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Child Development Centre Manager

Bracknell Forest Council
£33,799 to £38,813 plus £609 London Weighting and £963 Essential Car User Allowance
Margaret Wells-Furby Child Development Centre
Working Pattern:
Evenings/Full Time/Weekends
37 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
22/08/2019 at 11:55 AM
Bracknell Forest Council

We want to help our youngest children achieve and follow an educational path that meets their needs and supports them to flourish. 

As our Child Development Centre Manager, you are going to have a big impact on supporting children under 5 years with additional needs and helping them achieve their potential. 

We’re helping our children and families live happier lives, by giving them better opportunities.  By identifying needs and child centres planning we support children to get the best start in life.  Put simply, a career with us means having everything you need to build on your skills. To build better relationships. To build even better communities and improve outcomes. 

Because we’re Bracknell Forest

What it’s like working here… 

Here at Bracknell Forest, the Child Development Centre sits within the Early Help Service. The centre is located in the heart of the community enabling easy access for referred families.

Many services delivered at the centre are in partnership with health enabling joint planning to meet children’s needs.

The role is high profile and the applicant must be able to work collaboratively with Early Years Practitioners across private, voluntary, independent and maintained sector, health and colleagues across the Local Authority.

We will support you to…

Lead and co-ordinate service provision to Early Years Foundation Stage children with additional needs and their families, including Multi-professional assessments in partnership with health colleagues, advice and support for parents and early years practitioners around child development, managing behaviour and improving outcomes.

Deliver the aims and objectives of the service and develop services to meet the needs of children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with statutory and voluntary agencies to ensure a high standard of service to families.

The benefits you will experience are… 

  • Regular opportunities for development with internal and external training courses.
  • An inclusive and social working environment.
  • Flexible working opportunities including a flexi-time scheme.
  • Working as part of a multi-agency team.
  • Internal sports and social club opportunities.
  • Supermarket discount.
  • An interest free loan for a rail season ticket.
  • Access to childcare vouchers 

What we’re looking for…

  • Someone who is proactive, self-motivated and able to be solution focused.
  • Has extensive knowledge of child development and clear understanding of Special educational needs and disabilities.
  • The ability to up-skill professionals across a range of settings enabling them to feel confident to meet the needs of children with a range of complex needs.

Interview date

Thursday 12th September 2019

Want to ask us a question?

For an informal discussion or to ask any questions about this role.  Please contact:

Cherry Hall

Locality Manager

01344 312811

Equal Opportunities

Bracknell Forest Council – Working for Equality. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

How to apply

Please apply online (see below).

It is important that you read the Application Pack before you apply for this job. It contains information that you will need to refer to when applying. Not referring to this information is likely to reduce your chances of success.

Bracknell Forest Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults at risk and expects all staff to share this commitment. All staff employed by the Council in contact with children and adults at risk must be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be undertaken. We take up references for all shortlisted candidates and, wherever possible, apply for these prior to interview.

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