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Wraparound Care Manager - Part-time

Bishops Down Primary and Nursery School, Tunbridge Wells

  • Ref:KCC886-2490-212S
  • Posted:20/06/2024
  • Pay:Pro Rata of KR9 (£32,485 FTE) - part time hours
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:21/06/2024 at 04:00
  • Interviews:To be advised


 Wraparound Care Manager

Are you looking for a new leadership role in childcare? Do you enjoy being able to design your own timetable of engaging, creative activities for children from nursery age to year 6? If you do, then we have a vacancy for a manager in our afterschool provision that may be exactly what you are looking for. Our setting is large, attractive and well resourced, and the role itself has huge potential for development.

We require an enthusiastic, creative, person to work in our school, as a Wraparound Care Manager. With a relevant childcare qualification at L3 or higher, you will be responsible for planning and managing the before and after school care in our 'Beehive Club' for our Nursery to Year 6 pupils as well as our holiday club. You will ensure the provision of high-quality care and a comprehensive range of appropriate stimulating and creative activities, for example arts and crafts, storytelling and physical play appropriate to the needs and interests of the children.

Salary: Kent Range 9 - pro rata £18,656 (£16.83 per hour)

Hours: This role will be for 21.25 hours per week - all year (52 weeks) with paid annual leave

Term time

Monday to Friday - 21.25hrs across the week, distribution of hours can be discussed but we are iniitially thinking afternoons only of 1.45pm - 6pm - Monday to Friday.  However we are keen to hear your ideas.

School holidays

February half term, Easter break, May half-term, 2 weeks of the Summer holidays (usually the first and last week)  and October half term - 21.25 hours per week.  Hours to be split across the days, to be discussed at interview. 

As this is an all year contract you will be entitled to 5 weeks annual leave which must be taken in the holidays when the Beehive is shut.

Skills, Attributes and Experience


The following skills, attributes and experience are essential in the undertaking of this role:

  • A relevant qualification at L3 or higher 
  • Experience within either childcare or a school
  • Experience of administration
  • Experience of working in a supervisory or management capacity
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • Ability to work on own initiative, using judgement and common sense
  • Satisfactory DBS Clearance
  • Appropriate child protection training
  • A warm, friendly approach 


 The following skills, attributes and experience are desirable in the undertaking of this role:

  • Current Paediatric First Aid Certificate
  • Food Hygiene Certificate
  • At least 2 years’ experience of working in a childcare setting
  • Experience of working within a play-based setting
  • Any other skills or interests that may benefit the School community 


Informal visits to the school are recommended.  We would love to meet you and have a chat and give you a tour prior to applying.  Please get in touch on 01892 520114.

We reserve the right to interview and appoint early.


Bishops Down is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of all of our pupils.  This post is sjubject to a full DBS check.

Information about the school

Bishops Down Primary and Nursery School is an inclusive, non-denominational school working in partnership with the Tunbridge Wells Primary Schools Collaborative Trust. The school was built in 1967 and is situated on the western edge of Tunbridge Wells in a leafy and pleasant residential area.

The school site is beautiful, elevated and fringed with green playing fields and woods. A fragrant quiet garden, pond and wooden structures in the grounds offer opportunities for happy playtimes.

We have just under 230 pupils in the primary and nursery classes. We also have a designation for children with physical disabilities and complex medical needs who are all included in mainstream.

We run Wrap Around Care at the beginning of the day and after school for our school and nursery children and during the holidays we run a Holiday Club for all children in the community.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mrs Jo Sheldon, Personnel Officer
  • Address:Rydal Drive, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN4 9SU
  • Telephone: (01892) 520114
  • Email: office@bishops-down.kent.sch.uk

Fax: (01892) 619130


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Education.