Permanent Deputy Manager – Cwtsh y Clos Nursery, Carmarthenshire

Permanent Deputy Manager increasing to Manager for maternity leave

Responsible to: Nursery Partners

 Salary: £18,500 – £21,000

 Number of Days: Full time (average 38 hours a week) Hours vary between 7:30am to 6pm

Starting Date: 1st May 2019

 Qualifications: Level 3 in Childcare is essential but would like level 5 or higher qualification in childcare and also a Level 3 in Play work.

Please note: this is not an Early Years Wales vacancy. Applicants can apply by sending their CV to or alternatively contacting Gwenllian Stephens on 01558678014 for further information.

Job Description 

Job Title: Deputy Manager

Responsible To: Gwenllian Stephens/Ann Davies

Salary: £18,000-£21,000  

Hours of Work: 38 hours

Location: Cwtsh y Clos, Llanarthne

Purpose of Job: 

The deputy will assist the supervisor during the sessions to promote high quality provision for children and to ensure safe, stimulating play for each individual child. The deputy will also support the fulfilling legal and statutory requirements, contributing to and implementing playgroup policies, in addition to other duties set by the managers/co-owners.

Main Duties:


  • Ensure the provision of a safe, stimulating early years environment in which children are able to learn and play through planned activities.
  • Plan, prepare and deliver activities with other staff members – which meet children’s individual developmental needs in line with the Foundation Phase including evaluation and assessment – with the assistance of all staff.
  • Have up-to-date knowledge of curriculum planning, assessment and reporting.
  • Follow guidelines and procedures for child protection and safeguarding as recommended by the registering authority.
  • Administer first aid as appropriate.
  • Ensure all staff share a responsibility that the group’s equipment is set out before each session and cleared away after children have left.
  • Support the leader in implementing procedures for children with additional needs.
  • Encourage child participation and raise awareness of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).
  • Work in partnership with parents ensuring that they are kept fully involved and informed about their child’s activities, achievements and progress and encouraging parental involvement.

Staff and Management

  • Provide cover for the leader in the event of absence or training.
  • Assist the leader in supporting and supervising the play assistants, volunteers/students. Inform the manager of any problems, disagreements and/or concerns and agree action plans.
  • Attend team meetings and support the leader in the planning and preparation of activities.
  • Assist the leader with the co-ordination of team meetings.
  • Liaise with parents, schools and other agencies as appropriate.
  • Encourage parental involvement and support of the setting.
  • Treat all children, parents, staff/colleagues with respect and provide an example of good conduct that you would expect others to follow.


  • Carry out various administration tasks in the absence of the leader.
  • Have the knowledge, understanding and confidence to carry out day-to-day administration, registers, record keeping, and fees.
  • Have the knowledge, understanding and confidence to provide information required to meet CIW regulations.
  • Work with the staff to review and amend all policies and procedures annually in line with CSIW regulatory requirements.
  • Have the knowledge, understanding and confidence to maintain appropriate records, registers and reports to ensure legal and regulatory requirements are met.
  • To support the organisation and conduct various fundraising activities.
  • Maintain documentation in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.
  • To keep confidential any information regarding children, their families or other staff.


  • Support the leader in ensuring that all aspects of service provision meet with the requirements of relevant legislation, eg The Children Act 1989 and CSIW. Support the leader in maintaining the standards at all times with the support of other staff.
  • Support the leader in undertaking the health and safety responsibilities that fall within the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974.
  • Support the leader to ensure that all activities are operated in accordance with equal opportunities legislation and all policies as agreed by the trustees.
  • Carry out and maintain risk assessments and policies.
  • Attend regular training to keep updated on legislation and for personal development.

There is a six-month probationary period for this post and it is subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS check. This job description is as currently applies and will be reviewed regularly as part of development and performance review and may be subject to other variances. You may be required to undertake other tasks that can be reasonably assigned to you from time to time.

Person Specification

E = Essential

D = Desirable

1.            To possess a relevant qualification as defined by the registering authority (level 3) in early years and childcare. E
2.            To possess a level 4/5 qualification (or working towards) in early years and childcare. D
3.            Experience of working with pre-school aged children. E
4.            Knowledge and practical experience of CSIW legislation relevant to the childcare provision. E
5.            Knowledge and practical experience of Estyn legislation relevant to the childcare provision. D
6.            Knowledge and practical experience of Foundation Phase curriculum relevant to the childcare provision. E
7.            Ability to produce detailed appropriate planning for all children’s needs. E
8.            Ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of individuals and organisations. E
9.            Ability to maintain systems and records for the effective administration and financial management of the provision. D
10.         An understanding and commitment to equal opportunities. E
11.         An understanding of play and child development and the ability to meet children’s individual needs. E
12.         Experience working with children with additional needs and any procedures settings must follow. E
13.         An ability to demonstrate a wide range of practical play work skills. E
14.         Current first aid certificate. D
15.         Current basic food hygiene certificate. D
16.         Current child protection certificate. D
17.         Experience of implementing risk assessments and policies. E
18.         Fluent Welsh speaker. E
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