Hackney Education provides a range of services to support the education of children, young people and adults in our inner London borough. Hackney is one of the UK’s highest performing local authorities, serving one of London’s best places to live and work. Within our diverse borough we serve a wide range of children and young people. We have a particular focus on supporting less advantaged families: Hackney figures in the 10% most deprived boroughs in England on a number of measures.
Hackney Education’s key priority is to improve the life chances of every child, young person and learner: making Hackney the most forward looking education system in the UK, where schools, settings and partners provide an exciting environment which ensures inclusion and success for everyone. We see our borough as being one of the best places in the country for young people to grow, learn, develop and achieve – and one of the best places for colleagues to work and thrive in our education system.
Job title Childminding Team Manager
Salary PO2 £ 39,117- £ 40,155
Terms and Conditions Part time, (0.8 FTE) Permanent
Location; Learning and Technology Centre, Reading Lane
Would you like to lead and manage the Childminding Team in Hackney and build on what is already a thriving, high quality, inclusive and dynamic service? If you have the talent and ambition to support Hackney to deliver new and further improved services, with an appetite for innovation and aspiration to make a positive difference for both childminders and children, we would very much like to hear from you.
We are looking to recruit an experienced and enthusiastic individual who is able to demonstrate:
- A passion and vision for raising outcomes for young children
- A high level of knowledge and understanding of the Early Years Statutory Framework.
- Training delivery skills, to a range of audiences
- Outstanding communication skills and experience of working in partnership with other key services and agencies.
- Composure in challenging situations
- Effective leadership and management skills
- Ability to communicate well and in a professional manner with internal and external partners, children, parents and other stakeholders
- Up to date knowledge of safeguarding requirements
The Childminding Team Manager role will be responsible for line managing three locality based Childminder Network Coordinators whose key purpose is to offer support, information and training to the childminding sector in order to enhance the quality of practice and provision and in turn improve the well-being and outcomes for children.
- To lead on the development of the boroughs Quality Assurance Childminding Network and ensure the borough has sufficient number of high quality childminders to meet demand
- To lead on Pre-registration training programme for those wishing to become childminders
- To develop processes for providing accurate information regarding availability of childcare places within the childminding sector for publication on the childcare information website and to lead on brokering service for parents/family support in seeking suitable childminder placements
- To contribute to the development and implementation of a range of support, advice and training to that is high quality and evidence-based to ensure the desired outcomes are achieved
- To work in partnership with internal and external agencies to identify and maximise internal and external funding available /generated in order to deliver quality services
- To use national and local benchmarking data regarding EYFS to monitor and improve performance and outcomes
- To support with any safeguarding/allegations investigations
- To provide line management support/supervision for the team
Closing date: Sunday 5th June 2022
Hackney Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff to share this commitment. As this role involves regulated activity, the successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check and additional pre-employment checks in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education statutory guidance.
This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.
We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.
Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people and people from a black and ethnic minority background as these groups are currently under represented in our workforce.