Nursery Deputy Manager

February 22, 2024
£29702 - £29702

Job Description

Nursery: Bright Horizons Elsie Inglis Day Nursery and Preschool

Salary: From £29,702 – £32,474 (dependant on qualification/s and experience)


Full and Relevant Level 3 or above Early Years qualification essential

We are looking for a full time, Level 3 qualified Deputy Manager to join our Bright Horizons Elsie Inglis Nursery.

Our Bright Horizons Elsie Inglis is situated centrally in the heart of Edinburgh and is a short 10 minute walk from Waverley Station, with local bus routes also nearby, with parking on site.

The nursery is a 65 place setting located in a single-storey building in the former Elsie Inglis Memorial Maternity Hospital, backing onto Holyrood Park in central Edinburgh.

What we can offer you

Our benefits include, but are not limited to;

Above industry standard salary, with annual salary reviews

Discounted childcare of 75% for first child T&C apply

Up to 33 days holiday per year, with the option to buy additional days

Smart Health access, including 24/7 access to Virtual GP appointments, fitness programmes and mental health support

Financial support through early access to wages, low interest debt consolidation loans and a wide variety of discounts across high street brands, travel, utilities and days out

Development programme access for every stage of your career, tailored to your individual journey, with opportunities across our network of nurseries

Employee Appreciation throughout the year including our annual Awards of Excellence gala’s

Happy to Talk Flexible Working

Childcare discount for staff is based on availability within the nursery

Why Bright Horizons?

We are driven by our HEART values (Honesty, Excellence, Accountability, Respect, and Teamwork). If your values align, you’d be a great fit to join one of our 300 nurseries across the UK. We’ve also been voted Great Place to Work every year since 2006 – as well achieving Great Place for Wellbeing and Great Place for Women.

Did you know, Bright Horizons Foundation for Children charity has been established since 2005 supporting the lives of thousands of children and families in crisis, across almost 100 locations? Each Bright Horizons colleague is entitled to a paid volunteer day every year!

What you’ll be doing

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

What we’re looking for

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

_Bright Horizons are committed to creating inclusive environments where everyone has a sense of belonging and has the opportunity to contribute and thrive in meaningful and impactful ways. We are an inclusive employer and welcome people from all backgrounds to apply. We will consider reasonable adjustments required by applicants. Please note, due to our sector all roles are subject to an PVG Check_


Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £29,702.00-£32,474.00 per year

Company events
Employee discount
Free parking
Health & wellbeing programme
Referral programme
Store discount
Day shift
Monday to Friday
No weekends
School type:
Day nursery

Nursery: 2 years (preferred)
Childcare: 2 years (preferred)
Management: 1 year (preferred)

Work Location: In person