Question Q - "What are people views on going from a nursery nurse to a nursery deputy manager in a private Setting, is this something that could happen?" Answers A – “Im proof of this- went from room practitioner to nursery deputy manager to manger of a nursery within 2 years of working there! Hard work and dedication” A – … [Read more...] about Could i go from nursery nurse to nursery deputy manager?
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Question Q – “I worked in a nursery for nearly 2 year, I left for personal reasons. One month later I had an opportunity to work as TA and they asked for references. The nursery where I worked gave bad references what can I do. This was my first work experience, so how can I get a job if they are going to give bad references?” Answers A – … [Read more...] about my old nursery have given me a bad reference, what can i do?
Question Q – "I have a interview for an Early Years Teaching Assistant at a school, they have asked me to prepare a 20 minute activity for 15 YR children based around a story. I have a few ideas but was looking for some more? Thank you" Answers A – “I did 'Alien's love underpants' went down a treat with mine and then after I read it I had … [Read more...] about Activity ideas for a working interview for an early years teaching assistant
Question Q – "What is the difference between a Senior Nursery Nurse and a Room Leader please? What are their responsibilities? Job description etc,," Answers A – “Depends on the setting. The first nursery I worked in was very big (120+ children) and each room had a senior and a room leader. The senior nursery nurse was in effect a deputy … [Read more...] about What is the difference between a Senior Nursery Nurse and a Room Leader?
Question Q - "Does anyone have a good sign in/ out register system for a day care. Or have a copy of one to give me ideas of keeping it easy" Answers A – “we have one for everyone who comes in, whether it be child or staff or other visit! literally just says the date at the top and has a table with three columns for the name, time in and … [Read more...] about What signing in and out registers should i use in a day care?
Question Q - "Does anyone have a set procedure for monitoring staff who are suffering from depression where it's affecting their performance?" Answers A – “Just remeber that they are staff and not robots. Feelings and emotions come into everything and be careful to not discriminate” A – “There isn't really a procedure, but if you notice … [Read more...] about Does anyone use a proceudre for monitoring staff performance?
Question Q – “"I am interviewing for a new manager- what's your favourite questions to ask at interview?” Answers A – “I've recently heard of people being asked to take in an object that represents them and to then talk about it during the interview. This is interesting as it can tell you a lot about a person and allows them to show for … [Read more...] about Questions for a nursery managers interview
Question Q – “What duties do deputy managers have in a nursery setting” Answers A – “In my experience almost everything the manager does and everything room leaders do. It's essentially 2 jobs with no extra time” A – “Rotas, show arounds, phone queries, checking the different rooms planning, checking learning journeys up to date, … [Read more...] about What duties do nursery deputy managers have?
Question Q – “Who in management sits in on appraisals?.” Answers A – “Appraisals....????? What's that Ha ha. I had 2 in 9 years :-) manager only. I think they are very valuable for many reasons but I wish people were given more time to do them and properly :-). Not speaking for all settings of course. I think another person should be … [Read more...] about Who should sit in on appraisals?
Question Q – “I've been told that our wage structure needs to be looked at as we are getting paid holiday pay every month instead of in a couple of chunks during the year. I work term time only but our wages get split over 12 months so we aren't without pay over the holidays. It's always been this was for as long as I have been there. Is this … [Read more...] about How should i be paid if i work term time only