Assistant Unit Manager

Bright Sparks Education


Date Posted: Jan 4, 2018 Closing Date: Feb 15, 2018
Job Status: Expired Last Updated: Jan 16, 2018
Location: Bedfordshire Salary/Rate: Not Specified

Job description

Job title: Assistant Unit Manager

Qualifications : Level 3 childcare qualification or equivalent

Qualities: Loving, caring, and enjoys helping children to develop

Location: Hertfordshire/Buckinghamshire borders

Salary : circa £24,570 depending upon experience and qualifications

Purpose of the job – The Assistant Unit Manager, is to work as part of the team and under the direction of the 3rd in Charge, Unit Manager, General Manager and Deputy Manager. They are to work as part of the team in providing a safe, caring and professional environment for the children in their care. They will assist with the planning, organising and carrying out activities.

We aim to provide a safe, happy, positive and stimulating environment. We aim to meet all the needs of the individual child and their family.

Main duties for Assistant Unit Managers

  • Be a positive role model to all levels of Nursery Practitioners.
  • Direct the staff in your unit to plan and carry out a variety of activities.
  • When directing staff be constructive but assertive.
  • Within your team assist, and support staff with planning daily activities. Ensuring the Early Years Foundation Stage is being covered.
  • Ensure all relevant information regarding the children; is recorded, reported and where necessary acted upon.
  • To assist with meal times, and promoting a healthy child. All staff must be aware of any dietary requirements of the children in their care.
  • Ensure qualified First aiders are present at times of risk.
  • To be involved in training and short courses. To take constructive criticism positively.
  • To understand the importance of parental and family involvement. To be willing to work in partnership with parents including home visits.
  • To liaise discretely with parents in delicate situations.
  • To keep relevant qualifications up to date.
  • To be self-motivated and motivate others.
  • To guide and support all levels of Nursery Practitioners and students with their training.
  • To delegate tasks to members of your team.
  • To assist your Unit Manager to organise children into appropriate groups with in your unit.
  • To assist your Unit Manager in contact new customers to arrange settling sessions.
  • To assist your Unit Manager in arrange settling in sessions for children due to move up to the next group.
  • To assist your Unit Manager with ensure parents/carers of children who are moving groups receive the appropriate information within plenty of notice e.g. letters, welcome packs etc.
  • To assist the management team to filter through high standards of childcare and communication

Extra duties for senior staff

Senior staff are given a responsibility to oversee and carry out. These include Health and Safe, First Aid, Behaviour Management, Equal Opportunities, Behaviour Management, SENCO, Training, Fire Safety and Safe Guarding. If you have been given a responsibility; your role will involve getting all records up to date and attending any relevant training.

Assistant Unit Managers will be responsible for the daily running of the room. This will include ensuring the routine is carried out, making sure the planning is completed and directing the staff.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: £24,570.00 /year

Required education:

  • Diploma

Required experience:

  • Childcare: 2 years

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