Centre Manager

Type of Position Centre Manager
Location Wokingham
Temp / Perm Permanent
Salary £ 27000.00 to £ 31000.00 per annum -
Reference CDW
KiddyKare are recruiting for a Centre Manager in Wokingham
The role is to oversee the setting with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) in the early years. The hours are 37.5 hours per week, all year round.  
The post holder is responsible for ensuring that the planning, day to day running and development of the Centre is carried out in accordance with the aims of the organisation.
  • Salary is £31,000
  • 37.5 hours per week - 8.30am-4.30pm, with a 30-minute break daily
  • Flexible working out of term time, at home or in the centre
  • Centres run 9 playscheme days during the holidays which will need to be attended - generally April and Summer breaks
  • 32 days leave per year - including 8 bank holidays - increasing after 5 and 10 years service
  • Additional Christmas shopping day each year
  • Sick pay is paid in full for the first 3 days, SSP is paid from day 4, with full pay at company discretion
  • Access to employee assistance service
  • Children attend from 9.15am to 2.45pm - Term time only. No children attend on a Friday after 12.15 - this time is then focused on admin, updating EHCP's and team meetings
  • Wokingham have a maximum of 10 children per day
What we need from you:
  • Two years' experience NVQ level 3 in childcare or equivalent with up-to-date knowledge and training of Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).
  • At least two years relevant experience of effective line management and development of staff.
  • Experience of working with children with SEND and their families, and a thorough knowledge of current guidance and legislation related to these children.
  • Excellent teamwork and communication skills working with a range of professional colleagues.
  • Good IT Skills
  • Organisational skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing e.g., Report writing and presentation skills.
  • Some experience of applying for grants and other funding.
  • Ability to secure the trust and confidence of parents/ carers, and to inspire them to give their thoughts and feedback for the development of the organisation.
  • Confident in developing effective partnerships with other organisations.
  • Adaptable and flexible to be able to respond to change in a positive and enthusiastic manner.
  • To be able to adhere to strict confidentiality and data protection guidelines.
Roles and responsibilities:
The Organisation
Meet with the management team regularly to ensure consistent policies, procedures, and processes exist and are consistent between Centres.
Work within agreed annual budget to ensure that funds are spent efficiently as planned
Support and supervise staff, volunteers and students and to promote the principles of Dingley's Promise - particularly our wellbeing strategy and Equity Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan.
Contribute to strategic planning at an organisational level, making sure the views of the Centre and the team are represented.
Attend Board meetings once a year
Write termly Centre newsletters for families alongside Family Support Worker and Communications team.
Children and Families
Manage waiting list to ensure children can access the service in a timely manner, that families have support while waiting and that children are prioritised for services according to need.
Arrange home visits for all new families
Support families directly, ensuring that they understand what Dingley's Promise can offer them, and potential different routes for their child alongside the Family Support Worker.
Establish, develop and maintain a stimulating curriculum with a range of activities, equipment and displays to facilitate the educational, social, emotional, physical and cognitive development of children.
Work in partnership with parents to ensure that families are aware of development records, assessments/ progress reports, individual targets and contribute to multi-agency assessments and observations for their children.
Facilitate sharing provision with mainstream settings by liaising closely with other professionals and arranging to support them during periods of change or transition.
Support Family Support Worker to identify families who can become parent reps and ensure that family views are always considered in the development of the Centre.
Log all activities on the system, ensuring that key KPIs are always accurate and reflect activities in the Centre.
If this is a role you would be interested in please apply or call to speak to one of office team on 01628 675828!

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