Nursery Deputy Manager

  • Tops Day Nursery Ltd
  • Taunton, UK
  • 06 Feb, 2024
Full time

Job Description

£700 Welcombe bonus!

Position: Nursery Deputy Manager 

Location: Tops Mini Mariners, Taunton, Devon

Salary: Up to £13.45 per hour (with Qualification enhancements available) 

Contract: Full Time (40 hours per week) 

About Us: 

Tops Mini Mariners Nursery, located in Taunton, is a well-established Day Nursery & Pre-School with a capacity for 36 children. Our offerings include a range of engaging activities such as Tops Forest School, cooking school, Boogie Mites, yoga, toothbrushing, and Football fun. Nature enthusiasts will find the Quantocks, replete with natural beauty, play areas, and animal farms for families, right at our doorstep. Moreover, Paignton Zoo is just an hour's drive away, offering an exciting additional attraction. We also feature the Somerset Cricket Ground in our town centre for sports aficionados. Our mission is to ignite inspiration among children and forge a path towards a sustainable future.

Tops Mini Mariners Nursery is a 36 place Day Nursery & Pre-School situated in Mini Mariners, Taunton. The nursery run several extra-curricular activities including Cooking school, Boogie Mites, Yoga, Toothbrushing, Football fun and much more!  We’re rated 7.8 by and graded Outstanding by OFSTED

Tops Day Nurseries believe in an environmentally sustainable and socially responsible world for all. We aim to achieve this through educating the children of today, so that they, in turn, can influence the way future generations live. 


At Tops Day Nurseries, we recognize the significance of a fulfilling career in childcare. As a Nursery Deputy Manager, you'll play a pivotal role in guiding the development of both the children and the team, contributing to their growth, and learning each day.

Our sister company, Aspire Training is listed among the Top 100 Employers for Apprenticeships 2023, provides excellent avenues for professional growth. From Level 2 Childcare Apprenticeships to progressing into a Nursery Manager or an Early Years Teacher role, your ambitions are supported.

Moreover, here are some benefits you'll enjoy as a valued team member:

  • 29 days of holiday (full time, otherwise pro-rata, including Bank Holidays)
  • £700 Welcome Bonus
  • Relocation Packages available
  • Up to 60% discount for childcare within Tops Day Nurseries
  • Pay Day Sub
  • NHS Prescription Charges coverage
  • Optical Care benefits
  • Dental Treatment coverage
  • Annual companywide profit bonus scheme (rewarded in May)
  • Uniform Provided
  • Option for a flexible 4-day work week
  • Exceptional career development opportunities

Responsibilities: Your role as Nursery Deputy Manager encompasses:

  • Collaborating in the successful execution of daily, weekly, and monthly room checks and associated action plans
  • Active monitoring and appropriate handling of accident trends
  • Inspiring and managing your team, providing tailored motivation and training aligned with unit needs
  • Efficient resource management, routine organization, and seamless communication with senior management
  • Expertise in creating settling in profiles, short-term, medium-term, and long-term plans, next steps, and learning journey
  • Unwavering commitment to the safeguarding of all children in the nursery

Minimum Qualifications: 

If you're equipped with the skills and attitude needed to deliver top-quality care and engagement as a Nursery Deputy Manager, seize this opportunity to be a vital part of our team. Join us today and embark on an enriching career journey!

A minimum of a Level 3 Early Years Qualification is mandatory. Please note that all candidates must have an enhanced DBS on the update service. Offers are conditional upon satisfactory background checks. As this role involves regulated activity with children, individuals on the Children's Barred List should refrain from applying.

  • A flexible option to work 4 days week
  • £700 Welcome Bonus
  • Relocation Packages
  • Up to 60% discount for Childcare within Tops Day Nurseries
  • 29 days annual holiday entitlement (pro rata)
  • Company pension
  • Staff welfare scheme

Nursery Name

Mini Mariners