This job expired on 20 June 2024

  • Closing date

    20 June 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    7 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • SENDCo (special educational needs and disabilities coordinator)

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Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£27,334.00 - £30,296.00 Annually (FTE) 37 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 52 week contract

Deputy Manager job summary

Our friendly and busy, expanding nursery school is looking to appoint an efficient and effective full-time Deputy Manager, working 37 hours per week on a 52 week contract.

Foundations for Children Nursery Schools Federation is formed of four nursery schools across Northamptonshire, with a supportive and proactive governing board. Our mission is to provide the highest quality of Early Education and care for all our children, in whom we foster a love of learning to help each child become the best they can be.


  • To assist the Deputy Headteacher and management team with leadership and management and daily operation of the nursery provision; developing and supporting children's early learning, and ensuring there is continuity and high quality
  • To fully implement the curriculum policy within the nursery provisions in terms of the image of the child being visual to all decisions, planning, practices, and reviews
  • To deputise the nursery team, who are responsible for and assist with planning the learning and teaching environment and keeping records of progress for groups of children

Main duties

  • To support the school's leadership team in ensuring the effective day-to-day operation of the education, care, and services offered
  • To contribute to the enhancement of early education and childcare for children ages 0 to 3, through effective planning, evaluation, and assessment of the EYFS curriculum for children's learning in the nursery provision
  • In conjunction with the management team, develop and implement daily and weekly plans which ensure the highest quality learning and teaching environment, for your area of responsibility in the nursery provision
  • Acting as a named Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead for the school, and to implement policies, as well as ensure that procedures and practice to safeguard children's health, safety, inclusion, and wellbeing are followed by staff
  • To assist with recruitment, selection, and retention of nursery staff
  • To assist the SENCo with observations and assessments of, and school action plans for children with SEND needs
  • In conjunction with the Deputy Headteacher, ensure professional development plans are in place for all practitioners, and a range of training and professional development opportunities are provided with evidence of impact
  • To plan and deliver a range of interventions for children, with evidence of impact of learning outcomes
  • To provide reports and updates to governors and the leadership team, reviewing children's progress and quality of their education
  • Overseeing the observation, assessment, planning, and writing of reports to share with parents/guardians and the leadership team

This job description/person specification reflects the major tasks to be carried out by the post holder, and identifies the level of responsibility at which they will be required to work. When required and where feasible, the post holder may be asked to work at other schools within the Federation.


  • A friendly, collaborative community of children and their families, staff, and governors
  • A caring and supportive working environment that prioritises wellbeing
  • Opportunity for progression and CPD within the Federation and the wider maintained nursery school network
  • A generous Local Government pension scheme
  • Discounted nursery sessions for your children
  • Free onsite parking

"Leaders have a continual drive for further improvement. They are reflective and insightful. They take part in national and international research. They support staff to use innovative approaches in their teaching of the curriculum. Staff appreciate the opportunities leaders provide them to improve their practice." - Ofsted (2020)

To apply for this vacancy, please complete the application form, including a personal statement describing how your experience, skills, and knowledge meet the criteria for this post as laid out in the job description/person specification. You will also be required to complete and return a self-disclosure declaration with your application. Submit both through MyNewTerm.

To arrange a visit and/or learn more about working at Croyland Nursery School & Day Nursery, please email Lindsey Gwynne at lgwynne@ffcnschools.com or phone 01933 279681 between 08:00-18:00 on weekdays.

Foundations for Children Nursery Schools Federation is strongly committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. References will be sought for all short-listed candidates and a successful candidate will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Croyland Nursery School & Day Nursery

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 0 to 4
Education phase
View all Nurseryjobs
School size
110 pupils enrolled
Age range
Not given

School location

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