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/Sendco – BEST Nurseries - 18 October 2019 +

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

member with a passion for childcare and an interest in enhancing children's development. General nursery duties, job description and person specification available on request.

For further details and an application pack, please e-mail shefford@bestnurseries.co.uk  or contact Dawn Davies 01462 815637. 

Closing date:            18 October 2019
Interview date:          21 October 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

Baby Room Leader – Little Squirts Pre School - 15 or 19 November 2019 +

Salary:     Negotiable 
Hours:     40 Hours per week during the hours of 7am to 6pm

We are a small private Nursery / Pre School in Flitwick. We are looking for a passionate, caring, dedicated person with lots of experience to run our Baby Room. Must be at least Level 3 qualified. Position available asap. 

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

Closing date:           15 or 19 November 2019
Intervew date:          ASAP

Level 3 Apprentice  (Any Age) – Little Squirts Pre School - 30 November 2019 +

Salary:       £3.90 per hour  to start
Hours:       30 Hours a week to start 

We are looking for a Level 3 Apprentice to start immediately. If you are already level 2 that would be good but not essential. A mature candidate may be able to go straight to level 3 depending on age and experience. You would be working with children from 3 months to 5 years.. We are looking for a dedicated applicant who loves children and has a passion to work with them. We offer excellent training and opportunities to the right person.

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

Closing date:          30 November 2019
Interview date:        As soon as possible 

Part Time Level 3 Practitioner Term Time – Little Squirts Pre School - 15 or 19 November 2019 +

Salary:     Negotiable  
Hours:     To be agreed

We are looking for an experienced Level 3 Practitioner with lots of experience to work Part Time Term Time. Must be able to start by 8am. Must have a passion for working with children. BANK STAFF ALSO REQUIRED.

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

Closing date:         15 or 19 November 2019   
Interview date:       ASAP

Early Years Practitioner / Nursery Nurse – Merry Poppets Nursery Ltd - 29 October 2019 +

Salary:     £8.50 to £8.75 per hour  
Hours:     Full Time Hours Monday to Friday 8am - 6pm and Part time hours 8am - 6pm 2 - 3 days a week 

Merry Poppets Nursery is a family run business comprising of 5 Nursery settings across Bedfordshire. Our Nursery in Henlow is a purpose built nursery building set in beautiful countryside surroundings. We are currently looking to recruit 3 qualified Early Years Practitioners (Nursery Nurses) to accommodate our expanding nursery numbers to provide high standards of quality childcare within the nursery including the environment, resources and experiences offered to the children.

The job description and requirements are as follows.

  • Observe, support and extend children’s learning
  • Plan appropriately for children using the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum for guidance
  • Maintain accurate and effective children’s records
  • Work in partnership with parents/carers and other family members
  • Demonstrate good practice with regard to special needs and inclusion
  • Work with the Childcare and Education team to continuously improve quality of childcare and education
  • Ensure that children are kept safe and that staff understand, and when necessary follow, Child Protection Procedures
  • Ensure that the nutritional needs of the children are met and that Food Safety Regulations are complied with
  • Work with area SENCOs, EYFS advisors, health professionals and local Sure Start programmes as appropriate
  • Comply with the statutory framework for the EYFS or relevant statutory regulations
  • Develop and maintain highly professional working relationships with advisory teachers, schools, area SENCOs and
    other agencies that may visit the setting
  • Learn about current developments in childcare and education policy and practice
  • Be a key person carrying out all related responsibilities in building relationships with a small group of children and their
    families.


BENEFITS:

  • Family run / owner managed business
  • Discounted nursery fees for staff parents
  • Uniform provided
  • Closed on Bank Holidays
  • Training opportunities to enhance and support your career.

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

Closing date:          29 November 2019

Early Years Practitioners – Merry Poppets Nursery Ltd - 29 November 2019  +

Salary:   Dependant on experience 
Hours:   Full Time

Merry Poppets Nursery Chicksands requires Level 2/3 qualified staff.

  • 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.

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

Closing date:         29 November 2019

Early Years Practitioner (EYP) – Keep Guard Day Nursery - 11 October 2019 +

Salary:     Dependant on Experience
Hours:     Shift Pattern (41 Hours) Monday to Friday. Full Time or Term Time 

We are looking to recruit an experienced, enthusiastic, committed and highly motivated Early Years Practitioners with experience of working across the EYFS Birth to 5 age range. As an Early Years Practitioner you should have an understanding of how children learn and develop through the EYFS Framework. You must be able to use your own initiative and communicate effectively and work confidently with children, staff and parents. The role will include in the moment planning to engage the individual interests of your key children, supporting the day-to-day running of the setting, assessing and monitoring the progress children make with their learning using a tablet-based system and promote their independence. This is a great opportunity for a qualified Early Years Practitioner to further develop their knowledge, skills and understanding as well as contribute towards the positive achievements of our setting. You should have good numeracy, literacy and communication skills and a minimum of a Level 3 in childcare. You would be joining a caring, inclusive setting whose aim is for all children to thrive in their learning and development. The appointment will be subject to satisfactory DBS clearance and references. Visits to the nursery are welcomed and encouraged. Salary is dependent on qualifications and experience. 

For further details and an application pack please e-mail keepguardnursery@aol.com or contact 001234 327955 or by e-mail 01234 327955. 

Closing date:           11 October 2019   

Pre-School Practitioner - Level 3 – Rainbow Pre-School & Extended Services, Biggleswade - 25 October 2019 +

Salary:     The hourly rate is: £8.75 - £10.00 per hour depending upon experience
Hours:     The hours of work are Monday to Friday 8.30am to 6.15pm for 39 weeks per year (term time) and 8.30am to 6.15pm for 3 weeks per year (school holiday periods).

Benefits:
Perkbox (provides discounts at over 200 retail stores, financial legal and health advice.  Pension scheme, generous annual leave allowance, payment in lieu for up to 6 weeks plus all bank holiday.
Daily paid lunch break
Financial contribution towards professional development

Generous training allowance

Due to further expansion, we are looking for a vibrant and dynamic key worker to join our highly qualified west site team. 
Only candidates who have a strong desire to succeed need apply. We are looking for the best!

For further details and an application pack, please visit our school website www.rainbowpre-school-biggleswade.co.uk or contact Karen Keen on 01767 310230 or by e-mail jobs@rainbow-preschool.co.uk 

Closing date:    25 October 2019

Level 3 Qualification or equivalent, SCP 5-7 Teaching Assistant/Nursery Nurse – Ridgmont Lower School - 16 October 2019  +

Salary:      SCP 5-7 Depending on level of experience
Hours:       15 hours a week, Monday – Friday 9.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m.

If you are looking to work in a friendly village school, with superb facilities, in an attractive rural setting, we are looking for a team member, with a passion for childcare and an interest in enhancing children's development.

General nursery/teaching assistant duties, job description and person specification available on request.

For further details and an application pack, please e-mail office@ridgmont-lower.org.uk or contact Mrs Begley on 01525 280236. 

Closing date:            16 October 2019
Interview date:          18 October 2019

PreSchool & Extended Services Manager – Rainbow PreSchool & Extended Services, Biggleswade (West Site) - 25 October 2019 +

Salary:    The hourly rate is: £11.50 to £12.50/hr
Hours:    The hours of work are between 7.15am to 6.15pm, Monday to Friday (45 hours a week -Various shifts) - 43 weeks per year (39 weeks term time plus 4 weeks of school holiday periods) 

Applicants require as a minimum - NVQ Level 3 childcare qualification or equivalent, previous experience of working in a pre-school setting.  Previous managerial experience would be desirable but not essential.

The successful candidate will have overall responsibility for the day to day running of both the pre-school provision and the wrap around care services at the Brunts Lane site.  The role entails working as part of the senior management team to deliver awe-inspiring care throughout the setting, liaising with external agencies and forming respectfulrelationships with parents to support children’s learning and development and safeguarding the welfare of all children in our care.  The manager will be responsible for two deputies in addition to a team of qualified practitioners and apprentices.

For further details and an application pack, please www.rainbowpre-school-biggleswade.co.uk  or contact Karen Keen on 01767 310230 or by e-mail jobs@rainbow-preschool.co.uk

Closing Date:   25 October 2019

SENDCo – Rainbow PreSchool & Extended Services, Biggleswade (West Site) - 25 October 2019 +

Salary:    The hourly rate is: £10.50 to £11.50/hr
Hours:    The hours of work are 8.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday – 42 weeks per year (39 weeks term time plus 3 weeks of school holiday periods)

Applicants require the minimum of a full and relevant Level 3 qualification in childcare, current SEND Diploma or equivalent qualification or to be qualified by experience (minimum 2 years).

The successful candidate will work closely with all practitioners to support children with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities.  They will be responsible for the day-to-day operation of the SEND policy and for co-ordinating provision across the setting, ensuring practice is inclusive and reflectiveto consider the individual need of the child.  The successful candidate will be responsible for applications relating to additional SEND funding.  The appointed candidate will work in collaborationwith external professionals and will be able to support effective parent partnership, providing high quality childcare by promoting the safeguarding and welfare of all of the children in the setting.

For further details and an application pack, please www.rainbowpre-school-biggleswade.co.uk  or contact Karen Keen on 01767 310230 or by e-mail jobs@rainbow-preschool.co.uk

Closing Date:    25 October 2019

Manager – SPLAT Day Nursery & Forest School at Henlow Lakes - 12pm 31 October 2019 +

Salary:        £24,000 - £30,000
hours:         45 hours between 7am-7pm (core hours 8-6). Mondays - Fridays  

We are seeking a strong, caring, experienced, honest and reliable manager to lead our Day Nursery & Forest School and Out of School Clubs.
 
We work with the in the moment planning model and have our own unique application for online tracking and communication with our families, saving you time from hours of paperwork and more time to enjoy with the children.
 
Our nursery has a maximum of 32 children, offering a very intimate, caring workplace for both staff and children. We have a team of 19 staff and two locations at present.
 
We are lucky to have our own private forest, 3 lakes, petting area and parks which allows for us to really explore outdoor learning with our children. A love for the outdoors is a must.
 
Our out of school clubs deliver from Henlow lakes also and one in Stevenage which needs little management.
 
Our company offers an array of training opportunities for you to develop your skills and knowledge.
 
Successful applicants will display a strong desire to support children's development as well as a strong work ethic.
 
Essential experience required:

  • Ofsted Inspection Framework
  • ICT Literate
  • Development Matters
  • Statutory Framework
  • Team Management
  • Change Management
  • Budgets and Accounting
  • Payroll
  • Marketing
  • Bookings
  • The overall day to day running and delivery or a day nursery & Forest School


If you are looking for a new start with a refreshing new approach to childcare, in delightful surroundings this could be the opportunity you are looking for.
 
Level 3 or above in childcare or early years is essential. Degree in childcare, early years or management, leadership or business is ideal.

For further details and an application pack please visit our school website www.splat.ltd or contact Gemma Porterfield on 01462342050 or by e-mail mailmanager@splat.ltd

Closing date:           12pm 31 October 2019
Interview date:          07 November 2019

Manager – SPLAT Day Nursery & Forest School at Henlow Lakes - 10 October 2019 +

Salary:      Competitive salary
Hours:      45 hours between 7am-7pm. Mondays - Fridays  

We are seeking a strong, caring, experienced, honest and reliable manager to lead our Day Nursery & Forest School.

We work with the in the moment planning model and have our own unique application for online tracking and communication with our families, saving you time from hours of paperwork and more time to enjoy with the children.

Our nursery has a maximum of 32 children, offering a very intimate, caring workplace for both staff and children.

We are lucky to have our own private forest, 3 lakes, petting area and parks which allows for us to really explore outdoor learning with our children. A love for the outdoors is a must.

Our company offers an array of training opportunities for you to develop your skills and knowledge.

Successful applicants will display a strong desire to support children's development as well as a strong work ethic.

Essential experience required;

  • Ofsted Inspection Framework
  • ICT Literate
  • Development Matters
  • Statutory Framework
  • Team Management
  • Change Management
  • Budgets and Accounting
  • Payroll
  • Marketing
  • Bookings

The overall day to day running and delivery or a day nursery & Forest School

If you are looking for a new start with a refreshing new approach to childcare, in delightful surroundings this could be the opportunity you are looking for.

Level 3 or above in childcare or early years is essential. Degree in childcare, early years or management, leadership or business is ideal.

For further details and an application pack please email manager@splat.ltd or contact Gemma Porterfield on 01462342050

Closing date:    10 October 2019

Practioner – SPLAT Day Nursery & Forest School at Henlow Lakes - 12pm 31 October 2019+

Salary:      £18,000-£20,500
Hours:       Full-time 35- 45 hours between 7am-7pm (core hours 8-6). Mondays - Fridays  

We are seeking a strong, caring, experienced, honest and reliable practioner to join our Day Nursery & Forest School.
 
We work with the in the moment planning model and have our own unique application for online tracking and communication with our families, saving you time from hours of paperwork and more time to enjoy with the children.
 
Our nursery has a maximum of 32 children, offering a very intimate, caring workplace for both staff and children.
 
We are lucky to have our own private forest, 3 lakes, petting area and parks which allows for us to really explore outdoor learning with our children. A love for the outdoors is a must.
 
Our company offers an array of training opportunities for you to develop your skills and knowledge.
 
Successful applicants will display a strong desire to support children's development as well as a strong work ethic.
 
Essential experience required

  • Ofsted Inspection Framework
  • ICT Literate
  • Development Matters
  • Statutory Framework

If you are looking for a new start with a refreshing new approach to childcare, in delightful surroundings this could be the opportunity you are looking for.
 
Level 2 or above in childcare or early years is essential. 

For further details and an application pack please visit our school website www.splat.ltd or contact Gemma Porterfield on 01462342050 or by e-mail mailmanager@splat.ltd 

Closing date:            31 October 2019

Baby Room - Room Leader -  Full Time Level 3 Practitioner – Little Squirts Pre School - 31 October 2019 +

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

We are expanding and looking for highly qualified staff with passion and enthusiasm for their role.

We are looking for an Enthusiastic Baby Room Leader with lots of Experience.  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 Full Time Baby Room Leader - Level 3 + Practitioner to work in our Baby Room.

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 email vlcrehan@gmail.com or contact Vera Crehan on 07734044318.

closing date:          31 October 2019 or sooner if we find the right person

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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