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Childcare Sufficiency Officer - Barnsley

Job Title: Childcare Sufficiency Officer - Barnsley
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: Barnsley
Salary: £18.70 - 18.70 per hour
Start Date: 29/04/2024
Duration: 3 months initially
REF: SD1904202401
Contact Name: Kasey Sanders
Contact Email:
Job Published: about 1 month ago

Job Description

Childcare Sufficiency Officer - Barnsley 

Are you a passionate, dedicated Childcare Sufficiency Officer looking for your next role? 4Recruitment Services are recruiting a Childcare Sufficiency Officer to join a team based in Barnsley.

Umbrella Rate: £18.70 per hour 

Duration: 3 months initially

Hours: Monday to Friday, 37 hrs/week – Hybrid

Childcare Sufficiency Officer role: Full JD Available

  • Enable the local authority in carrying out its duty relation to the sufficiency of childcare provision
  • Enable the service to meet specified targets and statutory requirements within agreed timescales
  • Undertake the mapping of current provision
  • Consult with parents/carers, providers, and children about demand for childcare
  • Provide business planning and marketing advice and guidance to new and existing early years childcare providers and schools
  • Work closely with finance officers and budget managers and providers to complete funding applications and business plans to support development of high-quality, sustainable provision
  • Provide ongoing monitoring, advice, support and challenge providers to ensure high quality inclusive practice is maintained, improvements are monitored and poor practice is reported through appropriate channels
  • Working in a collaborative manner with teams across the local authority, schools, families, childcare providers (including private providers, childminders, community and voluntary organisations and early years settings) to assess supply and demand and expand childcare provision (including wraparound) that is accessible to children and families, including those with SEND
  • Monitor and report on take up, availability, supply and demand and work with the DfE to provide ongoing accurate data to support with the monitoring and evaluation of the programme
  • Undertake any other duties commensurate with the grade as requested by management
  • Attend meetings, reviews and conferences where necessary

Essential Requirements

  • Level 4 qualification in a relevant field
  • A strong knowledge of and understanding safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children
  • Knowledge of the sources and processes of childcare funding for Early Years Entitlements Funding
  • You Must Have Right to Live & Work in the UK
  • Enhanced Adult DBS registered to the update service

We also offer an outstanding referral scheme for any Childcare Sufficiency Officer friends or colleagues.

If you are a Childcare Sufficiency Officer and would like to express your interest, please contact us for this great opportunity by calling on 0208 514 9110 and speak to Sammy Davis Or email on, 

Recruitment is done in line with safe recruitment practices. 4Recruitment Services is an equal opportunities employer.