Flying Start is a Welsh Government initiative aimed at making a decisive difference to the life chances of children under 4 years in identified areas of Cardiff.
These posts will support the delivery of crèche provision for Flying Start Parenting, Nutrition and other groups in various community venues in identified Flying Start areas.
Crèches are provided for children while parents are engaged in courses within the same building. As such, our crèches are delivered in a variety of venues around Cardiff and successful candidates will require access to their own car.
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 contribute 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.
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 complete applications considering the Council’s Behaviour Competencies document and the levels required for the posts.
These posts are full time (37 hours per week) for term time, plus 3 weeks a year. The additional 3 weeks are worked In February half term, one week of the Easter holidays and 5 days across the rest of the school holidays and support non-term time provision.
These posts are 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.
Flying Start is a Welsh Government funded project – this funding currently runs to March 31st 2020
These posts are temporary, subject to funding and may be extended for a maximum of 2 years.
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.
These vacancies are suitable for post share.
We welcome applications in both English and Welsh. Applications received in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than English applications.
As a large public sector organisation, it is important to us that we support the economic wellbeing of our citizens and that our workforce better reflects the communities we serve. Therefore, although not a requirement for application, we welcome and encourage applications from under represented individuals:
aged under 25
not in employment, education or training
from our local communities including in particular those from the Cardiff BAME community and LGBT+ Communities
able to communicate fluently in Welsh