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Cardiff Council

Creche Co-ordinator
Job Category: Housing, Education - Professional/Support
Contract type: Temporary
Working hours: Part Time
Department: Housing & Communities
Grade: Grade 5
Salary: £21,166 - £24,799 pro rata
Closing date: 25/09/2019

This post is leading a small team of crèche staff at Severn Road Adult Education Centre. Crèches are provided for children while parents are engaged in courses within the same building, Severn Road Adult Education Centre. Flexibility is required around session delivery with the ability to work under your own initiative.

Our crèches are well resourced, safe and stimulating for children and we pride ourselves in the quality of our delivery.  We support our staff with training, supervision and access to high quality resources.

Successful candidates will lead on to the planning of suitable activities and welcoming environments to engage children in play; providing stimulating activities that are age and stage appropriate and demonstrating warmth and empathy with those experiencing separation anxiety. They will also be responsible for planning staff rotas and liaising with staff within the centre and implementing the action plan from CIW inspections and quality reviews.

Candidates will develop and maintain effective relationships with customers and monitor and evaluate sessions to both support children's development and make improvements to meet the needs of service users.

Candidates should consider the job description when completing the application. For further information, contact Rachel Everett on 07878 548267 or Sara Wiggins on 07816543012.

This post is part time and will work 16 hours per week, term time only.

This post is subject to Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced checks.

Safeguarding and Child Protection are key priorities for the Council. We aim to support children and vulnerable adults to ensure they are as safe as they can possibly be. Our services and schools are committed to ensuring the safety and protection of all children and vulnerable adults, and will take action to safeguard their well-being, and acknowledge that children and vulnerable adults have a right to protection. This is supported in the general ethos of the Council and all schools.

This post is temporary until the 31st August 2020.

Internal candidates who wish to apply for this position on a secondment basis must obtain approval prior to application using Form SEC1 (4.C.081). Requests may only be approved by the relevant Director/ Assistant Director/ Chief Officer or senior nominated officer graded no lower than OM2 or in the case of schools based staff the Headteacher / Governing Body. 

We welcome applications in both English and Welsh. Applications received in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than English applications.

As an equal opportunities employer, we value diversity.  Therefore, although not a requirement for application, we welcome and encourage applications from underrepresented individuals including those:
•    aged under 25;
•    not in employment, education or training;
•    from our local communities including in particular disabled individuals, carers and those from the Cardiff BAME and LGBT+ communities;
•    ability to communicate fluently in Welsh.

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