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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 go to the Recruitment Support page where you will find our online job advertising facility under our Contact Details.

The Recruitment Support page is also found by going to Education and Learning > Early Years and Childcare > Information for Providers > Recruitment Support.

 

For application forms, please contact 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

Creche Staff BeeZee Bodies 2 Sept 2016
Pre-School Manager Grasshoppers Pre-School 31 August 2016
Nursery Leader Riseley Lower School

12 August 2016

12 noon

Lunchtime Assistant - part-time Little Steps Day Care 18 August 2016

Playworker

Bromham Fun Club

Current

Nursery Nurse - Qualified

Debbie's Day Care Ltd, Queens Park

12 August 2016

Playworker_ _ Lakeview School Current
Room Leader_   Banana Moon Day Nursery 31 Aug 2016
Senior Room Leader   Banana Moon Day Nursery 31 Aug 2016
Nursery Practitioner - Supply Aristo-Tots Private Nursery School 31 Aug 2016
Early Years Educator Apprentice  Smarteez Neighbourhood Nursery Current
Senior Early Years Educator  Smarteez Neighbourhood Nursery Current
Playworker   Dawn Until Dusk Ltd Current
Outstanding Early Years Educator/Nursery Nurse Positions Toybox Great Denham Current
Before and After School Club Assistant Pinchmill Pre-School current
Nursery Nurse The Warren Nursery Current
Support Worker / Assistant Support Worker Autism Bedfordshire Current
Playworker Dawn Until Dusk Ltd Current
Early Years posts at Pilgrims Pilgrims Pre-Prep Current
Part Time-Full Time Nursery Practitioners Assist Education current
Nursery  Practitioner Little Steps Day Care Ltd on going
Area Playworker Dawn Til Dusk Ltd current
Playworker Vacancy Dawn Til Dusk Ltd current
Support Worker Vacancies Autism Bedfordshire current
Crèche Volunteers YMCA Bedfordshire on going
Deputy Playworker Dawn Til Dusk, Before, After School and Holiday Club on going
Paid Support Worker & Voluntary Assistant Support Worker Positions

Autism Bedfordshire

 
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
Home Support Worker - children with disabilities

Care Forum (MK) Ltd - Aspley Guise

current
Volunteers

Bedford District Cerebral Palsy Society

 
Family Support Volunteers

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

on going
P/T School Holidays Club Camp Leaders           

SSG Services 

on going
 P/T Term Time and School Holidays Day & Residential Camp Leaders

SSG Services

on going

 

 

Job Title:  Creche Staff - Term Time

Organisation:  BeeZee Bodies, 23-27 Allhallows, Bedford  MK40 1LN

Qualification Requirement:  NVQ Level 3 in Childcare desirable

Skills/Experience:  Working with children under 5 years in an early years setting essential

Job Summary:

Your key role will be to provide crèche care, to ensure smooth running of our under 5’s programme HENRY (Health, Exercise and Nutrition for the Really Young).  To exhibit warmth and respect for children and encourage their interests by giving them opportunities to develop through social, physical and educational play.  Meet and welcome new parents, making sure they are comfortable with the crèche processes and procedures.  Ensure the crèche is set up correctly before children enter so that it is a safe and welcoming environment for them to play in.

Salary:  £10 - £12 per hour depending on experience

Closing Date:  2 September 2016

Contact:  Lorraine McGowan on 01234 363774

information provided 17/08/2016

 

 

Job Title:  Pre-School Manager

Organisation:  Grasshoppers Pre-School, Upper Dean, Cambridgeshire

Qualification Requirement:  see below

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

Skills/Experience:   

  • 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
  • Salary £8.56 per hour
  • Start date Autumn 2016

 

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.

Contact:  Caroline Allen or Paula Hall for a full job specification and application form on 07909913627 or 07810861023

Email:   deanunderfives@gmail.com

Closing Date:  31 August 2016

Information provided 28/07/2016

 

 

 

Job Title:  Nursery Leader full time

Organisation:  Riseley CE Lower School, Church Lane, Riseley, Bedford MK44 1EL

Qualification Required:  Level 3 or 4 in Childcare or Early Years to suitable candidate essential

Skills/Experience:  Experience of leading a nursery essential

Job Summary:

Riseley Lower School has a long tradition of providing excellent nursery provision at the school.  We are looking to appoint a full time Level 3 or Level 4 Nursery Leader to lead our nursery forward from September 2016.  The nursery runs from 8.45am to  3.15pm five days a week.

The nursery will run with two or three workers, depending on numbers, and an adult ratio of 1:8.  Visits to see our setting are highly recommended.

For further information please contact the Headteacher, Mr David Dyson at d.dyson@riseley.beds.sch.co.uk or on 07508 214319.

Further information, a job description, a personal specification and application forms are available on our

website at www.riseleyschool.co.uk

Salary:  Level 3 or 4 depending on experience points 18 to 24

Closing Date:  Friday August 12th at 12 noon.

Information provided 21 July 2016

 

Job Title:  Lunchtime Assistant (part time)

Organisation:  Little Steps Day Care, building at the rear of 56 Ravensden Road, Renhold, Bedford MK41 0JY

Qualification Requirement:  Food Hygiene desirable, Childcare NVQ Level 2 desirable

Skills/Experience:  Working with children desirable

Job Summary:

We are looking for a flexible, hard working assistant who can help with lunch time routines and activities in our nursery setting. They need to enjoy and have a natural ability to support and engage with children, be able to use their own initiative to help tidy up after lunch and be enthusiastic and engaging when joining in with activities with children after lunch.

Potential for extra hours to cover staff holidays and sickness.

Salary:  Competitive

Closing Date:  18 August 2016

Contact:  Jo McClelland on 07340956133

Information provided 18 July 2016

 

Job Title:  Playworker - Part Time

Organisation:  Bromham Fun Club

Qualifications Required:  Level 2/3 Preferable

Skills/Experience:  Desirable

Job Summary:

We are a before and after school club, looking for preferably a qualified person to join our team.  The vacancy is at present 3 till 5, two afternoons a week, but this can change and may be able to offer more hours in the future.  We are looking for that special person who has something to offer us with lots of enthusiasm.

Salary:  Depends on qualifications

Contact:  Alison Massey on 07752 395157

Information updated 12/07/16

 

 

Job Title:  Qualified Nursery Nurse - Permanent, Full Time, 40 weeks per academic year

Organisation:  Debbie's Day Care Ltd, Queens Park, Bedford

Qualifications Required:  Level 3 Essential, First Aid Desirable

Job Summary:

We are seeking an enthusiastic Level 3 Nursery Nurse to join our small team, who has knowledge of the EYFS and the child centred approach.  Debbie's Day Care is a 23 place private day nursery, currently graded as outstanding by Ofsted.  Successful applicants must undertake an enhanced criminal record check and provide suitable references.

Salary:  To be discussed at interview depending on experience

Closing Date:  12 August 2016

Contact:  Debbie Barrett - owner/manager or Nicola Muirhead - assistant manager on 01234 343431, or email debtoni@live.co.uk

Information provided 12/07/16

 

 

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.

Contact:  For further details or an application pack please contact Mrs Jemma Skinner on tel: 01234 781770 or email pinchmilpreschool@btinternet.com.

Information provided: updated 27/06/2016

 

 

 

Job Title:  Nursery Nurses, Room Leaders & Senior practitioners position

Organisation:  Banana Moon Day Nursery, Kempston

Qualification Level:  Level 3 or above in childcare

Details:  We would love to hear from you if you can work as part of a team, organise activities and interact closely with young children - you may be able to join a team that is dedicated to providing a high standard of care to children aged between 3 mths – 5 yrs.  A childcare qualification is to a level 3 or above in childcare.  Successful applicants must undertake an enhanced criminal record check and provide suitable references.

Salary:  Dependent on experience and level of qualification.

You will be required to have an enhanced DBS.

Contact:  The Manager on 01234 855492 or info@bananamoon-kempston.co.uk

Information provided: 16/06/2016

 

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:  Nursery Practitioner

Organisation:  Little Steps Day Care Ltd, Sports Complex to the rear of 56 Ravensden Road, Renhold, Bedford MK41 0JY

Qualifications:  Level 3 in Childcare or equivalent essential

Employment Type:  Permanent

Skills/Experience:  At least one year's experience in childcare essential

Details:   We are looking for a hard working, passionate Nursery Practitioner to join our new family run day nursery.  The candidate must be dedicated to providing the best standard of care and be willing to train to improve their practise to be become the best they can.

Salary:  Competitive

Contact:  Jo McClelland on 07340 956 133 or email manager@littlestepsdaycare.co.uk

Information provided updated 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:  Room Leader

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

Qualifications Required: Minimum Level 3 - Essential

Skills/Experience: Essential

Employment Type:  Full Time

Job Summary: Able to lead a team and ensure the team are working to the best of their ability. To ensure the children receive the best possible care in a fun and education environment.

Salary:  Neg

Closing Date: 31 August 2016

Contact:  Zoe Jeffery, Manager on 01234 855492

Information provided 26/05/2016

 

 

Job Title:  Senior Room Leader

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

Qualifications Required: Minimum Level 3 - Essential

Skills/Experience: First Aid and Safeguarding - Desirable

Employment Type:  Full Time

Job Summary: To be an active member of the Senior Team working within the rooms ensuring that all children receive high

quality care. Ensuring all children in their care are kept safe and receive rich and stimulating play experiences which meet their

individual needs.

Salary:  Neg

Closing Date: 31 August 2016

Contact:  Zoe Jeffery, Manager on 01234 855492

Information provided 26/05/2016

 

 

Job Title:  Nursery Practitioner - Supply

Organisation:  Aristo-Tots Private Nursery School, 57 Goldington Road, Bedford MK40 3LH

Qualifications Required: Level 2/3 - Essential

Skills/Experience: First Aid and Safeguarding - Desirable

Employment Type:  Supply

Job Summary: We are looking for bank staff to join our professional team, who are enthusiastic and are able to give support

on days when staff are on holiday or call in sick.

Salary:  To be discussed

Closing Date: 31 August 2016

Contact:  Edith Reintges-Morgan, Nursery Manager on 01234 360500

Information provided 24/05/2016

 

 

Job Title:  Early Years Educator Apprentice

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

Employment Type:  September start, full-time including college days

Job Summary: 

Do you dream of a career working with children? If you are passionate about delivering first rate childcare, and have a willingness to learn from an experienced, first-rate team then we have the opportunity for you. Please be aware that applicants must be aged between 19-23 before 31 August 2016 to be eligible for the training bursary. 

Salary:  £3.32 per hour

Contact:  For further details and an application pack see http://www.familiesfirstbedfordshire.org.uk/ or contact HR: hr@familiesfirstbedfordshire.org.uk | 01234 342259

Information provided 23/05/2016

 

 

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)

Contact:  For further details and an application pack see http://www.familiesfirstbedfordshire.org.uk/ or contact HR: hr@familiesfirstbedfordshire.org.uk | 01234 342259

Information provided 23/05/2016

 

 

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: Outstanding Early Years Educator/Nursery Nurse Positions

Full Time ideally (but for the right candidate/s - Part time considered)

Organisation:  Toybox Nursery, Great Denham, Bedford

Qualifications: The very best qualified Level 3 and above Early years Educator/s

Experience: Previous nursery /childcare experience desirable, a sound knowledge of the EYFS and the ability to work as a key person for a small group of children in your care.  You will require the ability to work as a valued team member.

Opportunity: to progress within your field (should this be an ambition) and within a career at Toybox grow to specialise across the full 0-5’s age range.

Details: Toybox is proud to operate as an Academy for Early Years Educators in training.  Many qualified staff have the opportunity to act as mentors for less experienced or new colleagues.

To attract the ‘best of the best’ - Toybox:

·         Reward staff using a performance based pay scale to a current maximum of £1.80 per hour above your age related minimum wage.

·         Ensure your Continual Professional Development (CPD) allows you to work at the levels required to benefit from the pay scales, to include supporting staff through higher level childcare qualifications/degrees/EYTS.

·         Continue to be an excellent place to work ensuring 6 monthly 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 with an option to exchange bonus payment for holiday

To work for Toybox you will aspire to be:

·         The very best childcare practitioner / Early Years Educator in your current setting.

·         Wanting to earn the best salary (based on outcomes)

·         Passionate and focused about providing the very best care & education for the children.

·         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.

You will need to undergo a new DBS/CRB prior to any employment & able to give two current referees.

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 management@toyboxdenham.co.uk for any specific details. 

Application forms can be accessed via our website http://www.toyboxdenham.co.uk/ 

Information provided 18/05/2016

 

 

Job Title:  Nursery Practitioner

Organisation:  Tiddlywinks Day Nursery, Church End, Kempston Rural, Bedford MK43 8RH

Employment Type:  Permanent

Qualification Required:  NVQ Level 3 in Early Years Childcare and Education or equivalent

Skills/Experience:  Experience in a nursery setting, essential.  Knowledge of key person systems and record keeping, valid paediatric first aid qualification, basic food hygiene certificate and valid safeguarding/child protection certificate desirable.

Job Summary: 

Tiddlywinks is a new nursery looking to appoint Nursery Practitioners to work throughout the Nursery. Full or part time would be considered but you must be able to work flexible hours, between 8am 6pm. You should share our vision of creating a caring and stimulating home from home environment where the child is at the centre of everything we do.  If you have experience in a similar role and enjoy working as part of a team we would love to hear from you. 

Visits are warmly welcomed.  For an application pack please email hello@tiddlywinksdaynursery.co.uk

Tiddlywinks Day Nursery is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Please note this position must undergo an enhanced DBS check.

Tiddlywinks Day Nursery is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Salary:  Dependant on experience

Contact:  Nicola Jamieson on 01234 843132

Information provided 05/05/2016

 

 

 

Job Title:  Nursery Nurse

Organisation: The Warren Nursery, Station Road, Turvey  MK43 8BH

Employment Type:  Part Time

Qualifications Required:  Level 3 in childcare - Desirable

Level 2 in childcare - Essential

Skills/Experience:  Good knowledge of EYFS - Essential

Job summary: We are looking for an enthusiastic member of staff to join our nursery team. This is to work with in our 3 year old room.

Salary: To be discussed

Closing Date: Current

Contact:  Laura Currington, nursery manager on 01234 888833

Information provided 25/04/2016

 

 

 

Job Title:  Support Workers / Assistant Support Workers for Summer Schemes

Organisation: Autism Bedfordshire, Salamander House, 2 - 10 St John's Street, Bedford MK42 0DH

Employment Type:  Summer Schemes

Job summary:

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 supporting 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.

Location: Great Denham, Bedford

Scheme weeks: - 25—29th July

                                - 1 —5th Aug

Training Day: Saturday 4th June

What we offer: - Volunteer Expenses - DBS check  - Uniform  -Training  -References

Closing Date: Current

Contact:  Tel: 01234 350704 Email: enquiries@autismbeds.org

Information provided 07/03/2016

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

 

 

Job Title:  Playworker

Organisation: Dawn Until Dusk Ltd at St James Lower School, Biddenham MK40 4BD

Employment Type:  Term Time

Qualifications Required:  Level 3 Qualification in Childcare or Playwork - Essential

Skills/Experience:  Experience in childcare - Essential

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, due to expansion

we are now looking for a Level 3 playworker to work three days a week at our St James Lower School club in Biddenham. 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

Closing Date: Current

Contact:  Tracy Hutton on 07841713571 or 01234 930505

Information provided 03/03/2016

 

 

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:  Area Playworker

Organisation:  Dawn Until Dusk Ltd, Before, After School and Holiday Clubs in Bedfordshire

Qualifications:  Full and relevant Level 3 Childcare or Playwork qualification

Details:  A vacancy has arisen for an Area Playworker, this position will involve travelling around from site to site on a weekly basis filling in the gaps and covering sickness, the right applicant should be competent in the following;

  • A full and relevant Paediatric First Aid certificate
  • Actively supports when colleagues are under pressure, be able to step into Manager role if necessary
  • Offering help without being prompted
  • Demonstrates effective organisational skills
  • Takes pride in appearance and upholds uniform standard
  • Recognises the caring nature of our business
  • Adapts to a changing environment
  • Demonstrates appropriate conduct when away from site
  • Promotes teamwork by creating a positive environment
  • Meets challenging behaviour with composure and objectivity
  • Demonstrates accuracy in safeguarding knowledge
  • Recognises that the customer is the most important part of our business

 

Contact:  Tracy Hutton on 07841 713571 or email  tracyhutton@kidsdawntildusk.co.uk website www.kidsdawntildusk.co.uk

Information provided 22/10/2015

 

 

Job Title:  Playwork

Organisation:  Dawn Til Dusk at Cauldwell Lower School

Qualification Level:  A childcare qualification would be desirable

Skills:  The roles will require you to; 
 *  Provide play spaces to capture children's imagination;
 *  Communicate with parents/carers;
 *  Maintain good relationships with schools;
*   Work in partnership with the management team;
*   Have the ability to work on own initiative;
*   Ideally you will have an appropriate child protection & safeguarding training; have a current Paediatric First Aid Certificate and have Food Hygiene Certificate, but training can be organised.


Details:  Dawn Until Dusk Ltd Before, After School and Holiday Club provides high quality, fun, vibrant child centred and affordable out of school play provision for children at Cauldwell Lower School.  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 and are looking for someone to help at our Breakfast club during term time.  A childcare qualification would be desirable, but enthusiasm and an enjoyment of working with children are also important.  Interested?  We’d like to hear from you.

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.

Hours – 07.30 – 09.00  (7.5 hours per week) - Term Time only  (Additional hours can be worked during holiday club 8 - 6 at Shortstown) - £7.25-8.50/per hour.
Contact:    So, if you have a passion for childcare, contact: alison@kidsdawntildusk.co.uk or telephone Alison Davies on 07913 352568 or visit www.kidsdawntildusk.co.uk   
information provided 17/09/15

 

 

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 interesed 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:  Deputy Playworker

Organisation:  Dawn Until Dusk Ltd, Before, After School and Holiday Club

Qualification Level:  Childcare

Skills:  The role will require you to:  provide play spaces to capture children's imagination;  communicate with parents/careres;  maintain good relationships with schools;  work in partnership with the management team;  be competent in using IT to support play and club administration;  have the ability to work on own initiative;  ideally you will have an appropriate child protection and safeguarding training;  have a current paediatric first aid certificate and have a food hygiene certificate.

Details:  Dawn Until Dusk Ltd Before, After School & Holiday Club provides high quality, fun, vibrant child centred and affordable out of school play provision for children at Balliol Lower School.  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 changes in staff hours, we are now looking for a Deputy Playworker to work Thursdays and Fridays, term time.  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 lost of training opportunities.

Hours:  7.30 am to 9.00 am and 3 pm to 6 pm (22.5 hours per week) Term time only.  (Additional hours be worked during holiday club 8 am to 6 pm at Shortstown).

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

Information provided  updated 03/09/2015

 

 

 

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@kidsdawntildusk.co.uk or call Alison Davies on 07913 352568. Visit our website http://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, Northamponshire, 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:  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 01908 584136 or email

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

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

 

 

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

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