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Senior Early Years Practitioner - Small Fries Day Nursery - Permanent

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Setting Name Small Fries Day Nursery
Role Senior Early Years Practitioner

£8.50-£9.50 per hour.

Staff type Permanent
Time type Full-time
Time details


Location City Centre - Coventry

Small Fries Day Nursery are currently seeking an experienced and passionate Deputy Manager OR ambitious Senior Practitioner who is motivated for a new challenge, with a proven track record of supporting a team of practitioners to ensure our children have the best start in life. 

In the absence of the Nursery Manager, the Deputy will undertake the overall day-to-day management of the nursery. 

Other key tasks include:

  • Assisting the Nursery Manager with the effective day-to-day management of the nursery.
  • Supporting the Nursery Manager with all day-to-day paperwork within the nursery.
  • Assisting the Nursery Manager in delivering agreed occupancy targets.
  • Promoting high standards of quality within the nursery in respect of the environment, resources and experiences offered to children.
  • Ensuring that all children attending the nursery receive rich and stimulating experiences appropriate to their age and stage of development.
  • Ensuring that practice and provision in the nursery meets the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage.
  • Ensuring that children are kept safe and that staff understand and, when necessary, follow Safeguarding Procedures.
  • Promote and facilitate partnerships with parents/carers and other family members.
  • Create and maintain a culture of self-evaluation and reflective practice throughout the nursery.
Additional information

The Deputy Manager role plays a key part in supporting the Nursery Manager with the ongoing success of the business, by being a role model and having the ability to motivate and support the team to the highest standards.

We are a 2 floor city-centre based nursery growing day-by-day to the delight of the children and families in our care, and the potential to double in size in the near future.

Our Company is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. All applicants are subject to satisfactory pre-employment processes which include an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and a minimum of two independent references.

Required qualifications
  • Relevant Level 3 as defined by the Teaching Agency (DoE)
  • Relevant Level 4 as defined by the Teaching Agency (DoE)
Desired qualifications n/a
Training and Professional Development n/a
Closing date 01-04-2018
How to apply

If you are interested in applying for this position, please forward your CV and covering letter to or telephone 02476 220 090 to arrange an interview. 


This Post is exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. A Disclosure and Barring Check will be required for this position.
The Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and the Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) have merged into the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). CRB checks are now called DBS checks.