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

 

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

For application forms, please call the organisation directly.

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

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

 

Job Title:  Early Years Assistants – Breakfast and After School Clubs  7.45 – 9.00am & 3.30 – 6.00pm

Organisation:  Peter Pan & Southway Nursery Schools’ Federation, Edward Road, Bedford 

Qualifications: Level 2 child care or above

Skills: Applicants should have previous experience of managing and leading a team of staff
Details

  • Do you believe that children learn best when their emotional well being is at its highest?
  • Do you understand that the relationships we make with each other, parents and children are key to high level of involvement?
  • Can you ensure that every child in our care learns something deep and meaningful every day?

If you can answer yes to all of the above then apply to become part of our team.

From September 2014 we require keen, enthusiastic, reliable early years assistants to work in our Before and After School Clubs at both Peter Pan and Southway Nursery Schools.

Applicants should hold a minimum of a Level 2 qualification in Childcare.

Job share will be considered for these posts.  

We operate under safer recruitment procedures and all candidates will be subject to enhanced DBS clearance.

Closing date:  Tuesday 5th August 2014

Contact: Sandra Munday 01234 350864

Information provided 21/07/2013            

 

Job Title:  Nursery Manager full time

Organisation:  Banana Moon Day Nursery

Skills:  Level 3 or above in childcare, with a minimum of 2 yers' experience in a management position

Details:   Banana Moon Day Nursery will be opening very soon in Bedford and is looking for an enthusiatic, self motivated Nursery Manager.  You will be responsible for a busy children's day nursery, offering full day care for children aged from birth to 5 years of age, between the hours of 7.30am - 6.30pm. Flexibilty and good time management is key to this role.

You must hold a minimum of a Level 3 in Childcare and have at least 2 years in a Management position (EYFS Statutory Requirement) .  You must have experience in dealing with staffing / performance issues, vetting and recruitment, health and safety, Ofsted and other external agencies.

You must be able to work on your own initiative and have a professional yet approachable leadership style.

You will need to have a firm understanding and experience of the Early Years Foundation Stage and Welfare Requirements and how these are put into practice. 

Salary will be dependent on experience.

Closing Date:   15 August 2014

Contact:  Banana Moon Day Nursery Head Office on 01926 338467

 

Job Title:  Volunteers

Organisation:  BDCPS
Skills: Childcare experience desirable
Details: Volunteers sought to support young people with disabilities access play and leisure opportunities throughout the year.
Contact: Hannah 01234351759 hannah@bdcps.org.uk
Information provided 17/7/14

 

Job title:  Crèche Volunteers

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

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

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

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

Contact: For more information contact Julie Price 

01234 220517 or julie.price@ymcabedfordshire.org    

Information updated 17/07/14

 

Job Title:  Daycare Co-Ordinator

Organisation:  Peter Pan & Southway Nursery Schools’ Federation, Edward Road, Bedford 

Qualifications: Level 3

Skills: Applicants should have previous experience of managing and leading a team of staff
Details: Are you an outstanding leader?

Do you believe that children learn best when their emotional well being is at its highest?

Do you understand that the relationships we make with each other, parents and children are key to high level of involvement?

Can you ensure that every child in our care learns something deep and meaningful every day?

If you can answer yes to all of the above then apply to become part of our team.

You will be responsible for the day to day management of one of our daycare settings ensuring outstanding standards across the whole federation which includes Peter Pan, Southway and Cherry Trees Nursery Schools and Daycares.  We operate under safer recruitment procedures and all candidates will be subject to enhanced DBS clearance.

Salary: NJC L4  £19,510 to £25,984 dependant on age and experience

Closing date:  Tuesday 5th August 2014

Contact: Sandra Munday 01234 350864

Information provided 17/07/2013            

 

Job Title:  Nursery Nurse

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

Qualification: Level 3 desirable

Skills: A sound understanding of the EYFS is essential and experience of working with children under 5 years old is also highly preferable. We are looking for someone with a positive, happy outlook, who can work as part of a team to inspire little minds!

Details:  Hanslope Park Day Nursery is a 50 place work place nursery, based on the Foreign and Commonwealth Offices site in Hanslope Park Milton Keynes. Registered with Ofsted we strive to provide high quality, affordable and accessible childcare for children aged 3 months to 5 years, in a safe and supportive environment.

The nursery is currently seeking to appoint a Nursery Nurse (40 hours a week) on an initial fixed term basis for 6 months. There may be the opportunity to extend the period of employment or to make the position permanent in the future. We are looking to fill the position as soon as the pre-employment vetting has been completed.

 All positions are exempt from the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and successful candidates will be required to successfully complete pre-employment screening which will include a comprehensive vetting process and DBS check. Visits to the nursery are welcome prior to the interview by appointment.

Salary:  £13,520 – 15,225

Closing Date: 5pm Thursday 31 July 2014. Interviews will be held the week commencing 11 August 2014.

Contact: For more information or to request an application pack please contact the nursery manager, Claire Richardson.Email hansparknursery@yahoo.co.uk or telephone 01908 515794

Information provided 17/07/2013                       

 

Job Title:  Supply / Bank Nursery Nurses/Assistants

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

Qualification: Level 2/ 3 essential

Skills: We are seeking practitioners with a good knowledge and understanding of the EYFS and who can help to deliver high standards of care. The ideal candidate will be flexible and reliable with a can-do attitude and ample amounts of initiative.

Details:  Hanslope Park Day Nursery is a 50 place work place nursery, based on the Foreign and Commonwealth Offices site in Hanslope Park Milton Keynes. Registered with Ofsted we strive to provide high quality, affordable and accessible childcare for children aged 3 months to 5 years, in a safe and supportive environment.

The nursery is currently seeking to appoint a number of supply /bank staff to add to our current pool of staff.

 

 All positions are exempt from the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and successful candidates will be required to successfully complete a comprehensive vetting process and DBS check. Visits to the nursery are welcome by appointment.

Salary: £6.50 - £7.50 per hour.

Contact: For more information or to request an application pack please contact the nursery manager, Claire Richardson  Email hansparknursery@yahoo.co.uk or telephone 01908 515794

Information provided 17/07/2013 

 

Various Posts Available:

Level 3 Manager – Shortstown Primary School - 24.5 hours @ £9 per hour

Level 3 Manager – Bedford location - 24 hours @ £9 per hour

Level 3 Manager – North Bedford location – 24.5 hours @ £9 hour

Level 3 Deputy Manager - North Bedford location – 22.5 hours @ £8 hour

Level 2/3 – Kings Oak Primary (formally Stevenson) – 22.5 hours @ £7 per hour

Level 2 Playworkers – North Bedford location – 22.5 hours @ £7 hour

Organisation: Dawn Til Dusk Before & After School Club

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

Details: Dawn Til Dusk Before & After School Club provides high quality, fun, vibrant child centred and affordable out of school play provision for children in Bedfordshire.  Children's individual needs are taken into account to ensure they are happy and have fun in a safe environment.  We have a committed, enthusiastic and established team in place; however, due to expansion we are now looking for new positions at various locations around Bedford including Bedford Town and North Bedford from September 2014.  Term Time only although there is the possibility of additional hours during school holidays. The roles will involve;

   *  providing play spaces to capture children's imagination

  *  communicating with parents/carers

  *  maintaining good relationships with schools

  *  forward play planning

  *  working in partnership with the management team.

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

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

Information updated 10/07/14      

 

 

Job title: Family Support Practitioner (30 Hours per week)

Organisation: FACES Bedford
Qualifications: Level 3 in a relevant field

Skills:  

Details: We are currently seeking a specialist Family Support Practitioner to deliver a new pioneering project aimed at supporting expectant parents who may be struggling with the transition into parenthood for a number of reasons.

You will be required to have a minimum level 3 qualification in a related field. You will have experience of working with families in their own home environment and/or community settings. You will have knowledge of local maternity and health services, nutrition and coping strategies when times are tough for new parents.

FACES are a well-established local charity offering practical and emotional support to families  under stress. We  do this by  recruiting and  training volunteers who work alongside our Practitioners in delivering a menu of tailored services directly to a family, in their own home. “Working with families to build a better future”  Baby FACES is supported by the Harpur Trust                    

Salary: £20,858pa pro rata

Closing date: Midday on 23rd July 2014.

Contact: For further details about this post and/or an application pack, please email admin@facesbedford.org or telephone 01234 270601.

Information updated 07/07/14

 

Job title:  Nursery Practitioner

Organisation: Aristo-Tots Private Nursery School
Qualifications: Level 3 in Child Care and Development, First Aid, Safe Guarding Children
Skills: Professional care and education of children in early years
Details: We are looking for a qualified, enthusiastic person to join our professional team in our nursery in Bedford Town Centre..
Contact: Edith 01234 360500

Information updated 04/07/14

 

Job title: Bank Nursery Practitioner

Organisation: Aristo-Tots Private Nursery School
Qualifications: Level 3 in Child Care and Development, First Aid, Safe Guarding Children
Skills: Professional care and education of children in early years
Details: We are looking for a qualified, enthusiastic person to join our professional team for  bank cover as and when required.
Contact: Edith 01234 360500

Information updated 04/07/14

 

Job Title:  P/T Early Years Practitioner

Organisation:  Footsteps Nursery, Biddenham

Qualification:  Level 3

Details: Footsteps Nursery is a small and friendly term - time nursery offering full day care for children aged 0 - 5 years. The position is for 13 hours a week to work mainly in our 0- 2 years room supporting the room leader. Candidates need to have previous experience with working with this age group.

Closing Date:  3 September 2014

 Contact:  Sarah Askham / Sally Garret 01234 860570

Information provided 27/06/14

 

Job Title:  Gateopener Information & Support Assistant

Organisation:  BDCPS, Bedford
Qualification:  Level 2 desirable
Skills: Childcare experience
Details: Bedford & District Cerebral Palsy Society (BDCPS) is looking to recruit an Information & Support Assistant to work primarily on the “Gateopener” project.  The organisation is a specialist in the field of the provision of services to families whose lives are affected by Cerebral Palsy and associated disabilities in Bedford Borough and Central Bedfordshire. The successful candidate will enjoy working as part of a dedicated team, with the added satisfaction of working for an organisation committed to its core values, safeguarding and equal opportunities.

The job involves assisting in the delivery of the Gateopener project, which equips families to face challenges ahead by the provision of support, information and advocacy, whilst promoting and enhancing the positive image of BDCPS at all times.

Ideally the candidate should have at least two years’ experience At least 2 years’ experience of working with disabled children and young people with high support/complex needs and their families.

This position is on a fixed term basis for 3 years (with the possibility of an extension dependent on future funding) and subject to a 3 month probationary period and further review in 6 months.  It is also subject to safer recruitment procedures, CRB clearance and is exempt from The Rehabilitation of offenders Act 1974.  The position will be for 25-30 hours per week with a

Salary :  £10.73 - £12.25 per hour (dependent on qualifications and experience).

Contact: Please call Jane or Hannah on 01234 351759 for further information and an application pack or email jane@bdcps.org.uk

Information provided 23/6/14

 

Job Title:  Supply Staff

Organisation:  Footsteps Nursery, Biddenham

Qualification:  NVQ Level 2/3

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

Contact:  Sarah Askham / Sally Garret 01234 860570

Information provided 18/06/14

 

Job Title: Pre-School Manager

Organisation: Rainbow Preschool Playgroup, Bedford

Qualification: Level 3
Skills:  Applicants should ideally have;  a first aid qualification, safeguarding training

SENCO training, behaviour management training. 2 years minimum experience managing a preschool setting is desirable.

Details: We are looking for a pre-school manager from September 2014. 8.00am – 12.30pm, Monday to Friday, 12.30 – 3.30pm on Tuesday (if running). Additional hours to be worked as and when required. We are an Ofsted Outstanding rated preschool. Full job description and application form available on request from

 rainbow-preschool@hotmail.com
Contact: Rebekah Saunders 01234 301615

Information provided  18/06/2014

 

Job Title:  Nursery Manager

Organisation:  Grassroots Day Nursery, Mill View Farm, Hargrave, Wellingborough.

Qualification: NNEB, CACHE level 3, NVQ level 3

Skills: Applicants should have at least two years experience working in a day care setting and also; excellent knowledge of the EYFS,Knowledge of OFSTED standards, excellent organisational skills with the ability to work to targets/deadlines, good time management skills, excellent communication skills, strong people management skills,  knowledge and understanding of equal opportunities/SENCO etc, excellent knowledge of health and safety legislation.

Details:  We are seeking to recruit an outstanding and inspiring Early Years professional to establish and lead a new 34 place setting on The Bedfordshire / Northamptonshire / Cambridgeshire border opening in October/November 2014. This position will commence in September 2014 so that the successful applicant can work with the owners to set up the nursery and recruit staff in time for the opening. 

Grassroots Day Nursery aims to provide year-round child care of exceptional quality with a strong emphasis on outdoor learning through play. Based on a family-run farm, the owners wish to follow a ‘Forest School’ type ethos utilising the surrounding land and location to offer a unique setting for children aged 3months to five years.

The right candidate should be a creative and innovative thinker with excellent interpersonal and organisational skills.  They should have experience of working with children and families, together with a thorough understanding of the needs and development of young children.  A clear vision of what it means to consistently deliver high quality practice is essential, ensuring that our provision is an outstanding and exciting place for children to explore, learn, develop and grow. This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to put their stamp on a new business and create a team with which they are proud to work.

Interviews are likely to be held in the second week of July.

Contact:  Kimberley How 07884 075329

Information provided  18/06/2013

 

Job Title:  Out of School Club Leader

Organisation:  Ravensden C of E VA Lower School

Qualification: CACHE Level  2 or 3 in Teaching support and/or EYFS Child Care or equivalent CACHE Level 2  or 3 in Playwork is also desirable.
Skills: Applcants should have 2 years minimum experience within the last 5 years in a school or playwork setting. 1 yr previous experience of paid or voluntary work for at least 5hrs/week in a school or Playwork setting is also desirable.

Details:  We need an enthusiastic person who will be an excellent role model for children and parents from September 2014. You will be charismatic, able to stimulate and engage our children as well as nurture, support and keep them safe while having fun! You will also be a good communicator, have a genuine love of children and a commitment to working as part of a team.

Ours is a well-regarded 16 place ‘Out of School’ setting for children aged 4 to 11yrs old under the leadership of knowledgeable staff and Governors at Ravensden Lower School. We can offer staff to mentor and support you and a small and friendly community with motivated children and a supportive Headteacher who has a commitment to professional training opportunities.  The hours are from 3:20am to 5:05pm term-time only. Visits to the school are welcomed.

Contact: Please contact Mrs Wintle by e-mail; colette.wintle@ravensden.beds.sch.uk or phone 01234  771316 for an application pack and to arrange a visit.

Information updated 18/6/14

 

Job Title:  Early Years Teacher Status – Graduate Pilot

Organisation:  Toybox Great Denham Limited

Qualification:  Good standard graduate in any subject
Details:  Toybox is privileged to be working with one of the UK’s top universities on an exciting pilot programme to recruit and train graduates specifically for Early Years.  This programme, similar to Teach First & Schools Direct offers the chance for a good standard graduate in any subject to become an Early Years Teacher.  There are only 50 places available nationally on this pilot so demand will be high.

Toybox has a fifteen year history of being the very best environment to work in and has an excellent reputation for training graduate level staff.  We are also immensely proud of our reputation for quality and it shows in our ever growing number of families wanting to be part of our success.  As a professional family run business providing excellent childcare and education for the Under 5’s we only want the very best staff who are qualified, reliable and enthusiastic.  If you want to work at an outstanding nursery apply today by explaining how you can make a difference every day to the children you will educate and care for.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff to share this commitment.  Applicants will undergo appropriate child protection screening.  The position is subject to satisfactory employment references and an enhanced DBS check.

Salary:   We operate a performance based pay scale and the very best will be assured a competitive pay scale to match their abilities.  We are an equal opportunities company and welcome applications.

Contact:  All applicants please email your CV to Hannah@toyboxdenham.co.uk For details of our nursery please go to: http://www.toyboxdenham.co.uk/

Information Provided 18/06/14

 

Job Title:  Early Years Practitioners (full and part-time hours)

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

Qualifications: NVQ Level 2 or 3

Details: As a professional family run business providing excellent childcare and education for the Under 5’s we only want the very best staff who are qualified, reliable, enthusiastic, lively, flexible and able to work as part of our busy team. Full working knowledge of EYFS is important and knowledge of Safe Guarding, Observation and assessment, Food Hygiene and First Aid desirable. If you want to work at an outstanding nursery apply today by explaining how you can make a difference every day to the children you will care for. We have a limited number of vacancies for this term for full and part time practitioners. We are an equal opportunities company

Salary: We operate a performance based pay scale and the very best practitioners will be assured a competitive pay scale to match their abilities.

Contact: Hannah Street – Early Years Director O1234 860500

All applicants please email your CV to Hannah@toyboxdenham.co.uk

For further details of our nursery please go to: http://www.toyboxdenham.co.uk/

Information updated 18/06/14

 

Job Title:  Nursery Nurse

Qualifications:  Level 3 essential

Organisation:  Little Fishes Nursery Bromham

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

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

Information provided 18/06/2014

 

Job Title:  Supply Assistant

Organisation:  Puddleducks Nursery, Clapham

Qualification:  NVQ Level 2/3

Contact:  Susan Roff  Tel. 01234 330957

Information provided 18/06/14

 

Job title:  Home Support Worker - children with disabilities

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Information updated 18/06/2014

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Information updated 18/06/14

 

Job title: Bank Nursery Practitioner

Organisation: Aristo-Tots Private Nursery School
Qualifications: Level 3 in Child Care and Development, First Aid, Safe Guarding Children
Skills: Professional care and education of children in early years
Details: We are looking for a qualified, enthusiastic person to join our professional team for  bank cover as and when required.
Contact: Edith 01234 360500

Information updated 13/05/14

 

Job Title:  Supply Workers

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

Qualification: Level 2 /3 desirable

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

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

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

Salary: Dependent on qualifications

Contact: Julie Smith Contact Tel. No: 01234 341977

Information updated 18/06/14

 

Job Title:  Volunteer

Organisation:  Ravensden Lower Pre-School

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

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

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

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

Information updated on 7/05/14

 

Position: Cover staff

Setting: Just Learning Nursery- Bedford Elstow

Qualifications: Level  2/ 3

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

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

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

Information provided 10/05/14

 

Job title: Bank staff

Organisation: Monkey Puzzle Day Nurseries

Qualifications: Minimum Level 3 Child Care qualification or equivalent.

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

Contact: Kay Whittaker 01234 930282

Information provided 18/06/14

 

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

Contact: FACES 01234 270601 or admin@facesbedford.org

Information updated 18/06/14

 

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

Organisation: Art Adventurers

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

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

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

Please click here for details of the job description.

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

Information updated 5/11/13

 

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

Organisation:  Active Adventure Outdoor Activities

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

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

Salary:  Hourly Rate £8-10ph

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

Information updated 05/11/13

 

Job Title:  P/T School Holidays Club Camp Leaders           

Organisation:   KidzSize Sports & Activities

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

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

Salary:  Hourly Rate £8-10ph

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

Information updated 16/04/13

 

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