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Bedford Borough is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Employers will arrange to have an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check (formerly known as a CRB check) on all staff and volunteers.

 

Job Vacancies -  to advertise your vacancy please contact us for an advertising form.

For application forms, please call the organisation directly.

For management and deputy positions, candidates will be expected to have recent training on EYFS.

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

 

Job title:  Home Support Worker - children with disabilities

Organisation:  Care Forum (MK) Ltd - Aspley Guise.

Skills/ Qualifications:  Applicants require a minimum of 3 GCSE's A-C grade to include English and preferably a qualification in childcare, social work or health.

Details:   Part-time Home Support Workers needed for children with disabilities in the MK, Dunstable and Bedford areas.

Enthusiastic, reliable staff needed to support children with disabilities in their own home or in the community, mostly during evenings, weekends and school holidays. This will include personal care, teaching independence and social skills and accessing fun activities whilst parents get a break. A minimum 6 months caring experience in work or voluntary settings preferably with children with disabilities or autism is required.  Use of a car, clean licence and business use insurance essential.  You must be physically able to work actively with children.

Applications welcome from current students, ideally from care, teaching or medical courses.

Wages: £6.66 to £8.80 per hour depending on experience and qualifications plus annual leave, bonuses and mileage.

Contact: For more information and an application pack call 01908584136 or email

 kerry@careforum.co.uk   Care Forum (MK) Ltd, 112, West Hill Aspley Guise, Beds, MK17 8DX

Information updated 25/11/2014

 

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@kidsdawntildusk.co.uk or call Alison Davies on 07913 352568. Visit our website http://www.kidsdawntildusk.co.uk/

Information Provided 19/11/14

 

Job Vacancy: P/T Pre-school/Out of School Assistant

Details: Turvey Pre-School

Qualification: Level 2 

Details: We currently have a vacancy for an assistant (minimum Level 2 qualified) to work as part of our small team, providing high quality early years care and learning in our pre-school, and quality play opportunities and care in our out of school clubs.  We are looking for someone who is motivated, enthusiastic and caring to join our dedicated team and share our ethos.  This post is term-time only + 2 weeks summer holiday club.

Turvey Pre-School is a voluntary run group and a registered charity. A committee of parents looks after the management and administration of its affairs whilst the care and learning of the children is the responsibility of our experienced team of staff. The day-to-day running of the pre-school is overseen by the leader and her deputy.  The Pre-school is registered with Ofsted and Bedford Borough Council and is a member of the Pre-School Learning Alliance.

We operate a Safer Recruitment policy and are committed to safeguarding children.  All posts are subject to enhanced DBS checks and references being taken up with previous employers.

Closing date:  Friday 12 December 2014

Contact Rebecca Corns at Turvey Pre-school for more information and an application pack. Tel 01234 888970  email: admin@turveypreschool.org.uk  http://www.turveypreschool.org.uk/

Information Provided 19/11/14

 

Job Title:  Supply/bank staff (qualified to Level 2/3 in early years)

Organisation:  Hanslope Park Day Nursery, Hanslope , MK19 7BH

Qualification: Level 2/ 3  in early years is essential

Details:  Hanslope Park Day Nursery is seeking to appoint passionate, nurturing and inspiring nursery practitioners, on a supply/bank basis, to compliment and enhance the existing team.  We are seeking experienced  and qualified practitioners with a good knowledge and understanding of the EYFS and who can help to deliver high standards of care throughout the nursery, on an ad-hoc basis when our permanent nursery staff are absent. The ideal candidates will be flexible and reliable, with lots of initiative, enthusiasm and energy.  Candidates must be able to work between the hours of 7.45am-5.30pm weekdays, and be available to work at short notice.  Due to the location of our setting, candidates must be able to drive and have access to a car. 

All positions are subject to successful pre employment vetting, including a DBS check.  All candidates are expected to share the nursery's commitment to safeguarding children. 

Salary:  starting from £6.50/hour, dependant on experience and qualifications.  Free uniform is provided for all nursery staff.  Free training will be offered to successful candidates, including safeguarding children, health and safety and basic food hygiene.

Contact: For more information or to request an application pack please contact the Nursery Manager, Claire Richardson on hansparknursery@yahoo.co.uk

Information provided 19/11/2014

 

Job Title:  Domestic Abuse Practitioner

Organisation:  FACES

Qualification: Minimum Level 3 in a related field

Skills: Experience of working with families/domestic abuse. Experience with supervising volunteers.

Details:  Full Time £21,067 (njc point 22-25) Funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund

Closing date: 12th December 2014

Contact:  admin@facesbedford.org – 01234 270601

Information provided 19/11/2014

 

Job Title:  Early Years Lead Practitioner (40 hours)
Qualifications:  Level 3 + with extensive early years’ experience
Organisation:  Little Fishes Nursery, Bromham
Details: This is an exciting new role for an experienced Level 3+ practitioner who is looking for career development and progression. We are looking to increase our senior management team and this new role will reflect the experience and expertise that the successful applicant has. They will work closely with our manager and owner to deliver a first class nursery and playwork experience for our families. We are looking for someone who has a thorough knowledge of the new EYFS and has shown commitment to on-going CPD throughout their career to date. Further training and support with be offered for the right applicant. Visits to our setting to talk about this exciting new role are welcome by prior arrangement.
Salary: To be negotiated to reflect the increased responsibilities that this post will hold.
Contact: Little Fishes 01234 825152 or email manager@littlefishes-bromham.co.uk
Information provided 13/11/2014

 

Job Title:  Holiday Scheme Play Leader
Qualifications:  Level 3 with extensive Playwork experience
Organisation:  Little Fishes Nursery, Bromham
Details: Due to increasing numbers we are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced  Playleader to manage our very popular holiday play scheme at a woodland site in Bromham.  Applicants should have Safeguarding and First Aid training and experience of working with children in a play setting developing exciting and interesting out of school activities. This could be a holiday time only appointment for the right applicant.
Contact: Little Fishes 01234 825152 or email manager@littlefishes-bromham.co.uk
Information provided 13/11/2014

 

Job Title:  Nursery cook/ early years assistant
Qualifications:  Level 1 or 2
Organisation:  Little Fishes Nursery, Bromham
Details: Due to increasing numbers we are looking for an enthusiastic cook/early years assistant who would be able to cover the lunch time sessions. Hours are flexible between 8 – 2 and may be suitable for a Level 2 trainee wishing to progress into the early years sector. Ideally candidates should have Level 2 Food Hygiene as a minimum. Visits to our setting to talk about this exciting new role are welcome by prior arrangement.
Contact: Little Fishes 01234 825152 or email manager@littlefishes-bromham.co.uk
Information provided 13/11/2014

 

Job Title:  Bank Staff

Qualifications:  Level 2/ Level 3

Organisation:  Little Fishes Nursery, Bromham

Details: We are looking for qualified, enthusiastic people to join the bank staff team of a small friendly nursery.  Applicants should have Safeguarding, First Aid and some knowledge of the new Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum.  Visit to our setting welcome by prior arrangement.  Hours would be as and when required in the first instance.

Contact: Little Fishes 01234 825152 or email manager@littlefishes-bromham.co.uk

Information provided 13/11/2014

 

Job Title:  Nursery Nurse

Qualifications:  Level 3 essential

Organisation:  Little Fishes Nursery, Bromham

Details:  Due to increasing numbers we are looking for a qualified, enthusiastic person to join our professional team of in a small, friendly nursery.  Applicants should have Safeguarding  and First Aid training and experience of the new Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum.

Contact: Little Fishes 01234 825152 or email manager@littlefishes-bromham.co.uk

Information provided 13/11/2014

 

Job Title:  Cleaner

Organisation:  Little Fishes Nursery, Bromham

Details:  Due to increasing numbers we are looking for an enthusiastic person to join our team in our small, friendly nursery.  Ideally applicants should have previous experience of cleaning, The successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS as will all of our staff and volunteers.

Contact: Little Fishes 01234 825152 or email manager@littlefishes-bromham.co.uk

Information provided 13/11/2014

 

 

Job Title:  Full time Baby Room Manager

Organisation:  Busy Bees Nursery, Bedford Elstow

Details: This exciting and challenging position has become available in our nursery. Candidates will have level 3 NVQ or equivalent, must have strong organisational skills and be able to confidently lead a team. The position is for 40hrs on a rota basis

Closing Date: 28.11.2014

Contact:  Applications should be emailed to: bedford.elstow@busybees.com  Sara Vobe (Nursery Manager) 01234 330220

Information provided  11/11/2014

 

Job Title:  Family Practitioner Grade 1

Organisation:  4Children, Cauldwell Children’s Centre, Cherry Tree, Bedford.

Details: We are looking for a high quality Family Practitioner to work in our Children’s Centres across Bedford.  You will be working directly with children and families across these areas.  35 hours per week, maternity cover.  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.

Salary: £15,883.00

Closing Date: 27th November 2014

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

Please send applications to: Recruitment Administration, Minerva Centre, Burnham Road, Mundon, Maldon, Essex CM9 6NP. Telephone: 01621 827 105

Information provided  11/11/2014

 

Job Title:  Nursery Nurse

Qualifications:  Level 2

Organisation:  Little Fishes Nursery Bromham

Details: We are looking for a qualified, enthusiastic person to join our professional team of a small friendly nursery.  Applicants should have Safeguarding, First Aid and some knowledge of the new Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum.

Contact: Little fishes 01234 825152 or email manager@littlefishes-bromham.co.uk

Information provided 07/11/2014

 

Job Title:  P/T Permanent Experienced Deputy Manager to start from 2nd Dec

Organisation:  The Warren Nursery

Qualification: NVQ 3 or equivalent, EYFS & safeguarding experience

Skills: Good team leader and able to get on with other members of staff.  To be friendly, organised and able to work on own initiative.

Details:  30 hours per week over 5 afternoons, to work with all age groups initially to gain a good broad understanding of the rooms.  To support our nursery manager and cover her when necessary.

Salary: £7.50 p.h

Contact:  Tracey on 01234 888833

Information provided 1/11/14

 

Job Title:  2 x Temporary Nursery Nurses

Organisation:  The Warren Nursery, Turvey

Qualification: NVQ3 or equivalent. Must have knowledge of the EYFS.  First Aid desirable & Safeguarding .

Details: 2 x Temporary Nursery Nurses one am & one pm to cover maternity 30 hours per week each. Could lead to permanent position and bank hours before start date.

Start date: Feb 2015

Salary: Salary negotiable depending on experience.

Contact:  Tracey on 01234 888833

Information provided 1/11/14

 

Job Title:  Bank staff with immediate start.

Organisation:  The Warren Nursery, Turvey

Qualification: NVQ3 or equivalent. Must have knowledge of the EYFS.  First Aid desirable & Safeguarding .

Details: Bank staff sought – as and when required

Salary: Salary negotiable depending on experience.

Contact:  Tracey on 01234 888833

Information provided 1/11/14

 

Job Title:  Preschool Assistant

Organisation:  Pulloxhill Preschool

Qualification: Level 3 childcare

Skills: Childcare experience

Details:  We are looking for a new team member to help support and enhance the children's learning. A working knowledge of EYFS and relevant legislation essential. 10 hours per week and to cover staff training and sickness. Current First Aid desirable. DBS will be completed by employer if not held.  We need an experienced person to join our team. To work part time hours during term time. An immediate start available.

Contact:  Claire Burgess 01525720426 or pulloxhillplaygroup@yahoo.com

Information provided 1/11/14

 

Job Title:  “Outstanding” Early Years Educators (full and part-time hours)

Organisation:  Toybox Great Denham, 90 Saxon Way, Great Denham, Bedford,

Qualifications: NVQ Level 2 up to Graduate (Level 6) / or EYP/EYT

Details: By June 2015 we will have 6 Early Years Teachers in one setting. We have set the benchmark for childcare both regionally and nationally – we are shortlisted to the last five for Individual Nursery of the Year at the NMT awards at the end of November. By Christmas 2014 we will be almost at 100% child occupancy but need two further full time equivalent staff to ensure we deliver our outstanding reputation every day.

 

To work for Toybox you will of course be:

  •  a very well qualified early years educator – see above
  • reliable, enthusiastic, lively, flexible and able to work as part of our busy team. 
  • able to demonstrate a full working knowledge of EYFS alongside good knowledge of Safe Guarding, Observation and Assessment preferably holding certificates in Food Hygiene and First Aid.
  • passionate about working at an outstanding nursery and able to explain how you can make a difference every day to the children you will care for.

 

To attract you Toybox will:

  • ·offer you a performance based pay scale ensuring the best staff at any level of qualification and experience can earn as much as the management team if they perform by earning a bonus of up to £1.80 per hour above the relevant minimum wage.
  •  ensure your CPD allows you to work at the levels required to benefit from the pay scales.
  • ·continue to be an excellent place to work and will hold quarterly performance reviews of both the staff and our nursery.

 

To take advantage of this extraordinary opportunity act today and contact:

The Management Team on 01234 860500 for an initial conversation and then all applicants please email your CV to Management@toyboxdenham.co.uk . For further details of our nursery please go to: http://www.toyboxdenham.co.uk/

Information provided  13/11/2014

 

Job Title:  Voluntary & Paid Positions Available Now

Organisation:  Autism Bedfordshire

Qualification: Relevant experience and qualifications 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. Successful applicants will provide support for children and young people with Autism Spectrum Conditions and Asperger syndrome who attend our Saturday morning family support groups in Bedford and

Biggleswade.

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 http://www.autismbeds.org/ for more details and to download an application form.

Information provided  1/10/2014

 

 

Job Title:  Supply staff (qualified to Level 2/3 in early years)

Organisation:  Hanslope Park Day Nursery, Hanslope , MK19 7BH

Qualification: Level 2/ 3 essential

Details:  Hanslope Park Day Nursery is seeking to appoint passionate, nurturing and inspiring nursery practitioners, on a supply basis, to compliment and enhance the existing team.  We are seeking qualified and experienced practitioners with a good knowledge and understanding of the EYFS and who can help to deliver high standards of care, on an ad-hoc basis when permanent nursery staff are absent. The ideal candidates will be flexible and reliable with lots of initiative, enthusiasm and energy, and available at short notice.  All positions are subject to successful pre employment vetting, including a DBS check. All candidates are expected to share the nursery's commitment to safeguarding children. 

Salary:  starting from £6.50/hour, dependant on qualifications

Contact: For more information or to request an application pack please contact the Nursery Manager, Claire Richardson on hansparknursery@yahoo.co.uk

Information provided  30/09/2014

 

Job Title:  Cook (Part Time 9.00am-2.00pm)

Organisation:  Jumping Jacks Childcare Ltd

Skills:  Jumping Jacks Childcare Ltd is looking for a motivated, enthusiastic and highly organised cook with a passion for ‘Home Cooked’ Food. The candidate should have a good understanding of Food Nutrition and Food Hygiene.

Details:  The job role involves the preparing of quality food, with a strong attention to detail through ensuring high standards of food preparation, cleanliness, and keeping our kitchen immaculate is vital. An adherence to all Health and Safety legislation and completing necessary checks where needed are essential. In addition they are responsible for stock control. The hours of work are 9.00am-2.00pm Mon-Fri.

Pay:  We operate a performance based pay scale ensuring a competitive pay scale that reflects individual abilities.

Contact:  Sarah Tamburrini or Kate Gaylor 01234 354960 or sarahmaycock42@gmail.com

Information provided  22/09/2014

 

Job Title: Nursery Nurse Practitioners (Full Time)

Organisation: Jumping Jacks Childcare Ltd

Qualification: Minimum Level 2 or 3 Child Care qualifications or equivalent

Skills: Have you got at least 2 years’ experience working in a day care setting and have a strong understanding of the EYFS and OFSTED standards? Would you like to bring your excellent organisational skills, good time management skills and the ability to use your own initiative into a nursery that breaks the usual mould? Paediatric First Aid and Food Hygiene are desirable. Are you a practitioner with a positive attitude who can contribute your own innovative ideas where people listen and value your input?  If you have said Yes Jumping Jacks are looking for professionals like you who hold a genuine passion for their work as childcare practitioners to join our team.

Details: Hello my name is Lily M aged 2¼ years and my team of professional play buddies and me would like to be looked after by someone with a dynamic personality and a creative flair (must love messy play!) a great sense of humour and the ability to give love and cuddles on tap. In return we will always make you laugh, bring our runny nose to you when we have a cold, share our picnic in the summer and our snowball fights in the winter and always invite you to our Tea Party’s not to mention take turns playing our huge amount of board games and even teach you all about our IPADS....we are brilliant at IT. If you think you can make us laugh, show us new and exciting activities to develop our skills and share magic moments we would like to hear from you. 

Pay: We operate a performance based pay scale ensuring a competitive pay scale that reflects individual abilities.

Contact: Sarah Tamburrini or Kate Gaylor 01234 354960 or sarahmaycock42@gmail.com

Information provided 18/09/2014

 

 

Various Posts Available:

Level 3 Manager – St John Rigby - 24 hours @ £9 per hour

Level 3 Manager – Harrold Lower – 24.5 hours @ £9 hour

Level 3 Deputy Manager – Harrold Lower – 22.5 hours @ £8 hour

Level 2 Playworkers – Harrold Lower – 22.5 hours @ £7 hour

Organisation: Dawn Til Dusk Before & After School Club

Skills: Managers/Deputy Managers should be Competent in using IT to support play and club administration, have the ability to work on own initiative; have completed Paediatric first Aid Certification, appropriate child protection training and Food Hygiene Certificate.

Details: Dawn Til 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 including St John Rigby and Harrold Lower from September 2014.  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@kidsdawntildusk.co.uk  or call Alison Davies on 07913 352568. Visit our website http://www.kidsdawntildusk.co.uk/ 

Information updated 09/09/14      

 

Job Title: Nursery Cook

Organisation: Cheeky Monkeys Two Day Nursery

Qualification: Level 2 Catering/ Food Hygiene Certificate

Skills: Safer food, better business knowledge, heal eating ideas for children.

Details: This is a part time position (20 Hours per week) 9.00 to 13.00 Mon to Fri inclusive, all year around.

Wages: £6.65 PER HOUR for a September 2014 start.
Contact: Dianne Todd, Nursery Manager 01234 216147
Information provided 09/09/2014

 

Job title: Bank staff

Organisation: Monkey Puzzle Day Nurseries

Qualifications: Minimum Level 3 Child Care qualification or equivalent.

Details: We are looking for bank staff  to join our team. We are a very caring, professional, fun loving nursery requiring enthusiastic and hands-on Level 3 staff to join us.

Contact: Kay Whittaker 01234 930282

Information provided 09/09/14


Job Title: Crèche Workers
Organisation: Family Groups Bedford
Qualification: Level 2 or 3 in Childcare/ Early Years required.
Skills: Experience working with under 5s, ability to complete basic paperwork.
Details: We are recruiting mobile crèche workers to join our bank staff in the Bedford area. As and when required, term time, Monday to Friday hours available.
Contact: Family Groups on 01234 316801 or  Email  admin@familygroups.co.uk

http://www.familygroups.org.uk/

Information provided 29/07/2014

 

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 01234351759 hannah@bdcps.org.uk
Information provided 17/7/14

 

Job title:  Crèche Volunteers

Organisation:  YMCA Bedfordshire, The Foyer, Conduit Rd Bedford.

Skills/ Qualifications Applicants should enjoy sharing activities with children under five years.

Details:   YMCA Bedfordshire deliver family learning courses in schools and children centres in Bedford Borough and Central Bedfordshire and the volunteers will be required to play with the children alongside the session leaders. This opportunity is term time only.

Volunteers can donate as little or as much time as they have to spare and YMCA Bedfordshire will fund the initial DBS (formerly CRB check). 

Contact: For more information contact Julie Price 

01234 220517 or julie.price@ymcabedfordshire.org    

Information updated 17/07/14             

 

Job Title:  Supply Staff

Organisation:  Footsteps Nursery, Biddenham

Qualification:  NVQ Level 2/3

Details: We are looking for supply staff who are keen to work in our small but busy nursery. Candidates must have a firm understanding of the EYFS and be able to work effectively as part of a team.

Contact:  Sarah Askham / Sally Garret 01234 860570

Information provided 18/06/14

 

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 18/06/14

 

Job Title:  Supply Workers

Organisation: Goldington Family Centre, 30 Meadway, Bedford MK41 9HU

Qualification: Level 2 /3 desirable

Skills: Applicants should have: experience of working with children, ability to feed, change and deal with the needs of babies, understanding of H&S issues for under 5s, ability to use own initiative, ability to work as part of a team, ability to produce Keyfile and other reports, ability to communicate effectively with adults and children and be flexible and adaptable.

Details: GfC is looking for qualified and unqualified Supply Workers to cover sickness and holidays and for when a higher number of staff is required in our Nursery and Children's Centres. Candidates must be able to fit into situations quickly therefore experience of working with children is essential.

For further information and an application pack please go to www.gfc.gb.com.

Salary: Dependent on qualifications

Contact: Julie Smith Contact Tel. No: 01234 341977

Information updated 18/06/14

 

Job Title:  Volunteer

Organisation:  Ravensden Lower Pre-School

Qualifications: Level 1 desirable as is knowledge of the new EYFS requirements.

Skills/Experience: Applicants should have the willingness and ability to commit to regular weekly sessions of support. Previous experience in a pre-school or similar is desirable.

Details:  We are looking for people who may wish to pursue a career in childcare and want a placement to gain a Level 1 or 2 qualification in childcare. Are you the person who will stimulate our children and support staff in our setting to help us achieve outstanding standards in our well regarded Pre-School here at Ravensden Lower School for children aged 2 to 4 years old? You will be a knowledgeable and caring person who has a genuine love of children and a commitment to working as part of a team. We can offer highly qualified staff to mentor you and a small and friendly community with motivated children and a supportive Headteacher who has a commitment to professional training opportunities.

Contact Please contact Mrs Wintle by email; colette.wintle@ravensden.beds.sch.uk   or phone 01234 771316 to arrange a visit and meeting.

Information updated on 7/05/14

 

Position: Cover staff

Setting: Just Learning Nursery- Bedford Elstow

Qualifications: Level  2/ 3

Details: We are looking for applications from qualified early years educators who are looking for cover /bank work. Applicants should be motivated and enthusiastic.  Hours to suit the nursery needs – no contract will be given.

Busy Bees is one of the UK’s leading Childcare companies. We operate over 200 nurseries and some after school clubs and holiday clubs over a wide geographical spread. A career with Busy Bees combines competitive salary, and opportunities to advance within an organisation with an outstanding reputation as well as flexible working hours and exciting working environment.

Contact: For an application form please call Sara Vobe 01234 330220 . Alternatively visit our website http://www.busybees.com/

Information provided 10/05/14

 

Job Title: Family Support Volunteer
Organisation: Bedford Borough Council - Intensive Family Support Service in partnership with FACES
Qualification: None required
Details: You do not need any formal qualifications, but being a parent or having parenting experience is desirable.  Empathy and an understanding that parenting can be tough at times and a little support can go a long way. You will need to work within professional boundaries, attend training and undergo an enhanced criminal records check (Disclosure and Barring Service Check).

Contact: FACES 01234 270601 or admin@facesbedford.org

Information updated 18/06/14

 

Job Title: Supply Art Assistant / Playworker voluntary and paid opportunities

Organisation: Art Adventurers

Qualification: Relevant level 2 or 3 qualification or willingness to work towards this. Appropriate child protection training and current Paediatric First Aid Certificate.
Details: Applicants should have:

  • experience of working with 4 to 9 year olds.
  • understanding of the varied needs of children and their families
  • understanding of the issues involved in the delivery of quality care
  • understanding of the issues of equal opportunities
  • ability to provide and facilitate safe and creative activities.
  • a strong interest in art and crafts
  • good communication skills
  • ability to work as part of a team
  • sound judgement and common sense
  • some experience of working within a play-based setting or school is desirable.
  • the ability to work on own initiative
  • appropriate art skills

The hours of this position are after 3.30 pm for 2 hours  during term time, and 10am and Midday during holidays. Days of work will be confirmed with the successful applicant, but are likely to be no more than 2 days per week, plus any supply cover as required. The main locations of work are Bedford and Flitwick, though you may be required to travel to surrounding areas as required. For more information on Art Adventurers visit our website: http://www.artadventurers.com/ 

Please click here for details of the job description.

Contact: Karen Gleave Telephone No:     01525 635823   email  karen@artadventurers.com 

Information updated 5/11/13

 

Job Title:  P/T Term Time and School Holidays Day & Residential Camp Leaders

Organisation:  Active Adventure Outdoor Activities

Qualifications:  Governing Body Qualifications or equivalent, Enhanced CRB, Full Driving License & First Aid training essential   

Details:  We are looking for an energetic and enthusiastic member of staff to become actively involved in all elements of our camps.  The ideal candidate will be required to offer pastoral and activity support to a specific group of participants, and assist with all aspects of the camp from set up of equipment to serving of meals.  Experience of working with children and a passion for working in the outdoors essential. Specific activity training provided.              

Salary:  Hourly Rate £8-10ph

Contact:  Please e-mail a copy of your CV to vanessa.currie@thesgsgroup.co.uk for consideration

Information updated 05/11/13

 

Job Title:  P/T School Holidays Club Camp Leaders           

Organisation:   KidzSize Sports & Activities

Qualifications:  NVQ Level 2 in Children’s Care Learning and Development or above,  Enhanced CRB, Full Driving License & First Aid Training essential   

Details:  We are looking for energetic and enthusiastic members of staff to work in a range of Multi-Activity Holiday Club settings for children between the ages of 4-10 years.  Experience of working with children essential.

Salary:  Hourly Rate £8-10ph

Contact:  Please e-mail a copy of your CV to vanessa.currie@thessgroup.co.uk for consideration

Information updated 16/04/13

 

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