Deputy Nursery Manager

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Harris Nursery Hub Peckham is an exciting new venture in partnership with Urban Exposure Philanthropy, and England’s first completely free nursery. We provide a learning environment that inspires all children to succeed, and is a bespoke nursery provision which has been designed to help parents who are working, studying full-time, or seeking full time employment by providing them with high quality and fully funded nursery education.

Your opportunity

We are looking for an experienced Early Years Teacher to join our brand new nursery as Deputy Nursery Manager. This is a unique and exciting opportunity to be a part of something new and the successful applicant will provide support to the Nursery Manager, deputise in their absence and be responsible for the operational day to day management of the Nursery to ensure staff are effectively deployed and required ratios are adhered to and to deal with any safeguarding or child protection issues.

The Nursery Hub team will be responsible for creating the best possible learning experience for children in a loving and friendly atmosphere as well as delivering outstanding and inspirational early years provision.  We are looking for talented individuals who want to be part of this exciting new venture as follows:

What we are looking for:

We look for talented individuals who want to be a part of transforming education in London, and helping create exceptional places of learning. We need:

  • An experienced qualified teacher who has excellent subject knowledge of the Early Years and experience working in an EYFS setting;
  • A committed practitioner, who will want to attain the highest standards in teaching and learning and has high expectations of staff an children;
  • A collaborative and motivated individual who will support the nursery through a variety of innovative approaches including curriculum design, teaching strategies, use of technology and intervention programmes;

Informal conversations are welcomed and visits to our academies are highly encouraged. If you would like to discuss the post in confidence, or for further information, please contact

Please download the job pack for a full job description and person specification.

About Harris Nursery Hub Peckham

Harris Nursery Hub Peckham provides education and care for 2 to 4 year old children within a beautifully converted building at Harris Primary Academy Peckham Park. The nursery, which will operate independently from the Academy, will be open from 7.30 am to 6.30 pm for 51 weeks per year, and staff will be able to take full advantage of the newly designed classrooms set across two floors, dedicated sensory room superb all-weather garden area and fully equipped nursery kitchen. Located within the heart of the community we offer high quality teaching and learning experiences for children. With the support of our sponsors we can off free full time places for 2-4 year olds, 51 weeks a year 5 days a week.

Harris Benefits

As part of the Harris Federation, we can offer you a range of benefits, including:

  • Access to a diverse network of phase and subject specialist groups
  • Support and mentoring from some of the best leaders in education
  • An Inner London Harris Allowance, plus a performance and loyalty bonus
  • Pension scheme (TPS) and access to our Harris Wellbeing Cash Plan, covering a range of health and wellbeing benefits

Click here for a full list of Harris benefits.

The Harris Federation

Our academy is part of the Harris Federation, the leading large Multi Academy Trust in the country for both primary and secondary education. Harris has an unrivalled track record in raising standards and achieving success for the children in our academies. Professional development and sharing best practice are a key part of the Harris Federation success, and we can draw on this to offer you top quality training at every stage of your career path, from Beginner Teacher to Middle Leader. We will invest in you with coaching, mentoring, and can offer a wide range of training programmes, delivered by our Teaching School Alliance.

We look for talented teachers who are passionate about their subject and making a difference. You can help us transform education in London, and create exceptional places of learning.

Please note: academies may hold interviews as and when applications are received, and this job may be withdrawn at any point without notice. You will still be able to add information until the closing date, but you will not be able to submit your application. With this in mind, you are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

Harris academies are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants. In line with our commitments to safeguarding, the Harris Federation uses preferred agencies and is unable to work with any agencies where Terms of Business have not been agreed by both parties prior to an engagement. Harris Federation is fully committed to equality and to valuing diversity as an employer and a provider of education. Click here to view our full equality and diversity statement.

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Harris Nursery Hub Peckham
Marmont Road
SE15 5TD
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MPS (Inner London) + £2,000 Harris Allowance + Harris Benefits
Start Date
September 2019
Closing Date
Interview Date
Thu, 03 Oct 2019
Employment Type
Permanent - Full-Time
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