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Deputy Nursery Manager Early Years - Full-time

Borough Green Primary School, Sevenoaks

  • Ref:KCC886-5201-111S
  • Posted:10/01/2018
  • Pay:Kent Range 6
  • Start Date:Feb 2017
  • App Close Date:23/01/2018 at 09:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Deputy Nursery Manager – Steps to School


Borough Green Primary School are pleased to be recruiting a Deputy Nursery Manager for our on-site early years setting, Steps to School Day Nursery. The setting provides all-year round care, a pre-school and breakfast and after school club. Steps to School has an excellent reputation and was rated ‘good’ during its last inspection and is part of a successful school in the heart of Borough Green, Sevenoaks. The setting is fully supported by the school and works in partnership enabling the Nursery Manager to focus on what is most important, the children. The role will involve providing high quality care and education for children aged 3 months to 11 Years. The Deputy Manager needs to promote a solid foundation of good practice for staff and parents and ensure smooth operational systems are implemented and maintained and professional relationships are fostered with all concerned parties. They will also be expected to take full responsibility for the nursery in the absence of the Nursery Manager. You will be working as part of a senior team, will have opportunities for CPD and will be fully supported by both the Nursery Manager and the Headteacher.

  • We are looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic Deputy Manager to run our pre-established, 62 place nursery setting.
  • The candidate will be required to have a minimum of 2 years’ experience in nursery management either as a deputy or a senior member of staff and experience in Ofsted inspections.
  • Sound knowledge of the EYFS, Ofsted requirements and current legislation is required.
  • Strong staff management skills are required to support a well-developed, dedicated team of 22-25 staff.
  • A creative mind, and an inspirational motivator to continue in supporting the day to day developments of the nursery.
  • Implementation of policies and procedures is required, and keeping these up to date with current legislation.
  • Strong working relationships required to work alongside parents, outside agencies and the school.
  • You will be required to complete tours of the facility, enquiries and the management of the waiting list to ensure the most productive use of nursery availability that comes available.
  • Supervisions, appraisals and staff management.
  • Ordering and monitoring of the stock to ensure cost effective spending.


For more details please contact Catherine Osborn, Nursery Manager, at Steps to School Day Nursery, 01732 780431

Information about the school

Borough Green is a popular school for children aged 4 - 11 set in extensive grounds with a heated swimming pool; a large playing field and three playgrounds.

We have a well equipped, newly refurbished kitchen, enabling us to cook onsite every day.

We also have extended school facilities; mainly “wrap around” childcare provided by our Steps to School Day Nursery, Pre-School and Club. As well as providing excellent and flexible childcare for children between the ages of three months to five years, we also offer ‘before and after school’ care for children up to the age of 11.

We have good rail and road links being close to both the railway station and M20.

Job Contact Information

Fax: (01732) 882169

Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.