Third In Charge - South Croydon

Location: South Croydon

Start date: Immediate

Salary: up to £25,000

Hours: 40 hours pw

Consultant details:

Elisha Fagan

0203 874 5118

We currently have a fantastic opportunity for a ‘Third In Charge’ for our clients nursery in South Croydon

The Third In Charge is a full-time, permanent role offering a competitive basic salary and additional wider benefits, including opportunities for future career progression.

The nursery is a 60 place nursery that cares for children from 0-5 years old all year round. Our client's Nursery is set in a large three-story converted house in a residential area. We are situated in close proximity to parks and many schools; falling into catchment for local primary schools. We are in proximity of many bus and train routes as well as having ample parking.

We would love you to join our team as we embark on accreditation to 'The Curiosity Approach', promoting awe and wonder in early childhood. This is a unique style of learning for children to be engaged in the joy of doing rather than the end result.

Third In Charge - Overview

To assist and support in the day-to-day management and running of the nursery and to undertake limited responsibility for some of the overall day-to-day tasks required. To ensure that all children attending the setting receive high-quality care, are kept safe, and receive rich and stimulating play experiences.

Third In Charge – Qualifications & Experience

  • You must hold a minimum L3 childcare qualification with a passion to upskill further

  • Be a positive role model to our children and your team!

  • Do you want to work for an organisation that respects individuality and creativity?

  • Wanting to work within a large group that maintains an independent feel?

  • Have strong EYFS knowledge

  • Previous experience implementing an EYFS curriculum

Third In Charge – Key Responsibilities

  • To support Room Leaders in the implementation of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum; including support with overseeing planning and record-keeping

  • To support in ensuring that all legislation in relation to registration with regulatory bodies, special needs, child protection and Health and Safety is complied with and that company policies and procedures are adhered to.

  • Promote and facilitate partnership with parents/carers and other family members.

  • Assume deputy responsibilities in the absence of the Deputy Manager if required.

  • Provide high standards of quality within the nursery including the environment, resources and experiences offered to children.

  • Support the development of good practice with regard to special needs and inclusion.

  • Be fully aware of emergency and security procedures relating to the nursery and take full responsibility for opening/closing the nursery as required.

  • Work with the manager to fully understand and be able to support staff during Ofsted inspections and assist in the implementation of any recommendations.

  • Work alongside the Manager learning how to monitor and control budgets and maintaining petty cash systems and in assessing interaction and child facing skills during the recruitment process.

  • Support with induction procedure for all new staff, and ongoing supervisions and appraisals.

If you feel you have what it takes to be considered for this role please contact us today, we are waiting to hear from you!


Third In Charge – What we can offer YOU!

  • A friendly supportive team & Nursery Manager

  • Continued CPD development

  • Tapestry Online Learning Journal

  • A competitive salary

  • 1 week shut down over Christmas


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