Deputy Manager

Deputy Manager

Bright Horizons Family Solutions | Farnham, ENG, GB

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*Nursery: * Bright Horizons Farnham Day Nursery and Preschool
*Job Type: * Full time / Permanent / Mon-Fri / 40 hours
*Salary: *£27,560 - £37,850 per annum (dependent on qualification/s and experience)
If you hold a full and relevant Level 3 or above Early Years qualification, are passionate about inspiring and leading a team to deliver outstanding care and education to children, and want to be part of a high performing nursery management team – our Deputy Manager opportunity would be perfect for you.
*Why Bright Horizons?*
We care for over 10,000 children across the UK, across our portfolio of over 300 nurseries, 98% of which are rated Good or Outstanding by Ofsted. We’re on a mission to change the future for children, families, and the people we work with, and are committed to progressive working values like flexibility, work-life balance, and wellbeing.
Our Bright Horizons Farnham is Ofsted rated Outstanding , and is situated Farnham, Surrey.
The nursery offers Large Garden areas, parking for staff, a highly qualified staff team and flexible working.
What you’ll be doing
* Lead, mentor and inspire a team to deliver exceptional care and education to all children in our care
* Act as Designated Safeguarding Lead at the nursery, holding overall responsibility for the day to day running of the nursery and management of safeguarding and child protection policies - monitoring and improving practice and behaviours that underpin our high performance safety culture
* In collaboration with the Nursery Manager, contribute to succession planning, identification and delivery of relevant training, and supporting professional development plans, including coaching and mentoring for all colleagues.
* Develop and maintain strong partnerships with colleagues, parents and/or carers, as well as other professionals, to meet the needs of each child
* Promote the nursery to both current parents, and potential customers, to support retention and ongoing occupancy growth
* Ensure commercial success of the nursery by maintaining expenditure inline FTEs and budget KPIs
* Engage with the Local Authority to understand the local offer, to support practice in all areas of the nursery
What we can offer you
Our benefits include, but are not limited to;
* £27,560 - £37,850 (dependant on qualification/s and experience)
* Career development opportunities across our network of nurseries
* Amazing discounts, ranging from childcare to high-street, to utility and days out!
* Quarterly Employee Appreciation Weeks – with treats for all the team
* External helpline with professional counsellors – supporting your wellbeing 24 hours a day.
* Access to our extensive library of training and qualifications, to support your continuous development
What we’re looking for
* Full and Relevant Level 3 or above Early Years qualification
* Experience within an Early Years leadership role (ideally as a Deputy Manager, Assistant Manager, Third in Charge or similar)
* Experience of participating with a regulatory inspection, leading to a “Good” or “Outstanding” outcome
* Confident decision maker, with previous experience providing support and leadership to others to enable staff in fulfilling their roles and responsibilities
* Strong knowledge and understanding of Safeguarding, Child Protection, and the wider legislative requirements for working with children
* Ability to build trust and strong working relationships with both colleagues and parents
* Ability to use a variety of techniques to clearly and successfully communicate with both children and adults
This role is subject to an Enhanced DBS check.
Job Types: Full-time, Permanent
Salary: £27,560.00-£37,850.00 per year
* Childcare
* Company events
* Company pension
* Cycle to work scheme
* Employee discount
* Referral programme
* Store discount
* Monday to Friday
Work Location: One location