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Deputy Manager and SENCO
  • Employer: Brighter Futures for Children
  • Reference: BFC0396
  • Published: Thu 09/06/2022, 8:53 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 27/06/2022, 23:53 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: £27,514 - £30,095
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Sure Start Whitley Day Nursery, Berkshire

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Deputy Manager and SENCO

Brighter Futures for Children 

Sure Start Whitley Day Nursery 

Full Time, 37 hours per week. Permanent 


Brighter Futures for Children is improving outcomes for Reading's children, young people and families.  

We are an independent, not-for-profit-company, wholly owned by Reading Borough Council. Our responsibility is to deliver quality children's services, early help, education and Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) services in the borough.  

  • We protect and enhance the lives of the children of Reading.
  • We help families find long-term solutions to ensure children lead happy, healthy, and successful lives.
  • We embrace new and proven ways of working, including; trauma Informed practice, restorative approaches, strong partnership working, quick and appropriate decision-making.


Sure Start Whitley Day Nursery is a busy, popular and well established nursery providing high quality, affordable and free childcare to local families in the South of Reading. The nursery is set out over three bright rooms which connect to a private garden space. Our local community is diverse with children attending our setting from a range of different backgrounds and with many different languages represented. Our practitioners are completely focused on ensuring that all children achieve and have an equal chance of success in an environment which is inclusive, inspiring and nurturing.  


The children are very important and so is our team. We work closely with our practitioners to ensure that they continue to learn, develop and share good practices.  


We are currently looking for a Deputy manager and SENCo who can work collaboratively with our team, families and wider professionals in the best interests of the children. The Deputy manager will work closely with the nursery manager to provide outstanding childcare in accordance with Ofsted requirements, relevant legislation, policies, and procedures. The Deputy manager/SENCo must have an excellent understanding of the SEND code of practice and develop policies and practices to ensure that all children in the nursery are reaching their full potential.  


Applicants must have an excellent understanding of child development, must hold a level 3 childcare qualification and have at least 2 years post qualified experience working with children. Leadership and SENCo training/qualifications and experience in a leadership role are desirable.  


Our Offer: 
A competitive salary alongside a range of benefits including: 

  • Local Government Pension Scheme 
  • Incremental holidays starting with 25 days plus public holidays (rising to 32 after 10 years’ service) 
  • Discounted Child Care (on site nursery) 
  • Cycle to work scheme 
  • Season ticket loans 
  • A range of local discounts 
  • Remote/Agile working 


For an informal discussion please call:  


Megan Jones (Nursery manager) on 0118 937 3922 or email 


Closing date: Monday 27th June 2022 

Shortlisting: Tuesday 28th June 2022  

Interview date: Thursday 7th July 2022