requirement. You will need a relevant Level 3 qualification and have experience of providing high quality childcare with particular focus on the quality of education.

The role is term time only and you will be working for 39 weeks of the year, involving shift work between the hours of 8.00am and 4.00pm Monday to Friday. Job share or part time hours may be considered for the right person.

Deputy Manager salary will range between £11.50 and £12.20 per hour, dependent upon age, experience and qualifications.

You will need:

  • A relevant NVQ level 3 qualification in early years.
  • To have a good understanding of safeguarding children
  • A willingness to step up and take responsibility in the absence of the manager
  • To lead and role-model high quality practice in the setting, monitoring and supporting the EY team on a daily basis.
  • To be active in ensuring every child receives stimulating play experiences which meet their individual needs and interests and enables them to reach their very best outcomes.
  • To be happy to work as part of a small team, being flexible, hardworking, caring and helping to ensure our children and their families continue to feel supported during their time at Wye Under Fives.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and we reserve the right to withdraw the advert once a suitable candidate has been recruited.

Information about the school

About Wye Under Fives

Wye Under Fives Pre-School have been proudly supporting families in the local area of Wye for over 30 years. We are a small independent charity, with a well trained and experienced early years team which is supported by our volunteer committee. Our most recent Ofsted inspection placed us as Good in all areas. Our preschool is a pack away setting based in the village hall and we are open for 38 weeks of the year 8.45am to 3.15pm. We care for children aged 2 years to 5 years old. We also run a weekly parent and toddler group for local families, which is well attended.


Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mel Graham
  • Address:The Small Village Hall, Bridge Street, Wye, Ashford, Kent, TN25 5EA
  • Telephone: 01233 812235
  • Email: manager@wyeunderfives.co.uk


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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Education.