Level 2 Early Years Assistant
|Contract:||Level 2 Early Years Educator|
|Salary:||£18,532 per year (Pro Rata Part Time – £8.91 per hour)|
|Location:||YMCA Blinco Grove, 100 Blinco Grove, Cambridge CB1 7TS|
|Hours:||40 hours a week – Part Time considered|
Blinco Grove is the newest of 6 Childcare Settings operated by YMCA Trinity Group.
Our provision opened at the start of 2020 is close to the heart of the City of Cambridge, just around the corner from Addenbrookes and caters for children aged 3 months to 5 years.
Despite the Global pandemic, Blinco Grove has thrived into a popular and flourishing childcare setting. This has led to a growing waiting list and increasing number of job opportunities to join our friendly, fun and welcoming childcare team.
“The friendly and supportive staff have helped our daughter to settle in really quickly. Each day she comes home with a big smile on her face and something she has drawn, made or baked!” – Parent
Check out their Facebook page and see what the team at Blinco have been sharing:
Blinco Grove has a waiting list of children eager to join. This means we have a number of vacancies for Level 2 Early Years qualified practitioners.
This is an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to be a part of our childcare setting in Cambridge. The role will involve assisting the childcare team with the day to day running of the room, providing a caring, safe, stimulating environment in order for children to grow and meet their full potential, whilst ensuring high quality inclusive childcare is continually provided.
“I love the sense of feeling like one big family, I couldn’t imagine wanting to work anywhere else” – Leah, YMCA Blinco Grove
Skills and Experience
Can you answer yes to the following questions?
- Can you sing out of tune?
- Can you announce to a full room that you are about to go to the toilet?
- Can you recite We’re going on a Bear Hunt off by heart without a book?
- Are you happy to jump in muddy puddles and sing in the rain?
If Yes to all of this then you may be who we are looking for.
Successful applicants will be skilled, imaginative, have vision, drive, and the ability to motivate. They will be flexible, approachable, and able to demonstrate outstanding knowledge of the standards required by Ofsted.
The job role requires the following qualities:
- Qualified with a relevant Early Years Level 2 qualification, or equivalent
- A minimum of two years post qualifying experience
- Extensive working knowledge of the EYFS
- A commitment and enthusiasm towards achieving positive outcomes for service users
Please read our job description:
Early Years Educator Job Description (331KB, PDF)
Day and Hours
This role is for 40 hours a week (full time hours) to be worked Monday to Friday across 4 days.
However, we will consider Part Time / Term Time only and Job share- please get in touch if you would like to discuss. Setting operates Monday to Friday between 7.30am and 6.30pm. Contracted hours are scheduled on a rota basis between these hours.
Salary and Benefits
The salary for this role is £18,532 per year for a 40 hour week (Pro Rata Part Time – £8.91 per hour).
Additional benefits we offer include:
- 5 weeks holiday plus public holidays (Pro rata for part time staff)
- Free use of the YMCA Gym at Queen Anne House in Cambridge
- 20% Discount for staff who have children enrolled at YMCA Childcare Nurseries, After School and/or Holiday Clubs where applicable
- Competitive rates of pay and pension
- DBS Check Facilitated / Cost Paid
- Induction programme and on the job training opportunities
- Regular supervisions
- Internal progression opportunities
- Employee Assistance Programme
Sam Beldam heads up our Childcare Team as Childcare Manager at Blinco Grove.
Phone 01223 949090 to arrange a call back from Sam to discuss the opportunities we have or maybe even arrange a visit to come and meet the team.
Please read our Application Guidance (243KB, PDF) for support on applying.
We would be grateful if you could also complete our Equality and Diversity Form.
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Unless stated otherwise, we do require an application form, completed in full, should you wish to be formally considered for a role with YMCA Trinity Group. Applications are scored against the relevant job description. CV’s will not be considered as a formal application but as an expression of interest only. Occasionally we fill a role sooner than expected, we reserve the right to withdraw vacancies before an advertised closing date. Early application is advised. An email is sent to confirm receipt of application forms, please contact us if you have a problem submitting your application.
YMCA Trinity Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and expects all staff to share this commitment.