We are looking for a very special Dandelion Deputy Manager…
“Dandelions is an extraordinary nursery and working here is a living dream. It will challenge you though, it will challenge you physically, mentally and emotionally. But you will always be supported throughout your time at Dandelions by a nurturing team to encourage your development in every way. It could be the most rewarding, life changing and significant thing you ever do” – this is what our staff say about working with us.
Is this a challenge you welcome? If the answer is yes, we would love to hear from you!
DANDELION EDUCATION IS AN OUTSTANDING MULTI AWARD-WINNING PHILOSOPHY AND FOREST SCHOOL LED NURSERY. YOU WILL BE PART OF A TEAM WHO ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT NURTURING CHILDREN THROUGH A DEEP AND ENRICHING PHILOSOPHICAL EXPERIENCE. THE IDEAL CANDIDATE MUST LOVE BEING OUTDOORS, BE FULL OF ENERGY AND CREATIVITY, AND HAVE A FANTASTIC RAPPORT WITH CHILDREN; YOU MUST BE DEDICATED TO SUPPORTING THEIR EMOTIONAL WELL-BEING AND HOLD A LEVEL 3 EARLY YEARS QUALIFICATION. ALSO UNDERSTAND HOW TO NURTURE CHILDREN THROUGH AN ENQUIRY-LED, CHILD/PLAY-BASED APPROACH.
Hours: 36 hours across 4.5 days
Start: December 2019
Salary: £9 per hour plus benefits. Permanent contract.
To work as part of a professional team, focusing on the delivery of quality educational childcare, and a diverse curriculum within our setting. To reflect and implement Dandelion’s ethos and approach at all times. To work within the framework of the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework.
A relentless passion for the care, learning, and development of young children
Be open and positive to learning and gaining new skills through teamwork and training opportunities offered through the setting
Excellent communication skills
Be a reflective practitioner
At least two years proven experience in a childcare setting
Level 3 qualification in the relevant area
GCSE Maths/English, or equivalent
A proven dedication to working with young children
At least 2 years experience of working with children aged 2-5
Some understanding of the importance of Health & Safety, First Aid and Food Hygiene in the workplace
Nice to have
A positive approach to completing relevant short courses and qualifications
Degree (or a willingness to pursue higher qualifications)
Health & Safety certificate
Paediatric First Aid certificate
We take care of our team just as well as our team take care of our little Dandelions. Everyone is treated equally and with ongoing respect. We do have high expectations, but this is why Dandelion is a wonderful place for both staff and children. We offer our team an excellent range of perks –
- 5.6 weeks paid holidays
Well-being supervisions to support and maintain good mental health
Thermal tights/socks, to compliment our uniforms!
- The opportunity to further your qualifications
- Our very unique and bespoke training program
- The opportunity to work at our beautiful sites and be out in nature every day!
- Competitive salaries
- Career progression opportunities
To apply please send a CV and a covering letter explaining why you would like to become part of the Dandelion team.
Closing date: November 20th
Interviews: W/C 25th November