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Quality Assurance Officer

Agile Worker / Heart of the Valleys Integrated Children's Centre, Blaina, NP13 3BN
Grade 6 (£26,511 - £30,451 per annum) 37 hours per week
Contractual Status
Fixed Term
August 2023
Job Type

You will take the lead in promoting and undertaking assessment of quality in Blaenau Gwent’s childcare and play settings.  You will be responsible for creating and monitoring action plans that will promote continuous improvement, offering creative suggestions and solutions where required.  There is a particular focus on promoting excellent safeguarding practice within the sector.

Working closely with members of the Early Years Childcare and Play team and the Flying Start Advisory Teacher you will identify and promote good practice models, the training needs of the workforce and common findings/gaps to be addressed.

Supporting the collection of baseline and exit assessment data is a key part of the role, as is supporting and facilitating transition arrangements for children moving into school nursery settings.

Working closely with the ALN Support Officer and Inclusion service you will ensure children with ALN are well supported in childcare settings and childcare settings are supported in their roles. 

You will oversee the Assisted Places scheme, allocating support and managing the budget.

You should be qualified to Level 5 in early years or childcare.

Experience and knowledge required includes;

  • Proven experience of working in and co-ordinating/managing an early years setting
  • Proven experience of creating/working with improvement plans to enhance provision
  • Knowledge of legislation/regulation relating to childcare provision
  • Knowledge of legislation relating to children with Additional Learning Needs
  • Knowledge of partnership working at operational and strategic levels

Thorough pre-employment screening is undertaken during the recruitment process. The postholder will be required to complete an application for a Disclosure of Criminal Records.

Closing Date:               9th December 2021, midnight

Interview Date:            TBC

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