01480 379 039

We have an exciting new role for a temporary Level 2/3 Nursery Practitioner to work as a float member of staff across the different rooms within the nursery.

  • You will need sound knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage.
  • Be a good team player
  • Have the ability to communicate, record written observations and assessments for this role.

In addition, you will be responsible for contributing to the planning and managing children's profiles, taking on any other duties in the classroom that are requested by the Room Leader. The hours will be 41 hours and 40 minutes per week with 25 days holiday a year (Pro Rata). We offer a very competitive salary, which will depend on your experience, together with a company uniform.

In line with the Local Safeguarding Children’s Board Guidelines, the successful applicant will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check and references for this position.

Contact Tina Spencer - 01223 472018 or tina.spencer@sawstonnursery.org

2018-11-22 Sawston Day Nursery Sawston Day Nursery Cambridgeshire CB22 3UW Tannery Road

We have a vacancy for a nursery support practitioner to work with a child in our Preschool Room with an immediate start for the suitable candidate.


The role will be 15 hours per week and pay is to be decided dependent on qualifications and experience.


The role is working on a Monday 8-6 and Wednesday 8-2. (This is not a term time only position).


You will need to be patient with a passion for working with children ensuring they have the same opportunities as their peers.


If you are interested in the above position, please contact Tina asap as this position is to start as soon as possible.


Telephone 01223 472018 or email tina.spencer@sawstonnnursery.org


In line with the Local Safeguarding Children’s Board Guidelines, the successful applicant will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check and references for this position.

2018-11-22 Sawston Day Nursery Sawston Day Nursery Cambridgeshire CB22 3UW Tannery Road
Early Years and Childcare Providers

Support Worker

To be a supportive team member who can play a key role in maintaining our stimulating and nurturing learning environment across our pre-school, wrap around care and holiday club provisions in accordance with the EYFS Statutory Framework.


  • To support our children in their care, learning and development through strong positive interactions with a playful, nurturing and creative approach.

  • Assist with the learning, development and progress of our children through our effective observation, assessment and planning systems.


  • To be a buddy key person and assist fellow practitioners with record keeping.


  • To build and maintain effective relationships with children and our families whilst maintaining confidentiality.


  • Assist with the upkeep of our setting throughout the day, preparing snacks, setting up activities and general tidying and cleaning.


We would love to hear from you if you are:


  • Passionate about early years with strong play skills and strong knowledge of the EYFS

  • Warm and approachable with a personal and professional disposition


  • A confident communicator with children and adults whilst maintaining confidentiality


Level 3 Qualification and training available to the successful applicant

2018-12-06 Little Thetford Acorns Pre-school Little Thetford Acorns Pre-school Cambridgeshire CB6 3HG The Wyches
Early Years and Childcare Providers

Early Years Practitioner

Part-time temporary Baby Room Level 3 Practitioner required from immediate start to end of December. 

We are a small, friendly, Outstanding Nursery in the village of Somersham.  We are looking for a pro-active and caring team player with experience and a positive attitude.  

4 Days per Week: 08:30am - 5:30pm.

Please contact Emily Scott, our Nursery Manager: nursery@whitehallschool.com or call the office: 01487 840966

2018-11-27 Whitehall School Whitehall School Cambridgeshire PE28 3EH 117 High Street
Early Years and Childcare Providers

Level 3 Practitioner (Baby Room)


2018-12-06 Rainbow Playgroup Rainbow Playgroup Cambridgeshire CB4 2NH Campkin Road
Early Years and Childcare Providers

Early Years Practitioner

Early Years Practitioner – Foundation

Reports to the Head of Early Years.

Whitehall School and Nursery are looking to appoint an Early Years practitioner Level 3 to assist and lead in the Foundation stage and support other areas of the setting.


Firstly, you must be prepared to feel loved, special, and important to many young children and their families. There is simply no other job quite like this one.

~ To lead and plan effective and thorough lessons for the preschool children.

~ To work within our Early Years Team, supporting the planning and implementation of activities with individual or groups of children; promoting effective teaching and learning.

~ To be part of our Early Years Team that provides a purposeful, stimulating environment rich in learning opportunities, both indoors and outdoors.

~ To promote the inclusion of all children.

~ To use professional knowledge of the individual and diverse ways that children learn and develop, to meet their differing needs.

~ To be trustworthy, reliable and a team player

~To establish positive and sensitive relationships with children. To act as a role model and set achievable expectations.

~ To be responsible for organising the environment inside and outside to ensure that resources and equipment are available and appropriate to meet the needs of the individual children in the group. These activities will take into account children’s abilities interests, language and cultural backgrounds.

~ To meet the physical needs of children, encouraging good standards of personal hygiene, whilst promoting independence.

~ To encourage children to interact and work co-operatively with others.

~ To support the school’s commitment on safeguarding children and fully understand that you have a responsibility to safeguard children using the settings child protection and whistle blowing procedures.

~ To be responsible for the planning, development and delivery of the Early Years Foundation Stage in order to meet all learning interests and needs of children, extending them where necessary. To contribute to the review and further development of the Early Years Foundation Stage in the nursery.  

~ To support the team to monitor and evaluate children's learning through a range of assessment and monitoring strategies, including individual room action plans and the self-evaluation tool.

~ To provide objective and accurate feedback and reports for parents and other professionals on children’s achievements, progress and related matters.

~ To develop positive and sensitive relationships with parents and carers to support their role in children's learning. To provide constructive feedback on children’s progress/achievement, on a day-to-day basis or through parent meetings.

~ To be proactive in the continuation of your own learning to improve the outcomes for children and their families.

~ To have a clear knowledge of and adhere to all Health and Safety Regulations.

~ To comply and assist with the development of policies and procedures.

~ To attend meetings as required and participate in training opportunities and performance development.

~ To be accountable for the delivery of the above responsibilities and tasks.

~ To undertake any duties set to you by the Management Team that will assist in the day-to-day running of the Early years.

~ To inform the nursery manager of any absence from work by 6:00am.

~ to ensure you are reliably on time for each and every day, duty and meeting.


Person Specification;

~ To hold a Level 3 or above qualification in Childcare

~ Reliable and trustworthy

~Good communication skills

~Friendly and Flexible approach to work which facilitates effective relationships at work.

~ An interest in Child Development and Education

~ A warm, smiling face that makes every child feel special and loved.


Practitioner to wear black trousers/leggings with flat closed shoes.

Smart & Tidy Dress code.


This post is subject to an Enhanced disclosure and barring service (DBS) is required for this role.

For further details of the setting please see the website www.whitehallschool.com

2018-11-12 Whitehall School Whitehall School Cambridgeshire PE28 3EH 117 High Street
Early Years and Childcare Providers

Early Years Practitioner

We wish to appoint a motivated and reliable Deputy Manager to help lead a small and dedicated team delivering child centred play opportunities to children aged 4-11 in central Cambridge.

Our chosen candidate will enjoy working with children and have a good understanding of their needs and issues in order to help them to develop and thrive whilst in our care.

A sound knowledge of safeguarding is required, as well as good communication skills, understanding of Health and Safety and a flexible ‘can do’ attitude.

This post is subject to a full enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references. The New Croft Club is an equal opportunities employer.

Contact Maureen Blake 07812 798195 or email thenewcroftclub@gmail.com

Job summary:                 

  • Deputise for the manager in his or her absence both at After school club and/or during Holiday club
  • Help with day to day management of the club
  • Provide play care within the framework of the club’s policies and procedures

Line manager: Club manager

Responsible for:

  • Children attending the club(members) and their parents or carers
  • Club management, club staff and volunteers

Working relationships:

  • Newnham Croft Primary School head teacher and staff
  • Childcare and play organisations (leaders of other extramural clubs)
  • Registering authorities (Ofsted, LA)

Main requirements:

  • To help the manager plan, prepare and deliver safe, inclusive, fun and creative play opportunities working within the framework of the club’s policies and procedures, and the Early Years Foundation Stage.
  • To provide comprehensive care for the children across all areas of Safeguarding and Child Protection
  • To inspire, motivate and support supervision of play workers and volunteers.
  • To provide healthy snacks and ensure that hygiene, health and safety standards are met.
  • To communicate clearly and confidently with all members of the organisation and with parents, school staff and childcare/play related agencies.
  • To undertake training when appropriate and relevant
  • To set up the play space including moving furniture and play equipment.
  • To encourage child participation in day to day running of the club and choosing play activities
  • To encourage parental understanding of the importance of play and encourage their involvement in the club.
  • Day to day administration and accurate record keeping

Person specification

Essential qualities

Desirable qualities

Level 3 Playwork, Early years or relevant Education/Childcare Qualification

Understanding the varied needs of children and their families

Experience of working with 4 to 11 year olds in a play based or school setting

Understanding the issues involved in the delivery of quality play care and the value of reflective practice

Good communication skills

Experience of day to day administration and record keeping

Ability to work as a team member and demonstrate leadership skills

Initiative, sound common sense and a can do attitude

Understanding the issues of Safeguarding and Child Protection

Understanding the importance of Equal opportunities

Sufficient understanding and use of English to ensure the well-being of the children**

** Para 3.25 of the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage 2012

Competent in using IT to safely promote Play and generate publicity for the club (website/social media)

Forest Schools training

Current 12-hour Paediatric First Aid Certificate

L2 Food Hygiene and catering Certificate

Experience of budgeting

Knowledge of and experience of delivering the EYFS in a play based setting






2018-11-22 The New Croft Club The New Croft Club Cambridgeshire CB3 9JF Newnham Croft Primary School
Early Years and Childcare Providers

Deputy Manager After School/ Holiday Club

Job Description

Pre-school Practitioner

The assistant should support the leader in providing a stimulating and varied programme of play and ensuring the safety and well-being of the children.

  • Listen to, encourage, enable, stimulate and ensure the safe keeping of the children
  • Help provide and take part in all group activities ensuring team work and support are foremost
  • Help prepare and fully set out and tidy the playroom
  • Keep completely confidential any information regarding the children, their families or other staff, which is learned as part of the job.
  • Keep children’s records accurately and up to date, at home out of normal hours if necessary
  • Implement key worker system as directed by Play leader
  • Understand & implement pre-school policies
  • Encourage parental involvement
  • Take part in special events, outings & visits
  • Attend staff meetings and help prepare forward plans for the group
  • Advise the leader of any matter requiring attention such as concerns about a child or equipment needing repair or replacement in line with Health & Safety Requirements
  • Work extra hours often at short notice to cover for other staff absence
  • Work Term Time only (39 weeks per annum) 4 weeks holiday to be taken in school holiday

Person Specification

Pre-school Practitioner

To carry out their responsibilities effectively, the assistants will require the following skills and attributes:

  • Fully aware of the Statutory Framework for the EYFS and its requirements
  • Continue to effectively implement the strong ethos of team work within the pre-school
  • Seek advice and support when necessary
  • Carry out the groups commitment to raising standards
  • Be committed to creating a safe and secure environment for children to flourish & grow through various safeguarding strategies
  • Be creative and have life skills
  • Able to communicate confidently with parents
  • Be physically fit able to lift/carry/play
  • Have recent experience of children in the early years or in a nursery type setting
  • Have some experience of Special Needs Education in early years
  • Have some experience of working with two year olds (desirable)
  • Relevant minimum Level 3 qualifications in Early Years & Child Care essential
  • Have some I.C.T. skills
  • Willingness to undertake additional training
  • Be reliable, enthusiastic and flexible, particularly with working hours
  • Respect confidentially
  • Commit to implementing the groups Equality policy to all families in the community
2018-12-13 Maple Grove Community Group Maple Grove Community Group Cambridgeshire PE15 8JT Maple Grove
Early Years and Childcare Providers

Pre-school Practitioner