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Deputy Manager and SENCO
  • Employer: Brighter Futures for Children
  • Reference: BFC0444
  • Published: Fri 23/09/2022, 10:07 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 10/10/2022, 23:57 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £27,514 - £32,798 per year
  • 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 - fixed term until 30th November 2023


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.


For an informal discussion please call:


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


Closing date: 10th October 2022

Shortlisting: 11th October 2022

Interview date: 18th October 2022