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27 February 2023

Wee Mack’s Nursery

Wee Mack’s Nursery

Deputy Manager

Edinburgh City

Deputy Manager (Full time/Permanent) 

Are you looking for a new opportunity in Early Years? Wee Mack’s Nursery are seeking an experienced, energetic, confident Deputy Manager who can provide a welcoming, fun and engaging environment for our children. You will need to be able to lead and oversee staff, have a good knowledge of child development and be passionate about working within the Early Years sector. 

Wee Mack’s has been open since August 2021 so we are still creating and developing our nursery. We require a Deputy Manager who is able to bring new ideas and inspiration to the setting, as well as support the manager and motivate the team. 

Your duties will include: 

  • creating a safe, caring and stimulating environment that promotes learning through play 

  • supervising activity-planning and working with the team and other professionals to make sure that children’s needs are met 

  • working closely with parents and/or carers, giving them a high standard of service, including regular progress reports 

  • making sure that equipment, such as furniture and toys, is in good condition 

  • input in training and recruitment as directed by Nursery Manager 

  • supporting and developing the team including ongoing assessment and CPD 

  • an understanding of child protection within the nursery and the procedure for reporting concerns 

  • running the centre in line with environmental, health and safety and fire regulations 

  • knowledge of nursery policies and administrative procedures; and carrying out risk assessments 

  • ability to run the centre in line with our aims and objectives when Manager is not present 

You would need to have at least a level 3 or above qualification (SCQF 7) in childcare/early years, and previous experience of working in a senior practitioner or deputy role. 

Also required; 

  • A sound working knowledge of the Curriculum for Excellence, Realising the Ambition and GIRFEC. 

  • A sound knowledge of child protection procedures. 

  • SSSC Registration 

  • Current PFA Certificate 

  • Strong leadership, interpersonal and Customer Service skills 

  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written 

  • Good organisation and time management skills 

  • Membership of relevant PVG scheme 

Hours and benefits: 

  • Salary range £25000 - £27000 p/a 

  • 38 hours per week, Monday - Friday (occasional weekend or evening work for events, training or marketing purposes may be required) 

  • Private Medical and Dental Care with Well-being Plan 

  • Loyalty Bonus 

  • Profit Share Scheme 

  • On-site gym in progress 

  • 28 days annual leave plus Christmas shutdown 

  • Ongoing CPD 

  • On-site parking 

  • Nursery uniform including polo shirt and fleece jacket 

  • Chef, cleaners, and caretaker in place to support you 

  • Setting with NDNA membership, Curiosity Approach subscription, Azilo Training hub and partnership with City of Edinburgh Council

  • Immediate start available for the right candidate

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