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Pre-school and childcare workers

A list of current vacancies available within Peterborough. This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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Play Worker (2 vacancies) Fun Base Before/After School and Holiday Club

Fun Base, C/O The Contact Centre, 128 Gunthorpe Road, Peterborough  PE4 7TG

Are you the best? Do you have a ‘Mary Poppins Disposition’ and a minimum Level 3 qualification in childcare (or working towards)?  Then get paid to have fun and join our team of caring and dedicated staff, working in a secure and inspiring setting where the safeguarding and wellbeing of the children is a priority.  The successful candidate will be required to undertake an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.  Please contact us for an application form using the above address or call 07986 973040

Closing Date: 13 May 2014

Early Years Practitioner

Alphabet Day Nursery, Station Road, Whittlesey, Peterborough, PE7 2HA

We are seeking a caring and enthusiastic Practitioner with an NVQ Level 3 or equivalent qualification. The successful candidate will be confident and have good knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. Experience in working with 0-2 years would be an advantage.

Alphabet Day Nursery is committed to Safeguarding and Promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Please contact us on (01733) 350781 or email info@alphabet-daynursery.co.uk
Website: http://www.alphabet-daynursery.co.uk/

Closing date: 30 April 2014

Pre-School Assistant

Gladstone Park Pre-School, St Barnabas Church, Gladstone Street, Peterborough, PE1 2BZ

Gladstone Park Pre-School requires an enthusiastic and experienced individual to join our team. We are looking for a pre-school assistant part or full time for 38 weeks term time only.

  • £6.90 per hour and 23 days paid annual leave (to be taken during school holidays).
  • 34 hours per week Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.10pm.
  • Applicants must have a minimum of a Level 3 qualification (or working towards) in Early Years.

This post is subject to a successful Disclosure and Barring Service Check. For more information and to request an application form please contact our manager on (01733) 552716 or email managergladstonepark@btconnect.com

Closing date for applications; Monday 21 April 2014.
Interviews will take place on week commencing 1 May 2014.

Early Years Practitioners

Vale Community Pre School, Hampton Vale Community Centre, Westlake Avenue, Hampton Vale, Peterborough, PE7 8LS

Vale Community Pre-school are now recruiting for staff to work at their Outstanding Pre-school in the Hampton Vale area of Peterborough and their sister school which is due to open this autumn and is also located in the Hampton area.

  • We are looking for two early year’s practitioners with a level 6 qualification or higher.
  • Four pre-school practitioners NNEB/NVQ level 2, 3 or higher.
  • A valid Paediatric First Aid certificate and a good understanding of Safeguarding would also be beneficial.
  • Our school is a pack away school and this intern means staff are expected to help unpack and pack away all equipment and resources daily.
  • Working hours are 8am until 12.30pm at Vale Community Pre-school Monday to Friday, term time only.
  • The sister school will be AM sessions Monday to Friday term time only, hours still to be confirmed.
  • Salary is dependent on qualifications, age and experience.

In line with the Local Safeguarding Children’s Board Guidelines the successful applicant will be subject to a DBS check. The DBS was established under the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 and merges the functions previously carried out by the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).

For an application pack please email; Valepre-school@hotmail.co.uk

Pre-School Assistant

Cygnets Pre-School, Hampton Children’s Centre, Hargate Way, Hampton Hargate, Peterborough, PE7 8BZ

Family Action Peterborough requires an enthusiastic and experienced individual to join our team. We are looking for a Pre-School Assistant for 40 weeks per year (38 weeks term-time plus additional payment for planning and record keeping. Will include 3 days preparation / training that fall in school holidays).

  • Currently £6.39 per hour, 23 days paid annual leave (to be taken in school holidays)
  • 21 hours per week, Wednesday to Friday 8am to 3.30pm with a 30 minute break
  • Applicants must have a minimum of Level 3 (or working towards) qualification in Early Years

For further details or to request an application form please contact our Early Years Manager, Karen Hornsby, on 07789 691622 or email karen.hornsby@family-action.org.uk 

Please note that the closing date for applications: Friday 4 April 2014
Interviews will take place during the Easter holidays.

Breakfast/After School Club Assistant

Barnack Home from Home Club, Barnack Primary School, School Road, Barnack, Peterborough, PE9 3DZ

Are you 17 years and above?  Yes, then Barnack Home from Home Club are looking for a unqualified or qualified assistant who enjoys having fun, playing and interacting with children, willing to work hands on, and to learn while they work in a highly supported team.

The successful applicant will be given opportunities to access training to further their professional development.

Hours required are 8am to 9am Breakfast club and 3pm to 6pm After School Club.

For further information and to obtain an applications form please contact Diane Wright on 07847 956602 or email diane@cambs-cbec.co.uk 

We operate within Safer Recruitment Guidelines.

Closing date: 11 April 2014
Interviews will take place week commencing: 14 April 2014.

Early Years Assistant

The Voyager Academy Nursery, c/o The Voyager Academy, Mountsteven Avenue, Walton, Peterborough, PE4 6HX

We are a 33 place Early Years setting offering integrated education and care to children aged from Birth to 5 years. We operate term time only plus an additional 5 days supporting professional development. Our posts are permanent, we benefit from excellent contractual terms and conditions and a LGP (local government pension scheme) The Voyager nursery is fortunate to be supported by the Voyager Academy and the Comberton Academy trust, and we are able to access lots of provision within the Academy, e.g. dance studio, recording studio, climbing wall, food & technology facilities and more. The Voyager Academy Nursery support practitioners with their professional development and training needs.

Since opening in September 2007 we have had three Ofsted inspections and gained a judgment of ‘Good’. “The nursery has exceptional two-way partnerships with parents. Children approach their learning with enthusiasm and eagerly tackle new experiences.” Ofsted.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of children and families. List 99 clearance and enhanced DBS disclosure will be required.

Due to recent expansion we are looking to recruit Early Years Assistant: Term time plus 5 days (39 weeks) 37 hours. Scale 1D SP11-12 Salary: £12,344.68-£12,601.03 approx. pro-rata (full time salary £14,880-£15,189)

We are looking for an enthusiastic, reliable person to support our practitioners working in the nursery as a member of a small team. You will need to have an Early Years Level 3 qualification and experience of working with children aged 0 to 5 years old.

Visits to the nursery are welcome week commencing 31 March 2014.

Job description, person specification and application form for the above position are available on the Voyager Academy website or from the nursery manager; CV’s are not acceptable. If you are interested in the above vacancy, please contact us by phone, email or in writing, or download the application form at www.thevoyager.co.uk

Following our short listing process, successful applicants will be contacted to attend an interview.

  • Closing date for all applications: 16.00pm on Tuesday 22 April 2014
  • Short listing for interviews: Wednesday 23 April 2014
  • Interviews to be held: Thursday 1 May 2014
  • Starting Date: ASAP

Early Years Practitioner/Room Leader

The Voyager Academy Nursery, c/o The Voyager Academy, Mountsteven Avenue, Walton, Peterborough, PE4 6HX

We are a 33 place Early Years setting offering integrated education and care to children aged from Birth to 5 years. We operate term time only plus an additional 5 days supporting professional development. Our posts are permanent, we benefit from excellent contractual terms and conditions and a LGP (local government pension scheme) The Voyager nursery is fortunate to be supported by the Voyager Academy and the Comberton Academy trust, and we are able to access lots of provision within the Academy, e.g. dance studio, recording studio, climbing wall, food & technology facilities and more. The Voyager Academy Nursery support practitioners with their professional development and training needs.

Since opening in September 2007 we have had three Ofsted inspections and gained a judgment of ‘Good’. “The nursery has exceptional two-way partnerships with parents. Children approach their learning with enthusiasm and eagerly tackle new experiences.” Ofsted.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of children and families. List 99 clearance and enhanced DBS disclosure will be required.

Due to recent expansion we are looking to recruit an Early Years Practitioner / Room Leader: Term time plus 5 days (39 weeks) 37 hours. Scale 3 SP14-17 Salary: £13,175.95-£14,101.80 approx. pro-rata (full time salary £15,882-£16,998)

We are looking for an enthusiastic, creative & reliable person to support our practitioners working in the nursery and to lead a small team. This post offers the opportunity for you to really add your own creativity and be a part of further developing our toddler room. You will need to have a minimum of an Early Years Level 3 qualification and experience of working with children aged 0 to 5 years old.

Visits to the nursery are welcome week commencing 31 March 2014.

Job description, person specification and application form for the above position are available on the Voyager Academy website or from the nursery manager; CV’s are not acceptable. If you are interested in the above vacancy, please contact us by phone, email or in writing, or download the application form at www.thevoyager.co.uk

Following our short listing process, successful applicants will be contacted to attend an interview.

  • Closing date for all applications: 4pm on Tuesday 22 April 2014
  • Short listing for interviews: Wednesday 23 April 2014
  • Interviews to be held: Thursday 1 May 2014
  • Starting Date: ASAP

Early Educator Level 2

Flying Start Wittering Children and Family Services, St Michaels Road, RAF Wittering, Peterborough, PE8 6DW

  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Working Hours: 40 hours per week
  • Advert End Date: 8 April 2014 
  • Salary: £13,500.00 per annum

4Children is currently advertising for the job role of Early Educator Level 23. You will work as an effective member of an early year’s team delivering a flexible, high quality, education and care centred service that meets the needs of the young children and their families.

You will work in partnership with the early years and childcare staff and trainees as part of a highly motivated and professional team.

Download the Job Description and Application pack

4Children is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and families and all posts are subject to enhanced CRB disclosure.

4Children is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from under-represented groups. Equality of opportunity is part of our philosophy and an essential feature of our practice. To help us monitor the application of our policy, please can you complete the Equal Opportunity Form.
To request an application pack and for further information please email HR@4Children.org.uk

Senior Pre-School Assistant

Glinton Pre-School, Rectory Lane, Glinton, Peterborough, PE6 7LR

Glinton Pre-School are currently looking for a member of staff to join our forward moving small pre-school, situated in the grounds of Peakirk Cum Glinton Primary School.

  • This position currently requires coverage Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm, equating to a total of 30 hours a week, term time only - with the added option of starting at 8.45am.
  • As this is a brand new position created, the contract will be for a minimum 18 hours per week to cover business requirements but may never reduce from the 30 hours current required coverage.
  • Start Date is with immediate effect.
  • Qualifications required is a Level 3 which is essential and Senco would be an advantage.
  • These posts are open to a DBS enhanced check and references will be taken.

Please contact Mrs Gregg for an application form on krissigregg@hotmail.co.uk or write to the above address.
Please note - We are a charity parent led committee preschool and are not part of Peakirk Cum Glinton Primary School.

Nursery Practitioner

The Teddy Bears Inn Day Nursery, 6 Guntons Road, Newborough, Peterborough, PE6 7QW

Are you looking for a career in childcare? The Teddy Bears Inn Day Nursery are looking for a nursery practitioner, due to recent influx of occupancy. It is essential for the applicant to have a minimum of a Level 3 in childcare. We are looking for full-time hours. Salary will be dependent on the level of qualification and experience. We will conduct thorough CRB checks.

So, if you have a passion for childcare, please call either Bryn or Michelle on (01733) 810171. We look forward to hearing from you.

Nursery Practitioner

Little Tigers Day Nursery, Brigstock Court, Ravensthorpe, Peterborough, PE3 7NB

Due to expansion and increasing occupancy we require a level 3 qualified practitioner to work with children aged between 0 to 3. The position is full time (40 hours per week) and we offer an excellent training and development package to the successful applicant. We offer the chance to work in a busy and friendly environment where you will be hands on in all areas and be able to work as part of a larger team of highly qualified practitioners. 

We require someone with a happy and cheerful personality, enthusiasm, flexibility to their role, the ability to work under pressure and a solid working knowledge of the EYFS, safeguarding and partnership working.

For more details and an application pack please contact Claire on (01733) 330630 or email littletigers@littletigersnursery.co.uk

Closing date for applications is 1 May 2014

Senior Nursery Practitioner and Room Manager (maternity cover)

Little Tigers Day Nursery, Brigstock Court, Ravensthorpe, Peterborough, PE3 7NB

Little Tigers Day Nursery requires a full time level 3 qualified nursery practitioner with a minimum of 1 years’ experience with 0 to 2 age range but also a wide working knowledge of 0 to 5 years.

If you are the successful applicant you will be joining a team of practitioners who share a dedication for excellence in childcare and for a company who is committed to offering its employees a first class training and development package in return for their enthusiasm, professionalism and care. We anticipate the position being for approximately 14 months with the possibility of a permanent contract at the end of the term this is expected to start in June/July.

We are a busy nursery with a baby unit, 2 to 3 year toddler room and two pre-schools. The nursery also runs a busy out of school service and holiday club which takes our range of children from 2 weeks to 11 years.

As a senior nursery practitioner you will be able to lead quality practice throughout the setting while continuing to build and maintain the excellent relationships with families of our youngest children. You should have a high level of knowledge of safeguarding and additional needs and be confident in dealing with parents, carers, other practitioners and outside agencies. 

A solid working knowledge of the EYFS is also required along with the ability to keep up to date with policy and the sector in general. We offer a competitive salary along with generous holiday entitlements and company benefits including uniform, training, childcare vouchers, team events and a staff discount scheme.

For more details and an application pack please contact Claire on (01733) 330630 or email littletigers@littletigersnursery.co.uk 

Closing date for applications is 1 May 2014

Nursery Nurse

Little Owls Day Nursery, Thistle Drive Centre, Wessex Close, Peterborough, PE2 8HZ

Little Owls Day Nursery opened on 27 January 2014. We are looking for a Full time Nursery Nurse who can work between the hours of 8am and 6pm Monday to Friday 51 weeks of the year.

Little Owls is a small, homely and friendly nursery and we are looking for a Nursery nurse who is passionate about working in childcare and works well within a team.

Qualifications and experience;

  • Qualified to NVQ Level 2 or 3 or equivalent in a recognised qualification in nursery work
  • Have previous experience of working with children. Working with children aged 2-4 years essential 
  • Good knowledge of the EYFS and experience of planning activities and Children's observations
  • Ideally have over 2 years’ experience working in a Nursery

If you are interested in the above position please contact Little Owls Day Nursery for Abbi Goodwin or Katrina Miller-Smith on;

Childcare Assistant

Churchill Summer Camps, The Peterborough School, Thorpe Road, Peterborough, PE3 6AP

Churchill Summer Camps require a childcare assistant to work with their younger children, (EYFS/under 8s) at their Ofsted registered Camps during school holidays throughout the year, based in Peterborough and / or Stamford.

Expected working hours: 8.30am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.
Applicants must hold a level 2 or above relevant childcare qualification.

For more information please contact John or Judith Jones on (01780) 753461 or email info@churchillsummercamps.co.uk. Application forms can be downloaded from the website www.churchillsummercamps.co.uk

Full and Part Time Nursery Practitioners

Stars Day Nurseries, All across Peterborough

Stars Day Nurseries is one of Peterborough’s leading childcare providers. We are looking to recruit full and part time nursery practitioners to join our busy and very successful team. All applicants must hold a level 3 or above childcare qualification. Term time positions available in all of our pre-schools.

For more information and to request an application form please contact Debbie on: (01733) 312612

Nursery Practitioners

Zig Zag Day Nursery, St Paul’s Church Hall, Bourges Boulevard, New England, Peterborough, PE1 2AU

Due to recent influx of occupancy we are looking to recruit full and part time Nursery Practitioners to join our team.
It is essential for the applicant to have Key Worker Experience. So, if you have a passion for childcare we would like to hear from you.

The Positions are;

  • 40 hours a week all year round
  • 40 hours a week term time only
  • 30 hours a week term time only
  • 25 hours a week term time only

Salary will be dependent on the level of qualification and experience.
This post is open to DBS checks and references will be taken up.

Please email the setting mailto:brightkidsbroadway@hotmail.co.uk or call us on (01733) 569700 for an application pack.

Pre-School Teacher

Nene Valley Day Nursery, 40 Park Road, Peterborough, PE1 2TG

We are currently looking to appoint a qualified and experienced Preschool Teacher to work at our City Centre nursery in Peterborough, you will work as part of a team providing quality child care and education. You will promote the physical, social, emotional and  cognitive development of each child in line with the Nene Valley Day.

Nursery model, nursery ethos and philosophy. You will have a level 3 childcare qualifications and knowledge of EYFS have good communication skills and ideally experience of leading a team. The key duties of the Room Supervisor include:

  • Leading, supporting and developing a team to meet the requirements of each child in line with the EYFS
  • To manage the daily activities within a specified room in the nursery
  • Improve standards by implementing the outcomes and actions from care to care audits and Early Years visits
  • Reviewing and monitoring all planning, observations and evaluations to ensure that these meet the needs of the individual child and the Welfare requirements
  • Monitor the 'key person' process to meet the individual needs of each child
  • Coach and support team members
  • Induct new members of the team

Nene Valley Day Nursery has many benefits in place for staff as well as the security of knowing that you're working for a growing, dynamic and successful nursery. You will be offered a competitive salary, annual pay review, access to our training and development programmes, a generous childcare discount, free uniform plus we pay for your DBS check, provided you join the new DBS update service. All our employees must undergo an enhanced DBS check which is paid for by Nene Valley Day Nursery limited. Nene Valley Day Nursery is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children in our care. We will ensure that safeguarding is of paramount concern to all employees.

Call: (01733) 685965 for application form

Nursery Nurses (2 vacancies)

Nene Valley Day Nursery, 40 Park Road, Peterborough, PE1 2TG

Working Hours: 37 hours, 5 days a week

To assist with planning and carry through activities based on the Early Years Foundation Stage appropriate for the children’s development. To act as a key person to a small group of children and ensure their needs are reflected in the planning of routines and activities.

To liaise professionally with parents/carers, informing them about the Toddler Room and its curriculum, exchanging information about children’s progress and encouraging parental involvement.

You will have:

  • Minimum Level 3 qualification
  • Commitment to young children and families
  • Previous experience of working with young children

For further details please contact Deborah on (01733) 685965

Pre-School Assistant

Thorney Pre-School, The Social Centre, Church Street, Thorney, Peterborough, PE6 0QB

Thorney Pre-School requires a pre-school assistant to work in the pre-school. Applicants must have a level 2 or 3 qualification and have good knowledge of the new EYFS and be prepared to help set up and pack away resources before and after sessions. 

This post is subject to a CRB enhanced disclosure and 2 references.

For an application form please contact Diane (Manager) on 07530 527379.

Nursery Practitioner

Rise & Shine Day Nursery, 108 Ledbury Road, Netherton, Peterborough, PE3 9PN

Rise & Shine Day Nursery requires a Nursery Practitioner. Applicants must be qualified to level 2 and have knowledge of the new EYFS. Applicants must have good communication skills and plenty of enthusiasm.

For a job application pack please contact Alison Holmes on (01733) 268794 or email riseandshinedaynursery@hotmail.co.uk

Flexi Worker

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Pre-school Learning Alliance

The Pre-school Learning Alliance is the largest early year’s membership organisation and voluntary sector provider of quality affordable childcare and education in England. An educational charity, the Alliance represents the interests of over 14,000 member settings who deliver care and learning to over 800,000 families every year.

£7.07 per hour*
*Hourly rate is calculated to include the annual leave entitlement
We are looking for Flexible Workers for our directly managed pre-school across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. Flexible Workers are required to cover staff absences, possibly at short notice, to provide inclusive play and learning opportunities for all children attending the group and to maintain a safe, stimulating and enjoyable environment.

For further details and an application form please phone (01954) 231751 or email cambsandpboro@pre-school.org.uk

The charity is committed to equal opportunities in employment. The charity has a duty to the safeguarding of children so DBS and references will be sought. Registered as an educational charity. Registered Charity No. 1096526

Nursery Practitioners

Blossoms Day Nursery, 105 Wellington Street, Peterborough, PE1 5DU

Blossoms Day Nursery is looking for pre-school practitioners to work both full time and part time. Applicants must be qualified to either level 2 or 3.

Are you a dedicated childcare professional looking for a career in childcare where you are rewarded for your commitment and hard work.

Please contact Gail on (01733) 315100 between 1pm and 5pm or email blossomsdaynursery@btconnect.com