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Freelance Assessor - Quality for All (QfA) - West Wales

Freelance Assessor

Reporting to: Quality for All (QfA) Co-ordinator

Hours: Variable

Rate of Pay: 

  • £120 Initial Accreditation
  • £72 Re-accreditation
  • Plus, Travel Expenses @ 45p per mile

Location:  Home based

Closing date: Monday 15th October 2018

Interview: TBC

Purpose of Role:     

To assess childcare providers on their high-quality standards, enabling them to achieve Wales PPA’s quality assurance scheme, Quality for All, (QfA).

MAIN DUTIES:

  • Complete assessment plans based on providers evaluation forms
  • Liaise with provider
  • Carry out an assessment and write it up
  • Submit the written account and liaise with QfA co-ordinator to complete the assessment
  • Attend at least 3 assessment meetings per year

MARKETING / PR:

  • Identify opportunities to enhance the scheme that will support providers and increase the Association’s profile
  • Promote aims and principles of Wales PPA wherever possible
  • Feedback compliments and complaints and suggestions to QfA co-ordinator

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT:

  • Keep aware of developments and best practice in the early years childcare and play sector
  • Take responsibility for your own Continuous Professional Development

PERSON SPECIFICATION

EXPERIENCE:        

Essential:

  • Have 2 years’ post qualifying experience
  • Have knowledge of good practice in the childcare sector including CIW and Estyn regulation frameworks.
  • Experience as an assessor in a childcare environment Desirable:
  • Have knowledge of UK and WG strategies and initiative in the early years childcare and play sector
  • Previous experience as a mentor and / or tutor
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Welsh culture
  • Knowledge of the work of Wales PPA would be an advantage

QUALIFICATIONS: 

Essential:

  • Recognised assessor qualification (A1, A2, TAQA)
  • Recognised Early Years qualification – CCLD level 3 or equivalent

Desirable:

  • Recognised childcare/playwork qualification L4 and above.

SKILLS:

  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Process driven, organised and efficient
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing with people from a wide variety of backgrounds
  • IT Literate
  • Reliability
  • Enabling skills
  • Flexible approach
  • Ability to work independently and use your initiative
  • Ability to work alone and as part of a team

Desirable:

  • Ability to speak Welsh
  • Ability to speak additional languages

Please download and complete the relevant application and monitoring forms:

Company Description

Wales Pre-school Providers Association (Wales PPA) is a national charity and membership organisation that promotes and supports bilingual pre-school care, education and learning through play across Wales.


Our association supports the development and implementation of the Welsh Government’s policy agenda and commitment to childcare, education and play.


We help to ensure there are sufficient play opportunities for pre-school children that are child-focused and help promote their personal and social development.


We’re here to ensure families are given the opportunity to experience high quality, affordable, and accessible childcare in Wales.


Our mission: to enhance the development, care and education of bilingual pre-school children in Wales. Working in partnership with families, parents and carers to understand and provide for the needs of children through high quality pre-school provision. Support adults to gain skills and confidence to make the best use of their knowledge and resources, for the benefit of themselves and their children.

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Closing Date:
16/10/2018

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