Wandsworth, London Kido
Kido is a place where innovation and imagination unite to create modern Early Years settings. We're looking for a Nursery Deputy Manager to join our team at Kido Battersea: Malvern House, 2A Palmer Road, London, SW11 4GJ

We are international, operating in India, USA and the UK. In the UK we run 14 Ofsted rated Good and Outstanding nurseries in London and Windsor, and we're still growing! At Kido, we blend the best practices from the Montessori, Reggio Emilia, and Waldorf Steiner approaches and have a unique curriculum for children aged 3 months to 5 years.

What we offer

The Nursery Deputy Manager role offers a salary of up to £32,000 for full time, 40 hours per week. By joining Kido you will get:
20 days annual leave plus bank holidays rising year on year to 30 days after 5 years service
Your birthday off
70% off childcare at Kido (subject to available spaces)
£500 refer a friend bonus
Enhanced sick pay
Annual performance-related pay increases
Brilliant career progression opportunities
Company awards, celebrations and team social events
Access to a healthcare cash plan
Early access to pay through the Hastee app
Perkbox discounts and savings on thousands of retailers
Your wellbeing matters - we provide a confidential employee assistance programme and access to our wellness hub
Cycle to work scheme

We encourage our team to be the best they can be. As a growing nursery group we can prioritise you and your teams development so that you'll be ready for other positions as they arise throughout the company!

What does the Deputy Manager role entail

Welcome to the heart of Kido, where passion, ambition, and people are at the core of everything we do! As a Deputy Manager, you'll be more than just a leader; you'll be an ambassador for our values, and a gatekeeper for our vibrant culture.

We set the bar high aiming for nothing less than outstanding, and your role will be instrumental in achieving that. Get ready to immerse yourself in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Framework and other essential legal and statutory frameworks.

You'll ensure that every team member is aligned with our company policies and procedures by leading from the front. You'll inspire and encourage your team to uphold the highest standards with pride, taking a hands-on approach across the nursery. The welfare and safety of children will be your constant priority, and you'll handle any child protection concerns with appropriate escalation and action.

You'll support the planning and organisation of staffing schedules and holiday rotas, ensuring we maintain the right staffing levels as required by Ofsted and our nursery procedures.

You're not just a Deputy Manager, you're a master organiser! You'll handle administrative procedures, from registrations to place allocations and everything in between, ensuring everything is processed smoothly.

We believe in celebrating every child's unique journey, and you'll play a key role in assessing and recording their progress and achievements. By implementing effective systems of observation, you'll ensure no milestone goes unnoticed, and every achievement is celebrated. As a Deputy Manager, we empower you to aspire to become a future Nursery Manager, and taking ownership of your personal development is highly valued and supported by our dedicated Learning and Development team.

We take pride in creating a nurturing environment that caters to individual needs, acknowledging the diversity of each child's background, culture, disabilities, and medical history. With great attention to detail, you'll ensure our nursery remains a sanctuary where every child can flourish and grow. Your flexibility and dedication, insights and feedback will be valued as we constantly push the boundaries of excellence and reimagine what exceptional early years education really means.

What we're looking for
For the Deputy Manager role you'll hold a relevant childcare qualification, level 3 minimum. To find out what quals count visit
Your values will align with our 3 core values - Listen, Learn and Lead
You will be an experienced Room Leader, Third in Charge or a current Deputy Manager within a nursery setting and be able to demonstrate strong leadership skills
You must hold the right to work in the UK
If shortlisted you'll be asked to provide details of all unspent convictions prior to interview, in line with our Safer Recruitment process. We will also process an Enhanced DBS Criminal Record check for anyone who joins the team

What's next?

If you're ready to seize the opportunity to join the Kido team and build a fulfilling career apply today and we'll be in touch. You can expect an initial phone call with one of our Talent Partners who will take you through the next stages.

If you have any questions don't hesitate to reach out to us via

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £32,000.00 per year

Benefits:
Casual dress
Childcare
Company events
Company pension
Employee discount
Enhanced maternity leave
Health & wellbeing programme
Referral programme
Sick pay
Store discount
Schedule:
10 hour shift
12 hour shift
8 hour shift
Day shift
Monday to Friday
No weekends
School type:
Crèche
Day nursery
Maintained nursery school
Preschool
Private nursery school

Ability to commute/relocate:
London, SW11 4GJ: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)

Licence/Certification:
Level 3 Early Years / Childcare Qualification (essential) (required)

Work authorisation:
United Kingdom (required)

Work Location: In person

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