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Sessional care (Cylch Meithrin - Welsh Medium playgroups)

You will work in a setting where children are offered play and learning experiences through the medium of Welsh, whilst also providing valuable help and support to families from non Welsh speaking backgrounds who have the desire to learn Welsh.

Cylchoedd Meithrin usually operates from community centres, schools or church buildings and offer sessional care for children aged between 2 and 5 years. Cylchoedd Meithrin playgroups operate for 2 to 3 hours in the morning and/or afternoon mainly during term time.

Please be aware that where two sessions are offered in any one day, children must not attend more than five sessions per week and there must be a break between sessions with no children in the care of the provider.

A Cylch Meithrin is run by a voluntary management group which all parents will be invited to attend.

Managing the Cylch Meithrin - Welsh Medium Playgroup

The person in charge (arweinydd/leader) must:

  • Have at least 2 years experience of working in a day care setting and have a recognised level 3 childcare qualification from the Care Council for Wales National Qualifications Framework (NNEB, CACHE Diploma in Childcare, NVQ/QCF Level 3 or equivalent).

The staff:

  • All of the staff must be Welsh speaking
  • At least 50% of the staff should hold a level 2 childcare qualification from the National Qualifications Framework.  Where this cannot be achieved immediately, the responsible person will set out an action plan detailing how they intend to meet the criterion and agree a timescale by which it will be achieved.  The CIWOpens new window will consider the plan and offer their approval or indicate aspects that need improvement.
  • All staff must undergo a Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS).

All groups are members of the Mudiad Meithrin (MM)Opens new window who can offer help, support and guidance as well as the opportunity for unqualified staff to access MM's National Training Scheme Cam wrth GamOpens new window in order to gain Level 3 QCF Children's Care Learning and Development. For more information please contact the MM Development Officer.

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