Nursery Deputy Manager

Butterflies Nursery is a purposely built nursery looking for an enthusiastic, energetic and motivational Nursery Deputy Manager. This is an exciting opportunity to help lead a happy nursery where we focus on encouraging children to be children, learning through fun and engaging play. You will be working with a dedicated team in a caring, family friendly, characterful and stimulating environment which is inviting to children, parents and staff.

Job Purpose:

The Nursery Deputy Manager works closely with the Manager and may have responsibility as a overall leader whilst also being expected to take responsibility for every day management responsibilities in the absence of the Manager. The role requires the confidence to make decisions considering the reputation and financial aspects of the business whilst balancing a high degree of sensitivity to the needs of children and families.

To support operational management of the nursery facilities and staff, to ensure a high quality, balanced provision of leading practice education and care is delivered at all times. Responsible for company adherence to Butterflies policies and procedures. Consistently meeting legislative requirements and following education curriculum, delivering standards which ensure highest possible inspection grading.

To assist with the training, support, mentoring, role modelling and supervision of the staff team, inspiring and leading ambitious practice. To create a safe, caring and welcoming setting in which parents are happy to entrust their child and where their child is encouraged and supported to flourish in an enabling and stimulating environment.

To promote a successful and profitable business, engaging with the local community and marketing the nursery to reach maximum occupancy whilst providing excellent customer care.

Acting as a named coordinator relevant to their skills or training as designated by the Nursery Manager.

Qualifications and experience required:

A full and relevant level 3 qualification as defined by the Department of Education on the Early Years Qualifications List.

DBS enhanced disclosure within the child workforce sector

Paediatric 12hr First Aid certificate

Safeguarding training and qualification

Minimum of 2 year’s post qualifying experience

Job Types: Part time, Permanent

Salary: £11.700 per year


  • 5 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Occasional weekends if needed


  • Childcare: 4 years (required)

Work remotely:

  • No

Part-time hours: 25 per week

Job Types: Part-time, Contract, Permanent

Salary: From £11,700.00 per year


  • Discounted or free food
  • On-site parking


  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday


  • Childcare: 2 years (preferred)