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 Nurse/ Nursery Assistant – BEST Nurseries, Shefford - 19 August 2019 +

Salary:   Depending on level of qualification
Hours:   37 hours a week all year round could be a job share

An opportunity has arisen for an enthusiatic, motivated new team member with a passion for childcare and an interest in enhancing childrens development.General nursery duties, job description and person specification available on request.

For further information or an application pack please contact Dawn Davies on 01462 815637 or email shefford@bestnurseries.co.uk

Closing Date:    19 August 2019
Interview Date:  23 August 2019

2+ Room Leader (Maternity Cover) – Best Nurseries, Shefford - 27 August 2019 +

Salary: £9.44
Hours: 37 hours a week all year

We are seeking an experienced Nursery Nurse to lead our 2+ room for a maternity cover period of 9 months. Minimum two years post qualifying experience essential. Some leadership experience preferred but not necessary

For further information or an application pack please contact Dawn Davies on 01462 815637 or email shefford@bestnurseries.co.uk

Closing Date: 27 August 2019

3+ Room Leader – Best Nurseries, Shefford - 27 August 2019 +

Salary: £9.44
Hours: 37 hours a week all year

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic Nursery Nurse to join our Ofsted Outstanding setting to lead our 3+ room provision. Minimum two years post qualifying experience essential. Some leadership experience preferred but not necessary.

For further information or an application pack please contact Dawn Davies on 01462 815637 or email shefford@bestnurseries.co.uk

Closing Date: 27 August 2019

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 – Fairfield, Before and After School Club - 25 July 2019 +

Salary:      £7.50 - £8.75 per hour
Hours:      7:30am - 9:00am and 3pm - 6pm. Flexible hours and bank hours available. Term time only with additional hours available at our holiday club.

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 play worker to join us at our Shefford 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.
  • Additional hours maybe worked at our Holiday Club.

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure check.

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

Closing date:       25 July 2019

Play Worker – Greenfield, Before and After School Club - 25 July 2019 +

Salary:      £7.50 - £8.75 per hour
Hours:      7:30am - 9:00am and 3pm - 6pm. Flexible hours and bank hours available. Term time only with additional hours available at our holiday club

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 play worker to join us at our Shefford 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.
  • Additional hours maybe worked at our Holiday Club.

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

Closing Date:         25 July 2019

Sports Coach – Little Squirts PreSchool, Flitwick - 30 July 2019 +

Salary:   Negotiable
Hours:   1 Hour a day 3-5 days a week

Sports Coach required to make sports fun for 2-4 year olds.  A variety of sports required, such as football, indoor sports etc. 

Must be able to relate to the children and make it fun for them.

Different sport each day.

For further details and an application pack please email Vlcrehan@gmail.com or call 07734 044318

Closing Date:  30 July 2019

Nursery Practitioner x1 Maternity Cover with possibility of Full Time x2 Term TimeWhipperley Nursery, Luton - 23 August 2019 +

Salary:   £8.21 - £9 p/h
Hours:   9am to 4pm

We are looking for a dedicated Early Years Practitioner to join our outstanding nursery.  You must have experience of working in a childcare setting with a minimum qualification of Level 2 in Childcare only.  You will be responsible for a group of key children, planning, observing and tracking their progress.  You must have a good understanding of the EYFS and a solid knowledge of Safeguarding.

Please email your CV to whipperleynursery@hotmail.co.uk if you are interested in this post or contact Kim French on 01582 488392 for further information.

Closing date:  23 August 2019

Level 2 Family Worker Full Time PermanentSandy Children’s Centre - 02 August 2019 +

Salary:    £18,065 - £18,426 per annum
Hours:    37 hrs per week Monday-Friday with occasional Saturdays and evenings

Sandy Children’s Centre is looking for a friendly and welcoming individual to provide a responsive, high quality and customer focussed service to users, their families and our partners based on an assessment of need that is regularly reviewed and is outcomes driven.

The successful candidate will provide high quality crèche facilities and child centred activities for under-five’s; plan and deliver universal and targeted services for children and their parents/carers; facilitate classes and courses for expectant and new parents.

If you are a confident, organised individual, who works well on their own and as part of a team and would like a fast paced and varied role working within the local community we would like to hear from you.

Working hours are 37 hours per week Monday to Thursday 9.00am – 5.00pm, Friday 9.00am – 4.30pm.

Occasional Saturday mornings and evenings may also be required but time will be given in lieu.

A clean driving licence is required

A minimum NVQ 2 qualification or equivalent in Childcare/Early Years is essential.

All candidates will be required to undertake a DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) check before starting work

For further information and application pack please e-mail cathy.brighton@laburnumprimary.co.uk or contact Cathy Brighton on 01767 699019.

Closing date:      02 August 2019
Interview date:    07 August 2019

Play Worker – Shefford, Before and After School Club - 25 July 2019 +

Salary:    £7.50 - £8.75 per hour
Hours:     7:30am - 9:00am and 3pm - 6pm. Flexible hours and bank hours available. Term time only with additional hours available at our holiday club.

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 play worker to join us at our Shefford 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.

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

Closing date:       25 July 2019

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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