Deputy manager

Deputy manager.


A fantastic opportunity has arisen at Pixieland Nurseries. We are seeking a dedicated and dynamic Deputy Manager for our Plymouth nursery. This role is perfect for someone who thrives in leading a team, fostering a nurturing environment, and contributing to the holistic development of children. We value a professional attitude combined with a sense of fun and excitement, as these qualities allow our children to flourish in our family-like nursery environment.

Main Duties:

  • Working under the Manager’s direction and deputising in their absence
  • Supporting the nursery’s aims and objectives and helping in high-quality establishment management
  • Ensuring high standards of childcare and education, including monitoring and provision review
  • Leading and supporting staff, promoting an enabling environment for children
  • Promoting the nursery’s aims and maintaining high standards at all times
  • Assisting in operational management, including staffing schedules and administrative tasks
  • Ensuring compliance with health and safety standards and maintaining high hygiene levels
  • Supporting early identification and intervention for children with special needs
  • Maintaining confidentiality of all sensitive information
  • Assisting in staff development and training
  • Liaising with parents, staff, and external agencies as required
  • Involvement in out-of-hours activities such as training, meetings, and events
  • Carrying out room and peer observations

Skills Required:

  • Strong leadership and good communication skills
  • Proficiency in using computers
  • Adaptability and ability to work effectively as part of a team

Personal Qualities:

  • Politeness, patience, and punctuality
  • Diligence, trustworthiness, and reliability
  • Commitment to maintaining confidentiality


  • Must hold NVQ level 3 in childcare or above, and working towards level 4 or equivalent
  • Minimum of 2 years experience in childcare


  • 20% Childcare discount
  • Company events and referral program
  • Continuous training and development opportunities
  • Staff events

Additional Information:

This role requires a full-time commitment with a salary of £11.40 per hour. Pixieland Nurseries is committed to safer recruitment practices, and a Disclosure Barring Service check is required for the successful candidate.

If you are passionate about shaping young minds and eager to join our valued team, please apply with your CV.

Deputy manager.

Job Types: Full-time

Salary: £11.40 per hour

Location: Plymouth

Benefits of working for us.

Our team members make a tremendous difference to families and communities, and they deserve our support and rewards. When you join our team, you’ll receive: