Early Years Educators – Various Contracts (Cambridge)

Salary: Dependent on role applied for
Location: 100 Blinco Grove, Cambridge CB1 7TS
Hours: Various contracts
Deadline: Ongoing
Job Reference: BG-EOI

About Us


Blinco Grove opened at the start of 2020 and is situated round the corner from Addenbrookes Hospital and close to the heart of the City.

Our provision caters for children aged 3 months to 5 years and has the capacity to cater for up to 73 children at one time.

Despite the Global pandemic, Blinco Grove has thrived into a popular and flourishing childcare setting. This has led to an increasing waiting list and many job opportunities to join our growing and welcoming childcare team.

Blinco Grove is the newest of six childcare settings operated by YMCA Trinity Group. As an employee of YMCA Trinity Group, you will be eligible for many additional benefits including free membership of our YMCA Gym in Cambridge, reduced childcare fees and extensive professional development opportunities. Many of our childcare team members have developed their own careers and progressed into new roles when internal opportunities have become available.

Watch our video tour to give you a glimpse into our wonderful setting!


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Early Years Role


We have a number of roles available from part time to full time work, term time only or all year-round opportunities, and even sessional work too. Visit our Work With Us page for more details about the contracts we currently have available.


  View our available roles


Our teams work in one of two light, airy and very spacious rooms. Caterpillars our baby room has two large areas including a soft play corner and a separate sleep room and has a home from home feeling to nurture our critical little thinkers and to help them feel safe and secure.


“I love the sense of feeling like one big family, I couldn’t imagine wanting to work anywhere else”. Leah


Butterflies our preschool room has three areas with access to the garden for free flow allowing the children to experience the large garden containing our mud kitchen and woodland area which our children experience in all weather.

At YMCA Blinco Grove we have created a safe and enriching home-from-home environment filled with opportunities to learn. We want to give our children the best start in life, which to us means better, more exciting care, stimulating environments, and lots of opportunities for play, interaction and development, at their own pace and in their own space.


“I feel supported in and valued while doing my Level 2 and I have had opportunities to enhance my knowledge and learn new skills through other staff. I wouldn’t be able to do it without the commitment of my manager .” Rachel


Do you have the skills and experience we are looking for?


If our children were on the interview panel they might ask….


  • 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 you answered yes then you might be just who we are looking for!


You can submit a formal application using our online job application form, or simply send us your CV through to express your interest in an Early Years Role at Blinco Grove.


Complete online application


Express interest/ submit CV


Want to know more?


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.

If Sam isn’t available, please message Amanda Spence 07912 516827 / amanda.spence@ymcatrinity.org.uk to arrange a call back.

Alternatively, email samantha.beldam@ymcatrinity.org.uk / recruitment@ymcatrinity.org.uk.

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 will be sent to confirm receipt of application forms, please contact us if you have a problem submitting your application.