Third in charge

Job Role (s):
Leadership / Management, Other Management
£20,000 to £22,000 Per Annum
Excellent benefits
Contract Type:

Based in Ware, Hertfordshire we are recruiting for an experienced Third in Charge to work in a fantastic nursery providing care and education to pre-school children. Candidates will need to be highly self-motivated and organised, have experience of directing and team building as well as a good understanding of the EYFS curriculum.

Person Specification:

NNEB, Cache, NVQ level 3 Childcare qualification

Experience of motivating teams and developing practice

Basic Food Hygiene Certificate (Desirable)

Paediatric First Aid (Desirable)

Some of the responsibilities of the Third in Charge will include:

  • Promote high standards of care and education within the nursery
  • Lead in the implementation of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum ensuring staff provide age appropriate activities in a safe stimulating environment
  • Coach and mentor the team to continuously improve quality of childcare and education
  • Ensure staff are effectively completing documentation, including children’s learning journals, observations, assessments, medication, accident and risk assessment forms
  • Lead staff meetings and organise staff training
  • Promote and facilitate partnership with parents and careers
  • Support the development of good practice with regard to special needs and inclusion
  • Ensure that staff understand and adhere to all nursery policy and procedures
  • Assist the Nursery Manager and Deputy Manager with the effective day to day management of the Nursery and provide cover in the Deputy Managers absence
  • Working 40 hours per week (Shifts between 7.30am -6.30pm)


Excellent benefits in include training, uniform.

Due to the nature of this job, candidates will be subject to UK eligibility checks together with Enhance Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks