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

Home Support Worker – Care Forum (MK) Ltd - 16 November 2018  +

Salary:   £7.38 - £9.34 plus bonuses and mileage
Hours:   Varied

Would you like to do something meaningful with your life?

Then how about making a positive difference to the life of a child with a disability by helping at home (arts & crafts, cooking, mealtimes, personal care etc.) or accessing the wider community (bowling, clubs, parks, swimming etc.) to add some fun to their lives and develop their social skills.

 As some of our children find change difficult you would need to be available on a regular basis either after school, evenings, weekends or school holidays and have use of a car to take the children out.

We are very passionate about the care we provide so would love to hear from you if you are caring, enthusiastic and committed to helping children and families.

Please contact us to find out more about joining our dedicated, enthusiastic and reliable team.

For further details and an application pack, please visit our website Office@careforum.co.uk  or contact Tia, Kerry or Lynn or call on 01908 584136.

Closing date:    16 November 2018
Interview date:   To be advised

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

Level 3 Qualified Children's Centre Family Worker– Dunstable North (The Beehive) Sure Start Children's Centrel - 10pm 21 November 2018 +

Salary:     Salary scale Level 4 points 21-24 (£20,138 - £22,401)
Hours:      37 hours per week, 52 weeks per year. Normal working hours of 8.30am-4.30pm Monday to Thursday and 8.30am-4.00pm on Fridays (with a need for some flexible working e.g. weekday early evenings or Saturdays)

We are looking to appoint a Children’s Centre Family Worker with a minimum level 3 qualification in a relevant field e.g. early years, childcare, health, or community development.  Candidates must hold a full UK valid driving license and have GCSE grade C or above in English & Maths.

The core purpose of the post is: -To work alongside Children’s Centre staff and multi-agency partners from local statutory, voluntary and community organisations to offer support and guidance to children, adults and families in a variety of ways to address national, local and individual priorities/needs.

-To work both individually and as part of a team in order to deliver universal and targeted services at the centre, in outreach venues and in family homes. This could be via group sessions such as Ante-natal classes, Stay and Play sessions, Breastfeeding support, and Parenting courses or through individualised one to one support.

-To comply with all requirements, policies and procedures of child protection and safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults

-To contribute to the effective and efficient delivery of information, advice and support to service users and multi-agency partners promoting  engagement in Children’s Centre activities to improve outcomes for vulnerable children under five and their families.

Our centre regards keeping our staff and service users safe as its biggest priority; therefore applicants will be subject to a thorough DBS check and stringent vetting and induction processes including references being sought prior to interview.

For further details and an application pack, please contact Michelle Hart or Katie Jeeves on 001582 699092 or email enquiries@beehivecc.com

Closing date:     10pm 21 November 2018
Interview date:   07 December 2018

Play Worker/Deputy Manager - Fairfield Park Lower School Before and After School Club, Stotfold - 01 November 2018+

Salary: £7.50 - £8.75 per hour
Hours: 7.30 am - 9am and 3pm - 6pm

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

We are Dawn Until Dusk Ltd an Outstanding before, after-school and holiday club and we are looking for a qualified Play Worker or Deputy Manager to join our new Before and After School Club within Fairfield Park Lower School.

We offer free childcare, support in professional development, apprenticeships, free uniform and a profit related bonus scheme. Extra hours available at our holiday clubs.

Responsibilities include:

  • 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/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.
  • Providing support and supervision to play workers and other staff, including volunteers.
  • Administration and record keeping, including financial records, ordering and purchasing, working within an agreed budget.
  • Encouraging parental involvement in the club.
  • Developing and maintaining good communication with all members of the organisation, parents, schools, and childcare and play related agencies.
  • Undertaking appropriate and relevant training.
  • Monitoring and maintaining a healthy, safe and secure working environment.
  • Working within the framework of the club’s policies and procedures.

The desirable applicant will have:

  • Experience of working with 3 to 11 year olds
  • Experience of administration
  • Experience of working in a supervisory or management capacity
  • Delivering equal opportunities in a play setting
  • Awareness of needs of children and families
  • Appropriate Level 3 qualification (or equivalent)
  • Current First Aid Certificate
  • Appropriate child protection training
  • Food Hygiene Certificate
  • Ability to provide and facilitate safe and creative play
  • Ability to work as a team member and demonstrate leadership skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative, using judgement and common sense
  • Additional Hours maybe worked at our Holiday Club.
  • Subject to a DBS Check

For further details and an application pack, please contact Katie Davies on 01234 930505 or email joinus@kidsdawntildusk.co.uk

Closing date:   01 November 2018

Play Worker/Deputy Manager - Greenfield Lower School Before and After School Club, Greenfield - 01 November 2018 +

Salary: £7.50 - £8.75 per hour
Hours: 7.30 am - 9am and 3pm - 6pm Monday to Friday

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

We are Dawn Until Dusk Ltd an Outstanding before, after-school and holiday club and we are looking for a qualified Play Worker or Deputy Manager to join our new Before and After School Club within Greenfield Lower School.

We offer free childcare, support in professional development, apprenticeships, free uniform and a profit related bonus scheme. Extra hours available at our holiday clubs.

Responsibilities include:

  • 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/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.
  • Providing support and supervision to play workers and other staff, including volunteers.
  • Administration and record keeping, including financial records, ordering and purchasing, working within an agreed budget.
  • Encouraging parental involvement in the club.
  • Developing and maintaining good communication with all members of the organisation, parents, schools, and childcare and play related agencies.
  • Undertaking appropriate and relevant training.
  • Monitoring and maintaining a healthy, safe and secure working environment.
  • Working within the framework of the club’s policies and procedures.

The desirable applicant will have:

  • Experience of working with 3 to 11 year olds
  • Experience of administration
  • Experience of working in a supervisory or management capacity
  • Delivering equal opportunities in a play setting
  • Awareness of needs of children and families
  • Appropriate Level 3 qualification (or equivalent)
  • Current First Aid Certificate
  • Appropriate child protection training
  • Food Hygiene Certificate
  • Ability to provide and facilitate safe and creative play
  • Ability to work as a team member and demonstrate leadership skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative, using judgement and common sense
  • Additional Hours maybe worked at our Holiday Club.
  • Subject to a DBS Check

For further details and an application pack, please contact Katie Davies on 01234 930505 or email joinus@kidsdawntildusk.co.uk

Closing date:   01 November 2018

Before and After School Club Play Worker - Haynes Lower School Before and After School Club, Haynes - 01 November 2018+

Salary: £7.50 - £8.75 per hour
Hours: 7.30 am - 9am and 3pm - 5.30pm Monday to Thursday

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

We are Dawn Until Dusk Ltd an Outstanding before, after-school and holiday club and we are looking for a qualified Play Worker or Deputy Manager to join our new Before and After School Club within Haynes Lower School.

We offer free childcare, support in professional development, apprenticeships, free uniform and a profit related bonus scheme. Extra hours available at our holiday clubs.

Responsibilities include:

  • 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/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.
  • Providing support and supervision to play workers and other staff, including volunteers.
  • Administration and record keeping, including financial records, ordering and purchasing, working within an agreed budget.
  • Encouraging parental involvement in the club.
  • Developing and maintaining good communication with all members of the organisation, parents, schools, and childcare and play related agencies.
  • Undertaking appropriate and relevant training.
  • Monitoring and maintaining a healthy, safe and secure working environment.
  • Working within the framework of the club’s policies and procedures.

The desirable applicant will have:

  • Experience of working with 3 to 11 year olds
  • Experience of administration
  • Experience of working in a supervisory or management capacity
  • Delivering equal opportunities in a play setting
  • Awareness of needs of children and families
  • Appropriate Level 3 qualification (or equivalent)
  • Current First Aid Certificate
  • Appropriate child protection training
  • Food Hygiene Certificate
  • Ability to provide and facilitate safe and creative play
  • Ability to work as a team member and demonstrate leadership skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative, using judgement and common sense
  • Additional Hours maybe worked at our Holiday Club.
  • Subject to a DBS Check

For further details and an application pack, please contact Katie Davies on 01234 930505 or email joinus@kidsdawntildusk.co.uk

Closing date:   01 November 2018

Early Years Practitioner Level 3 – Orchard School and Nursery, Barton Le Clay - 05 November 2018 +

Salary:   To be confirmed
Hours:    Full Time, Term Time plus two weeks

To ensure the provision of a high quality environment to meet the needs of individual children from differing cultures and 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 contribute to a programme of activities suitable to the age range of children in your area in conjunction with other staff.

To keep a proper 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 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 contact Doon Williamson on 01582 882054 or email admin@orchardschool.org.uk

Closing Date:   05 November 2018

Poppyfields Nursery and After School Club – Nursery Woker or Supervisor - 14 November 2018 +

Salary:     To be discussed
Hourse:   Part -Time between the hours of 8am and 6pm

Poppyfields Nursery and After School Club is an Outstanding provision who are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated person to join our team.

The hours are part-time potentially between 8am-6pm. Ideally the suitable candidate will have a relevant Level 3 however training will be available if unqualified. We are a Safer Recruiting nursery and any person exempt from working with children should not apply. We will complete full DBS checks on the successful candidate prior to starting.

It is an exceptionally rewarding job and good fun too!

For further details and an application pack, please contact Joanna Rowland on 07814204126 or email poppies_poppyfields@yahoo.co.uk

Closing date:       14 November 2018
Interview date:     19 November 2018

Wraparound Assistant  – Pippin Pre-School - 16 November 2018 +

Salary:     To be discussed at interview
Hours:      Monday to Friday 7.30 am to 9.00 am and 3.30pm to 6.00 pm

We are looking for a suitable candidate to work in our friendly, caring and hardworking Pre-School during our Breakfast and Afterschool Club. The applicant needs to be enthusiastic, dedicated and able to work as part of a team.

For further details and an application pack, please contact Sharon Goddon on 01462 834897 or email info@pippinpreschool.co.uk

Closing date:      16 November 2018
Interview date:    20 November 2018

Play Worker - Pulloxhill Lower School Before and After School Club, Pulloxhill - 01 November 2018+

Salary: £7.50 - £8.75 per hour
Hours: 3pm - 6pm Monday to Thursday (Term time only)

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

We are Dawn Until Dusk Ltd an Outstanding before, after-school and holiday club and we are looking for a qualified Play Worker or Deputy Manager to join our new Before and After School Club within Pulloxhill  Lower School.

We offer free childcare, support in professional development, apprenticeships, free uniform and a profit related bonus scheme. Extra hours available at our holiday clubs.

Responsibilities include:

  • 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/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.
  • Providing support and supervision to play workers and other staff, including volunteers.
  • Administration and record keeping, including financial records, ordering and purchasing, working within an agreed budget.
  • Encouraging parental involvement in the club.
  • Developing and maintaining good communication with all members of the organisation, parents, schools, and childcare and play related agencies.
  • Undertaking appropriate and relevant training.
  • Monitoring and maintaining a healthy, safe and secure working environment.
  • Working within the framework of the club’s policies and procedures.

The desirable applicant will have:

  • Experience of working with 3 to 11 year olds
  • Experience of administration
  • Experience of working in a supervisory or management capacity
  • Delivering equal opportunities in a play setting
  • Awareness of needs of children and families
  • Appropriate Level 3 qualification (or equivalent)
  • Current First Aid Certificate
  • Appropriate child protection training
  • Food Hygiene Certificate
  • Ability to provide and facilitate safe and creative play
  • Ability to work as a team member and demonstrate leadership skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative, using judgement and common sense
  • Additional Hours maybe worked at our Holiday Club.
  • Subject to a DBS Check

For further details and an application pack, please contact Katie Davies on 01234 930505 or email joinus@kidsdawntildusk.co.uk

Closing date:   01 November 2018

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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