• Location: Various locations in the Borough,
  • Subject:
  • Hours: Full time
  • Contract: Fixed Term
  • Salary Type: Annual
  • Salary Range: £20,000.00 - £25,000.00
  • Language: Welsh

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Childcare Leader

Childcare Leader

Caerphilly County Borough Council
Childcare Leader
Job description
We are recruiting a Childcare Leader at Caerphilly County Borough Council.

Working hours: 32 hours
Contract Type: Fixed Term until 31 st March 2025
Location: Office based

This is an exciting opportunity to join Team Caerphilly and provide support across the wider Early Years Service.

We pay an attractive salary of £20,872 - £25,490 and offer access to training and development opportunities.

An exciting new opportunity has arisen within our vibrant and high-quality Flying Start Childcare for a new Childcare Leader. The post will be a fixed term contract of 32 hours until 31st March 2025 with potential to extend subject to ongoing Flying Start funding.

We require this post to be filled as soon as possible to adhere to Flying Start guidance, Childcare Regulations and the Care Inspectorate Wales (CIW) National Minimum Standards. The post holder will be required to supervise the daily running of a childcare setting and manage a team of childcare staff. The Leader will mainly be located in one of our settings, however, due to the nature of the service the post holder may be required to support other Flying Start Settings located throughout the Caerphilly Borough.

The Childcare Leader is responsible for managing a childcare team to deliver high quality provision; supporting and encouraging the engagement of parents/carers and children; monitoring and evaluating attendance and take up rates; ensuring compliance with all legislative requirements and standards for registered childcare provision; ensuring an inclusive and respectful environment; supporting children with additional and emerging needs and working with multi agency partners to deliver the programme seamlessly. The Leader will be included in staffing ratios.

For the role, we ask that you have:
  • Level 5 qualification in Childcare Learning and Development (CC L5) and CACHE Level 3 Diploma Early Years and Childcare qualification or similar relevant qualification with 2 years post qualifying experience.
  • Current Paediatric First Aid certificate.
  • Proven experience of managing childcare provision.
We have excellent benefits including the Local Government Pension Scheme and staff discount schemes.

To view the Job Description and Person Specification please select the relevant attachment from the attachments list

After reading the Job Description and Person Specification, if you would like to have an informal discussion about the role, please contact Fiona Santos on 07810438505 or email

Applications may be submitted in Welsh. Any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.

We are legally required to ask you to provide evidence of your right to work in the UK. Successful applicants are required to provide appropriate documentation such as a birth certificate, passport or work permit in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006.

If you have any difficulty applying online, please contact for further information.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and a comprehensive screening process will be undertaken on all successful applicants. This will include an enhanced check with the Disclosure and Barring Service.