Level 3 Early Years Educator

Contract: Level 3 Early Years Educator
Salary: £20,301 per year (Pro Rata Part Time – £9.76 per hour)
Location: YMCA Blinco Grove, 100 Blinco Grove, Cambridge CB1 7TS
Hours: 40 hours a week – Part Time considered
Deadline: Ongoing
Job Reference: BG-EYEL3

About Us


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


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Job Role


Blinco Grove has a waiting list of children eager to join. This means we have a vacancies for Level 3 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 3 qualification, or equivalent or be willing to work towards it
  • Extensive working knowledge of the EYFS
  • Be motivated to provide high quality Childcare at all times
  • Strong leadership skills

Job Description


Please read our job description:


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Early Years Educator Job Description (203KB, 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 £20,301 per year (£9.76 per hour) for a 40 hour week (Pro rata – Part Time Hours).


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

Contact Us

For further information, please contact our Childcare Programme Manager Amanda Spence.

Text 07912516827 for a call back or email Amanda.spence@ymcatrinity.org.uk / recruitment@ymcatrinity.org.uk

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Please read our Application Guidance (243KB, PDF) for support on applying.


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We would be grateful if you could also complete our Equality and Diversity Form.

If you are having trouble completing your online job application please contact recruitment@ymcatrinity.org.uk and a member of our HR Team will be able to assist you.

Important Information


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.