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Deputy Childcare Manager - Heath Childcare Ltd, Chesterfield


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Heath Childcare are looking to appoint a full time deputy childcare manager.


Heath Childcare is open 7:30am-6:00pm, Monday-Friday and only shuts for bank holidays and in between Christmas and new year. There are 8 members of staff and they were awarded Good at thier last Ofsted inspection.


Staff are entitled to 20 days holiday a year.


The deputy will be on £7.65 per hour and will be contracted 37.5 hours a week (extra hours are given regularly and all staff are willing to do extra hours)



Job Description

Responsible for the management of Heath Childcare in collaboration with and in the absence of the Manager; providing a safe, caring and stimulating environment for children between 6 weeks and 11 years old.


Duties will include:


-Working closely with the Nursery Manager

-Adhering to the Policies and Procedures of Heath Childcare

-Maintaining accurate and confidential staff, children's and parents' records

-Welcoming parents, children and visitors.

-Showing a caring attitude towards distressed parents, children and staff

-Communicating pleasantly and effectively in person, in writing and on the telephone

-Identifying and following the correct procedures when dealing with a child protection issue

-Monitoring and being vigilant regarding security

-Supervising students, working in partnership with their colleges and tutors

-Showing new and prospective parents around the nursery when needed, introducing them to staff members and answering any questions or queries they may have

-Organising room leaders' meetings

-Covering short staff within all rooms whenever needed

-Working with other agencies i.e. early years, Early intervention team, Ofsted, college tutors....etc

-Becoming a room leader

Any other duties requested by the Director/Manager


Personal Specification:

-Essential: Minimum Level 3 Childcare and Development Clear Enhanced CRB disclosure

-Natural passion for working with children and developing them

-Experience in working with 6 weeks to 11 year old children

-Sound knowledge of childcare development and EYFS

-Ability to communicate with other team members and parents

-Ability to organise, motivate and lead team

-Ability to work as part of a team

-Good literacy skills

-Computer literate


-Willingness to undertake training as necessary

-Ability to use initiative

-Ability to handle situations calmly




-First Aid

-Food Hygiene


Search for Heathchildcareltd on Facebook to see our setting


A visit to the setting is encouraged to help with your decision. If you would like a visit please contact Charlotte Hibbitt (Childcare Manager) to arrange a suitable time and date.


Please send any CVs and interest letters to the email provided in the comments and we will send you an application form.


If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to get intouch

Edited by Charlotte2015
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