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Deputy Manager - Part-time

Frittenden Preschool, Frittenden

  • Ref:KCC888-293634-6T
  • Posted:27/01/2024
  • Pay:Competitive
  • Start Date:15.04.24
  • App Close Date:14/03/2024 at 13:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Frittenden Preschool are currently looking for a part-time Deputy Manager.

This is a great opportunity for a passionate Senior Early Years Practitioner or experienced Deputy Manager to join our small and friendly preschool.

 The successful candidate should be passionate about children’s learning. We are looking for a Deputy Manager who is passionate, supportive, hard- working and able to work alongside our manager to progress our preschool forward. You will ideally already have some experience of managing staff, understand the preschool environment and enjoy the challenges this brings. You must have a professional work ethic, be hard working whilst maintaining appropriately friendly relationships, and possess the ability to emotionally engage the staff team.

 We are looking for you as our Deputy Manager to be able to demonstrate the following qualifications & experiences:

  • Full and relevant Level 3 qualification in Early Years and Childcare or above, with a minimum of 2 years post qualification experience within a childcare setting.
  • Knowledge of child protection and safeguarding (ideally holding Designated Safeguarding Lead qualification, or willing to train)
  • Hold a full Paediatric First Aid Qualification
  • Experience of working in a management role, supervising sessions, planning the resources required, and mentoring staff. You will need to plan, prepare and participate in a range of activities that promotes each child’s physical, intellectual and emotional needs to enable them to reach their full potential following the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum.

 Staff benefit from:

  • Competitive Salary dependent on experience
  • Ongoing professional Development and Training opportunities
  • Ongoing coaching from the manager
  • Holiday pay
  • Pension scheme

Hours and days required are: Term time only

Please see attached document for full job description.

Interested candidates should return our application form at the earliest possible time.

Frittenden Preschool is totally committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children & young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening, as all new staff will be subject to enhanced DBS clearance, identity checks, qualification and employment checks, two satisfactory references and registration with the Disclosure and Barring Service

Information about the school

Frittenden Preschool is a small rural pre-school, set in the beautiful Kent Countryside. We are a charity and are run by a committee of parents who volunteer to support pre-school staff. We are situated in pupose build room attached to the main Primary School. We offer high quality early learning experiences for 2-5 Year olds. We work together with parents to support children through their early years. We provide a nurturing and play based environment to extend their emotional, social, academic and physical skills and abilities. Our goal is to inspire curiosity, independece and create a life long love of learning.

At Frittenden Preschool we work together with parents to support children through their early years by providing a nurturing and play-based environment, extending their emotional, social, academic, and physical skills and abilities. Our goal is to inspire curiosity, independence, and a life-long love of learning to help children to become contributing members of our community and the world.

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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.