Early Years Vacancies

Virtually all jobs in teaching require appropriate training and qualifications. The Academy of Social Work and Early Intervention, part of Central Bedfordshire Council can provide you with advice and training whether you want to start working with children or develop in your current role.

To advertise a vacancy with us please download and complete the Early Year Vacancy Advertising form and return it to us by email at academy@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk. Please be aware of the advertising costs which are detailed on the vacancy form

Nursery Practitioner  NVQ L3 - Baby Room   – AJJ's Bizzie Bees Nursery - 01 April 2019 +

Salary:    To be discussed at interview depending on qualification and experience
Hours:     40 hrs per week, between 8am - 6 pm, Monday to Friday  

Due to an increase in numbers, we are currently seeking an Early Years Practitioner in our Baby Room.

 We are looking for a highly motivated practitioner with a passion to provide high quality childcare and education for all children.

The applicant must be an effective communicator and work well within a team and to be able to participate in planning and implementation of the EYFS using the characteristics of effective learning,

 Bizzie Bees is a private day nursery that opens 51 weeks.  

Bizzie Bees Nursery is committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  The position requires full references and enhanced DBS check.

For further information or an application pack please contact Sue Smith on 01582 604678 or by E-mail bizziebeesdunstable@btconnect.com

Closing date:       01 April 2019
Interview date:     To be arranged 

Deputy Manager – Ashbourne Day Nurseries at Leighton Buzzard - 29 March 2019 +

Salary:       £18,000-£18,200
Hours:        40 per week, all-year-round

Ashbourne Day Nurseries are a rapidly expanding group of nurseries, intending to grow to 50 settings and establishing ourselves as the Early Years childcare provider of choice in every community we serve.

We are looking for a Deputy Nursery Manager in our small setting in Leighton Buzzard to support the Nursery Manager in running a high-quality provision and to help increase numbers in a growing setting.

This is the perfect opportunity for someone in a senior role such as Room Leader or Third in Charge to progress in a small growing setting.

Hours: 40 hours per week Monday-Friday

Duties are to:

Support the Manager with the day-to-day running of the Nursery and to step in to the Manager's role in her absence.

Support with areas such as marketing and finance.

Develop effective relationships with families.

Lead the staff teams and oversee the two rooms.

Act as a role model in the rooms through your excellent understanding of the EYFS and ability to provide high-quality activities.

Ensure that the health and safety and well-being of children are maintained.

Benefits:

Competitive salary

Paid overtime

Excellent career progression opportunities with a growing group

Free uniform

Free DBS check

Childcare discount

In-house training department

Management training

Staff social events

Requirements:

Experience in working at a senior level within an early years setting and able to demonstrate a commercial awareness.

Full and relevant Childcare qualification at least Level 3.

Excellent understanding and experience of implementing the EYFS.

A higher early years or business qualification (desirable).

Experiencing in leading a team.

Excellent partnership with parents.

At Ashbourne, we passionately live our values of “care, nurture, teach” and every child who attends one of our nurseries enjoys an exciting and stimulating learning experience. Our “care, nurture, teach” philosophy applies to our staff teams as well; we place great importance on the need to continually support and develop our employees.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All applicants invited to interview will be required to provide evidence of their right to work in the UK and complete a suitability declaration. Successful applicants will also be required to have an enhanced DBS check, satisfactory references and where appropriate provide a certificate of good conduct before starting work with Ashbourne.

For further information or an application pack please contact Amanda Hemsworth on 01908 644399 or by E-mail recruitment@ashbournedaynurseries.com 

Closing date:         29 March 2019
Interview date:       Negotiable   

Level 3 Nursery Practitioner – Ashbourne Day Nurseries at Leighton Buzzard - 29 March 2019 +

Salary:     £12,807.60
Hours:      30 per week - must be flexible

Ashbourne Day Nurseries at Leighton Buzzard are looking for a Level 3 Early Years Practitioner to work 30 hours per week in their small and friendly setting.

Purpose of the job:

To work as a key person and as part of the nursery team under direction of the manager. To provide safe, high quality education and care for young children which meets the individual needs of children attending the setting.

Main duties:

  • To assist with the planning of the curriculum using the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) for guidance.
  • To help set up for the day in line with the room planning and help tidy away at the end of the session.
  • To act as a key person to a small group of children, liaising closely and building an effective relationship with parents/carers and ensuring each child's needs are recognised and met.
  • To work in partnership with parents/carers and other family members.
  • To advise the manager of any concerns e.g. health and well-being of children, parents or the safety of equipment, preserving confidentiality as necessary.
  • To take action to support the setting to achieve and maintain an Outstanding Ofsted rating at the next inspection.
  • To teach children, offering an appropriate level of support and stimulating play experiences.
  • To ensure that children are kept safe and that you understand when to follow child protection procedures.
  • To support meal times within the setting, encouraging independence, being aware of and communicating allergies and cleaning after safely in line with COSHH regulations.
  • To actively participate in team meetings, supervision meetings and appraisal meetings.
  • To attend training courses as required and to take responsibility for personal development.
  • To keep completely confidential any information regarding the children, their families or other staff, which is acquired as part of the job.
  • To be aware of and adhere to all the setting's operational policies and procedures, e.g. health and safety, fire precautions, dropping off and collection of children, food safety and cleanliness of the setting.
  • To ensure that adequate records and checks are kept and updated regularly.
  • To promote the setting to current parents and potential customers.

Person specification:

  • Willingness to learn and undertake further training.
  • Level 3 childcare qualification or equivalent.
  • Previous experience of working with young children.
  • Sound knowledge of child development for children from birth to five years.
  • Knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).
  • Knowledge of safeguarding and child protection procedures.
  • Good communication skills.
  • An understanding of play-based approaches to children's learning and development.
  • A commitment to continuously promoting a culture of safeguarding.
  • A commitment to equal opportunities.
  • A commitment to working effectively with young children and families.
  • A friendly and flexible approach at work which facilitates the development of effective relationships.

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary.
  • Paid overtime.
  • Excellent career progression opportunities with a growing group.
  • Free uniform.
  • Free DBS check.
  • Childcare discount.
  • In-house training department.
  • Management training opportunities.
  • Staff social events.

Ashbourne Day Nurseries are a rapidly expanding group of nurseries, intending to grow to 50 settings and establishing ourselves as the Early Years childcare provider of choice in every community we serve. At Ashbourne, we passionately live our values of “care, nurture, teach” and every child who attends one of our nurseries enjoys an exciting and stimulating learning experience.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. It is a requirement of all staff that they share this commitment and follow the Nursery policies and procedures to continuously promote a culture of safeguarding across the whole organisation. All applicants invited to interview will be required to provide evidence of their right to work in the UK and complete a suitability declaration. Successful applicants will also be required to have an enhanced DBS check, satisfactory references and where appropriate provide a certificate of good conduct before starting work with Ashbourne.

For further information or an application pack please contact Amanda Hemsworth on 01908 644399 or by E-mail recruitment@ashbournedaynurseries.com 

Closing date:       29 March 2019
Interview date:     Negotiable

Early Years Practitioner / Playworker – Aspley Guise Pre-School, Aspley Guise - 31 March 2019 +

Salary:  Competitive salary offered
Hours: Mondays to Thursdays, 08.30am - 6.00pm and Fridays 08.30am - 3.30pm during school term times

aWe have vacancy for an enthusiastic Early Years Practitioner with a relevant NVQ Level 3 qualification to join our friendly team.  Knowledge of the EYFS together with understanding and experience of children’s development and needs are essential.  The successful candidate will be a keyperson, responsible for record keeping, observing children, liaising with parents, organising and leading play activities and experience of working in a child care provision would be advantageous.

The role would also include providing a fun and caring environment at our Out of School Club which caters for 4 to 9 year olds.

Aspley Guise Pre-School is in an attractive semi-rural setting within easy reach of Milton Keynes and within 5 minutes' drive of J13, M1. We are a registered charity managed by a supportive parent committee, offering development opportunities for the right candidate. We benefit from close links with the adjacent Ofsted rated, Outstanding, local primary school.

We are committed to safeguarding children.  Successful applicants will be required to provide a DBS certificate at the appropriate level.  This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.h

For further details and an application pack please contact Layna Phillips on 01908 584219 or email agps@hotmail.co.uk

Closing Date:  31 March 2019

Nursery Assistant Manager – BEST Nursery (Arlesey) - 21 March 2019 

Salary:    £ 22,683.00 per annum
Hours:     Full year post (all year round)  -  37 Hours per week 

This fantastic opportunity has arisen in our organisation for an enthusiastic and committed person.  As a growing concern there are many opportunities to progress within the organisation.  Must be a good team member but with the confidence to lead the team in all aspects of provision to a very high standard.  We strongly promote and support staff in undertaking further training and qualifications.

 Generous childcare fee concessions for BEST Nurseries Ltd staff.

 Best Nurseries Ltd are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All applicants invited to interview will be required to provide evidence of their right to work in the UK and complete a suitability declaration. Successful applicants will also be required to complete an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references.

For further details and an application pack, please email contact Heather Hudson on 01462 732168 e-mail arlesey@bestnurseries.co.uk

Closing date:      21 March 2019
Interview date:    04 April 2019

Part time level 3 nursery nurse required for the following hours: Post 1: 7.30am to 12:30pm. Post 2:  12:30pm to 6:00pm –BEST Nursery (Arlesey) - 21 March 2019 +

Salary:    £ 8.75 per hour
Hours:     Full year posts (all year round).  27 hours/week 

Enthusiastic and committed staff wanted for our Nursery in Arlesey.  Must be a good team member and have a passion for delivering the highest quality of education and care.  We strongly promote and support staff in undertaking further training and qualifications.

Generous childcare fee concessions for BEST Nurseries Ltd staff.

Best Nurseries Ltd are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All applicants invited to interview will be required to provide evidence of their right to work in the UK and complete a suitability declaration. Successful applicants will also be required to complete an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references.

For further details and an application pack, please email contact Heather Hudson on 01462 732168 e-mail arlesey@bestnurseries.co.uk

Closing date:       21 March 2019
Interview date:     03 April 2019

Deputy Manager – Brambley Tots Day Nursery - 04 April 2019 +

Salary:       Dependent on experience
Hours:       8am to 6pm 4 days a week some 7am starts maybe required

We require and enthusiastic and motivated deputy manager for our small independent day nursery.

Duties to include managing a small team of people, supporting the manager in the general day to day running of the nursery. The deputy manager will also assist with safeguarding and health and safety duties.

Why work for Brambley Tots!

*Ongoing training actively encourage

*Small independent nursery

*Set day off each week

*Childcare discount

*Supportive team dedicated to providing high quality care

Brambley Tots Day Nursery is committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people. The position requires full references and enhanced DBS check.

For further details and an application pack please contact Sam Huckle on 01767 313636 or email manager@brambleytots.com 

Closing date:     05 April 2019
Interview date:   TBC

Intensive Support Foster Carer - Corporate Parenting Service, Central Bedfordshire Council  +

Salary: Up to £796 per week
Central Bedfordshire Council is seeking people and families who have a spare bedroom, to consider caring for children and young people who may display more challenging behaviour. You will be part of a wider, supportive and positive team and will enable a child to remain within and experience a caring home environment. Being an intensive support foster carer can be challenging, but the rewards are incredible. You will help children positively change and improve their health, educational and life chances. You will help teens develop life and independent skills, make better choices and build a brighter future. As an intensive support foster carer you will be caring for children or teenagers who may display verbal or physical aggressive behaviour. They may also have experience of alcohol or substance misuse, criminal offending, self-harming behaviour or sexually harmful or exploitive behaviours.

In return you will receive a foster carer fee and allowance of up to £796 per week. You will also have access to full support both during and out of office hours from experienced staff. We also offer a comprehensive training package and independent advice and guidance.

Please contact http://www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/children/fostering/intensive-support-fostering.aspx  or call 0300 300 8181  fostering@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk

Closing date:   ASAP.
Interview date: TBC

Play Worker – Lawnside Lower School, before and after school club - 25 March 2019 +

Salary:    £7.50 - £8.50 per hour
Hours:     BANK 

Do you have a Childcare qualification? or do you want to work with children for an expanding and dynamic company? If so, we want to hear from you.

We are looking for a qualified or unqualified bank play worker to join us at our Lawnside Lower School Setting. Sports Coaching is also a desired skill.  

Club hours: Monday - Friday 7:30am - 9am, 3pm - 6pm.

Responsibilities include:

Assist with planning, preparing and delivering quality play opportunities within a safe and caring environment.

Providing comprehensive care for the children including collecting them from school and delivering them safely to parents or carers.

Providing refreshments and ensuring that hygiene, health and safety standards are met.

Administering first aid when necessary.

Consulting with children and involving them in planning activities.

Helping with club administration, where necessary.

Encouraging parental involvement in the club.

Facilitating good communication with all members of the organisation

For further details and an application pack or to arrange to please joinus@kidsdawntildusk.co.uk or contact Katie Davies on 01234930505.

Closing date:        25 March 2019
Interview date:      To be arranged 

Baby Room - Part Time / Full Time Level 3 Practitioner – Little Squirts Pre School - 31 March 2019 +

Salary:      According to Experience + 30% off Childcare if required
Hours:      To be Agreed, Part Time / Full Time would consider Term Time

Hours to be Agreed

Also Bank Staff always required.

We are a small Private Nursery that opened in Flitwick, Bedfordshire in January 2015. We cater for children aged 3 months – 5 years, in sessions ranging from 3 – 11 Hours per day. We are seeking to employ a Part Time / Full Time Level 3 Practitioner to work in our Baby Room but must be flexible to work in other rooms if needed.

The ideal candidate must have at least a Level 3 Qualification with experience.

All applicants should have experience of working with children aged 0 – 5 years, plus a good knowledge of EYFS, knowledge and experience of being a Key Worker and must also must be able to work in a team.

Hours are during the hours of 7am to 6.pm. Hours to be agreed.

For further details and an application pack or to arrange please e-mail vlcrehan@gmail or contact Vera Crehan on 07734044318.

Closing date:      31 March 2019
Interview date:    As soon as possible

Experienced Baby Room Leader - Full Time or Term Time – Little Squirts Pre School, Flitwick - 31 March 2019 +

Salary:   According to Experience + 30% off Childcare if required
Hours:   To be agreed  - Full Time but would consider starting 2 days 7am to 6pm increasing to 3 days then 4 days or could do 5 days 7am to 4pm

We are a small Private Nursery that opened in Flitwick, Bedfordshire in January 2015. We cater for children aged 3 months – 5 years, in sessions ranging from 3 – 11 Hours per day. We are seeking to employ an Experienced  Baby Room Leader to start as soon as possible.

The ideal candidate must have at least a Level 3 Qualification with lots of experience.

All applicants should have experience of working with children aged 0 – 5 years, plus a good knowledge of EYFS, knowledge and experience of being a Key Worker and must also must be able to work and lead in a team.

Full Time / Term Time. We are a small team and are looking for someone with good leadership skills.

For further details and an application pack please contact Vera Crehan on 07734 044318 or by email vlcrehan@gmail.com

Closing Date:   31 March 2019

Play-workers – SPLAT - 27 March 2019 +

Salary:    Competitive. Training opportunities 
Hours:    Part Time. Holidays - 7:00 - 18:30 Mon- Fri. Flexi shifts available Plus 6 Saturdays 9:00-14:00 for set ups

This is an exciting opportunity for students or professional wanting to support children’s play opportunities.

We are seeking two teams of experienced childcare professionals, sports coaches and playworkers with passion and enthusiasm to help deliver and develop high-quality play opportunities for children aged 5- 12 years, for two of our new holiday club due to open spring/summer 2019.

Purpose of post

To assist the play co-ordinator/leader in providing a caring, secure environment, through individual attention and group activities, and to organise an appropriate range of leisure activities for children between the ages of four and eleven years old.

Key areas

  • To ensure a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care for all children in the out-of-school facility
  • To ensure all children are safeguarded and their welfare and safety is promoted
  • To give support to other team members within the facility
  • To work as part of a team in order to provide an enabling environment in which all individual children can play, learn and develop
  • Supervision and care of children
  • Direct play work.

For further details and an application pack, please contact Gemma Porterfield on 01462342050.

Closing date:        27 March 2019
Interview date:     9am - 4pm (30-60 min) 29 March 2019

Play Leaders – SPLAT - 27 March 2019 +

Salary:      Competitive. Training opportunities 
Hours:       To start delivery Spring Break 2019. Full time/part time/term time. Holidays - 7:00 - 18:30 Mon- Fri.  Plus 6 Saturdays 9:00-14:00.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone wanting to run their own holiday club with the support of an experienced management team.

We are seeking two teams of experienced childcare professionals, sports coaches and playworkers with passion and enthusiasm to help deliver and develop high-quality play opportunities for children aged 5- 12 years, at our new holiday clubs due to open in Spring/summer 2019.

Purpose of post

To provide a caring, secure environment, through individual attention and group activities, and to organise an appropriate range of leisure activities for children between the ages of four to eleven years of age.

Key areas

  • To ensure a high standard of physical, personal, emotional, social and intellectual care for all children placed in the out of school facility
  • To ensure all children are safeguarded and their welfare and safety is promoted
  • To give support to other team members within the facility
  • To work as part of a team in order to provide an enabling environment in which all individual children can play, learn and develop
  • Supervision and care of children
  • Direct play work.

For further details and an application pack, please contact Gemma Porterfield on 01462342050.

Closing date:        27 March 2019
Interview date:      9am - 4pm ( 30-60 min ) 29 March 2019

Playworker – SPLAT - 27 March 2019 +

Salary:      Competitive.  Training opportunities.  (First aid and safeguarding and much more)
Hours:      Full time/part time/term time.  Holidays - 9:30 -12 & 12:15-14:30 - Mon- Fri.  Plus 6 Saturdays 9:00-14:00.

This is an exciting opportunity for students or professional wanting to support children’s play opportunities.

We are seeking a team of experienced childcare professionals, sports coaches and playworkers with passion and enthusiasm to help deliver and develop high-quality play opportunities for children aged 5- 12 years, in both our after school club and holiday club.

Purpose of post

To assist the play co-ordinator/leader in providing a caring, secure environment, through individual attention and group activities, and to organise an appropriate range of leisure activities for children between the ages of four and eleven years old.

Key areas

  • To ensure a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual play opportunities
  • To ensure all children are safeguarded and their welfare and safety is promoted
  • To give support to other team members within the facility
  • To work as part of a team in order to provide an enabling environment in which all individual children can play, learn and develop
  • Facilitate play opportunities

Must be over the age of 17 years

Ideally, have a level 2/ 3 in childcare or Playwork. Sports qualifications will be considered also. Qualifications are not essential but a passion to ensure children have a good time is.

For further details and an application pack, please contact Gemma Porterfield on 01462342050.

Closing date:       27 March 2019
Interview date:     9am - 4pm ( 30-60 min ) 29 March 2019

Practitioner – SPLAT - 27 March 2019 +

Salary:      Competitive. Training opportunities. Forest School Level 3 training available for practitioners interested in becoming a forest school leader
Hours:       Full time 45 hours 8-6, Mon - Fri, 51 weeks per year.  30 hour contracts may also available

Purpose of post

  • To contribute a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care for all children in the nursery & Forest School
  • To ensure all children are safeguarded and their welfare and safety is promoted
  • To give support to other team members throughout the nursery & Forest School
  • To work as part of a team in order to provide an enabling environment in which all individual children can play, learn and develop.
  • Have a passion for working with and developing children.
  • Level 2 /3 required in Childcare.

Experience is ideal. 

For further details and an application pack, please contact Gemma Porterfield on 01462342050.

Closing date:       27 March 2019
Interview date:    9am - 4pm ( 30-60 min ) 29 March 2019

Nursery Practitioner – Little Steps at St. George's School - 29 March 2019 +

salary:     Commensurate with experience and qualifications
Hours:     This is a full time position with hours on a rota basis

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic practitioner to our supportive and friendly team.

The successful candidate will work as a key person to their children within the setting.

Duties will include:

Planning the curriculum - EYFS based

Carry the Key Person role, communicating with their parents and carers and recognising and meeting the individual needs of the children

Setting up the room to provide a stimulating environment for our children.

Ensuring that children are kept safe and that you understand when to follow child protection procedures.

Attend and participate in team meetings, supervision meetings and appraisal meetings.

Attend training courses as required.

Be aware of and adhere to all the setting's operational policies and procedures

To ensure that adequate records and checks are kept and updated regularly.

Little Steps Nursery is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.        All applicants invited to interview sill be required to provide evidence of their right to work in the UK and complete a suitability declaration.   Successful applicants will also be required to complete an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references.

For further details and an application pack please contact Claire Atkins on 01582-661471 or by e-mail info@stgeorgesdunstable.co.uk 

Closing date:        29 March 2019
Interview date:      Week beginning 08 April 20191

Part Time / Term Time / Level 3 Practitioner – Little Squirts Pre School - 31 March 2019 +

Salary:       According to Experience + 30% off Childcare if required
Hours:       To be Agreed

Hours to be Agreed

Also Bank Staff always required.

We are a small Private Nursery that opened in Flitwick, Bedfordshire in January 2015. We cater for children aged 3 months – 5 years, in sessions ranging from 3 – 11 Hours per day. We are seeking to employ a Part Time Level 3 Practitioner to work in our Pre School but must be flexible to work in other rooms if needed.

The ideal candidate must have at least a Level 3 Qualification with lots of experience.

All applicants should have experience of working with children aged 0 – 5 years, plus a good knowledge of EYFS, knowledge and experience of being a Key Worker and must also must be able to work in a team.

Hours are during the hours of 7am to 6.pm. Hours to be agreed.

For further details and an application pack please contact Vera Crehan on 07734044318 or by e-mail vlcrehan@gmail.com   

Closing date:      31 March 2019
Interview date:    As soon as possible 

Play Worker/ Deputy Manager – Maulden Lower School, before and after school club - 12 April 2019 +

Salary:      £7.83 - £ 8.50 per hour
Hours:      3pm - 6pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

If you are passionate about childcare or play work and are looking for a new part time venture, look no more! We are recruiting for a qualified or unqualified play worker to join us at our Maulden Lower School Setting.

Responsibilities include:

Assist with planning, preparing and delivering quality play opportunities within a safe and caring environment.

Providing comprehensive care for the children including collecting them from school and delivering them safely to parents or carers.

Providing refreshments and ensuring that hygiene, health and safety standards are met.

Administering first aid when necessary.

Consulting with children and involving them in planning activities.

Helping with club administration, where necessary.

Encouraging parental involvement in the club.

Facilitating good communication with all members of the organisation, parents, schools and childcare and play related agencies.

Undertaking appropriate and relevant training.

Keeping the work environment healthy, safe and secure.

Working within the framework of the club’s policies and procedures.

Qualified and unqualified applicants welcome. Additional hours maybe worked at our Holiday Club.

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure check.

For further details and an application pack please e-mail joinus@kidsdawntildusk.co.uk or contact Katie Davies on 01234930505. 

Closing date:        12 April 2019
Interview date:      To be arranged

Deputy Manager – Maulden Before and After School Club - 25 March 2019 +

Salary:      £8.75 - £10 per hour|
Hours:      7:30am - 9:00am and 3pm - 6pm, plus admin time. 24 hours per week. Term time only.

Do you have a Childcare qualification? or do you want to work with children for an expanding and dynamic company? If so, we want to hear from you.

We are looking for a qualified playworker to join us at our Maulden Lower School Setting.

Required hours: Monday - Friday 7:30am - 9am, 3pm - 6pm.

Responsibilities include:

Assist with planning, preparing and delivering quality play opportunities within a safe and caring environment.

Providing comprehensive care for the children including collecting them from school and delivering them safely to parents or carers.

Providing refreshments and ensuring that hygiene, health and safety standards are met.

Administering first aid when necessary.

Consulting with children and involving them in planning activities.

Helping with club administration, where necessary.

Encouraging parental involvement in the club.

Facilitating good communication with all members of the organisation, parents, schools and childcare and play related agencies.

Undertaking appropriate and relevant training.

Keeping the work environment healthy, safe and secure.

Working within the framework of the club’s policies and procedures.

Additional hours maybe worked at our Holiday Club.

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure check.

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: £7.50 /hour

For further details and an application pack or to arrange to please joinus@kidsdawntildusk.co.uk or contact Katie Davies on 01234930505.

Closing date:        25 March 2019
Interview date:      To be arranged

Deputy Manager – Merry Poppets Nursery Ltd - 29 March 2019 +

Salary:     Dependant on experience
Hours:     Full Time: Monday to Friday 7.30am - 6pm

Merry Poppets Nursery at Flitwick requires a Deputy Manager to assist the Director in the effective day to day management of the nursery. Candidates should be enthusiastic and have a passion for working in child care. To work as a member of the nursery team to ensure that all children attending the setting receive high quality care, are kept safe and receive rich and stimulating play experiences which meet their individual needs.

Assist the Director with all day to day paperwork within the nursery, undertake a shared responsibility for health and safety, safeguarding and implementing the E.Y.F.S. Work closely with the childcare and education team to continuously improve quality of childcare and education.

Merry Poppets Flitwick is one of our busiest nurseries therefore the ideal candidate should have knowledge and experience working in an early years setting with a minimum requirement of NVQ Childcare level 3.

For further details and an application pack or to arrange to please contact Amy Green on 01462 850242 / 01462 812470 or by e-mail Admin1@merrypoppets.co.uk 

Closing date:       29 March 2019
Interview date:     Arranged upon receipt of application

Early Years Practitioner – Orchard School and Nursery - 23 March 2019 +

Salary:     TBC
Hours:      Full Time 

To ensure the provision of a high-quality environment to meet the needs of individual children from differing cultures, religious backgrounds, and stages of development.

To be aware of the high profile of the nursery and to uphold its standards at all times.

To have a minimum Level 3 NVQ in childcare studies.

To contribute to a programme of activities suitable to the age range of children in your area, in conjunction with other staff.

To keep a record of achievement file on your key children, for parents.

Support all staff and engage in a good staff team.

Liaise with and support parents and other family members.

To attend ALL out of working hours activities, e.g. training, monthly staff meetings, parents evenings, summer fayre, Christmas party, etc.

To be flexible within working practices of the nursery. 

Look upon the School and Nursery as a "whole" where can you help be most utilised, be constantly aware of the needs of children.

To respect the confidentiality of information received.

For further details and an application pack please email contact Doon Williamson on 01582 882054 or by e-mail admin@orchardschool.org.uk 

Closing date:       23 March 2019
Interview date:     A time that suits

Nursery Assistant – Orchard School & Nursery, Barton Le Clay - 22 March 2019 +

Salary:   Dependent on Experience and Qualification
Hours:   Full time

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated person to join our dedicated team of practitioners, to work with our younger children. Some experience and knowledge of the EYFS is desirable, but not essential. Responsibilities will include working in partnership with parents and colleagues and supporting the individual interests and needs of the children in our care.

For further details and an application pack please email admin@orchardschool.org.uk or contact Doon Williamson on 01582 882054.

Closing Date:    22 March 2019
Interview Date:  Week commencing 25 March 2019

Pre-School & Extended Services Deputy Manager – Rainbow Pre-School & Extended Services, Biggleswade - 01 May 2019 +

Salary:    £9.50 to £10.50 per hour
Hours:    Hours between 7.15am and 6.15pm (rota system), Monday to Friday for 43 weeks of the year – 39 weeks of term time plus 4 weeks of the school holidays

We are looking for a passionate and enthusiastic candidate to support the Pre-School & Extended Services Manager and compliment our existing team of experienced child care practitioners.

The successful applicant will be dedicated, motivated, inspiring and have an excellent understanding of the EYFS.  The right candidate will share our values and will be committed to providing an awe-inspiring early years education to the children in our care.  You will deputise for the manager in their absence and on a rota basis, work as an active pre-school practitioner and key worker and promote the safeguarding and welfare of all children.  This role would suite a childcare practitioner looking to progress into a management career.  We are looking for the best!   "A Pre-School that nurtures amazing young minds through affordable and flexible early years education"

Our Pre-school Values

  • Collaborative - working in partnership with families and other professionals to support children's learning and development.
  • Awe-inspiring - delivering an awe-inspiring early years' experience which motivates children to explore their world and develop a love for learning.
  • Passion - caring passionately about every child's welfare, wellbeing and development.
  • Respect - For all.  Valuing diversity and the opinions of others.
  • Reflective - creating a culture that embraces change, to improve outcomes for all.
  • Listen - regularly seeking the views of our 'customers' to evaluate and improve the service we provide.

What can Rainbow offer you as an employee?

  • Excellent above average hourly rate of pay
  • Paid lunch breaks
  • Pension scheme
  • Staff discounts
  • Holiday pay above the statutory minimum requirement
  • Employee Assistance Programme providing more than 200 perks
  • The chance to join an organisation which is committed to professional development and career progression for all members of staff.

For further information and an application pack please visit our website www.rainbowpre-school-biggleswade.co.uk or contact Suzanne Speller on 01767 310230 or email enquiries@rainbow-preschool.co.uk

Closing Date:  01 May 2019

Pre-School Practitioner – Rainbow Pre-School & Extended Services, Biggleswade - 01 May 2019 +

Salary:   £8.00 - £9.50 per hour 
Hours:   7.15am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday

Main Purpose of Role:

  • To work as an active pre-school practitioner and key person within a team undertaking responsibilities as detailed.
  • To provide high quality child care by promoting the safeguarding and welfare of all of the children in the setting

Main Duties:

  • To work as part of a team, meeting the needs of the children, working in all areas of the setting as required, including the garden area and the inside café
  • To ensure that the Safeguarding policy is strictly adhered to at all times and to keep children safe.
  • To assist with the morning preparation of the setting for the daily programme ensuring that an enabling environment is provided.    At the end of the session to participate in tidying away equipment checking for cleanliness and breakages, reporting to the Pre-School Manager, any equipment that has been broken and required replacing.
  • To act as a key person to a group of children, liaising closely to build positive relationships with parents/carers and ensuring each child’s needs are recognised and met. To take part in parent/carer’s consultation meetings and to provide an individual report and documentation for each key child, as they leave pre-school.
  • To teach children in accordance with the learning and development requirements as stated in the EYFS
  • To follow the step by step guides for assessment and planning, using the tablets provided, within agreed deadlines
  • To be responsible for planning activities and experiences, which will address the gaps identified in the EY Log reports for your key children, ensuring that they progress from their starting point, to the appropriate stage prior to transition to Reception.  Also to be responsible for identifying where more challenging experiences need to be provided
  • To identify where specialist support is required for any of your key children and liaise with the Pre-School Manager other members of staff such as the SENCO or Behaviour Management lead
  • To advise the pre-school manager of any concerns e.g. over children, parents/carers, or the safety of equipment, ensuring an appropriate level of confidentiality as required
  • To attend ALL out of working hours activities, e.g. training, staff meetings, parents/carers evenings, summer fayre, Christmas party etc
  • To continue with professional development by attending training courses as necessary
  • To maintain confidentiality relating to any information regarding children, their families or other staff which, is acquired as part of this job
  • To undertake any other reasonable duties as directed by the pre-school manager, or senior member of staff in accordance with the pre-school’s overall business objectives, plan and strategy
  • To assist with the preparation of snacks as and when appropriate
  • To be pro-active in encouraging children to understand the importance of good health, physical exercise and a healthy diet.
  • To be pro-active in encouraging children to manage their own basic hygiene and personal needs independently
  • To monitor all areas as identified for school readiness, completing tracker for own key children and taking necessary steps to close any gaps, if there are any, prior to children transferring to reception
  • To help out during Extended Services hours to provide cover for absent staff as and when necessary
  • To participate in undertaking additional responsibilities such as SENCO, safeguarding officer, behaviour management etc
  • To be aware of the high profile of the setting and to uphold its standards at all times
  • Adhere to all of Rainbow Pre-School policies and procedures

Person Specification

  • Ideally qualified to an NVQ Level 3 in child care or equivalent
  • Previous experience of working in a Pre-School Setting
  • Have a demonstrable understanding of Safeguarding procedures
  • Be familiar with the EYFS
  • Be a qualified First Aider, or be willing to undertake an appropriate training course
  • Have an up to date Basic Food Hygiene certificate or be willing to undertake an on line training course
  • Have the ability to work well as part of  a team
  • Have a sufficient understanding and use of English in accordance with the EYFS statutory framework
  • Have a comprehensive awareness of Health & Safety
  • Be fully committed to equalities and diversity
  • Have experience of working in an extended services environment
  • Have previous experience of a specialised area of child care. E.g. SENCO, behaviour management

This post is exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation Act 1974.  If successful you will be required to complete a full suitability check form and we shall request an enhanced CRB disclosure.”

For further information and an application pack please visit our website www.rainbowpre-school-biggleswade.co.uk or contact Suzanne Speller on 01767 310230 or email enquiries@rainbow-preschool.co.uk

Closing Date:  01 May 2019

Early Years Teaching Assistants – Tithe Farm Primary School - 21 March 2019 +

Salary:         Levels 2 and 3 required - Salary NJC level 2 or equivalent. Term-time only post
Hours:         Full-time and part-time (job share considered)

Tithe Farm is a rapidly improving (and expanding) school and we are looking for early years staff who want to be part of our next exciting phase. Our recent Ofsted report highlighted the strength in professional development and the pleasure staff get working at our school. We put our children at the centre of everything we do and ensure that learning is exciting and fun - for the adults and children! We are very proud of our recent Ofsted Inspection and feel it reflects our school well - have a read and if you want to be part of our team, please apply!

The ideal candidate should have experience of working in a nursery setting, with a passion for helping young children to learn. You could be qualified to level 3, although we will support training for the right candidate. We want the right people for our school, so will consider experience as well as qualifications, full-time and part-time. If you fit our school, we will fit in with you! Vacancies are for the summer term and beyond.

Pre-application visits always welcome.

We are a safer recruiter and any appointment is subject to the statutory checks.

For further information and an application pack please visit our school website www.tithefarmprimary.co.uk or contact Mrs Sarah Clarke, School Business Manager on 01582 865047 or email www.tithefarmprimary.co.uk 

Closing date:        21 March 2019
Interview date:      26 March 2019

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Central Bedfordshire Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All employers will carry out enhanced DBS checks on all staff and volunteers.<

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