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Forest Nursery - Deputy Manager

Job Description

I used to love to play outside building forts, tree-houses and making friends whereas these days the children are stuck in doors glued to TVs screens, iPad and alone!!! My client aims to get the children out and about in the world, learning things they would never have learnt being stuck in a room.

My client has a specialised approach to learning that sits within the wider context of outdoor and woodland education to create a world where children are inspired by nature and move them away from the modern childhood of screen time or boring plastic toys.

They are presently seeking a Nursery Deputy Manager to work in their nursery located in the Twickenham/Fulham area who will continue to build on their mission and ethos. The ideal candidate will be tasked with providing a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care for the children aged 2-5.

The successful candidate will work within a team to create an enabling environment where children can develop and learn through play. You'll use your existing skills, experience and passion for outdoor education to deliver a fantastic experience for the children in your care, promote my clients ethos and help to make Forest Nursery the best it can be.

Responsibilities
- Supervise, observe, mentor and support children aged 2-5
- Be responsible at all times for high standards of care and education
- 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
- Be responsible for and lead all site visits
- Support children with individual special needs, including action plans and support plans as required!
To be shortlisted the ideal candidate must meet the following skills Qualification and experience:

Experience of working in a nursery/private day care setting as either a Room Leader
or Deputy Nursery Manager
A relevant childcare qualification for the role (Minimum NNEB, NVQ3/Diploma 3)
Experience as a manager or deputy of a team.
A great passion for nature play and engaging children with the outdoors.
Experience of working and implementing the EYFS statutory framework.
Good knowledge and understanding of the safeguarding children obligations.
Experience of undergoing Ofsted inspections with 'good' OR 'outstanding' outcomes.

The successful candidate will be rewarded with:
-A competitive salary £24,500 - £27,000 (Depending on experience)
-Generous pension contribution.
-28 days annual leave, inclusive of public holidays
-Funded Level 3 Forest School Qualification
-Career progression opportunities
-The opportunity to work in beautiful Tuscany for a week every year

If you feel you`re suitable for the role or just have a general enquiry, then please send your up to date CV to Orion at BS Social Care: or contact me directly on 0208 918 1420.

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