Deputy Room Leader – YMCA Childcare Blinco Grove

Pay £19,385 per year
Location Baby Room, YMCA Childcare, 100 Blinco Grove, Cambridge, CB1 7TS
Hours 40 hours per week
Deadline Ongoing
Job Ref 210716

Being part of a healthy, stable family gives a young person the best start in life. Across YMCA Trinity Group we offer a range of support to families including six fully operational childcare settings providing places for 238 children on a daily basis.

Blinco Grove opened at the start of 2020 and is situated near Addenbrookes Hospital in the heart of the City. The provision caters for children aged 3 months to 5 years and has the capacity to cater for up to 73 children at one time. Despite the global pandemic, Blinco Grove has thrived into a popular and flourishing childcare setting which has led to a growing waiting list.

“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


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Job Role


This is an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to support our Room Leaders and management team in aspiring towards an Outstanding provision and ensuring high quality inclusive childcare is continually provided. The successful candidate will be skilled, imaginative, enthusiastic, have vision, drive and the ability to motivate. They will be flexible, approachable and able to display professional leadership as well as being able to demonstrate knowledge of the standards required by Ofsted.

You must be qualified with a Level 3 in Early Years or equivalent.


Applicants should have the following qualities:


  • Extensive working knowledge of the EYFS
  • Be motivated to provide high quality Childcare at all times
  • Strong leadership skills

Days and Hours


This is a full time role for 40 hours a week.

Salary and Benefits


In return, we are offering a salary of £19,385 per year additional benefits we offer are:


  • 5 weeks holiday plus public holidays (Pro rata for part time staff)
  • Free use of the YMCA Gym in Cambridge
  • Competitive rates of pay and pension
  • DBS Check Facilitated / Cost Paid
  • Induction programme and on the job training opportunities
  • Regular supervisions
  • Internal progression opportunities
  • Employee Assistance Programme


Closing Date


This deadline for this role is ongoing with interviews to be arranged. We reserve the right to close the post early if we find the right candidate.

Contact Us


For more information or to have an informal chat, please contact our friendly Childcare Manager: Sam Beldam on 01223 949090 / email or

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For more information please see the Job Description (172KB, PDF) and our Application Guidance (243KB, PDF).


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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.