Ref. 61214

Deputy Head of Nursery and SENCO

  • Location: Camden, England
  • Salary: £20.49 - £25.58 per hour
  • Type: Temporary / Full Time

Seven Resourcing are looking for a temporary Deputy Head of Nursery and SENCO to work in Camden. This position is initially for a period of 3 months and is paying £20.49 (PAYE) or £25.58 (umbrella) per hour. The working hours are Monday – Friday (8am – 4:30pm).

The role:

To support the Head of Nursery in the effective management and development of the nursery and to take full management responsibility in their absence.

To undertake the duties and responsibilities of the Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO).

Work collaboratively with a range of colleagues and partners to ensure that the nursery is a vibrant, well-managed inclusive community hub that benefits local families, through prevention and early intervention and high-quality early education.

To deputise in the Leadership and management of the nursery team to deliver the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) ensuring the day to day smooth running of the nursery, ensuring the best possible environment care and education is provided.

To undertake the role of Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) across the nursery

Ensure best practice in safeguarding and child protection, including fulfilling the required role as the Designated Safeguarding Lead.

Supporting the effective management of the nursery budget.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the Management and monitoring of the nursery budget, with effective management of income and predicted expenditure.
  • Demonstrate a flexible and solution-focused approach including undertaking other duties to support the effective running of services and contribute to ongoing service development and improvement, e.g. innovative practice, new initiatives, and projects.
  • Share in the management of the nursery team, supporting workforce development, ensuring staff receive recognition for work that meets and exceeds the required standards and are supported to share best practice
  • Encourage the development of a highly reflective and effective nursery team, who maintain high expectations of each child, promote close key person relationships in partnership with the child’s wider family and community, encouraging the development of positive and complimentary home learning environments.
  • Ensure the equality of opportunity in the delivery of services and ensure services meet the needs of children with Special Educational Needs and disabilities, giving due regard to the SEN Code of Practice and the Disability Discrimination Act. To support other nurser staff to undertake the range of duties and responsibilities under the SEN Code of Practice .
  • To work with the head of nursery with staff recruitment.

Applicant Requirements:


      Early Years degree.

Experience: 1+ year of post-graduate experience within a similar role.

Compliance: Proof of ability to work and live in the UK. Current DBS and references covering the last 5 years.

Travel: Clean UK driving license with the ability to commute to and from work independently.

Hours: 36 hours p/w.

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