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Deputy Manager- Streatham

kidoschools · 5 days ago
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Kido is a place where innovation and imagination unite to create modern Early Years settings. We’re looking for a Nursery Deputy Manager to join our team at Kido location:

Kido International Nursery & Preschool Streatham, 113 Blegborough Rd, London SW16 6DL

We are international, operating in India, USA and the UK. In the UK all our nurseries are Ofsted rated Good and Outstanding and are based in London and Windsor. We’re still growing with 1-2 new nurseries opening each year! At Kido, we blend the best practices from the Montessori, Reggio Emilia, and Waldorf Steiner approaches and have a unique curriculum for children aged 3 months to 5 years. We believe that a combination of free and structured play, an engaging and interactive learning environment, and an abundance of love, care and attention provide the most solid foundation for children in their early years. Find out more about each of our nurseries by visiting

What we offer

The Nursery Deputy Manager role offers a salary of up to £34,000 for full time, 40 hours per week. By joining Kido you will get:

  • 20 days annual leave plus bank holidays rising year on year to 30 days after 5 years service
  • Your birthday off
  • 70% off childcare at Kido (subject to available spaces)
  • £500 refer a friend bonus
  • Enhanced sick pay
  • Annual performance-related pay increases
  • Brilliant career progression opportunities 
  • Company awards, celebrations and team social events
  • Access to a healthcare cash plan
  • Early access to pay through the Hastee app
  • Perkbox discounts and savings on thousands of retailers
  • Your wellbeing matters – we provide a confidential employee assistance programme and access to our wellness hub
  • Cycle to work scheme

We encourage our team to be the best they can be. As a growing nursery group we can prioritise you and your teams development so that you’ll be ready for other positions as they arise throughout the company! 

What does the Deputy Manager role entail 

Welcome to the heart of Kido, where passion, ambition, and people are at the core of everything we do! As a Deputy Manager, you'll be more than just a leader; you'll be an ambassador for our values, and a gatekeeper for our vibrant culture. 

We set the bar high aiming for nothing less than outstanding, and your role will be instrumental in achieving that. Get ready to immerse yourself in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Framework and other essential legal and statutory frameworks. 

You’ll ensure that every team member is aligned with our company policies and procedures by leading from the front. You’ll inspire and encourage your team to uphold the highest standards with pride, taking a hands-on approach across the nursery. The welfare and safety of children will be your constant priority, and you'll handle any child protection concerns with appropriate escalation and action.

You’ll support the planning and organisation of staffing schedules and holiday rotas, ensuring we maintain the right staffing levels as required by Ofsted and our nursery procedures.

You're not just a Deputy Manager, you're a master organiser! You'll handle administrative procedures, from registrations to place allocations and everything in between, ensuring everything is processed smoothly. 

We believe in celebrating every child's unique journey, and you'll play a key role in assessing and recording their progress and achievements. By implementing effective systems of observation, you'll ensure no milestone goes unnoticed, and every achievement is celebrated. As a Deputy Manager, we empower you to aspire to become a future Nursery Manager, and taking ownership of your personal development is highly valued and supported by our dedicated Learning and Development team. 

We take pride in creating a nurturing environment that caters to individual needs, acknowledging the diversity of each child's background, culture, disabilities, and medical history. With great attention to detail, you'll ensure our nursery remains a sanctuary where every child can flourish and grow. Your flexibility and dedication, insights and feedback will be valued as we constantly push the boundaries of excellence and reimagine what exceptional early years education really means.

What we’re looking for

  • For the Deputy Manager role you’ll hold a relevant childcare qualification, level 3 minimum. To find out what quals count visit 
  • Your values will align with our 3 core values - Listen, Learn and Lead 
  • You will be an experienced Room Leader, Third in Charge or a current Deputy Manager within a nursery setting and be able to demonstrate strong leadership skills
  • You must hold the right to work in the UK 
  • If shortlisted you’ll be asked to provide details of all unspent convictions prior to interview, in line with our Safer Recruitment process. We will also process an Enhanced DBS Criminal Record check for anyone who joins the team

What’s next?

If you’re ready to seize the opportunity to join the Kido team and build a fulfilling career apply today and we’ll be in touch. You can expect an initial phone call with one of our Talent Partners who will take you through the next stages.

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Safer Recruitment

All posts involving direct contact with children are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. However, amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975 (2013 & 2020) provide that certain spent convictions and cautions are 'protected'. These are not subject to disclosure to employers and cannot be taken into account. Guidance and criteria on the filtering of these cautions and convictions can be found on the Ministry of Justice website or see here.

Shortlisted candidates will be asked to provide details of all unspent convictions and those that would not be filtered, prior to the date of the interview. You may be asked for further information about your criminal history during the recruitment process. If your application is successful, this self-disclosure information will be checked against information from the Disclosure & Barring Service before your appointment is confirmed.

*If you are unsure whether you need to disclose criminal information, you should seek legal advice or you may wish to contact Nacro or Unlock for impartial advice. There is more information on filtering and protected offences on the Ministry of Justice website.
Unlock – phone 01634 247350 text 07824 113848

*Kido is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children. Kido will ensure that our recruitment procedures meet the standards set out in our safer recruitment policy (available upon request) and our selection criteria prevents unsuitable people from gaining access to children. As part of our commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children in our care successful candidates are expected to undergo pre-employment checks including an enhanced DBS and barred lists check.

Last updated on Jul 9, 2024

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