Careers At KKDC

Job Title: Nursery Deputy Manager

Responsible to: Nursery Directors 

Accountable to: Manager


Responsible for:

Room Leaders, Nursery Nurses, Nursery Assistants, Nursery Trainees and Kitchen/Domestic Staff.


Liaising with:

Ofsted Inspectors, Early Years Development Officers, EHO Inspectors, Health & Safety Inspectors, Doctors, Health Visitors, other Childcare Professionals and external agencies.


Purpose of Post:

1. To work under the direction of the manager and deputise for him/her as and when required.

2. To support the aims and objectives of the nursery and assist the manager in the organisation of a high quality establishment for children from birth to 5 years.

3. To provide high standards of childcare and education - to include the monitoring and review of provision, this includes providing a safe, caring environment to enable the emotional, social and educational development of children, through individual attention and group activities.

4. Assist in the leading and implementing the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework and any other legal/statutory frameworks.

5. To direct and support staff as agreed by the Nursery Manager.

6. To manage the nursery in the absence of the Nursery Manager.


Responsible to:

Nursery Manager

Main Duties:

• To promote the aims and objectives of the nursery.

• To promote the high standards of the nursery at all times to parents, staff and visitors.

• To ensure the provision of high standards of physical and emotional care.

• To ensure that the welfare and safety of children is paramount within the setting and any child protection concerns are always appropriately acted upon immediately, following LSCB guidelines.

• To lead a team of professional workers and to ensure good practice at all times, including staff induction, supervision and appraisal. 

• To attend relevant training/conferences/meetings to support professional development, keeping up to date with childcare/education practice and cascading to staff team.

• To assist the manager in setting, implementing and reviewing policies for the nursery.

• To assist with the planning and organisation of staffing schedules and holiday rota's to ensure adequate staffing levels are maintained in accordance with Ofsted and nursery procedures.

• To assist with the implementation of administrative procedures involved with: - registration, place allocation, and other related matters.

• To be responsible for implementing and monitoring systems of observation to enable children’s progress and achievements to be regularly and effectively assessed and recorded. 

• To assist with the preparation and maintenance of materials and equipment.

• To be responsible for the Health and Safety standards appropriate for the needs of young children and ensuring staff compliance and awareness.

• To ensure high standards of hygiene and cleanliness are maintained at all times.

• To ensure the provision of a high quality environment to meet the needs of individual children, having an awareness of any disabilities, family cultures, and medical histories. 

• To guide all team members with the early identification and intervention for children who may benefit from additional support regarding their physical, emotional and social development. 

• To ensure confidentiality of all information received.

• To assist with staff development and training.

• To assist the manager in the supervision of training of students and volunteers in placement within the nursery.

• To liaise and facilitate close partnership working with parents, other family members and staff to help ensure that the particular needs of children are met and that parental choice is considered in terms of care given.

• To liaise with outside agencies as required.

• To assist the manager with the efficient upkeep of the building and maintenance/stock of equipment, furnishings and fittings.

• Maintaining staff awareness of the statutory requirements of the EYFS to ensure a safe working environment for staff and children. 

• To be involved fully in monthly staff meetings, planning meetings, parents’ evenings, fundraising events and training sessions outside working hours, as required.

• To deputise for the manager in his/her absence.

• To be aware of the high profile of the setting and to uphold its standards at all times both within work and outside.

• To assist the manager in showing parents around the nursery facilities and sending out information.

• To undertake such other duties and responsibilities of an equivalent nature as may be determined from time to time by the Nursery Manager.


Personnel Specification – Deputy Manager 

1. Minimum of a relevant and recognised Level 3 qualification

2. Evidence of ongoing personal development training

3. Evidence of ongoing personal development training

4. Substantial post qualifying experience in working with children

5. Experience of working in partnership with parents

6. To keep abreast of new childcare legislation and practices

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share commitment. All appointments are subject to two satisfactory references and an enhanced DBS check 


Job Type: Full-time 


Applications deadline is 28th September 2018 


Salary: £21,000.00 per year





Job Title: Nursery Nurse Level 3

Responsible to: Nursery Manager & Deputy Manager

Responsible for:
Nursery Nurse L2's, Nursery Assistants, Nursery Trainees, Students and Volunteers.

Liaising with:
Ofsted Inspectors, Early Years Development Officers, EHO Inspectors, Health & Safety Inspectors, Doctors, Health Visitors, other Childcare Professionals and external agencies.

Purpose of Post
1. To ensure a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care for children placed in the Setting;
2. To give support to other personnel within the Setting;
3. To implement the daily routine in their base room.

Main Duties
1. Formulate and operate a programme of activities suitable to the age range of children in your area in conjunction with nursery management;
2. Prepare the children's records in your group and institute reviews for parents/carers, in conjunction with the nursery management;
3. Work with parents/carers of all children to achieve full integration in the Setting;
4. Foresee the needs of all children and give physical, emotional, intellectual guidance as appropriate;
5. Support all staff and engage in a good staff team;
6. Liaise with and support parents/carers and other family members;
7. Liaise with the Local Authority and other professionals associated with the Setting;
8. Attend monthly staff meetings outside working hours;
9. Undertake certain domestic jobs within the Setting, e.g. preparation of snack meals, cleaning of equipment and such other duties and responsibilities of an equivalent nature as may be determined from time to time by the manager;
10. Participate in the training programmes of a wide variety of students (i.e. placements and volunteers), by giving guidance and support;
11. Work alongside the Manager and staff team to ensure that the philosophy behind the project is fulfilled;
12. To ensure good standards of hygiene and cleanliness are maintained at all times and be responsible for the Health and safety standards appropriate for the needs of young children;
13. Record accidents in the accident book. Ensure the manager has initialled the report before the parent receives it;
14. To ensure confidentiality of information received;
15. To develop and maintain good relationships and communications with parents/carers to facilitate day-to-day caring needs
16. Ensure child is collected by someone known to Setting.
17. To actively promote and support the safeguarding of children and young people in the workplace, ensuring that all staff and volunteers observe Setting policies and procedures to keep children safe from harm.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share commitment. All appointments are subject to two satisfactory references and an enhanced DBS check

Job Type: Full-time

Applications deadline is 21 Sep 2018

Salary: £16,000.00 per year



KKDCL Trainee/Apprentice

Job Title: Trainee/Apprentice

Responsible to: Nursery Manager & Deputy Manager

Accountable to: Room Leaders

Purpose of Post

1. To be trained to do the same post as a Nursery Nurse or Nursery Assistant.

2. To contribute to a high quality caring environment for children. This includes creating a warm, friendly and stimulating atmosphere in which the children can develop emotionally, socially and educationally through individual attention and group activities.

Key Areas

1. To work with children
2. To attend training
3. To complete all assignments set
4. To work as part of a team
5. To attend associated training
6. To liaise with mentor

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Attend College and completing assignments on time.

2. To attend team meetings and imputing ideas.

3. Under supervision, provide all aspects of care for children including washing, changing and feeding.

4. To assist with meeting the personal and emotional needs of individual children.

5. To provide adult interaction with children in the nursery.

6. To be aware of the nurseries confidentiality policy.

Team Work

Support all staff and engage in a good staff team.

To attend ALL out of working hours activities, e.g. training, monthly staff meetings, parent's evenings summer fair, Christmas party, etc.

To input and contribute to ideas regarding implementation of policies and procedures such as Early Years Foundation Stage.

General

Contribute to good standards of hygiene and cleanliness in Nursery.

To undertake such other duties and responsibilities of an equivalent nature, as may be determined by the trainee's supervisor from time to time.

The trainee's duties must at all times be carried out in compliance with the nursery's Equal Opportunities policy.

Look upon the nursery as a "whole" where can your help be most utilised, be constantly aware of the needs of children.

To respect the confidentiality of information received.

To ensure the provision of a high-quality environment to meet the needs of individual children from differing cultures and religious backgrounds, and stages of development.

To be aware of the high profile of the nursery and to uphold its standards at all times.

To be aware of all emergency and fire evacuation procedures.

To be aware of sections 7 & 8 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.

To understand that as part of training you will be required to move to other parts of the nursery.

To be flexible in hours and duties in order to meet the needs and requirements of the nursery.


Additional requirements

To keep abreast of new childcare legislation and practices in Buckinghamshire.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share commitment. All appointments are subject to two satisfactory references and an enhanced DBS check


Applications deadline is 21 Sep 2018


Salary: £175.00 to £200.00 per week depending on successful candidate

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