• Runcorn
  • Michild Group
An exciting opportunity has arisen within the MiChild group.  We are looking for an experienced, passionate and dedicated deputy manager to work in our Runcorn based nursery, Heathside nursery.   Company benefits  Staff discount on childcare fees - 50%!  Exceptional holiday entitlement package with long service benefits year on year.  Company incentives such as additional holiday days for 100% attendance Exclusive access to a social recognition platform where you could receive vouchers, discounts and cash back on local shopping sites, supermarkets, restaurants, holidays and lots more!! Career progression opportunities and a training programme based around you.  Staff well-being programme including- weekly staff well-being drop in's, staff room where you can unwind during your break, access to free exercise sessions and healthy recipes on our well-being platform. Monthly Staff Treats Staff meals and refreshments throughout the day Staff appreciation and recognition awards (such a 1 years service, 5 years service, 10 year service, employee of the month, staff shout out's etc. Company events (such as annual awards night, NMT awards, Day Nursery Awards etc.  Free branded staff uniform Fully funded accredited training such as Paediatric First Aid, Level 2 in Safeguarding and many more!! Employer contribution to pension scheme About the Deputy manager position An amazing opportunity has arisen within the MiChild group, we are looking for a reliable, enthusiastic and organised individual to join our team as a deputy manager to work in our Heathside nursery.  If you are highly motivated flexible, experienced in working in early years and have a genuine passion for working with children then this is the role for you. Deputy manager responsibilities are: To liaise with the nursery manager on a daily basis and provide daily support for them and the team. To work as part of the nursery team. To make decisions on the day-to-day running of the nursery in the absence of a Manager. To follow all the nurseries administrative procedures. To be a positive role model to other staff throughout the nursery To have a thorough working knowledge of the nurseries policies and procedures. To assist in the training of staff within the nursery. In the absence of a Manager to manage staffing levels and to deploy staff where necessary throughout setting. To attend meetings as part of the management team. To be flexible with shifts and staying behind etc to ensure all shifts are covered in the event of staff sickness etc Fire checks/read meters/Risk assessments/Housekeeping To ensure that the nursery consistently meets the requirements set out in the Early Years Foundation Stage to a minimum good standard. To monitor any safeguarding issues following local authority procedures. Prepare the nursery for Ofsted inspections and action any recommendations made by the inspector ensuring a minimum good grade is awarded. Deputy manager requirements are: Must be Level 3 qualified Have a detailed understanding of the requirements set by Ofsted Excellent knowledge of the EYFS and experience of working with children and families Extensive knowledge of Safeguarding Experience of working in partnership with parents and outside agencies. Managing and maintaining administration requirements Previous room supervisor/deputy manager experience working in a nursery environment. Enthusiasm, professionalism and creativity Experience Childcare: 2 years (preferred) Salary   £23,300 per year (negotiable depending on experience.) #indsj