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  • Full Time
  • Chesham, UK
  • £32k - 35k per year £ / annum


We are looking for a full time, Level 3 qualified Deputy Manager to join one of our Nurseries, situated in Chesham, Buckinghamshire


Job role:


  • 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
  • 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



  • Full and Relevant Level 3 or above Early Years qualification (essential)
  • 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 communication techniques with both children and adults



  • Birthday off in addition to your annual year allowance
  • Probation pass reward
  • Annual Salary Review
  • Annual Performance Bonus
  • Additional days holiday for every 2 years service
  • 2 annual inset training days
  • Free Breakfast
  • Employee of the Month Gift
  • Discounted Childcare of 40%
  • Continued opportunities for professional growth
  • Access to our engaging online training platform
  • Company Events/Team Bonding Socials
  • Staff Appreciation Rewards
  • Employee referral scheme


Apply today, or for more information about this role and other opportunities with Choice Teachers, please contact us on 01707537410.

Choice Teachers is committed to safeguarding children and young people. We take our responsibilities extremely seriously. All staff we register will undertake thorough interviewing and referencing checks and hold, or be prepared to undergo, an Enhanced DBS check that must be registered on the Update Service.


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