• Structured

Freelance Assessor

Post is subject to a satisfactory DBS check:
Job description

Purpose of role: To assess childcare settings on the quality of their service, enabling them to achieve Early Years Wales’ quality assurance scheme, QfA.

Main duties: 

  • Respond to requests for assessments to be undertaken
  • Review completed QfA Assessment Tools submitted by individual providers
  • Liaise with providers to arrange assessments in-person or online as directed by QA co-ordinator
  • Devise assessment plans based on information and evidence submitted in QfA Assessment Tool
  • Carry out assessment and identify areas of good and excellent practice
  • Hold professional discussions with providers as part of the assessment and support them to identify their next steps
  • Complete an assessment summary report
  • Submit the summary report and liaise with QA Co-ordinator to complete the assessment
  • Attend at least 3 standardisation meetings per year
  • Feedback compliments and complaints to QA Co-ordinator
  • Promote aims and principles of Early Years Wales wherever possible

Other expectations:

  • Identify and feedback opportunities to enhance the QfA scheme that will support providers and increase Early Years Wales’s profile
  • Promote diversity, equality and anti-racist practice in the early years childcare and play sector
  • Keep up to date with developments and best practice in the early years childcare and play sector
  • Take responsibility for your own Continuous Professional Development

Please see job description for person specification. 

Location: We invite applications from across Wales, especially West and North Wales. 

Rate of Pay:  £150 Initial Assessments and Accreditations* plus, travel expenses @ 45p per mile

*Payment for Annual Reassessments under review

How to apply: Complete an application form and send to [email protected]

Contact Claire Thomas, Quality for All Co-ordinator, for more information:

 Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 07581 630974

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