Deputy Head of Babies
Head of Babies
To provide exceptional early years care in a safe, nurturing and fulfilling environment whilst inspiring children to unlock their full potential through key skills and values which will establish them as gifted citizens of the world.
To be a nursery where teaching is fun, and learning is easy.
We are caring
We are kind, gentle, calm, and welcoming. We respect the children, each other, and our environment. We teach the children and are ready to listen and learn from them. We build trusting, supportive, and non-discriminatory relationships in the best interests of the child. We have sensitive, responsive, and expressive interactions between practitioner and children. We celebrate each child’s unique perspective and take children seriously as active and competent members of society.
We are energetic
We play, learn, and laugh together, spending time outdoors and encouraging children to be active, confident, and joyful participants. We provide experiences which inspire creativity and nurture curiosity, enabling children to be independent, resilient, and successful. We grow, eat, and cook together, building skills for a healthy future.
We are innovative
We uphold traditional theories and pedagogies, but constantly review, research, and reflect. We listen to ideas and are ready to embrace them. We are proud to be leaders in progressive childcare.
- To plan and organise a suitable daily routine for individual children according to their needs and in accordance with their parent’s wishes.
- To ensure that babies learn through their senses - sounds, smells, physical contact, singing, games and talking are all vital, as well as encouraging physical skills for crawling, standing and walking.
- To manage and motivate the baby team, keeping the manager informed at all time of any relevant issues.
- To liaise effectively with the toddler rooms in order to effect smooth transition for the children.
- To ensure students / trainee nursery assistants / nurses are monitored, supervised and encouraged. Any concerns are to be communicated to the Manager immediately.
- Children under two are the most vulnerable and need extra care and support to provide for their needs. Staff time will be planned and play space and resources are organise so that babies are safe and have suitable toys and equipment to meet their needs.
- Deputy Head of Baby Room will ensure that activities are planned and play space and resources are organised so that babies are safe and have suitable toys and equipment to meet their needs.
- Deputy Head of Baby Room will allocate more staff to the youngest children, particularly those under twelve months.
- Be aware of Health & Safety policies and review and update risk assessments and risk issues.
- To ensure a safe, welcoming, clean and tidy environment at all times, including the beginning and end of the day.
- Maintain registers and other relevant records.
What you need
- Enhanced DBS
- Aged 16 or over
- Ability to engage with colleagues and parents
- A willingness to undertake relevant further training as and when required
- Good communication skills both written and verbal
- Ability to engage and interact positively with children
- Able to follow instructions and work using own initiative as necessary
- Reliable, responsible, trustworthy and motivated
- Commitment to safeguarding children at all times
- Experience of working with children 0 – 5 years
- GCSE 4+ in English and Maths (A – C)
- Food Hygiene Certificate
- Paediatric First Aid Training (12 hours)
- Emergency First Aid at Work (1 day)
- Foundation Safeguarding Awareness Training