Assistant Manager

Work Time: Monday -Friday

Salary: To be discussed

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Manage day to day running of the nursery to the highest standard of care and education.
  • To assist Management and deputise in their absence.
  • To adhere, enforce, update and create policies and procedures in Inkpots Day Nursery
  • To ensure a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care and development for children placed in Inkpots Day Nursery.
  • Ensure health and safety of children and all people who use the nursery whilst keeping to ratio at all times.
  • To be responsible for any tasks delegated by Management and to give support to other personnel within Inkpots Day Nursery.
  • Assist management in annual inspections from Northern Health and Social Care Trust, Health and Safety Officers and Environmental Health and implement recommendations.
  • Recruit, induct, support, train and appraise staff to ensure delivery of high quality practice.
  • Develop open and positive working relationships with all staff.
  • Work closely with and seek advice from HR regarding all staffing aspects including disciplinary, grievances and investigations
  • In conjunction with Management, formulate, operate and evaluate a yearly programme of activities, following the guidelines of the National Curriculum, that is suitable to the age range of the children.
  • Liaise with and support parents/main carers and other family members.
  • Liaise with the Local Authority and other professionals associated with the Nursery
  • Risk Assess all aspects of Inkpots to ensure a safe environment for staff, students, volunteers and children.
  • To assist Management in promoting Equal Opportunities throughout the Day Nursery.



Essential Criteria

  • Aged 18 and over
  • A minimum of NVQ Level 5 or higher (or working towards) in Childcare & Education or equivalent qualification
  • Minimum 2 years experience in Supervising staff.
  • Experience working with children of all ages.
  • Have experience working in a day care or similar setting.

Desirable Criteria

  • Experience carrying out managerial tasks
  • A valid driving license
  • Level 2 Food Hygiene certificate
  • Paediatric First Aid Certificate
  • Safe Guarding Officer Training
  • Eager to progress in the Childcare Industry.



We are also looking for someone that:


  • Ability to demonstrate the ability to work on own initiative and prioritise workload
  • An in depth knowledge of safeguarding procedures
  • Knowledge and understanding of key legislation related to childcare and education
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • A positive attitude, good initiative, confident and approachable
  • Be confident working with all age groups of children
  • Have the ability and patience to deal with a temperamental printer J



To apply and for further details call Kelly-Lee or Lauren on 02828277809 between 8am and 5pm/ Alternatively email with your contact details and we will get back to you.