With a welcoming, inclusive environment, and a can-do, supportive work ethic, Westbank’s Kidzone is the perfect childcare provider to work for! We work hard to ensure all our children receive high-quality, engaging and exciting education and care, and work closely with parents/carers to support each child’s learning and development, both at Kidzone and home. Westbank is in an easy-to-get-to location, with brilliant transport links. We also have free, on-site parking for staff with their own vehicle and offer a comprehensive staff benefits package including 33 days of annual leave per year (to include bank holidays), company sick pay following successful completion of probationary period, access to a staff designated benefits platform offering discounts to high-street retailers, employee assistance programme, wellbeing app as well as the possibility to opt in a medical health plan.

As the Deputy Childcare Manager, you will become a proactive member of our Ofsted-registered Kidzone team, by playing a crucial role in assisting with the smooth running of our well-established Pre-School, After School & Holiday Club, services. Our ideal candidate will be able to deputise in the absence of the Childcare Manager in delivering high-quality play opportunities for all children in a safe, supportive and caring environment. 

 Full details can be found in the Job Description

Qualifications & Experience Required:

  • Level 3 Qualification in Childcare, or equivalent, is essential. 
  • Minimum 9 months in an after school/holiday club or pre-school setting, with an understanding of the Play Work Principles and EYFS Curriculum.
  • Minimum 9 months in a senior/leadership role (desirable).

Why join Westbank?

You will be joining a continuously growing charity that supports its staff in all aspects of their employment. Within this role, you will be joining a supportive, inclusive team, where flexibility and understanding is at the centre of what we do. With a range of employee benefits, and the satisfaction that working for a charity gives, apply today to give yourself the opportunity to play an integral part in a child’s development journey!

Our charity is committed to supporting inclusion and diversity in everything we do, so we encourage all candidates who meet the requirements to submit their application.

Westbank is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is, therefore, subject to an Enhanced DBS check.

It is a criminal offence for people who are barred from working in Regulated Activity (under the Safeguarding and Vulnerable Groups Act 2006) to apply for roles that require them to work unsupervised with that particular group (adults at risk/children).

How to Apply

To apply for this role, please submit an up-to-date CV and cover letter to [email protected]