Deputy Childcare Manager (single site – shared responsibility)

Pay: £22,072 per year / £11.17 per hour
Location: YMCA Childcare Blinco Grove, 100 Blinco Grove, Cambridge
Hours: 38 hours per week over 4 days
(setting operates Monday to Friday between 7.30am and 6.30pm – contracted hours are scheduled on a rota basis between these hours).
Deadline: Ongoing
Interviews: TBC
Job Reference: DCM-BG

About Us


Blinco Grove is the newest of 6 Childcare Settings operated by YMCA Trinity Group.

Our provision opened at the start of 2020 is close to the heart of the City of Cambridge, just around the corner from Addenbrookes and caters for children aged 3 months to 5 years.

Despite the Global pandemic, Blinco Grove has thrived into a popular and flourishing childcare setting. This has led to a growing waiting list and increasing number of job opportunities to join our friendly, fun and welcoming childcare team.

“The friendly and supportive staff have helped our daughter to settle in really quickly. Each day she comes home with a big smile on her face and something she has drawn, made or baked!” – Parent

As an employee of YMCA Trinity Group, you will be joining over 500 staff and volunteers. Many of our staff and have developed their careers within YMCA Trinity Group, progressing into new roles when internal opportunities have become available.

YMCA Trinity Group strive to create a fulfilling and enjoyable place to work; we know how staff & volunteers feel directly translates to the quality of service & care we give our clients, and we also recognise the crucial role each and every one of us plays in helping to fulfil our Mission.


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Job Role


Blinco Grove has a waiting list of children eager to join. We have an exciting opportunity for a Deputy Childcare Manager to join our team in aspiring towards an Outstanding provision and ensuring high quality inclusive childcare is continually provided. This role is room based and will involve supporting the Childcare Manager with the day to day running of the setting, supporting to lead a team in an inspiring way, as well as being responsible for leading the 0-2 room.

The successful candidate will be skilled, imaginative, enthusiastic, have vision, drive and the ability to motivate.  You will be flexible, approachable and able to display professional leadership as well as being able to demonstrate knowledge of the standards required by Ofsted.

This is an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to be a part of our childcare setting in Cambridge.


Skills and Experience


The job role requires the following qualities:

  • Qualified to Level 3 in Early Years or equivalent – this is an Essential criteria
  • A minimum of three years post qualifying experience
  • At least two years management experience, with strong leadership skills
  • A thorough knowledge of current legislation, guidance and standard relating to early years

Job Description


Please read our job description:


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Deputy Childcare Manager Job Description (186KB, PDF)

Contact Us

For further information, please contact our Childcare Programme Manager Amanda Spence.

Text 07912516827 for a call back or email /

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YMCA Trinity Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and expects all staff to share this commitment