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Vacancies working with children and young people

Bedford Borough Council 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 on all staff and volunteers.

How to advertise a job vacancy

To advertise with Bedford Training and Assessment Centre (BTAC) email with your organisation's advert.

To advertise in the Bedford Jobs Hub Vacancy Bulletin:

Job vacancies



Closing Date

Pre-school Practitioner Oakley Pre-school 15/02/2019
Pre-school Leader Christ Church Pre-school 27/02/2019
Play Worker Level 2/3 Dawn Until Dusk 28/02/2019
Childcare Practitioner Banana Moon Nursery 31/03/2019
Level 3 Nursery Nurse Little Fishes Day Nursery new
Various roles Little Fishes Day Nursery new
Kindergarten Assistant Little Blossoms Kindergarten and Forest School  ongoing
Area Manager Dawn Until Dusk  new
Play Worker  Dawn Until Dusk (Bedford Road) new
Play Worker / Deputy Manager Dawn Until Dusk (Camestone) new
2 Year Olds Lead Practitioner Little Steps Day Care ongoing
Nursery Practitioner Little Steps Day Care ongoing
Supply Early Years Educator Families First Bedfordshire ongoing
Childcare Practitioner Dawn Until Dusk new
Children's Centre Practitioner Families First Bedfordshire new
Pre-School Leader/Manager - revised Pinchmill Pre-School revised
Pre-School Leader/Manager Pinchmill Pre-School new
Early Years Educator Toybox Great Denham new
Playworkers at Lakeview Dawn Until Dusk new
Playworkers at Cauldwell Dawn Until Dusk new
Nursery staff opportunities Toad Hall Children's Nursery new

Voluntary organisations looking for volunteers

Voluntary work is a great way to get started in a new career as you can gain experience and new skills.

All staff and volunteers must have full DBS clearance before to starting volunteering with children or young people.

Please contact the organisations directly for further information.

Voluntary Organisations



Family Lives

Befriending Volunteers


Tel: 07703704984

Autism Bedfordshire

Volunteer Staff

Tel: 01234 350704


Autism Bedfordshire

Holiday Playscheme Volunteers

Tel: 01234 350704  Email:

Sports Development Team - Bedford Borough

Sports Volunteer / Work Experience


Bedfordshire and District Cerebral Palsy Society

Holiday Playscheme Keyworker

Tel: Hannah on 01234 351759


Do-It Website

Local Volunteering Opportunities



Family Support Volunteers

Tel: 01234 270601

Volunteer Centre Bedford

Local Volunteering Opportunities

01234 213100