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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

Before and After School Club Manager

Dawn Til Dusk Before & After School Club

 

Support Workers - Summer Activity Schemes (Bedford and Luton)

Autism Bedfordshire

 

Activities Co-Ordinator

Bedford & District Cerebral Palsy Society

5 Mar 2015

Play-Scheme Senior Play Leader

Bedford Borough Council

13 Mar 2015

Play-Scheme Play Leader

Bedford Borough Council

13 Mar 2015

Play-Scheme Administration Support

Bedford Borough Council

13 Mar 2015

Play-Scheme Admin Bus Driver

Bedford Borough Council

13 Mar 2015

Play-Scheme Mini Bus Driver (MIDAS)

Bedford Borough Council

13 Mar 2015

Temporary Early Years Practitioner ( to Aug 15)

Little Pilgrims, Pilgrims School

27 Feb 2015

Pilgrims Early Years Practitioner (L3)

Little Pilgrims, Pilgrims School

27 Feb 2015

Temporary Early years practitioner

Little Pilgrims, Pilgrims School

27 Feb 2015

Early Years Practitioner (L2) maternity cover

Little Pilgrims, Pilgrims School

27 Feb 2015

Nursery Nurse /Room Leader

St Andrew’s School Nursery

25 Feb 2015

Lunch Time Assistant

Little Fishes Nursery, Bromham

 

Nursery cook - Little Fishes

Little Fishes Nursery, Bromham

 

Bank staff with immediate start

The Warren Nursery, Turvey

 

Temporary Nursery Nurse

The Warren Nursery, Turvey

 

Volunteer Opportunities

Autism Bedfordshire

 

Bank staff

Debbie's Day Care

 

Early Years Educator - Elstow

Elstow Nursery, Busy Bees

 

Part Time Toddler Room Manager

Elstow Nursery, Busy Bees

 

Early Years Practitioner Footsteps

Footsteps Nursery School, Biddenham

27 Mar 2015

Supply/Bank staff - Footsteps

Footsteps Nursery School, Biddenham

27 Mar 2015

Deputy Nursery Manager - Banana Moon

Banana Moon Day Nursery, Kempston

 

Nursery Nurse - Inn Farm

 

Inn Farm Private Day Nursery, Melchbourne

 

Pre-school/Out of School Assistant

 Turvey Pre-School

 

Nursery Nurse - Little Fishes

Little Fishes Nursery, Bromham

 

Home Support Worker - children with disabilities 

Care Forum (MK) Ltd - Aspley Guise

 

Various Posts - Dawn Until Dusk 

Dawn Until Dusk Before & After School Clubs

 

Supply/bank staff - Hanslope

Hanslope Park Day Nursery, Hanslope , MK19 7BH

 

Early Years Lead Practitioner (40 hours)

Little Fishes Nursery, Bromham 

 

Holiday Scheme Play Leader 

Little Fishes Nursery, Bromham 

 
 

Bank Staff - Little Fishes 

Little Fishes Nursery, Bromham 

 

Early Years Educators (full and part-time hours) 

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

 

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  24/02/2015

 

 

Job Title:  Before and After School Club Manager

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 provided 20/02/2015

 

 

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 16/02/2015

 

 

Job Title: Activities Co-Ordinator

Organisation:  Bedford & District Cerebral Palsy Society

Details:  Bedford & District Cerebral Palsy Society (BDCPS) is looking to recruit an Activities Co-Ordinator to work primarily on the delivery of services such as clubs, play schemes and adventure activities for children and young people.  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 and equal opportunities.

The job involves leading, developing and delivering specific services/projects such as clubs, play schemes and adventures activities, and developing and maintaining relevant stakeholder relationships, whilst promoting and enhancing the positive image of BDCPS at all times.

This position is a permanent role but will be subject to a 3 month probationary period and a 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 20 hours per week with a starting salary of £10.73 per hour.

Closing date for applications: 5th March 2015, likely 1st  Interview date 19th March 2015 and second interview in the week beginning 30th March 2015

Salary: The position will be for 20 hours per week with a starting salary of £10.73 per hour.

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

 

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Information provided 16/02/2015

 

 

Job Title:  Play Scheme Senior Play Leader

Organisation:  Bedford Borough Council

Qualification:

Skills: Experience in a play/educational environment is essential for this position.

Details:  Play Schemes - Summer 2015

The Sports Development Unit at Bedford Borough Council has a range of temporary paid positions available on the Play and Games Schemes during the school summer holiday period. Applicants must be able to commit for the full 20 days from 27th July – 21st August 2015.  Staff will work approximately 5 hours a day. All applicants must be 18 years or over.

As a Senior Play scheme Leader you will be expected to take responsibility for communication with the higher management. To actively delegate roles and responsibilities to your team including planning and administration and to become involved in, play/games activities appropriate to age and ability for the children on your site.

Click here to download the job description & selection criteria

Salary: £7.99 per hour

Closing date for all vacancies: 13th March 2015

Short listing: 23rd March 2015

Interview date: 30th March - 10th April 2015.

Contact:  To apply, please complete the application form using the links below.  Please ensure you read the job description & selection criteria for the role before completing your application form.

Click here to download an application form

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Information provided  16/02/2015

 

 

Job Title:  Play scheme Play Leader

Organisation:  Bedford Borough Council

Qualification:

Skills: Experience in a play/educational environment is essential for this position.

Details:  Play Schemes - Summer 2015. Temporary/25 hours per week

The Sports Development Unit at Bedford Borough Council has a range of temporary paid positions available on the Play and Games Schemes during the school summer holiday period. Applicants must be able to commit for the full 20 days from 27th July – 21st August 2015.  Staff will work approximately 5 hours a day. All applicants must be 18 years or over.

As a Play Leader you will be responsible for the efficient promotion and active organisation of approved play and games activities, whilst working effectively and cooperatively within a team under the guidance of your Senior and Area leader.

Click here to download the job description & selection criteria

Salary: £7.18 per hour, plus supplement to bring pay in line with the Living Wage, which is currently £7.85 per hour

Closing date for all vacancies: 13th March 2015

Short listing: 23rd March 2015

Interview date: 30th March - 10th April 2015.

Contact:  To apply, please complete the application form using the links below.  Please ensure you read the job description & selection criteria for the role before completing your application form.

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Information provided  16/02/2015

 

 

Job Title:  Play scheme Administration Support

Organisation:  Bedford Borough Council

Details:  Play Schemes - Summer 2015, Temporary/25 hours per week

The Sports Development Unit at Bedford Borough Council has a range of temporary paid positions available on the Play and Games Schemes during the school summer holiday period. Applicants must be able to commit for the full 20 days from 27th July – 21st August 2015.  Staff will work approximately 5 hours a day. All applicants must be 18 years or over.

As Play scheme Administration Support you would be required to actively support the Play scheme management with administrative duties related to the play schemes. You will be expected to communicate regularly, effectively and cooperatively with play scheme sites and parents where appropriate on the phone of via a radio network and when necessary stand in as a Play Leader at a Play scheme.

Click here to download the job description & selection criteria

Salary: £7.18 per hour, plus supplement to bring pay in line with the Living Wage, which is currently £7.85 per hour

Closing date for all vacancies: 13th March 2015

Short listing: 23rd March 2015

Interview date: 30th March - 10th April 2015.

Contact:  To apply, please complete the application form using the links below.  Please ensure you read the job description & selection criteria for the role before completing your application form.

Click here to download an application form

 

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Information provided 16/02/2015

 

 

Job Title:  Play scheme Admin Bus Driver

Organisation:  Bedford Borough Council

Qualification: Must have a full UK driving licence (with a D1 classification).

Details:  Play Schemes - Summer 2015, Temporary/25 hours per week

The Sports Development Unit at Bedford Borough Council has a range of temporary paid positions available on the Play and Games Schemes during the school summer holiday period. Applicants must be able to commit for the full 20 days from 27th July – 21st August 2015.  Staff will work approximately 5 hours a day. All applicants must be 18 years or over.

You will be responsible for driving between Play scheme sites and setting up equipment using a large vehicle. Strong communication and organisation skills are required. Must have a full UK driving licence (with a D1 classification).

Click here to download the job description & selection criteria

Closing date for all vacancies: 13th March 2015

Short listing: 23rd March 2015

Interview date: 30th March - 10th April 2015.

Salary: £7.99 per hour

Contact:  To apply, please complete the application form using the links below.  Please ensure you read the job description & selection criteria for the role before completing your application form.

Click here to download an application form

 

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Information provided 16/02/2015

 

 

Job Title:  Play scheme Mini Bus Driver (MIDAS)

Organisation:  Bedford Borough Council

Qualification: A valid MIDAS (minibus) driving qualification is required.

Details:  Play Schemes - Summer 2015, Temporary/25 hours per week

The Sports Development Unit at Bedford Borough Council has a range of temporary paid positions available on the Play and Games Schemes during the school summer holiday period. Applicants must be able to commit for the full 20 days from 27th July – 21st August 2015.  Staff will work approximately 5 hours a day. All applicants must be 18 years or over.

As a Play scheme Mini Bus Driver you must have a valid MIDAS (minibus) driving qualification. You will be responsible for driving young people/equipment between sites using a minibus/transit van and communicating with Area Leader and the scheme Manager on a regular basis. You may also need to step into the role of a Play Leader by request.

Click here to download the job description & selection criteria

Closing date for all vacancies: 13th March 2015

Short listing: 23rd March 2015

Interview date: 30th March - 10th April 2015.

Salary: £7.99 per hour

Contact:  To apply, please complete the application form using the links below.  Please ensure you read the job description & selection criteria for the role before completing your application form.

Click here to download an application form

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Information provided 12/02/2015

 

 

Job Title:  Temporary Early Years Practitioner (to Aug 15)

Organisation:  Little Pilgrims, Pilgrims School, The Harpur Trust Pre-Prep

Skills: Experience of working with young children

Details:  Times for this post : am to 4pm and 10am to 6pm rotating shift pattern, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Annually. Working in the baby room. Due to an increase in demand for spaces, Little Pilgrims is looking to recruit both full time and part time Early Years practitioners. If you are passionate about working with young children, are highly professional and enjoy working as part of a team then we would love to hear from you. Consideration will be given to applicants without NVQ childcare qualifications as training will be provided. Full details of the various positions available, together with an application pack, can be found on our website at www.pilgrims-school.info Why not visit our virtual tour on the Homepage for a glimpse into life at Pilgrims School. Salaries range from £13,553 to £16,560 (FTE) dependent upon the applicant’s qualifications and the position applied for.  Interviews will be held on a mutually convenient date.

The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS. The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

http://www.pilgrims-school.info/ Pilgrims School The Harpur Trust pre-prep

Closing date: for applications is mid-day on 27th February

Contact:  Apply on line at http://www.pilgrims-school.info/ Pilgrims School The Harpur Trust pre-prep

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Information provided 12/02/2015

 

 

Job Title:  Permanent Early Years Practitioner

Organisation:  Little Pilgrims, Pilgrims School, The Harpur Trust Pre-Prep

Qualifications: Level 3 in childcare essential

Skills: Experience of working with babies essential

Details:  Fixed shift pattern, 10-6pm, Monday to Friday annually. Working with babies.

Due to an increase in demand for spaces, Little Pilgrims is looking to recruit a full time Level 3 Early Years practitioner. If you are passionate about working with young children and have worked with babies, are highly professional and enjoy working as part of a team then we would love to hear from you. Full details of this  position available, together with an application pack, can be found on our website at www.pilgrims-school.info Why not visit our virtual tour on the Homepage for a glimpse into life at Pilgrims School.

Salaries range from £13,553 to £16,560 (FTE) dependent upon the applicant’s qualifications and the position applied for. Interviews will be held on a mutually convenient date. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS. The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

http://www.pilgrims-school.info/ Pilgrims School The Harpur Trust pre-prep.

Closing date: for applications is mid-day on 27th February

Contact:  Apply on line at http://www.pilgrims-school.info/ Pilgrims School The Harpur Trust pre-prep

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Information provided 12/02/2015

 

 

Job Title:  Temporary Early years practitioner

Organisation:  Little Pilgrims, Pilgrims School, The Harpur Trust Pre-Prep

Skills: Experience of working with young children

Details:  Times for this post : 8am to 4pm and 10am to 6pm rotating shift pattern. Monday to Friday Pilgrims. Working with babies.

Due to an increase in demand for spaces, Little Pilgrims is looking to recruit both full time and part time Early Years practitioners. If you are passionate about working with young children, are highly professional and enjoy working as part of a team then we would love to hear from you. Consideration will be given to applicants without NVQ childcare qualifications as training will be provided. Full details of the various positions available, together with an application pack, can be found on our website at www.pilgrims-school.info Why not visit our virtual tour on the Homepage for a glimpse into life at Pilgrims School. Salaries range from £13,553 to £16,560 (FTE) dependent upon the applicant’s qualifications and the position applied for.  Interviews will be held on a mutually convenient date.

The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS. The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

http://www.pilgrims-school.info/ Pilgrims School The Harpur Trust pre-prep

Closing date: for applications is mid-day on 27th February

Contact:  Apply on line at http://www.pilgrims-school.info/ Pilgrims School The Harpur Trust pre-prep

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Information provided 12/02/2015

 

 

Job Title:  Early Years Practitioner Level 2 (maternity cover) Start date April 2015

Organisation:  Little Pilgrims, Pilgrims School, The Harpur Trust Pre-Prep

Skills: Experience of working with young children

Details:  Times for this post : 8am to 4pm and 10am to 6pm rotating shift pattern, Monday to Friday Annually. Working with toddlers

Due to an increase in demand for spaces, Little Pilgrims is looking to recruit a full time Level 2 Early Years practitioner for our toddler room.  If you are passionate about working with young children,  are highly professional and enjoy working as part of a team then we would love to hear from you. Full details of this  position available, together with an application pack, can be found on our website at www.pilgrims-school.info Why not visit our virtual tour on the Homepage for a glimpse into life at Pilgrims School.

Salaries range from £13,553 to £16,560 (FTE) dependent upon the applicant’s qualifications and the position applied for. Interviews will be held on a mutually convenient date. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS. The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

http://www.pilgrims-school.info/ Pilgrims School The Harpur Trust pre-prep.

Closing date: for applications is mid-day on 27th February

Contact:  Apply on line at http://www.pilgrims-school.info/ Pilgrims School The Harpur Trust pre-prep

 

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Information provided  11/02/2015

 

 

 

Job Title:  Nursery Nurse /Room Leader

Organisation: St Andrew’s School Nursery

Qualification: Minimum of NNEB or NVQ Level 3 or equivalent

Skills: Applicants must have experience in a similar provision

Details: We are looking for a full time qualified nursery nurse to lead our 2 -3 year old provision. The position is Monday to Friday, 52 weeks a year with 4 weeks holiday plus bank holidays.

Details and an application form can be found on the “Job Opportunities” section of our website http://www.standrewsschoolbedford.com/. Alternatively please contact Emma Niro, the Nursery Manager on 01234 324526

Closing Date: Wed 25 Feb 2015

Contact: Emma Niro 01234 324526

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Information provided 02/02/2015

 

 

Job Title: Lunch Time Assistant

Organisation:  Little Fishes Nursery, Bromham
Qualifications:  Level 1 or some experience working with pre-school aged children desirable
Details: Due to increasing numbers we are looking for an enthusiastic lunch time assistant who would be able to cover the lunch time sessions. Hours between 11am – 3pm 5 days per week. Visits to our setting are welcome by prior arrangement.
Contact: Little Fishes 01234 825152 or email manager@littlefishes-bromham.co.uk

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Information provided 4/12/2014

 

 

Job Title: Nursery cook

 

Qualifications:  Food hygiene certificate desitable
Organisation:  Little Fishes Nursery, Bromham
Details: Due to increasing numbers we are looking for an enthusiastic cook /assistant who would be able to cover the lunch time sessions. Hours between 8am – 2pm 3 days per week. Candidates should have some kitchen experience and Level 2 Food Hygiene is desirable. Visits to our setting are welcome by prior arrangement.
Contact: Little Fishes 01234 825152 or email manager@littlefishes-bromham.co.uk

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Information provided 15/12/14

 

 

Job Title:  Bank staff with immediate start.

Organisation:  The Warren Nursery, Turvey

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

Details: Bank staff sought – as and when required

Salary: Salary negotiable depending on experience.

Contact:  Tracey on 01234 888833

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Information provided 15/12/14

 

 

Job Title: Temporary Nursery Nurse

Organisation:  The Warren Nursery, Turvey

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

Details: Temporary Nursery Nurse  to cover maternity 30 hours per week. Could lead to permanent position and bank hours before start date.

Start date: April 2015

Salary: Salary negotiable depending on experience.

Contact:  Tracey on 01234 888833

 

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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 provided 28/01/15

 

 

Job Title:  Bank staff

Organisation:  Debbie’s Day Care

Qualification: Level 2 /3 or will consider a trainee

Skills: Experience of working with children in an early years setting.

Details:  Due to expansion Debbie’s day care is looking to recruit bank staff to cover for illness and training. Hours would be variable and generally based in the Queens Park area.

Contact:  Debbie’s Day Care debtoni@live.co.uk or call Debbie Barrett 01234 343431

 

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Information provided 13/01/2015

 

 

Job Title:  Early Years Educator

Organisation: Elstow Nursery, Busy Bees

Qualification: Level 3 qualified

Details:  Enthusiastic and motivated to join a busy nursery team. 40 hours per week

Contact:  Sara Vobe, Nursery Manager, 01234 330220

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Information provided  13/01/2015

 

 

Job Title:  Part Time Toddler Room Manager

Organisation:  Elstow Nursery, Busy Bees

Qualification: Level 3 qualified

Details:  Enthusiastic and motivated to join a busy nursery team. Applicants must have experience of running a room or department before. 12pm – 6pm, 30 hours per week

Contact:  Sara Vobe, Nursery Manager, 01234 330220

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Information provided 13/01/15

 

 

Job Title:  Early Years Practitioner

Organisation:  Footsteps Nursery School, Biddenham

Qualification: Level 3 Childcare

Skills: Safeguarding and Paediatric First Aid Desirable

Details: Footsteps Nursery is a small and friendly "Family feel" nursery. Due to an increase in numbers we are looking for a new member of staff to join our busy and exciting team! The position is for 15 hours per week and is a term time position only. Our new candidate needs to be reliable, flexible, can work on own initiative and is someone who is able to foster a child's love of learning. We operate safer recruitment procedures which include robust pre-employment vetting. Each member of our nursery team is expected to share our commitment to safer recruitment and safeguarding children, and a DBS check will form part of our vetting procedures for successful candidates.

Salary/Wage: on application

Closing Date:27 Mar 2015

Contact:  Sarah Askham 07984 136097 sarah@footstepsnurseryschool.co.uk for more information or an application form.

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Information provided 13/01/2015

 

 

Job Title:  Supply/Bank staff

Organisation:  Footsteps Nursery School, Biddenham

Qualification: Level 2 Childcare

Skills: Safeguarding and Paediatric First Aid Desirable

Details: Footsteps Nursery is a small and friendly "Family Feel" nursery. We are keen to expand our pool of supply staff,  who are a vital support to our full time team. If you are qualified to Level 2 in childcare and can demonstrate and deliver practice of an outstanding nature and ad hoc hours suits your lifestyle, please get in touch. We operate safer recruitment procedures which include robust pre-employment vetting. Each member of our nursery team is expected to share our commitment to safer recruitment and safeguarding children, and a DBS check will form part of our vetting procedures for successful candidates.

Salary/Wage: on application

Closing Date: 27 Mar 2015

Contact:  Sarah Askham 07984 136097 sarah@footstepsnurseryschool.co.uk for more information or an application form.

 

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Information provided  22/12/2014

 

 

Job Title:  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: Deputy Nursery Manager required at new nursery opening in early 2015. Applicants should have:

·    Experience of managing staff & facilities & knowledge of the principles of effective leadership and the ability to create efficient leadership and the ability to create efficient management systems

·    Experience of target setting, action planning and performance managing staff members

·    Knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage & experience of implementing this

·    Knowledge of relevant legislation and the ability to implement policies / procedures consistent with legislation, best practice and the inspection process

·    Experience of providing quality childcare and education in the early years

·    Good communication skills both written and verbal

·    Able to work independently, to manage own time efficiently. Managing own workload, to prioritise when appropriate and to delegate to other members of management / staff team

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

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Information provided  18/12/2014

 

 

Job Title:  Nursery Nurses

Organisation:  Inn Farm Private Day Nursery, Melchbourne

Qualification: Level 3

Skills: Ability to work on own initiative and in a team. Experience of using Key children developmental files.

Details:  This is an exciting opportunity to join our friendly, rural nursery. If you are qualified, able to work flexibly between 8am and 6pn and are looking for good careers progression then phone Jacky on 07961 291 058 to discuss. www.innfarmdaynursery.co.uk. We currently have 2 vacancies.

Contact:  Jacky Bufton on 07961 291 058

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IInformation Provided 15/12/14

 

 

Job Vacancy: Pre-school/Out of School Assistant

Details: Turvey Pre-School

Qualification: Level 2 

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

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

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

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

 

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Information provided 15/12/14

 

 

Job Title:  Nursery Nurse

Qualifications:  Level 3 essential

Organisation:  Little Fishes Nursery, Bromham

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

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

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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 updated 25/11/2014

 

 

Job Role: Various Posts

Organisation: Dawn Until Dusk Before & After School Club

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

The roles will involve;

* providing play spaces to capture children's imagination

* communicating with parents/carers

* maintaining good relationships with schools

* forward play planning

* working in partnership with the management team.

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

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

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

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Information provided 15/12/2014

 

 

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

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Information provided 15/12/2014

 

 

Job Title:  Bank Staff

Qualifications:  Level 2/ Level 3

Organisation:  Little Fishes Nursery, Bromham

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

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

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Information provided 15/12/2014

 

 

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

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

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

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

To work for Toybox you will of course be:

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

To attract you Toybox will:

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

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

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

 

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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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