01480 379 039

Caldecote Playgroup is an outstanding setting which prides itself on valuing its staff members and maintaining a strong team.

We are looking to recruit an Early Years Pre-School Assistant to join our team.

We will initially be offering 24 hours a week, including three late sessions (3-5.30pm), one of which is a paid paperwork session/ staff meeting on Wednesday afternoons.

We are looking for an enthusiastic professional with a Level 2 or Level 3 Early Years qualification and key working experience. We will also consider you if you are unqualified and prepared to undertake Level 3 training within two years.

Closing date: Wednesday 20th February 2019.  Interviews will be held on Friday 1st March 2019.

For more information or for an application form, please contact Anesta Cooper at contactus@caldecoteplaygroup.co.uk  or on 01954 210857.

Caldecote Playgroup is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share that commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check with Barred List checks.

2019-01-31 Caldecote Playgroup Caldecote Playgroup Cambridgeshire CB23 7NX Caldecote Primary School
Early Years and Childcare Providers

Early Years Pre-school Assistant

Room Senior - Stretton @ Fourfields

HOURS: 37.5 hours per week 8.00-3.30 Monday to Friday, term-time only.

WAGE: £8.45 per hours (this will be changing in April 2019)

ESSENTIAL CRITERIA: Minimum Level 3 in childcare and at least 1 years’ current experience in running a room and acting as a key worker.

Purpose of Post

  • We are seeking an enthusiastic Room Senior to join the team at our Fourfields site
  • Start date immediate, however we will wait for the right candidate
  • Room Senior/Room Leading experience essential
  • To be an effective member of an early year’s childcare team delivering a flexible, high quality childcare service that meets the needs of the children and their families.
  • To key work for a small group of children
  • To adhere to the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage
  • Supervision of junior staff and support to senior personnel within the setting therefore implementing high standards of quality practices
  • Deputise in the absence of the Preschool Manager.

Interviews will consist of a formal question and answer session with an interview panel and practical observation with a group of children for a session.

Stretton Pre-school childcare provision is committed to safeguarding children and enhanced DBS and reference checks (following job offer) will be sought.

Closing date: 22nd February 2019, Interviews will be held either on February 26th or 28th February 2019.

2019-02-12 Stretton Pre-school Stretton Pre-school Cambridgeshire PE7 3ZT Community Building, Fourfields School
Early Years and Childcare Providers

Room Senior

Main objective:

To work as part of a team of pre-school staff to create a happy, creative, stimulating and safe learning environment where children can develop to the full their physical, intellectual, emotional and social potential.


Responsible To: Manager and Deputy Manager

Main duties and Responsibilities

Early Childcare and Education

Work in partnership with the manager in planning and implementing early learning experiences and activities in line with the statutory framework of EYFS.

Assist the manager in the preparation of tasks and activities.

Assist in the setting up and clearing away of activities.

Prepare mid-morning drinks/snacks, clear away and wash up.

Assist with the toileting of children.

Carry out such activities as requested by the manager in connection with the daily routine of the Pre-school.

Accept guidance from the manager concerning day to day practises.

Help maintain and uphold the discipline code of practise of the pre-school.

Keep strictly confidential any personal information relating to the children, their families or members of staff learned as part of the job.

Adhere to the safeguarding policy of the group and report any cause for concern.

Work with designated children and their parents under the “keyperson” system.

Establish caring relationships with children and parents within an equal opportunity and non-judgmental framework

Observe and assess designated children under the “keyperson” system in order to plan a variety of stimulating activities to develop the children to their full potential.

Complete learning file for every designated child.

Communicate regularly with parents of designated children using the home/pre-school link book.

Produce termly verbal and written report to parents of designated children.

Work in partnership with parents to help designated children settle into the pre-school environment and prepare them for transition to primary school.


Provide adequate support for the manager and colleagues at all times.

    Assist in maintaining a safe, hygienic and secure environment at all times.

      Adhere to a professional code of conduct and appropriate dress.

      Attend staff meetings at times deemed necessary and reasonable.

      Attend training sessions as appropriate from time to time.

        Assist with outings, Christmas parties etc.

        Take part in annual quality management programme if required.

        Work extra hours on an occasional basis to cover for sick colleagues etc.

        Undertake to complete qualifications as directed by the manager. These may include;

        • Level 3 qualification in Early Years Education and Childcare
        • First Aid
        • Basic Child Protection
        • Food Hygiene
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        We offer free uniform , free staff training and we run a staff reward scheme. Childcare is offered at a discounted rate should you need to use it.

        We are ideally situated on the guided busway making commuting easy.

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        We offer free uniform , free staff training and we run a staff reward scheme. Childcare is offered at a discounted rate should you need to use it.

        We are ideally situated on the guided busway making commuting easy.

        2019-02-04 Leap and Learn Leap and Learn Cambridgeshire CB24 1AA Pathfinder Way
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        Room Leader (Pre-school)

        We are looking for caring, enthusiastic and motivated Playworkers (qualified to level 2 or above) and Assistants (unqualified) to join our team to provide a safe, stimulating and fun environment for children. Training will be provided and training for a relevant qualification will be positively encouraged.

        Rates of Pay extremely competitive, plus Holiday and Sick Pay.

        3pm to 6pm daily Term Time only.

        Holiday club hours may be available.


        Title of Post           After School Club Playworker, Cherry Kids' Club

        Hours                    3.00 pm to 6.00 pm, Monday to Friday during term times.

        Salary                    dependant on qualifications

        This post is responsible to the Management Committee and the Playwork Manager.


        To be part of an effective childcare team delivering a high quality, flexible childcare service that meets the needs of the children and their families. To help provide a safe, stimulating environment for the children, with creative and appropriate play opportunities.


        To promote good practice in a professional and inclusive manner.

        To promote inclusive attitudes and practices.

        To promote the organisation’s Equal Opportunities policies.

        To understand, work within and promote the club’s policies and procedures.

        To have an understanding of the Statutory Welfare Requirements and the ability to meet them.

        To advise the Manager of any concerns with regard to children, child protection, parents/carers or the safety of equipment, preserving confidentiality as necessary.

        To attend staff meetings and training as required.

        To undertake observation, assessment and record keeping as required.

        To keep completely confidential any information regarding the children, their families or other staff which is acquired as part of the job.

        To have due regard to the provisions of Health & Safety at Work legislation, as detailed in the Health and Safety policy.

        To be involved in safe and stimulating childcare including collection of children from school and the safe delivery of children to parents/named carers.

        To administer first aid as appropriate and keep accident report sheets. To ensure first aid skills are updated as necessary.

        To support children’s participation.

        To be involved in play programmes to provide safe, creative, appropriate play activities, whilst having regard to the Early Years Foundation Stage and Play Principles.

        To assist in the provision of healthy food and refreshments.

        To set up activities for the daily programme.

        To clear up after activities making sure that materials and equipment are maintained and stored properly.

        To assist in the collection of the children from all schools.

        To act as a keyworker to a small group of children, making sure each child’s needs are met.

        To undertake such additional responsibilities as required, which are commensurate with the grade and responsibilities of the post and in accordance with the Club's business plan and objectives.

        This job description describes responsibilities as they are currently required. It is anticipated duties will change over time and the job description may need to be reviewed in the future.


        The post holder will demonstrate the following essential criteria which are appropriate for this post. It would be advantageous to meet the desirable criteria.




        Minimum Level 2 childcare qualification, ideally in playwork; CACHE Diploma, NVQ Level 3 (or equivalent) in Childcare and Education or Playwork. (Not applicable for Assistant post)

        Enhanced DBS certificate

        First Aid qualification.


        Basic Food Hygiene Certificate.

        Current driving licence.



        Health clearance for the role.

        A sound understanding of playwork.

        Working knowledge of the emotional, physical, psychological and educational development of children, in order to provide an environment in which the child’s full potential can be supported and in which parents/carers can be supported in their relationship with their children.

        A sound understanding of the particular requirements of children with special needs in terms of their support, development and care planning.

        Knowledge of all relevant legislation relating to childcare.

        Knowledge of child protection issues and policies and relevant Safeguarding Children Board procedures.

        A working knowledge of relevant Health & Safety and Basic Food Hygiene requirements.

        2019-02-07 Cherry Kids Club Cherry Kids Club Cambridgeshire CB1 9ND Bewick Bridge Primary School
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