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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.

 

Vacancy

Organisation

Closing Date

Early Years Practioner

Footsteps Nursery, Biddenham

8 June 2015

Part time Nursery Manager

The Warren Nursery, Turvey

 

Baby Room Leader Level 3

(Maternity Leave)

The Warren Nursery, Turvey

 

Room Leader Level 3

The Warren Nursery, Turvey

 

Bank Staff

The Warren Nursery, Turvey

 

Part time cook/chef 20 - 25 hrs

Putnoe Woods Preschool

06 May 2015

Pre-School Leader

 Pinchmill Pre-School, Felmersham

22 May 2015

Lunch cover Nursery Nurse

Banana Moon Nursery, Kempston

 

Bank staff at Banana Moon

Banana Moon Nursery, Kempston

 

Early Years Educators (full time hours)

Toybox Early Years Academy

 

Early Years Graduate (full time hours)

Toybox Early Years Academy

 

Apprentice Early Years Educators (full time)

Toybox Early Years Academy

 

Graduate Summer Placement - Paid

Toybox Great Denham Ltd

 

Qualified Lunch Time Cover 11am – 2pm

Toybox Great Denham Ltd

 

Nursery Nurse (Maternity Cover)

The Warren Nursery, Turvey

 

Paid Support Worker

Autism Bedfordshire

 

Voluntary Assistant Support Worker Positions

Autism Bedfordshire

 

Nursery Nurse Inn Farm

Inn Farm Private Day Nursery, Melchbourne

 

Aristo-Tots Bank Staff

Aristo-Tots Private Nursery, Bedford

 

Aristo-Tots Nursery Practitioner

Aristo-Tots Private Nursery, Bedford

 

Supported Child Contact Volunteers

Goldington Family Centre

 

Group Leader (Holiday Playscheme)

BDCPS, Bedford based

 

Playworker

BDCPS, Bedford based

 

Volunteer Playworkers

BDCPS, Bedford based

 

Before and After School Club Manager Wixams

Dawn Til Dusk Before & After School Club Wixams

 

Various Posts - Dawn Until Dusk

Dawn Til Dusk Before & After School Club Wixams

 

P/T Nursery Cook

Banana Moon Day Nursery, Kempston

 

Deputy Nursery Manager - Banana Moon

Banana Moon Day Nursery, Kempston

 

Nursery Nurses Level 3 Banana Moon

Banana Moon Day Nursery, Kempston

 

Nursery Cook

Little Fishes Nursery, Bromham

 

Bank Staff Little Fishes

Little Fishes Nursery, Bromham

 

Nursery Nurse (Level 3)

Little Fishes Nursery, Bromham

 

Volunteer / Work Experience

Sports Development Team

Bedford Borough Council

 

Relief Bank Staff

Grassroots Day Nursery, NN9

 

Full Time Early Years Practitioner

Elstow Pre-school "The Ladybirds"

 

Support Workers - Summer Activity Schemes (Bedford and Luton)

Autism Bedfordshire

 

Volunteer Opportunities

Autism Bedfordshire

 

Home Support Worker - children with disabilities 

Care Forum (MK) Ltd - Aspley Guise

 

Supply/bank staff - Hanslope

Hanslope Park Day Nursery, Hanslope , MK19 7BH

 

Voluntary & Paid Positions  

Autism Bedfordshire

 

Volunteers

Bedford District Cerebral Palsy Society

 

Bank Staff

Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery

 

Crèche Volunteers

YMCA Bedfordshire, The Foyer, Conduit Rd Bedford 

 

Family Support Volunteers  

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

 

Supply Workers

Goldington Family Centre, 30 Meadway, Bedford MK41 9HU

 

Volunteer - Ravensden 

Ravensden Lower Pre-School 

 

Supply Art Assistant / Playworker voluntary 

Art Adventurers

 

Day & Residential Camp Leaders

SSG Services 

 

School Holidays Club Camp Leaders            

SSG Services

 

 

 

Information provided  27/04/2015

 

Job Title:  Early Years Practioner

Organisation:  Footsteps Nursery, Biddenham Upper School

Qualification: Level 3 Essential

Skills: Must have experience working with children under two years and knowledge of the EYFS curriculmn

Details: The position is for 42 hours per week and is a TERM TIME position only. The successful candidate will be working in our under two's room and must have experience with writing  observations. Training in First Aid and Safe Guarding Children are desirable.  Please email sarah@footstepsnurseryschool.co.uk for an application form.

Salary/Wage: On application

Closing Date: 08 Jun 2015

Contact Name: Sarah Askham Contact Tel. No: 01234 262743

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Information provided  23/04/2015

 

 

Job Title:  Part Time Nursery Manager

Organisation:  The Warren Nursery, Turvey

Qualification: Level 3

Skills: Must have some experience as a manager and have a good understanding of the EYFS

Details:  2-3 days per week- (Mon, Fri and maybe Thursday too).  To oversee the running of the nursery and work alongside the office manager. Mostly room based but there will be time to keep up with paperwork and liaise with parents> Applicants should be able to manage and work as part of a team of staff.

Salary: £9 per hour

Contact:  Please email- tracybailey@thewarrennursery.co.uk

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Information Provided 01/04/15

 

 

Job Title:  Baby Room Leader (Maternity Cover)

Organisation:  The Warren Nursery, Turvey

Qualification: Level 3

Skills: Must have experience working with young children and babies and have a good understanding of the EYFS

Details Full time to cover Maternity leave from mid April for 1 year and may lead to a permanent position.  37.5 hours per week. Must be reliable and able to work within a team.

Contact:  Please email- tracybailey@thewarrennursery.co.uk

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Information Provided 01/04/15

 

 

Job Title:  Room Leader

Organisation:  The Warren Nursery, Turvey

Qualification: Level 3

Skills: Must have experience working with young children and have a good understanding of the EYFS

Details Full time 37.5 hours per week. Must be reliable and able to work within a team.

Contact:  Please email- tracybailey@thewarrennursery.co.uk

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Information provided 23/04/15

 

 

Job Title:  Bank staff with immediate start.

Organisation:  The Warren Nursery, Turvey

Qualification: Level 3. Must have knowledge of the EYFS.  First Aid desirable & Safeguarding .

Details: Flexible bank staff sought – as and when required

Salary: Salary negotiable depending on experience.

Contact:  Tracey on 01234 888833 or email - tracybailey@thewarrennursery.co.uk

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Information provided 23 /04/2015

 

 

Job Title:  Part time cook/chef 20 - 25 hours per week, all year

Organisation:  Putnoe Woods Preschool, Putnoe Woods Preschool, Wentworth Drive, MK41 8QA

Qualification: Level 2 or above in food hygiene, GSCE English and Maths grade C or above

Skills: Ideally some previous experience as a chef in an similar environment

Details:  We are looking to recruit a conscientious, hardworking and resourceful individual who can bring

excellent culinary skills and innovation to our preschool menu. This is a great opportunity for an experienced Chef /Cook.  The duties are:

1. To prepare, serve and clear all preschool snacks and high teas,

2. To arrange purchase of all food supplies,

3. To ensure kitchen facilities and equipment are kept to strict hygiene standards

4. To develop menus to ensure continued interest and healthy balanced diet taking into account dietary and cultural requirements of the children.

Successful applicants must undertake a disclosure and barring service check (DBS) and provide suitable

references. You will be part of a friendly professional team with focus on providing the best for our children.

Salary: will be dependent on experience and level of qualification. We offer competitive hourly rate, uniform, employee assistance programme and contributory pension scheme.

Closing Date: 06 May 2015

Interview Date: w/ c 11th May 2015        Start Date: ASAP

Contact:  Jo Skelton 01234 267832

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Information provided   21/04/2015

 

 

Job Title:  Pre-School Leader

Organisation:  Pinchmill PreSchool, Fleur's Garden, The Old Road, Felmersham, Bedford, MK43 7JD

Qualification: Level 3 Full & Relevant, , A – C English and Maths GCSE or equivalent.

Skills: Applicants should  have 2yrs experience within an Early Years Setting and have experience of with working with 2 year olds

Details:  Start date September 2015. Informal visits available on

request. Hours are term time only Mon Fri 9.00 to 3.30. Please telephone or email for further information or application pack.  Email: pinchmilpreschool@btinternet.com

Salary/Wage: Dependent on experience

Closing Date: 22 May 2015

Contact:: Mrs C Callaghan Contact Tel. No: 01234 781770

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Information provided 21/04/2015

 

 

Job Title: : Lunch Cover Nursery Nurse

Organisation: Banana Moon Nursery, Kempston

Qualification: Level 2 or Level 3

Skills: A superb opportunity has arisen for an nursery nurse.

Details: We are looking to recruit a nursery nurse for approx. 20 hours a week (11am to 2pm) to cover staff lunch breaks across the nursery. This role will cover all ages of children form 0-5 years. Successful applicants must undertake a disclosure and barring service check (DBS) and provide suitable references.

Salary: Dependent on experience and level of qualification.

Contact: Please call us on 01234 855492 or email info@bananamoon-kempston.co.uk for more information or an application form.

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Information provided 21/04/2015

 

 

Job Title: Bank staff

Organisation: Banana Moon Nursery, Kempston

Qualification: Level 2 or Level 3

Details: We are looking to recruit conscientious, diligent and resourceful individuals who can bring unique skills and innovation to our nursery. The duties will be to work across the nursery covering all ages.  Successful applicants must undertake a disclosure and barring service check (DBS) and provide suitable references.

Salary: Dependent on experience and level of qualification.

Contact: Please call us on 01234 855492 or email info@bananamoon-kempston.co.uk for more information or an application form.

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Information provided 20/04/15

 

New Vacancies at Toybox Early Years Academy, 90 Saxon Way, Great Denham, Bedford

Job Title 1 : Apprentice Early Years Educators (full time hours)

Qualifications: GCSE grades required for either Level 2 or Level 3 entry

Details: As part of our academy for Early Years Educators we require a small group of 3 or 4 Apprentices.

 

Job Title 2: Early Years Graduate (full time hours)

Qualifications: Level 6

Details: As part of our academy for Early Years Educators we require a further Early Years Graduate looking to undertake an EYITT in September 2015.

Job Title 3Early Years Educators (full time hours)

Qualifications: Level 2 or Level 3

Details: As part of our academy for Early Years Educators we require a further 2 qualified staff.

To work for Toybox or gain an Apprenticeship position, the ideal candidate will be:

·        Passionate and completely focused about providing the very best care & education for the children we look after.

·        Reliable, enthusiastic, lively, flexible and able to work as part of our busy team. 

·        Enthusiastic about working at an outstanding nursery to outstanding standards every day.

·        Able to explain how & why you can make a difference every day to the children you will care for.

·        Able to show a clear DBS record and understands a new DBS/CRB will need to be done prior to any employment.

To attract quality staff, Toybox will:

·        Offer qualification in Early Years through an apprenticeship program or ongoing training in our Early Years Academy.

·        Reward staff using a performance based pay scale ensuring the best staff at any level of qualification and experience are rewarded for delivering outstanding care & education.

·        Ensure your Continual Professional Development (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 frequent performance reviews of both the staff and our nursery to ensure we are always achieving the best.

·        Provide a Pension Scheme (in advance of Auto-Enrollment) for you to pay into.

·        Give 4 Weeks Paid Holiday plus Bank Holidays each year.

·        Provide a discount on fees for your own children under 5 years attending the nursery.

·        Provide uniform polo shirts.

·        Provide Free Staff Parking.

Ethos: As part of Toybox’s our overall delivery of outstanding childcare we have recently restructured our experienced management team and created a specific role dedicated to staff training, development and driver of overall quality.  This new position of Early Years Quality Director is key to Toybox operating at the forefront of the training and development of all staff. The EYQ Director will ensure that staff, irrelevant of qualification at the time of employment, meet a benchmarked standard within 2 years.  This benchmark will be achieved by regular performance based appraisals during the period, with a total of 8 appraisals/training needs analysis taking place in a two year programme. This will ensure every member of the team achieves the minimum performance level required to be part of our team; it will mean that staff achieving this level will be remunerated better than the local average.

Toybox is an equal ops employer and we follow a strict safeguarding protocol meaning all successful candidates will follow a thorough process including the taking of at least 2 references and must complete a full CRB/ DBS check.

For more information on Toybox Academy please click here.
Previous applicants need not re-apply.

Contact: Please call 01234 860500 and ask to speak to a manager or the EYQ Director for more information or email Chris@toyboxdenham.co.uk for any specific details.

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Information provided 20/04/15

 

Job Opportunities at Toybox Great Denham Ltd, 90 Saxon Way, Great Denham, Bedford,

Job Title 1:  Graduate Summer Placement - Paid

Qualifications: Level 3 or 6 in Childcare.

Details: To support the nursery during our peak summer months. Required to start in May until August 2015. This will suit a graduate waiting to go on to further education or indeed a level 3 waiting to go to university to complete a degree.

Job Title 2: Lunch Time Cover 11am – 2pm

Qualifications: Level 2 or Level 3 in Childcare.

Details: To support our fulltime staff we are looking for 2 lunchtime covers.

Further Details about working at Toybox:

To work for Toybox the ideal candidates will be:

·        Passionate and completely focused about providing the very best care & education for the children we look after.

·        Reliable, enthusiastic, lively, flexible and able to work as part of our busy team. 

·        Enthusiastic about working at an outstanding nursery to outstanding standards every     day.

·        Able to explain how & why you can make a difference every day to the children you will care for.

·        Able to show a clear DBS record and understands a new DBS/CRB will need to be done prior to any employment.

To attract quality staff, Toybox will:

·        Reward staff using a performance based pay scale ensuring the best staff at any level of qualification and experience are rewarded for delivering outstanding care & education.

·        Ensure your Continual Professional Development (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 frequent performance reviews of both the staff and our nursery to ensure we are always achieving the best.

·        Provide a Pension Scheme (in advance of Auto-Enrollment) for you to pay into.

·        Give 4 Weeks Paid Holiday plus Bank Holidays each year.

·        Provide a discount on fees for your own children under 5 years attending the nursery.

·        Provide uniform polo shirts.

·        Provide Free Staff Parking.

Toybox is an equal ops employer and we follow a strict safeguarding protocol meaning all successful candidates will follow a thorough process including the taking of at least 2 references and must complete a full CRB/ DBS check.
Contact: Please call 01234 860500 and ask to speak to a manager or the EYQ Director for more information or email Chris@toyboxdenham.co.uk for any specific details.

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Information provided 29/03/2015

 

 

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

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Information provided 10/03/15

 

 

Job Title:  Nursery nurse

Organisation:  Inn Farm Private Day Nursery, Melchbourne

Qualification: Level 3

Skills: Ability to plan activities and observe children.

Details: We are looking for a friendly team player to work 4 days a week from 7.30 am to 6pm. We are located just outside Bedford in a farm setting. Please phone on 07961 291058 for further details.

Salary / Wage: Dependent on age and experience

Contact:  Kate on 07961 291 058

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Information provided 29/03/2015

 

 


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
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Information provided 27/03/2015

 


Job Title:  Nursery Practitioner
Organisation: Aristo-Tots Private Nursery
Qualification: Level 2 or Level 3 in Child Care (or working towards a level 3)
Skills: Experience and knowledge in child care, first aid and safeguarding. Taking on key children will be essential.
Details:  We are looking for an enthusiastic, friendly and professional team player to work full time, Monday to Friday to join our home away from home environment, working alongside the EYFS.

Contact: Edith Reintges-Morgan (Nursery Manager) 01234 360500

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Information provided 23/03/2015

 

 

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

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Information provided  22/3/2015

 

 

Job Title:  Group Leader

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

Qualification: Desirable Level 2 +

Skills: Experience of leading a group, experience of children with disabilities

Details: Temporary Summer Playscheme positions leading staff and groups of children with disabilities access play and leisure opportunities. Aged 18+. Scheme to run 20 July-14 August 2015 applicants should be available for all of these dates. 

Contact: hannah@bdcps.org.uk

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Information provided  22/3/2015

 

 

Job Title:  Playworker

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

Qualification: Desirable Level 2 +

Skills: 2 years experience working with children

Details: Temporary Summer Playscheme positions assisting children with disabilities access play and leisure opportunities. Scheme to run 20 July-14 August 2015 applicants should be available for all of these dates. 

Contact: hannah@bdcps.org.uk

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Information provided  22/3/2015

 

 

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-14 August 2015 applicants are welcome to apply for as many dates are they are able to offer support.

Contact: hannah@bdcps.org.uk

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Information provided  19/03/2015

 

 

Job Title:  Before and After School Club Manager Wixams

Organisation:  Dawn Til Dusk Before & After School Club

Qualification: Level 3, First aid and Food Hygiene

Skills: Management experience desirable

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 a new manager at Lakeview School, Wixams. A manager, ideally with Level 3 qualification and management experience.  25 hours per week. Term Time only, with the opportunity to work at our holiday club. The role 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.
*   Competent in using IT to support play and club administration
*   Ability to work on own initiative
*   Appropriate child protection training

*   Current Paediatric First Aid Certificate

*   Food Hygiene Certificate

*   Possibility of additional hours during school holidays.
 

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.

Contact:  For more details contact: info@kidsdawntildusk.co.uk
Tracy Hutton 07841 713571 Or visit www.kidsdawntildusk.co.uk     

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Information updated 19/03/2015

 

 

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/

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Information provided  19/03/2015

 

 

Job Title: Part time cook/chef

Organisation: Banana Moon Day Nursery-Kempston

Qualification: Level 2 or above in food hygiene

Skills: A superb opportunity has arisen for an experienced Chef /cook.

Details: We are looking to recruit a conscientious, diligent and resourceful individual who can bring unique skills and innovation to our nursery. The duties are to prepare, serve and clear all nursery lunches and teas, to arrange purchase of all food supplies, to ensure kitchen facilities and equipment are kept to strict hygiene standards and to develop menus to ensure continued interest and healthy balanced diet taking into account dietary and cultural requirements of the children. Successful applicants must undertake a disclosure and barring service check (DBS) and provide suitable references.

Salary:  will be dependent on experience and level of qualification.

Contact: Please call us on 01234 855492 or email info@bananamoon-kempston.co.uk

for more information or an application form.

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Information provided  18/03/2015

 

 

Job Title:  Nursery Manager Designate/ Deputy Nursery Manager

Organisation: Banana Moon Day Nursery-Kempston

Qualification: A full and relevant level 3 qualification as defined by Children’s Workforce Development Council

Skills: Minimum of 1 years post qualifying experience, Holds a Paediatric 12hr First Aid certificate,

Details: We are in the early stages of setting up a new nursery in Kempston, Bedford and are looking for just the right person to work with our team and progress their career.

If you have:

·         At least 18 months management experience in a private setting and have the confidence to take charge of a large nursery

·         Preferably have or are working towards your level 5

·         Can be fully flexible with your working hours

·         Have ‘top notch’ coaching and management skills

·         Want to be part of a new team creating something special……………t

Then please send us your up to date CV and contact details and we will discuss this exciting opportunity with you.

Contact: Call  01234 855492 0r e-mail info@bananamoon-kempston.co.uk

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Information provided 18 /03/2015

 

 

Job Title:  Nursery Nurses

Organisation:  Banana Moon Day Nursery-Kempston

Qualification: Level 3 or above

Skills:  Holds a Paediatric 12hr First Aid certificate.

Details:  We are looking to appoint qualified, experienced and passionate nursery nurses. You must hold a minimum of Level 3 or equivalent in Childcare, be willing to work as part of a team and demonstrate good time management and flexibility.

Contact:  Call  01234 855492 0r e-mail info@bananamoon-kempston.co.uk

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Information provided 18/03/15

 

 

Job Title:  Nursery Cook

Organisation:  Little Fishes Nursery, Bromham

Qualifications:  Level 1 or 2 Food Hygiene Desirable

Details: Due to increasing numbers we are looking for an enthusiastic cook who would be able to work in conjunction with our current cook.  Hours are 8 – 2 Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Little Fishes day nursery is Located in the village of Bromham, we provide care for children aged 0-5 Years. Ideally candidates should have Level 2 Food Hygiene and some experience of working in a busy kitchen but full training will be provided.  All candidates will have to undergo an Enhanced DBS in line with our Safer Recruitment policy.

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

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Information provided 18/03/15

 

 

Job Title:  Bank Staff

Organisation:  Little Fishes Nursery, Bromham

Qualifications:  Level 2/ Level 3, Safeguarding and First Aid would be preferable along with knowledge of the new Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum, training can be provided

Details: Little Fishes day nursery is Located in the village of Bromham, we provide care for children aged 0-5. We are looking for qualified, enthusiastic people to join the bank staff team of a small friendly nursery.  All candidates will have to undergo an Enhanced DBS in line with our Safer Recruitment policy.

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

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Information provided 18/03/15

 

 

Job Title:  Nursery Nurse

Organisation:  Little Fishes Nursery, Bromham

Qualifications:  Level 3 essential. Safeguarding and First Aid would be an advantage alongside a sound knowledge of the new Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum, training can also be provided.

Details:  Due to increasing numbers we are looking for qualified Level 3 staff, full and part time positions available. You will need to be friendly and enthusiastic, All candidates will have to undergo an Enhanced DBS in line with our Safer Recruitment policy.

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

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Information provided     13/03/2015

 

 

Job Title:  Volunteer / 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.

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Information provided 12/03/15

 

 

Job Title: Bank Staff

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

Qualification: Level 2 or 3

Skills: We are lookig 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 8am - 6pm 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

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Information provided 05/03/2015

 

 

Job Title:  Full Time Early Years Practitioner

Organisation:  Elstow Pre-school "The Ladybirds"

Qualification: Level 3 in Childcare

Skills: Experience of working with Pre School children; working understanding of the EYFS

Details:  Elstow pre school are looking for an Early Years Practitioner to join our team.  Must hold a Level 3 qualification in Childcare and must have a working knowledge of the EYFS and have done observations and written records on children.  Position is TERM TIME ONLY and hours of work will be:

Monday 8:30 3pm, Tuesday 8:45 3pm, Weds 8:45 3pm, Thursday 10am 1pm & Fridays 8:30 3pm.

Please contact Lorraine for an application pack via email elstowladybirds@gmail.com or tel 01234 343080 (term time or during school holidays 07986 902075), for additional information on the pre school you can look at our website www.elstowladybirds@weeblycom

Salary/Wage: Above minimum wage

Contact:  Lorraine Kemp 01234 343080

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 Information updated 13/04/2015

 

 

Job Title:  P/T Support Workers - Summer Activity Schemes (Bedford and Luton)

Organisation:  Autism Bedfordshire

Details:  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’s syndrome who attend our Summer Activity Schemes in Luton and Bedford.

Applicants will need to have relevant experience & qualifications:

 

  • Experience of Health/Education/Social Care Roles;
  • Experience of Managing Challenging Behaviour;
  • Knowledge of Autism;       
  • Knowledge of Asperger’s Syndrome;
  • GCSEs or Equivalent Qualifications;
  • Health/Education/Social Care Qualifications (Level 3).

 

We provide uniform, full training, references and fantastic experiences for all.

 

Salary:  £6.50 per hour (plus holiday pay)

Contact:  To apply please visit our website:  http://www.autismbedfordshire.net/volunteering-staffing/current-vacancies/

 

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Information provided  29/01/2015

 

 

Job Title:  Volunteer Opportunities in Bedford & Luton

Organisation:  Autism Bedfordshire

Skills: Previous experience working with children desirable

Details:  Autism Bedfordshire is now recruiting for their Summer Scheme 2015

Volunteer Opportunities in Bedford & Luton. Scheme weeks: 20—24 July, 27—31 July, 3—7 Aug & 10— 14 Aug. Training Day: Saturday 30th May

What we offer: Volunteer expenses, DBS check, Uniform, Full Training, References,  a fantastic experience, gain valuable experience, supporting children and young people with Autistic Spectrum Conditions across different settings and activities.  Our volunteers are given the opportunity to develop and increase their skills and experience to support their future career pathways.  Autism Bedfordshire Summer Schemes are fast paced, fun filled, action packed days where you will get to see first-hand the difference we are able to make for families.

All vacancies are subject to safer recruitment processes; application, interview, induction process, DBS checks

Contact:  Tel: 01234 350 704 email: enquiries@autismbeds.org web: www.autismbeds.org

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Information updated 15/04/15

 

 

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

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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

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Information provided  15/12/2014

 

 

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.

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Information provided  15/12/2014

 

 

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

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Information provided 15/12/14

 

 

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

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Information provided 15/12/14

 

 

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    

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Information updated 17/07/14             

 

 

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

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Information updated 15/12/14

 

 

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

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Information updated 15/12/14

 

 

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.

 

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Information updated 15/12/14

 

 

Job Title: Supply Art Assistant : 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 9:30am 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 

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Information updated 15/12/14

 

 

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

Organisation:  SSG Services

Qualifications:  Governing Body Qualifications or equivalent, Enhanced DBS, 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 info@ssgservices.co.uk for consideration

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Information updated 15/12/14

 

 

Job Title:  P/T School Holidays Club Camp Leaders           

Organisation:  SSG Services (Bedford)

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 info@ssgservices.co.uk for consideration

 

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