Deputy Nursery Manager - Owlets Nursery

  • Exeter
  • Full Time
  • £25,500 per annum

Owlets Nursery is situated on the University campus in a modern purpose-built nursery. The Nursery has 4 big, bright spacious playrooms all of which have their own covered outdoor area which children can play freely indoors or outside. All children access our large, grassed area which surrounds the nursery daily no matter what the weather! 

We have an exciting opportunity and are looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated Deputy Nursery Manager to join our friendly team as we expand the Nursery provision. 

Your role will include:

  • Working alongside the Nursery Manager and two other Deputy Nursery Managers to ensure the effective operation of the nursery within Ofsted regulations and taking management decisions to maintain the high standards within the nursery 
  • Carrying out general administration duties linked to the running of the nursery 
  • Deputising for the manager 
  • To oversee, step in, run and support a specific nursery unit with age-appropriate learning objectives, demonstrating exemplary practice when applicable


You must have a sound knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum and be qualified to at least Level 3 in Childcare. 

You must be keen to take on further professional qualifications to further enhance your skills and abilities to develop your career. You will be open and welcoming, patient and caring with a flexible approach to your working patterns. You will be suitably experienced at working with children under five years old and have expertise in helping young children develop early communication skills, early movement and social and emotional wellbeing. 

We are very proud of our Nursery and the care and education we give to the children who attend, therefore you will be committed providing high quality childcare at all times and take a keen interest in new developments in childcare that can be implemented to further improve our already good practice. 

You must have previous experience of leading a room team and experience of deputising for a Manager is essential. 

In return the college offers great opportunities for professional development and further training, as well as:

  • 31 days paid holiday each year plus Bank Holidays. The Nursery is also closed for two weeks over the Christmas period
  • Numerous discounts at local retailers 
  • Cycle to work benefit scheme 
  • Discounted college courses for adults 
  • Totum NUS Discount Card
  • A range of staff development and wellbeing activities



If you would like to visit the Nursery prior to making an application, or would like an informal chat about the role, please contact Sarah Edge the Nursery Manager on 01392 400175. 

To apply for this post please visit the Exeter College jobs website

Closing date: midnight on 4 July 2022. 

No agencies please. We will review CVs and applications as they come in and we reserve the right to close the vacancy earlier than the listed closing date. 

Successful applicants will be required to undertake an enhanced disclosure by the DBS.

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Job Details

  • OrganisationChildcare
  • Work LocationExeter
  • Work Postcode

    EX4 4PL

  • Reference

  • Occupational GroupChildcare

  • Salary Details

    £25,500 per annum

  • Job TermFixedMaternity cover
  • Appointment TypeFull Time
  • Hours

    40 hours per week. Maternity cover.

  • Closing Date


  • DBS Check Required