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Job Vacancies

For application forms, please contact the organisation directly.

These entries are ordered chronologically and updated on a daily  basis.

 

Vacancy

Organisation

Closing Date

Nursery Nurse

The Haven 2000 Nursery and Pre-School

6 October 2016

Supply Early Years Educators

Families First Bedfordshire

16 October 2016

Creche Worker

Families First Bedfordshire

16 October 2016

Children's Worker

Families First Bedfordshire

16 October 2016

Children's Centre Practitioner

Families First Bedfordshire

16 October 2016

Family Support Practitioner

Families First Bedfordshire

16 October 2016

Play Therapist

Families First Bedfordshire

16 October 2016

Special Educational Needs

St Marks Church Pre-School

14 October 2016

Pre-School Assistant

Great Denham Primary

26 Sept 2016

Nursery Practitioner x 2 Inn Farm Private Day Nursery

30 Sept 2016

Pre-School Manager Grasshoppers Pre-School 30 Sept 2016

Area Manager

Dawn Until Dusk new

Manager

Dawn Until Dusk new

Before and After School Club Playworker

Dawn Until Dusk new
Nursery Nurse - Pre-School Room Banana Moon Day Nursery 31 Oct 2016
Pre-School Room Leader Banana Moon Day Nursery 31 Oct 2016
Senior Early Years Educator  Smarteez Neighbourhood Nursery 16 October 2016
Before and After School Club Assistant Pinchmill Pre-School now 21 Oct 2016
Early Years posts at Pilgrims Pilgrims Pre-Prep Current
Part Time-Full Time Nursery Practitioners Assist Education current
Support Worker Vacancies Autism Bedfordshire current
Crèche Volunteers YMCA Bedfordshire on going
Bank staff 

Aristo-Tots Private Nursery, Bedford

current

Volunteer Playworkers

BDCPS, Bedford based

 
Volunteers / Work Experience

Sports Development Team

Bedford Borough Council

current

Bank Staff

Grassroots Day Nursery, NN9

on going
Volunteers

Bedford District Cerebral Palsy Society

 
Family Support Volunteers

FACES (Family and Children’s Early-help Services)

on going

 

Job Title:  Full Time Nursery Nurse

Organisation:  The Haven 2000 Nursery and Pre-School

Qualification Requirement:  Level 2 or 3 essential

Skills / Experience:  Worked with babies desirable

Job Summary:

40 hours per week on a flexible shift system.  Open 49 weeks per year.  Emphasis on team work and staff development.  The Haven is a twice judged Outstanding setting.

Salary:  National Minimum Wage

Closing Date:  6 October 2016

Contact:  Vivien Barker or Maria Riley - 01234 353566

Information provided 29/09/16

 

 

Job Title:  Supply Early Years Educators

Organisation:  Families First Bedfordshire, 28-30 Meadway, Bedford, MK41 9HU

Qualification Requirement:  Level 2 in Children's Care, Learning & Development or equivalent essential; Paediatric First Aid desirable; Safeguarding desirable; Level 3 in Children's Care, Learning & Development or equivalent desirable

Skills / Experience:

  • Experience working with children aged 0-5 essential
  • Experience working with the EYFS, observations and planning essential
  • Ability to build good relationships with children essential
  • Ability to role model positive behaviour and able to promote effective behaviour management essential
  • Ability to prioritise and work under pressure essential
  • Good standard of literacy and numeracy essential
  • Experience of working in an early years setting essential
  • Ability to work flexible hours essential

 

Job Summary:

FfB is embarking on an ambitious journey to engage with the most vulnerable communities in our society.  Part of this will be the launch of our new 'Horizons' service which will support women and their children who have been exposed to domestic abuse, substance misuse or mental ill-health.  We have also just begun delivering on a new five year Children's Centre contract with 'The Early Childhood Partnership' and a number of other local organisations.  In addition, our Nursery is growing in popularity and we have exciting plans on how we will achieve 'Outstanding' at our next Ofsted inspection.  To help support this growth we are looking for Supply Early Years Educators to work on an as and when basis across the organisation to cover holidays, sickness, training, and cover temporary increased staff number needs.

Salary:  £7.38 per hour

Closing Date:  16 October 2016

Contact:  To apply visit our website http://www.gfc.gb.com/ and download the application pack.

If you would like further information or would like to visit us for an informal discussion we are holding open mornings on the 1st and 7th October from 10am.  Alternatively contact HR on hr@familiesfirstbedfordshire.org.uk - 01234 342259 / 341977.

Information provided 26/09/16

 

 

Job Title:  Term Time Creche Worker

Organisation:  Families First Bedfordshire, 28-30 Meadway, Bedford, MK41 9HU

Qualification Requirement:  Level 2 Family Support or Early Years & Childcare essential

Skills / Experience:

  • Some experience with working with children & parents/carers on an individual or group basis essential
  • Experience of working with children under 5 in an Early Years, Children's Centre or School setting essential
  • Understands safeguarding issues and procedures essential
  • Able to communicate effectively with adults and children essential
  • Able to work as part of a team essential
  • Able to maintain accurate records essential
  • Knowledge of the EYFS and Development Matters framework essential
  • Second language desirable
  • Understanding of child development essential
  • Understanding of effects of social economic factors on parenting and child development essential
  • Ability to work flexible hours essential
  • Ability to travel to other Children's Centre sites essential

 

Job Summary:

FfB are embarking on an ambitious journey to engage with the most vulnerable communities in our society.  Part of this will be the launch of our new 'Horizons' service which will support women and their children who have been exposed to domestic abuse, substance misuse or mental ill-health.  We are looking for a crèche worker to work 12.5 hours per week over 5 days, term-time only, to support the Horizons groups.

Salary:  £7.20 per hour

Closing Date:  16 October 2016

Contact:  To apply visit our website http://www.gfc.gb.com/ and download the application pack.

If you would like further information or would like to visit us for an informal discussion we are holding open mornings on the 1st and 7th October from 10am.  Alternatively contact HR on hr@familiesfirstbedfordshire.org.uk - 01234 342259 / 341977.

Information provided 26/09/16

 

 

Job Title:  Children's Worker (Term Time)

Organisation:  Families First Bedfordshire, 28-30 Meadway, Bedford, MK41 9HU

Qualification Requirement:  Level 2 qualification in Family Support or Early Years and Childcare essential; GCSE English and Maths at Grade C or above essential

Skills / Experience:

  • Some experience or working with children and their parents/carers to support their learning and development on an individual or group basis essential
  • Some experience or working with children under 5 years old in an early years, children's centre or school setting essential
  • Understanding of safeguarding issues and procedures essential
  • Able to communicate supportively and constructively with parents/carers and children essential
  • Tactful and discreet essential
  • Able to work in a multi-disciplinary team essential
  • Able to maintain accurate records essential
  • Knowledge of the EYFS and Development Matters framework essential
  • Second language desirable
  • Able to work flexible hours including evenings and the occasional Saturday essential
  • Ability to travel to other Children's Centre sites essential

 

Job Summary:

FfB is embarking on an ambitious journey to engage with the most vulnerable communities in our society.  Part of this will be the launch of our new 'Horizons' service which will support women and their children who have been exposed to domestic abuse, substance misuse or mental ill-health.  The Children's Worker will be working in a crèche environment to provide a safe, stimulating and an inclusive environment for the children.  They will act as a key person to a group of children, plan activities and keep records.  They will also be responsible for the coordination of crèche staff for the Horizons project.  The hours are 12.5 hours per week over 5 days, term-time only.

Salary:  £8.15 per hour

Closing Date:  16 October 2016

Contact:  To apply visit our website http://www.gfc.gb.com/ and download the application pack.

If you would like further information or would like to visit us for an informal discussion we are holding open mornings on the 1st and 7th October from 10am.  Alternatively contact HR on hr@familiesfirstbedfordshire.org.uk - 01234 342259 / 341977.

Information provided 26/09/16

 

 

Job Title:  Full Time Children's Centre Practitioner

Organisation:  Families First Bedfordshire, 28-30 Meadway, Bedford, MK41 9HU

Qualification Requirement:  Level 3 qualification in Family Support or Childcare essential; GCSE English and Maths at grade C or above essential

Skills / Experience:

  • Some experience of working with children and parents/carers on an individual or group basis essential
  • Some experience of working with children under 5 yrs old in an Early Years, Children's Centre or School setting essential
  • Understanding of safeguarding issues and procedures essential
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills essential
  • Tactful and discreet essential
  • Able to work as part of a multidisciplinary team essential
  • Able to maintain accurate records essential
  • Knowledge of the EYFS and Development Matters framework essential
  • Second language desirable
  • Understanding of child development and how children and adults learn essential
  • Understanding of social economic factors on parenting and child development essential
  • Understanding of IT systems and commonly used software packages essential
  • Ability to work flexible hours on a regular basis including evenings and Saturdays essential
  • Ability to travel to other Children's Centre sites essential

 

Job Summary:

FfB has just begun delivering on a new five year Children's Centre contract with 'The Early Childhood Partnership' and a number of other local organisations.  The Children's Centre Practitioner will work with other core staff to support the delivery of high quality services to improve outcomes for young children and families and have a positive impact on their lives.  Support will be in the planning and delivery of the Children's Centre's universal provision by providing quality PEEP Learning Together sessions with the purpose of encouraging engagement in children's learning.  The role will also support crèches, clinics and other front of house services at all delivery sites across Bedford Borough.

Salary:  £16,738

Closing Date:  16 October 2016

Contact:  To apply visit our website http://www.gfc.gb.com/ and download the application pack.

If you would like further information or would like to visit us for an informal discussion we are holding open mornings on the 1st and 7th October from 10am.  Alternatively contact HR on hr@familiesfirstbedfordshire.org.uk - 01234 342259 / 341977.

Information provided 26/09/16

 

 

Job Title:  Full Time Family Support Practitioner

Organisation:  Families First Bedfordshire, 28-30 Meadway, Bedford, MK41 9HU

Qualification Requirement:  Level 3 in Family Support or Childcare essential; counselling skills qualification desirable; evidence of CPD essential; adult learning qualification e.g. PTLLS desirable

Skills / Experience:

  • Experience of delivering planned interventions using evidence based practice essential
  • Experience of working with a range of professionals, external partner agencies and service providers essential
  • Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team essential
  • Record keeping essential
  • Experience of working with families who have complex, multiple needs essential
  • Able to communicate with a broad range of people including adults and children essential
  • Second language desirable
  • Knowledge of EHA framework and safeguarding essential
  • Understanding of effects of social economic factors on parenting and child development essential
  • Can work flexible hours on a regular basis inc. evenings and Saturdays essential
  • Ability to travel to other venues across Bedford Borough essential

 

Job Summary:

FfB has just begun delivering on a new five year Children's Centre contract with 'The Early Childhood Partnership' and a number of other local organisations.  The Family Support Practitioner will work with families with multiple complex needs as part of a multi-disciplinary team.  They will contribute to the provision of high quality family support working closely with partners within the community.  The aim of this role is to assist parents and carers through holistic one to one and group based support in improving their parenting capacity despite exposure to external social-economic factors such as poverty, worklessness and social isolation.

Salary:  £17,891

Closing Date:  16 October 2016

Contact:  To apply visit our website http://www.gfc.gb.com/ and download the application pack.

If you would like further information or would like to visit us for an informal discussion we are holding open mornings on the 1st and 7th October from 10am.  Alternatively contact HR on hr@familiesfirstbedfordshire.org.uk - 01234 342259 / 341977.

Information provided 23/09/16

 

 

Job Title:  Full Time Play Therapist

Organisation:  Families First Bedfordshire, 28-30 Meadway, Bedford, MK41 9HU

Qualification Requirement:  Relevant post graduate qualification in Play Therapy essential; evidence of CPD desirable; registration with a relevant institution such as PTUK or BAPT essential 

Skills / Experience: 

  • Extensive experience of working with children and families in a similar role essential
  • Experience or working with children and families who have complex multiple needs essential
  • Record keeping experience essential
  • Can communicate effectively with children and adults
  • Able to accept and respond to the varying needs of children in a non-judgemental way essential
  • Understanding of the impact of adverse childhood experiences on children and young people essential
  • Understanding of child development from early years through to adolescence essential
  • Ability to travel to other venues across the county essential
  • Ability to work flexible hours when required such as evenings and weekends essential

 

Job Summary:

FfB is embarking on an ambitious journey to engage with the most vulnerable communities in our society.  Part of this will be the launch of our new 'Horizons' service which will support women and their children who have been exposed to domestic abuse, substance misuse or mental ill-health.  The Play Therapist will support up to 36 children per year by providing 12 weekly one to one sessions, predominantly in Bedford Borough schools.

Salary:  Dependent on experience

Closing Date:  16 October 2016

Contact:  To apply visit our website www.gfc.gb.com and download the application pack.

If you would like further information or would like to visit us for an informal discussion we are holding open mornings on the 1st and 7th October.  Alternatively contact HR on hr@familiesfirstbedfordshire.org.uk - 01234 341977.

Information provided 23/09/16

 

 

Job Title:  Special Educational Needs Support

Organisation:  St Marks Church Pre-School, St Marks Church and Community Centre, Calder Rise, Brickhill, Bedford, MK41 7UY

Qualification Requirement:  Level 3 desirable

Skills / Experience:  Worked with a SEN child desirable

Job Summary:

We have an opening to work with a child with Special Educational needs.  He is with us for three afternoons a week and stays until 5.30.  We are looking for someone who has either worked with a child with SEN or would like to use this opportunity to work with a child with SEN.

Closing Date:  14 October 2016

Contact:  Mrs Helen Harpin - 01234 312634

Information provided 20/09/16

 

 

Job Title:  Pre-School Assistant

Organisation:  Great Denham Primary, Greenkeepers Road, Great Denham, Bedford, MK40 4GG

Qualification Requirement:  Level 2 or Level 3 essential

Skills / Experience:  Early Years experience essential

Job Summary:

We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic individual to join our popular pre school working with our 3-4 year olds.  Previous experience of working in an early years setting is required for this post.

Salary:  Level 2 or 3 dependent on experience

Closing Date:  26 September 2016

Contact:  Claire Boyce - 01234 266245

Information provided 16/09/16

 

 

Job Title:  Nursery Practitioners x 2

Organisation:  Inn Farm Private Day Nursery, Knotting Road, Melchbourne, Bedford MK44 1BE

Qualification Requirement:  Level 3 in childcare

Job Summary:

We require 2 full time Level 3 Nursery Practitioners, to join our ‘Outstanding’ rural nursery based in the village of Melchbourne. You must have an excellent knowledge of the EYFS, as well as the ability to work within a team.                                   

As part of this role you will be responsible for key children, updating learning journeys, planning and evaluating age appropriate activities to further children's development.   

All positions are subject to an enhanced DBS check and two satisfactory references.                                                                                                         

Contact:  Joanne Cox, Nursery Manager on 07961 291058 or visit www.innfarmdaynursery.co.uk or enquiries@innfarmdaynursery.co.uk

"At Inn Farm Private Day Nursery we believe in working together to Safeguard children."

Information provided 15/09/2016

 

Job Title:  Pre-School Manager Full Time (Term Time only)

Organisation:  Grasshoppers Pre-School, Upper Dean, Cambridgeshire

Qualification Requirement:  Level 3/4 Early Years Education and Childcare qualification

Job Summary:

A Pre-School Manager is required to join this established pre-school in a countryside location for up to 18 children aged 2-4 years old.  This is an exciting and unique opportunity for someone who is looking to progress their career and take on a Management position within a small, rural setting.  Grasshoppers is governed by a group of volunteer trustees – The Dean Under Fives Committee – and relies on its Manager to oversee and lead day to day operations.  The role is term-time only and would be particularly attractive to those candidates with a pre-school age child, as a free child place is offered alongside the job. Contracted hours are set but can be flexible subject to discussion.

Responsible to: The Dean Under Fives Committee

Responsible for: Grasshopper Staff and Children

Hours: 32 hours per week  (Mon & Tues 8.30am - 4.30pm, Weds & Thurs 8.30 – 2.30pm, Fri – 4-hours admin duties)

Days:  Monday to Friday

Salary/Rate: £8.56 per hour

Start date: Autumn Term 2016

Essential criteria:

·        Level 3/4 early years education and childcare qualification

·        Sound understanding of childcare development from two to five years

·        Proven experience of working with Early Years and an understanding of the EYFS curriculum

·        Experience of line-managing staff

·        Previous experience of managing finances for a childcare setting

·        An understanding of a play-based approach to children’s learning and development

·        Friendly, reliable and passionate about working with children

·        A flexible attitude and ability to work well within a team

·        A current paediatric first aid qualification and food hygiene certificate would be an advantage but not essential

·        Own transport

·        Job offer will be subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS and reference check

Contact:  Caroline Allen or Paula Hall on 07909913627 or 07810861023 email deanunderfives@gmail.com for a full job specification and application form.

Closing Date:  30 September 2016

Information provided 13/09/2016

 

Job Title:  Area Manager Before and After School Club (Term Time)

Organisation:  Dawn Until Dusk Ltd,  Safestore Business Centre, Room A7, Elstow Road, Kempston, Bedford MK42 9QZ

Qualification Requirement:  Childcare Degree essential, Food Hygiene desirable, Paediatric First Aid desirable

Skills/Experience:  Childcare experience essential, Management experience desirable

Job Summary: 

We are currently looking for an Area Manager to provide leadership and direction to managers and staff across Area 2 of Dawn Until Dusk Ltd.’s Before and After School Clubs and be responsible for all holiday clubs, ensuring that high quality childcare is provided at all times.

Please contact us for a job description and more details.

Contact:  Alison Davies on 01234 930505 or email info@kidsdawntildusk.co.uk or visit our website http://www.kidsdawntildusk.co.uk/

 

Job Title:  Manager of a Before and After School Club (Term Time)

Organisation:  Dawn Until Dusk Lakeview, Lakeview Village Hall, School Lane, Wixams, Bedford MK42 6BH

Qualification Requirement:  Level 2 or 3 Childcare desirable

Skills/Experience:  Childcare experience essential, Paediatric First Aid desirable, Food Hygiene desirable, EYFS knowledge desirable

Job Summary: 

Dawn Until Dusk Before & After School Club provides high quality, fun, vibrant child centred and affordable out of school play provision for children in Bedfordshire.  Children's individual needs are taken into account to ensure they are happy and have fun in a safe environment.  We have a committed, enthusiastic and established team in place; however, we are now looking for a Manager to work at our Lakeview Club in Bedford.  Term Time only although there is the possibility of additional hours during school holidays. The roles will involve;

* providing play spaces to capture children's imagination

* communicating with parents/carers

* maintaining good relationships with schools

* forward play planning

* working in partnership with the management team.

For the right candidate we offer the chance to join a motivated team in a fun, relaxed and professional environment, competitive salary, paid holiday, career development and lots of training opportunities.  All posts are covered by the Children Act 1989 and are subject to a satisfactory DBS and reference checks and are not open to anyone on the ISA Barred List.

Salary:  £9.50 per hour

Contact:  Tracy Hutton on 01234 930505 email info@kidsdawntildusk.co.uk or visit our website at www.kidsdawntildusk.co.uk

information provided 9/09/2016

 

Job Title:  Before and After School Playworker (Term Time)

Organisation: Dawn Until Dusk Ltd, Bedford MK42 9QZ

Qualification Requirement:  Level 2 or 3 Childcare desirable

Skills/Experience:  Childcare experience desirable, Paediatric First Aid desirable, Food Hygiene desirable

Job Summary:

Dawn Until Dusk Before & After School Club provides high quality, fun, vibrant child centred and affordable out of school play provision for children in Bedfordshire.  Children's individual needs are taken into account to ensure they are happy and have fun in a safe environment. We have a committed, enthusiastic and established team in place; however, we are now looking for a Playworker to work at several of our clubs in Bedford. Term Time only although there is the possibility of additional hours during school holidays. The roles will involve;

* providing play spaces to capture children's imagination

* communicating with parents/carers

* maintaining good relationships with schools

* forward play planning

* working in partnership with the management team.

For the right candidate we offer the chance to join a motivated team in a fun, relaxed and professional environment, competitive salary, paid holiday, career development and lots of training opportunities. All posts are covered by the Children Act 1989 and are subject to a satisfactory DBS and reference checks and are not open to anyone on the ISA Barred List.

Salary:  from £7.25 per hour

Contact:  Laura on 01234 930505 or email info@kidsdawntildusk.co.uk or visit our website www.kidsdawntildusk.co.uk

 

Job Title:  Nursery Nurse - Pre-School Room

Organisation:  Banana Moon Day Nursery, 132 Bedford Road, Kempston, Bedford MK42 8BQ

Qualification Requirement:  Level 3 or above essential

Job Summary:

The Company

At Banana Moon Day Nursery we focus on creating a loving and caring environment for children, with a strong focus on the views of parents.  Both children and parents truly love our brand, which makes this nursery stand out above the rest.   In order to be the best we need very special people to help us.  We are looking for highly motivated people to join our team, individuals who are full of joy of life and who will be infectious with their enthusiasm for what we are trying to achieve.

The Role

A superb opportunity has arisen for a Nursery Nurse in our settings.  We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and motivated individual who can bring unique skills and innovation to our nursery.  The duties of a Nursery Nurse will include: Assisting

the Nursery team in providing high quality childcare;  Providing inspiration to nursery children through exciting activities in all areas of learning whilst incorporating EYFS;  Maintaining a safe, secure and caring environment;  Excellent organizational skills with the ability to work deadlines;  Excellent communication skills with professional conducts;  SEN experience would be an advantage but not necessary .

The Candidate

The key attributes of a Nursery Nurse include:  Being qualified at NVQ level 3 or equivalent in childcare;  Excellent career opportunities for the right candidates. 

Banana Moon is committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment.  All appointees must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including references with past employers and a check with the disclosure and baring service (DBS) (formerly CRB).

Job Type:  Full-time

Salary:  Negotiable

Closing Date:   31 October 2016

Contact:  Zoe Jeffery on 01234 855492 or visit our website www.bananamoon-kempston.co.uk to download an application form.

Information provided 8/09/2016

 

Job Title:  Pre-School Room Leader

Organisation:  Banana Moon Day Nursery, 132 Bedford Road, Kempton, Bedford MK42 8BQ

Qualification Requirement:  Level 3 or above essential

Job Summary:

The Company as above

The Role

A superb opportunity has arisen for a Room Leader in our Pre-School room.  We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and motivated individual who can bring unique skills and innovation to our nursery.

The duties of a Pre-School Room Leader will include:  Leading a team:  Assisting the Nursery team in providing high quality childcare;  Providing inspiration to nursery children through exciting activities in all areas of learning whilst incorporating EYFS; Maintaining a safe, secure and caring environment;  Excellent organizational skills with the ability to work deadlines; Excellent communication skills with professional conducts; SEN experience would be an advantage but not necessary;  Delegating where needed.

The Candidate

The key attributes of a Pre-School Room Leader include:  Being qualified at NVQ level 3 or equivalent in childcare.  Excellent career opportunities for the right candidates. 

Banana Moon is committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment.  All appointees must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including references with past employers and a check with the disclosure and baring service (DBS) (formerly CRB).

Job Type:  Full time

Salary:  Negotiable

Closing Date:  31 October 2016

Contact:  Zoe Jeffery on 01234 855492 or visit our website at www.bananamoon-kempston.co.uk to download an application form

Information provided 08/09/2016

 

Job Title:  Senior Early Years Educator

Organisation:  Smarteez Neighbourhood Nursery, 30 Meadway, Bedford MK41 9HU

Employment Type:  Term time only, 40 hours per week

Job Summary: 

Are you an experienced Nursery Assistant looking for your next step up?  We are looking for someone with enthusiasm and initiative to oversee a team looking after nursery age children.  We can offer you excellent training, paid family days and the opportunity for you to implement your own ideas. If this sounds like a breath of fresh air for further details and an application pack see http://www.familiesfirstbedfordshire.org.uk/ or contact HR: hr@familiesfirstbedfordshire.org.uk | 01234 342259

Salary:  £16,738 (FTE)

Closing Date:  16 October 2016

Contact:  For further details and an application pack see http://www.familiesfirstbedfordshire.org.uk/

or contact HR: 01234 342259 or hr@familiesfirstbedfordshire.org.uk.  If you would like further information or to visit us for an informal discussion we are holding open mornings at Goldington Family Centre on the 1st and 7th October from 10.00am. 

Information provided updated 27/09/2016

 

 

Job Title:  Before and After School Club Assistant

Organisation:  Pinchmill Pre-School, The Old Road, Felmersham, Beds MK43 7JD

Qualification Required:   Current/relevant Level 3 or equivalent essential

Skills/Experience:  Experience of working with children in a childcare or school setting essential

Job Summary: 

Pinchmill Pre-School are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and dynamic before and after school club assistant to join their team in September 2016. The ideal candidate will have previous experience of working with children in a childcare or school setting.

The role will include providing play spaces to capture the children’s imagination, communicating with parents/carers, forward play planning, serving healthy snacks, working in partnership with the management team.  Hours are 22.5 per week, term time only.

We are a thriving, happy Pre-School and are committed to the wellbeing of our children and staff.

We operate a ‘safer recruitment’ policy and all positions are subject to a DBS check prior to starting.

Closing Date:  21 October 2016

Contact:  For further details or an application pack please contact Mrs Jemma Skinner on 01234 781770 or email admin@pinchmillpreschool.co.uk or visit www.pinchmillpreschool.co.uk

Information provided: updated 09/09/2016

 

Job Title:  Nursery Nurses, full time

Organisation:  Kiddi Caru Nursery, Bedford

Qualification Level:  Level 3 in Childcare, Learning and Development essential

Skills:  A high standard of childcare is essential, and currently working in a nursery environment.  Good communications both verbally and written and to be a good team player.

Salary:  £6.70 per hour for a 40 hour week, Monday to Friday

Contact:  Sue Blofeld on 01256 469236 or email sue.blofeld@childcare.uk.com

Information provided  16/06/2016

 

Job Title:  Playworker

Organisation:  Dawn Until Dusk Ltd, Lakeview School, Wixams, Bedford MK42 6BH

Qualifications Required: Paediatric First Aid - Desirable ; Level 2 or 3 in Childcare - Desirable

Employment Type:  Term Time

Skills/Experience: EYFS and Playwork Knowledge - Desirable ; Safeguarding knowledge - Desirable ; Basic Food Hygiene Certificate - Desirable

Job Summary:  

Dawn Until Dusk Before & After School Club provides high quality, fun, vibrant child centred and affordable out of school play provision for children in Bedfordshire. Children's individual needs are taken into account to ensure they are happy and have fun in a safe environment. We have a committed, enthusiastic and established team in place; however, we are now looking

for a Playworker to work at our Lakeview club in Bedford. Term Time only although there is the possibility of additional hours during school holidays. The roles will involve; * providing play spaces to capture children's imagination * communicating with parents/carers * maintaining good relationships with schools * forward play planning * working in partnership with the management team. For the right candidate we offer the chance to join a motivated team in a fun, relaxed & professional environment, competitive salary, paid holiday, career development and lots of training opportunities. All posts are covered by the Children Act 1989 and are subject to a satisfactory DBS and reference checks and are not open to anyone on the ISA Barred List.

ww.kidsdawntildusk.co.uk

Salary:  Starting £7.25.

Closing Date: Current

Contact:  Laura on 01234 930505.

Information provided 13/06/2016

 

Job Title:  Playworker

Organisation: Dawn Until Dusk Ltd at Kings Oak Primary School, Oak Road, Bedford MK42 0HH

Employment Type:  Full Time

Qualifications Required:  Childcare - Desirable

Paediatric First Aid - Desirable

Skills/Experience:  Safeguarding Knowledge - Desirable

EYFS and Playwork Knowledge - Desirable

Job summary:

Dawn Until Dusk Before & After School Club provides high quality, fun, vibrant child centred and affordable out of school play provision for children in Bedfordshire. Children's individual needs are taken into account to ensure they are happy and have fun in a safe environment. We have a committed, enthusiastic and established team in place; however, we are now looking

for a Playworker to work at our Kings Oak club in Bedford. Term Time only although there is the possibility

of additional hours during school holidays. The roles will involve;

* providing play spaces to capture children's imagination

* communicating with parents/carers

* maintaining good relationships with schools

* forward play planning

* working in partnership with the management team.

For the right candidate we offer the chance to join a motivated team in a fun, relaxed & professional

environment, competitive salary, paid holiday, career development and lots of training opportunities. All posts are covered by the Children Act 1989 and are subject to a satisfactory DBS and reference checks and are not open to anyone on the ISA Barred List.

ww.kidsdawntildusk.co.uk

Salary/Wage: £7.25 starting

Closing Date: Current

Contact:  Laura on 01234 930505

Information provided 17/05/2016

 

 

Job Title:  Early Years Practitioners, Early Years Learning Support (with BSL), Breakfast/Lunch/Tea Assistants

Further details can be found on our website www.pilgrim-school.info

All posts are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Contact:  Pilgrims School, The Harpur Trust Pre-Prep, Brickhill Drive, Bedford MK41 7QZ 

Tel:  01234 369555

Information provided 19/01/2016

 

Job Title:  Part Time-Full Time Nursery Practitioners

Organisation:  Assist Education

Qualification Level:  Unqualified – BA in Early Years

Skills:

  •   Previous childcare experience (paid or voluntary) is highly desirable
  •   Naturally nurturing, energetic, enthusiastic and passionate about providing quality childcare
  •   A great team player with excellent spoken communication skills
  •   Ability to work at short notice, between 8.30 am and 5.30pm, at least two days each week

 

Details:  We are expanding our pool of supply/bank practitioners who work across a number of early years settings in the Bedford area.  If you would like a job with flexible working hours which provides variety, spontaneity and lots of fun, we want to hear from you!

We also have a number of permanent opportunities, at all levels, within some great local settings – please visit our website http://www.education.assist.co.uk/ for lots of current vacancies. 

Assist Education is committed to safeguarding the welfare of all children and as part of our recruitment process candidates will be required to provide satisfactory references and an enhanced DBS check.

Salary:  up to £12 per hour

Contact:  Claire, Early Years Specialist: please email clairerichardson@assist-education.co.uk or call 01582 434378 or

07966 459407

Information updated 26/11/2015

 

Job Title:  Support Worker Vacancies

Organisation:  Autism Bedfordshire

Qualification Level:  NVQ Level 2/3 or equivalent in Health, Education or Social Care and experience in managing challenging behaviours is essential.

Details:  We are looking for motivated and enthusiastic team players to provide 1:1 support for children and young people with Autism Spectrum Conditions and Asperger Syndrome attending our Bedford LOAF group at Great Denham Primary School, Saturday morning fortnightly during term time.

Key aspects of the role include:  assisting in setting up safe areas for activities; promoting social and and communication development and support children; access and engage with different activities.

Salary:  £7.50 p/hr inclusive of holiday entitlement

Contact:   www.autismbeds.org to down load an application pack or call Liz McTernan on 01234 214871

information provided 17/09/15

 

Job title:  Crèche Volunteers

Organisation:  YMCA Bedfordshire

Skills/ Qualifications:  Volunteers need to be interested in childcare and working with children, childcare qualification desirable.

Details:   YMCA Bedfordshire delivers Family Learning courses in schools and children centres in Bedford Borough and Central Bedfordshire.  Volunteers will be required to look after children and play with them alongside the session leaders.  Creche is in the same or a nearby room where parents are attending the course.  Course session is about 2 hours each week.  Ideally, volunteers need to commit for the whole length of the course (5 to 11 weeks).

Volunteers need to undergo an enhanced DBS check (fund by YMCA Bedfordshire).  Support, advice and training is available throughout the volunteering.

We do our best to welcome, look after and make the most of the volunteer’s experience.  Please come along and try volunteering with YMCA Bedfordshire!

Contact: For more information contact Chiara Santamaria on 01234 264104 or email chiara.santamaria@ymcabedfordshire.org

information provided 02/09/2015

 

Job Title:  Paid Support Worker & Voluntary Assistant Support Worker Positions

Organisation:  Autism Bedfordshire

Qualification: Relevant experience and qualifications are required for paid positions.

Details:  Do you want to gain valuable work experience for your future career?

Are you interested in making a positive contribution locally?

We are looking for motivated and enthusiastic team players to join the Autism Bedfordshire team at various locations across Bedfordshire. Successful applicants will provide support for children and young people with autism and Asperger’s Syndrome.  We need staff at our term-time Saturday morning family support groups and our Summer Activity Scheme. Paid Support Workers will need to have relevant experience and qualifications. We provide uniform, full training, references and fantastic experiences for all.  As these vacancies are subject to safer recruitment processes, we will need to conduct an interview and an induction process including DBS and suitability checks are required for all applicants.

Contact: Please visit www.autismbeds.org for more details and to download an application form

Information provided updated 17/09/15


Job Title:  Bank staff 
Organisation:  Aristo-Tots Private Nursery
Qualification:  Level 2 or Level 3 in Child Care
Skills:  Experience and knowledge in child care, first aid and safeguarding.
Details:   We are looking for an enthusiastic, friendly and professional team player to work flexible hours on a day to day basis in either of our age groups,  in our home away from home environment, working alongside the EYFS.
Contact:  Edith Reintges-Morgan (Nursery Manager) 01234 360500
Information provided updated 03/09/2015

Job Title:  Supported Child Contact Volunteers

Organisation:  Goldington Family Centre, 30 Meadway, Bedford

Qualification: Relevant Level 3 qualification

Skills: Volunteers should have experience of direct work with families and safeguarding children knowledge. It would also be helpful for applicants to have; experience of working across related agencies, knowledge of family law,  experience of contributing towards planning interventions and have experience of writing professional or official documents/reports.

Details:  Our GfC Child Contact Centre is a safe, friendly and neutral place where children of separated families can spend time with one or both parents, and sometimes other family members. Due to the continued expansion of the service, GfC are looking for volunteers to assist with Saturday Child Contact sessions. As a Supported Child Contact Volunteer you should be cheerful, assertive, reassuring, able to understand issues that affect separating families, able to build relationships whilst remaining impartial, able to deal with difficult situations and parents under stress, prepared to work as part of a team, and prepared to attend and participate in any training for the role. If you feel that you fit the description and would like to volunteer within this valuable service, please download and complete the application on our website http://www.gfc.gb.com/.

Contact Name: Julie Smith Contact Tel. No: 01234 342259

Information provided  updated 17/09/15

 

Job Title:  Volunteer Playworkers

Organisation:  BDCPS (based at Ridgeway School in Bedford for the summer playscheme)

Qualification: None needed, training given

Skills:  Some experience of working to children would be desirable or a willingness to learn.

Details: Temporary Summer Playscheme positions assisting children with disabilities access play and leisure opportunities.  Scheme to run 20 July to 14 August 2015 applicants are welcome to apply for as many dates are they are able to offer support.

Contact: hannah@bdcps.org.uk​

Information provided  updated 17/09/15

 

Job Role: Various Posts

Organisation: Dawn Until Dusk Before & After School Club

Details:  Dawn Until Dusk Before & After School Club provides high quality, fun, vibrant child centred and affordable out of school play provision for children in Bedfordshire.  Children's individual needs are taken into account to ensure they are happy and have fun in a safe environment.  We have a committed, enthusiastic and established team in place; however, due to expansion we are now  looking for new positions at various locations around Bedford.  Term Time only although there is the possibility of additional hours during school holidays.

The roles will involve;

* providing play spaces to capture children's imagination

* communicating with parents/carers

* maintaining good relationships with schools

* forward play planning

* working in partnership with the management team.

For the right candidate we offer the chance to join a motivated team in a fun, relaxed & professional environment, competitive salary, paid holiday, career development and lots of training opportunities. All posts are covered by the Children Act 1989 and are subject to a satisfactory DBS and reference checks and are not open to anyone on the ISA Barred List.

Contact:    Alison Davies on 07913 352568 or email  alison@kidsdawntildusk.co.uk 

or visit our website www.kidsdawntildusk.co.uk

Information provided update 17/09/15

 

 

Job Title:  Volunteers / Work Experience

Organisation: Sports Development Team

Qualification: N/A

Skills:

·  Must be able to demonstrate an interest and passion for sport and physical activity

·  To demonstrate good communication skills with sporting community groups, agencies and staff with the ability to present ideas clearly to local delivery partners

·  Must be able to demonstrate a high degree of self-motivation and the ability to motivate others

· Must demonstrate some understanding of the importance of sport and physical activity to the community

· Must be able to demonstrate the ability to plan, manage and organise a large sporting event or programme in partnership with a range of partners.

·  To demonstrate an ability for creativity and flexibility within a working environment

·  To demonstrate the ability to work within a team environment

Details:   

· To assist sports development staff and coaches in running physical activity / sports programmes/projects for young people at a range of venues within the Bedford Borough.

· To work closely with the sports development team to marshal / register participants at sports / programme events.      

· To assist sports development staff in the setting up of equipment / infrastructure for sports programmes.

· To support coaches and other sports development staff with regular activity clubs for adults / young people with disabilities.

· To support the administration, delivery and publicity for a variety of sports development projects.

· To carry out all duties with full regard to Bedford Borough Council’s Corporate Plan, Strategic Plan and Sports Development Plan, and compliant with the Council’s Equality and Diversity Policy, Health and Safety Policy and confidentiality and data protection requirements.

·  To undertake such other duties appropriate to the grade and character of work as may reasonably be required by the Leisure & Sports Development department, as directed by the Principal Sports Development Officer 

· Hours will vary according to the event or programme you volunteer on.  There will be opportunities all year round with some unsociable hours, working around the volunteer's personal commitments

Contact:  sportvolunteer@bedford.gov.uk for further information and an application form.

Information provided 03/09/2015

 

Job Title:  Bank Staff

Organisation:  Grassroots Day Nursery, nr Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, NN9 6BE

Qualification:  Level 2 or 3

Skills:  We are looking for caring and energetic Nursery Nurses to join our list of Bank Staff.  We are based on a farm so wellies and mud are an everyday must

Details:  Hours between 8 am - 6 pm when required, sometimes with short notice also holiday cover.

Salary:  Exceeds National minimum wage

Contact:  Gaynor Dicks on 01933 626547 or email  gaynor@grassrootshargrave.com

Information provided 03/09/2015

 

Job Title:  Volunteers

Organisation:  BDCPS
Skills:  Childcare experience desirable
Details:  Volunteers sought to support young people with disabilities access play and leisure opportunities throughout the year.
Contact:  Hannah 01234 351759 hannah@bdcps.org.uk

Information provided 03/09/2015

 

Job Title:  Family Support Volunteers (Parent or Parenting experience desirable)

Organisation:  FACES (Family and Children’s Early-help Services)

Details:  Being a parent or having parenting experience is desirable however if you can demonstrate a commitment to working with families and / or children as a career choice we would also like to hear from you. FACES provides practical and emotional help to families with complex issues and living in the Bedford area.

We have an on-going waiting list of families in need of regular support. The criteria for being a FACES volunteer is to be able to attend an 8 session training course, be able to offer a commitment of at least 3 hours visiting a week, attendance at regular 6 weekly one to on supervision and the ability to complete and submit diary sheets. . In return you will receive out of pocket expenses, on-going support and supervision and a choice of development. We are particularly looking to increase the diversity of our team and welcome volunteers from a wide range of backgrounds. 

Call for details of the next free training courses which run throughout the year in Bedford during school hours or evenings

Contact:  FACES  (Tel: 01234 270601)   or e-mail admin@facesbedford.org  or visit  http://www.facesbedford.org/  for further details

Information updated 03/09/2015

 

 

Voluntary Organisations looking for Volunteers

Voluntary work is a great way to get started in a new career.  You can gain experience and new skills.  All staff and volunteers will be expected to have a full DBS prior to starting volunteering with children or young people.

Please contact the organisations directly for further information.

 

Voluntary Organisations

Roles

Contact

Autism Bedfordshire

Volunteer Staff

01234 350704 or email enquiries@autismbeds.org

Autism Bedfordshire

Holiday Playscheme Volunteers

01234 350704 or email enquiries@autismbeds.org

Sports Development Team - Bedford Borough

Sports Volunteer / Work Experience

Email - sportvolunteer@Bedford.gov.uk

Bedfordshire and District Cerebral Palsy Society

Holiday Playscheme Keyworker

Hannah - 01234 351759 or email Hannah@bdcps.org.uk

Do-It Website

Local Volunteering Opportunities

Web - https://do-it.org/

FACES

Family Support Volunteers

01234 270601 or email admin@facesbedford.org

Volunteer Centre Bedford

Local Volunteering Opportunities

01234 213100 or email volunteercentre@yourcvs.org

YMCA Bedfordshire

Volunteer Staff for Creches

01234 264104 or email Julie Price - Julie@ymcabedfordshire.org.uk or Chiara Santamaria - Chiara.santamaria@ymcabedfordshire.org.uk