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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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Level 2 primary school vacancy

Bretton community Pre School, Watergall Primary school, Watergall, Bretton, PE3 8NX

Our 52 place Pre School is an outstanding setting. We are currently expanding with a new 2 year group. We are looking for a committed, motivated and dynamic member of staff to enhance our team.

  • Level 2 qualification with relevant experience
  • 13 hours per week for 4 mornings (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday)
  • With the opportunity to work with the main setting for 3 afternoons
  • Term time only

Closing date; 4 December 2014

For an application form brettonps@btconnect.com Any further information please contact Kirstien Lipscombe (01733) 332344

Key Person - maternity cover

Orton Longueville Playgroup – Woodside Lodge, Oundle Road, Orton Longueville, PE2 7EA

We require a Key Person to join our team as maternity cover from January – December 2015

  • 27.5  hours per week  - term time only
  • Level 3 qualification in childcare
  • Experience of key working desirable
  • The successful candidate will be required to undertake an Enhanced DBS check.

Please contact Joanne Barks via ortonlonguevilleplaygroup@hotmail.co.uk to request an application pack or for more information.

Closing date for applications: 3 December 2014
Interviews to be held week commencing 8 December 2014

Pre-school and Out of School Club Assistant

Helpston Playhouse & Under Fives, John Clare Primary School, West Street, Helpston, Peterborough, PE6 7DU

Helpston Playhouse is an Ofsted Outstanding setting, offering places for 24 Pre-School age children. We also run a busy Breakfast and Out of School Club in our award winning, environmentally friendly building. We are looking for 1 new member to join our experienced team as Pre-School and Out of School Club Assistant, working alongside our Manager. We are looking to appoint a highly motivated practitioner to work within a team to further the success of our setting provision. The successful candidate will help to plan, lead and organize a varied and rich curriculum that delivers the EYFS ensuring all learners are challenged, motivated and engaged. The candidate will be highly professional and demonstrates excellent levels of communication with all stakeholders.

All applicants must be qualified to a minimum of Level 3 in Early Years;

  • 27 hours per week, term time only (38 weeks per year). Additional hours may be available some weeks
  • 3 fixed days from 9.00am to 6.00pm (days open to negotiation)
  • Some flexibility to cover staff sickness and emergency
  • Ad hoc cover of Breakfast and after school club
  • 6 months contract

Helpston Playhouse and Under-Fives is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children. This post is offered subject to an enhanced DBS check.

For more information and to request an application form please contact; Lucy Garwood on (01733) 253243 or email helpstonplayhouse@johnclare.peterborough.sch.uk

Closing date for applications; Monday 8 of December 2014
Interviews will be held on Thursday 11 December and applicants will be asked to start as soon as possible.

Pre-School Supervisor

Acorn Academy Day Nursery, 211 Lincoln Road, Peterborough, PE1 2PL

You will need to:

  • Hold a full and relevant early years and childcare qualification at Level 3 or equivalent qualification for a Nursery Nurse. Supervisory experience desirable will consider a very experienced nursery nurse who is ready for the next step in their career.
  • Have gained experience working with children in an established organisation.

Duties and Responsibilities

1 Oversee and contribute to a planning of activities suitable to the age range of children in conjunction with other staff;

2 To keep a proper record of achievement file on key children, for parents/carers;

3 Operate a key-worker system and liaise with parents/carers, carers, and senior staff

4 Support all staff and engage in a good staff team;

5 Uphold standards within the Setting by adhering to all policies and procedures;

6 Strive to safeguard children by working to the organisations safeguarding Code of Conduct;

7 Attend staff meetings. Undertake training and other events throughout the year.

For more information about the post please telephone Catherine or Dawn on 01733 890 911 or email nelthac@hotmail.com.

Nursery Practitioner (Pre-school room)

Zig Zag Day Nursery

We require an experienced practitioner qualified to a minimum level 2 in childcare to join nursery.

The successful applicant have to have experience with the EYFS. They need to have motivation and have the ability to use their initiative.

We offer a competitive salary for the right applicant depending on their knowledge and experience.

The position is term time only 8.45am-4.15pm Monday to Friday.

The position will involve providing support and care for children aged 2-4.

For more details or for a full application pack please call Karolina or Chelsea on 01733 569 700 or email zigzagdaynursery@hotmail.co.uk.

Level 3 Nursery Practitioner

Busy Bees Day Nursery, Hargate Way, Hampton Hargate, Peterborough PE7 8BZ

Busy Bees Day Nursery requires a full time qualified (level 3) practitioner, working forty hours per week.

Salary negotiable depending on experience.

Applicants to be passionate, caring, hardworking and have sound knowledge of the EYFS.

To apply please contact Fiona Harvey on 01733 566321 or email Peterborough@busybees.com.  

Closing date for applications; 21 November 2014.

'As and when' Play Organiser

Various Peterborough Children's Centres

At Barnardo’s, we believe in children. Our purpose is to transform the lives of the UK’s most vulnerable children and our vision is to realise Thomas Barnardo’s dream of a world where no children are turned away from the help they need. Now is your opportunity to play a part in making that dream a reality as you join the ambitious team within our Peterborough Central and East Children’s Centres.

Working across the cluster, your role will be to support children, young people and their families, identifying their needs and helping them to achieve positive outcomes. In addition to monitoring children’s activity and supporting them to achieve developmental milestones, you will ensure a safe and stimulating environment to promote families and children’s health and physical, mental and emotional well-being. You will also need to assess, record and report on the on-going progress of those you work with.

A relevant NVQ3 (or equivalent) level qualification – you should have previous experience of working with children and young people in an Early Years setting. An awareness of safeguarding and the issues facing vulnerable children and families is important, together with experience of group delivery and first-rate communication and team working skills

Further details are available from the Barnardo's website.

Apprentice or Early Years Practitioner Assistant

Barnack Pre-school

Are you looking for a placement as part of your apprenticeship in childcare? Or are you looking for hours to complete level 2 or level 3 training in childcare?

We are seeking to employ an Apprentice or Early Years Practitioner Assistant with immediate start for our friendly and well-resourced Ofsted rated ‘Outstanding’ setting.

We are a non-profit making setting run by a parent-based management committee. We feel proud that our sessions provide high quality care with a balanced mix of educational, interesting and enjoyable activities while delivering the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum.

The position would suit someone who is friendly, enthusiastic, can communicate well, who is flexible and willing to work as part of a team and who can provide play based learning opportunities for all children at the setting.

We would welcome someone with good organisational skills and who may have innovative ideas to share.

Hours to suit for an apprentice or contracted hours for an early year’s practitioner assistant we offer excellent rate of pay, with opportunities for professional development.

In line with the Local Safeguarding Children’s Board Guidelines the successful applicant will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check.

Closing Date: Thursday 13th November

Tastier session’s prior interview from Tuesday 18th November

Interviews: Friday 21st November

For further Information please contact Di: 01780 749355

For an application pack, please contact Diane Wright: barnackpreschool@hotmail.co.uk.

Level 3 Qualified Nursery Practitioners

Stars Day Nurseries Ltd

Peterborough's largest childcare provider has exciting opportunities to join our Outstanding team to contribute to our ongoing success. We pride ourselves in delivering high quality childcare and always working to achieve customer satisfaction.

Due to our continued growth we are looking to recruit Level 3 qualified Nursery Practitioners. We have full-time, part- time and term-time positions available across our eight settings.

The successful applicant will need:

  • Good knowledge of the EYFS
  • Experience of key working
  • Have good written English skills to maintain records of Learning Journals for key children
  • Be able to contribute to a programme of activities suitable to the age range of children in your area in conjunction with other staff ensuring all children have equal opportunities in their play
  • To work alongside external agencies and parents of SEN children to give full inclusion in the nursery
  • Able to work alongside the Manager and staff team to ensure that the philosophy behind Stars is fulfilled

We also have a vacancy for a Deputy Manager in one of our busy Day Nurseries. This position is full time, the applicant will have a minimum Level 3 qualification in childcare and experience preferred.

All job offers are subject to the completion of suitable references and DBS checks.

For an application form please contact our Area Manager Debbie Aldridge on 01733 312612.

Level 3 Nursery Practitioner

Anna Ca-Soo Day Nursery 334 Eastfield Rd, Peterborough, PE1 4RA

Anna Ca-Soo Day Nursery requires a Level 3 Nursery Practitioner to work with their youngest children in the Baby room. Candidates must have at least three years post qualifying experience, ideally with some of that experience working with babies.

Closing date for accepting applications will be Friday 7 November 2014.

For further details and an application pack, please email Debby Cafano, Nursery Manager at annacasoodaynursery@btconnect.com or call the nursery on 01733 358619.

Nursery Nurse

Little Poppets Day Nursery

We have a part-time Nursery Nurse position as from the end of November 2014.

Our nursery cares for a maximum of 15 children per session, aged 2 -5 years. We have a 'good' OFSTED rating

Hours:

  • Term time = 19.5 hours ( 40 weeks ) - Tuesday to Thursday afternoons + Friday all day
  • Half Terms = 23.5 hours ( 12 weeks ) - Monday to Thursday afternoons + Friday all day

Salary: £14,040 per annum pro rata

You must:

  • Be Level 3 Qualified
  • Have knowledge of the EYFS
  • Have an enjoyment for children's learning and development
  • Have good organisational skills
  • Have good written English skills
  • A flexible approach to working hours

You will be subject to a DBS check in line with safeguarding procedures.

Interviews to take place : Wednesday 5th and Thursday 6th November

Please contact Sarah at Little Poppets Day Nursery on 01733 562430 or email s.raucci@sky.com for a job description and an application pack.

Early Years Educators

Silverhill Community Pre-school

We are looking for early years educators who hold relevant level 6 qualifications and practitioners holding NNEB/NVQ level 3 or Higher (A valid Paediatric First aid certificate and excellent understanding of the EYFS is beneficial as well as a very good understanding of Safeguarding.

Our school is based in Hampton, Peterborough and is a pack away school.

Working hours are 8am - 12.30pm Monday –Friday, Term time only.

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: silverhillpre-school@hotmail.com.

Nursery Practitioner (25 hours per week)

Little Tigers Day Nursery

We require an experienced practitioner qualified to a minimum of level 3 in childcare to join our growing team and nursery.

The successful applicant will be experienced in the EYFS and be capable of adapting to different aged children confidently and quickly. They will have motivation and have the ability to use their initiative to make a difference to the learning environment and opportunities available to the children.

We offer a competitive salary for the right applicant and the position attracts a generous holiday entitlement. The position is all year round and is expected to be from 10am-3pm over 5 days (Monday-Friday). The position will involve providing support and care to children, practitioners and parent/carers through all age ranges while offering a great opportunity to develop skills through our excellent training and induction programme.

For more details or for a full application pack please call Claire on 01733 330630 or email littletigers@littletigersnursery.co.uk.

Early Years Qualified Practitioner

Bees at the Hive Pre-school, Bretton, Peterborough PE3 8DX

Term time only 8.45am to 3.15pm over four days (Non working day-Wednesday)

Salary £12,389 pro rate

Your main duties will include:

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 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 pre-school and its curriculum, exchanging information about children’s progress and encouraging parental involvement.

You will have:

  • Minimum Level 2 qualification
  • Experience of Key Working
  • Commitment to young children and families.
  • Previous experience of working with young children.
  • Ability to communicate in a variety of ways appropriate for the listener.

For an application pack please telephone 01954 231751 or email cambsandpboro@pre-school.org.uk

Closing date for applications: Noon, Friday 31st October 2014

Interviews will be held on Friday 7th November

Pre-school Assistant

Cygnets Pre-School, Family Action Children and Family Centre, Hargate Way, Hampton Hargate, PE7 9BZ.

We are excited to have just opened a two year old room as an extension to our Cygnets Pre-School and are looking for an energetic individual to be part of the small staff team.

Minimum of Level 3 qualified (or nearing completion) in Early Years.

This will be a key worker role.

Flexibility to be able to provide occasional morning cover would be an advantage.

All job offers are subject to the completion of suitable reference and DBS checks.

£6.50 per hour

This will be a salaried post including 23 days paid annual leave, to be taken during school holidays.

Total of 17.25 hours per week: Monday- Friday term time 12.10 pm – 3.25 pm.

Plus a one hour planning meeting 3.25pm - 4.25pm one day per week.

Please contact Karen Hornsby on 07789691622 or karen.hornsby@family-action.org.uk for an application form.

Deadline for applications is 15 October.

Baby Room Leader

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

We are looking to recruit energetic and enthusiastic Baby room Nursery Practitioners. Applicants must have:

  • Up to date knowledge on the EYFS
  • Completed the baby unit within their qualification
  • Applicants must hold a minimum level 3 childcare qualification

For more information and to request an application form please call Deborah Bell on (01733) 685965.

Early Years Practitioner

4Children, Flying Start Pre-School, St Michael’s Road, Wittering, Peterborough, PE8 6DW.

Opportunities have arisen to join the fastest growing Children & Families Charity. 4Children is the thought leader in the Children & Families sector and quality is at the heart of everything we do. You will have the opportunity to work with children and families and make a difference to their lives.

Early Years Practitioner Level 2: 40 hours per week. Based at Flying Start Wittering.

Salary: £13,500.00 per annum

Closing Date: 23 September 2014

For further details and application pack visit http://www.4children.org.uk/Jobs.

Please send applications to:

Recruitment Administration
Minerva Centre
Burnham Road
Mundon, Maldon
Essex CM9 6NP

Telephone: 01621 827 851

4Children is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and families and all posts are subject to enhanced DBS 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 complete the Equal Opportunities form as part of your job application.

Nursery Practitioner

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

We are currently recruiting for a full time qualified practitioners for our rapidly growing baby room. We would love to hear from you if you can work as part of a team, plan activities and interact closely with young children. Minimum Level 2 childcare qualification is essential, full induction and training will be given.

Successful applicants must undertake a DBS checks and provide suitable references.

For an application pack please email us on zigzagdaynursery@hotmail.co.uk.

Pre-School Assistant

Paston Fundays, Honeyhill Children’s Centre, Honeyhill, Paston, Peterborough, PE4 7DH.

Family Action has a temporary vacancy to provide maternity cover in our two year old room at Paston Fundays Pre-School.

Currently £6.39 per hour but post will be paid in line with the new minimum wage from October 2014.

This will be a salaried post including 23 days paid annual leave, to be taken during school holidays.

Total of 13 hours per week Monday to Thursday term time only 12.30pm to 3.30pm. Plus a one hour planning meeting 3.30pm to 4.30pm one day per week.

Minimum of Level 3 qualified in Early Years. This will be a key worker role.

Flexibility to be able to provide occasional morning cover would be an advantage

All job offers are subject to the completion of suitable reference and DBS checks.

Please contact Karen Hornsby on 07789 691622 or email karen.hornsby@family-action.org.uk for an application form.

Deadline for applications is 18 September 2014.

Pre-School Assistant

Cygnets Pre-School, Family Action Children and Family Centre, Hargate Way, Hampton Hargate, Peterborough, PE7 9BZ.

Pre-school assistant for new two year old room opened in September 2014.

We are excited to have just opened a two year old room as an extension to our Cygnets Pre-School and are looking for an energetic individual to be part of the small staff team.

Currently £6.39 per hour but post will be paid in line with the new minimum wage from October 2014.

This will be a salaried post including 23 days paid annual leave, to be taken during school holidays.

Total of 17.25 hours per week Monday to Friday term time only 12.10 pm to 3.25 pm. Plus a one hour planning meeting 3.25pm to 4.25pm one day per week.

Minimum of Level 3(or working towards) qualified in Early Years. This will be a key worker role.

Flexibility to be able to provide occasional morning cover would be an advantage.

All job offers are subject to the completion of suitable reference and DBS checks.

Please contact Karen Hornsby on 07789 691622 or email karen.hornsby@family-action.org.uk for an application form.

Deadline for applications is 17 September 2014.

Early Years Practitioner

Barnack Pre-School, School Lane, Barnack, Peterborough, PE9 3DZ.

We are seeking to employ an Early Years Practitioner with immediate start for our friendly and well-resourced Ofsted rated ‘Outstanding’ setting.

Minimum level 2 qualified with experience within an early years setting. We are a non-profit making setting run by a parent-based management committee. We feel proud that our sessions provide high quality care with a balanced mix of educational, interesting and enjoyable activities while delivering the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum.

The position would suit someone who is friendly, enthusiastic, can communicate well, who is flexible and willing to work as part of a team and who can provide play based learning opportunities for all children at the setting.

We would welcome someone with good organisational skills and who may have innovative ideas to share.

Hours to suit could be Job share for the right persons, we offer excellent rate of pay, with opportunities for professional development.

In line with the Local Safeguarding Children’s Board Guidelines the successful applicant will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check.

For further Information please contact Diane Wright on 01780 749355 or for an application pack please email barnackpreschool@hotmail.co.uk.

Closing date is 22 September 2014.

Interviews to take place on 26 September 2014.

Pre-School Play Assistant

West Town Pre-School, St John's Misson Church Hall, Mayors Walk, Peterborough, PE3 6EZ.

West Town Pre-school is looking to appoint a new Play Assistant Practitioner at Level 3 for 27 hours per week

Our pre-school caters for children ages 2+ and runs a successful lunch club. We are a very unique pop-up setting with a high number of EAL and children with SEN on role. Our setting is very community and family orientated and is a stimulating and rewarding place within which to work. We are based in St. Johns Hall, West Town.

We are looking for a part time Play Assistant to join our friendly team. Duties include: supervising and supporting children within our setting.

Being responsible for a group of Key Children and supporting their parents through their child's pre-school journey. Setting out, tidying up and attending to children’s daily needs.

You will be familiar with working with or caring for pre-school age children.

Educationally you will have GCSE English and Maths and a Level 3 childcare qualification.

The salary for this position is in accordance with a childcare qualifications based pay scale and will reflect the candidate’s level of experience.

For further information regarding either position or to request an application pack please contact Gerrie Powell, Chairperson of West Town Pre-school on 01733 896603 after 6pm or email gerrie.powell@gmail.com.

Closing date for applications is 19 September 2014.

Qualified Nursery Nurse

Acorn Academy Day Nursery, 211 Lincoln Road, Peterborough, PE1 2PL

Due to large increase in occupancy Acorn Academy Day Nursery are looking for a nursery nurse part or full time considered.

You will need to:

  • Hold a full and relevant early years and childcare qualification at Level 3 or equivalent qualification for a Nursery Nurse position a minimum of a level 2 childcare qualification for Supply Work

Duties and Responsibilities

1 To contribute to a planned programme of activities suitable to the age range of children in conjunction with other staff;

2 To keep a proper record of achievement file on key children, for parents/carers;

3 Operate a key-worker system and liaise with parents/carers, carers, and senior staff

4 Support all staff and engage in a good staff team;

5 Uphold standards within the Setting by adhering to all policies and procedures;

6 Strive to safeguard children by working to the organisation’s safeguarding Code of Conduct;

7 Attend staff meetings. Undertake training and other events throughout the year.

Acorn Academy is an Equal Opportunities Employer. We are committed to safeguarding children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS is required for this post, references will be taken.

To apply please contact the Setting for an application pack.

For more information about the post please telephone Catherine or Dawn on 01733 890 911 or email nelthac@hotmail.com.

Apprentice Nursery Nurse

The Day Nursery, 32-34 Priestgate, Peterborough, PE1 1JL.

We are a City Centre located private nursery, looking for an Apprentice Nursery Nurse to work throughout our ‘outstanding’ nursery with children aged 0-4 years. This position is full time 40 hours a week

You Must be available to work Monday to Friday between the hours of 7.45am and 6.00pm. English and Maths GCSE or equivalent at grade C or above is desirable but not essential.

Knowledge of the EYFS Curriculum is an advantage.

If you would like to join our friendly team, please can you email thedaynurserypeterborough@talktalk.net or telephone 01733 890555 for an application pack.

Pre-school Practitioner (Level 3)

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

We are looking to recruit energetic and enthusiastic Nursery Practitioners. Applicants must have up to date knowledge on the EYFS and a minimum of two years’ experience within a nursery environment.

Applicants must hold a minimum level 3 childcare qualification

40 hours per week over 5 days, term time only.

For more information and to request an application form please call Deborah Bell Between 5pm and 5.30pm Monday to Friday on 01733 685965

Nursery Practitioners (level 3) x2

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

We are looking to recruit energetic and enthusiastic Nursery Practitioners. Applicants must have up to date knowledge on the EYFS and a minimum of two year’s experience within a nursery environment.

Applicants must hold a minimum level 3 childcare qualification For more information and to request an application form please call Deborah Bell Between 5pm and 5.30pm Monday to Friday on (01733) 685965"

Hours: 40 hours over 5 days – Term Time Only.