Early Years Educator (lunchtime assistant)

Position: Early Years Educator (lunchtime assistant)
Location: Blinco Grove, 100 Blinco Grove, Cambridge CB1 7TS
Pay: £5,871 per year
Hours: 15 hours a week (11am – 2pm, Monday to Friday)
Deadline: Ongoing
Job Reference: 210711A


Being part of a healthy, stable family gives a young person the best start in life. Across YMCA Trinity Group we offer a range of support to families including six fully operational childcare settings providing places for 238 children on a daily basis.

Blinco Grove opened at the start of 2020 and is situated near Addenbrookes Hospital in the heart of the City. The 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 which has led to a growing waiting list. Therefore, to enable us to support and offer our services to more families, we are recruiting for Early Years Educators to join our fantastic 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


An excellent opportunity has arisen for the right candidate to be a part of our Cambridge Childcare Team. The role will involve assisting the childcare team with the day to 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.

The successful candidate 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.

Applicants must be qualified with a relevant Early Years Level 3 qualification, or equivalent or be willing to work towards it.


Skills and Experience


In summary, the successful applicant will have the following qualities:


  • Experience of working in an Early Years setting
  • Extensive working knowledge of the EYFS
  • A commitment and enthusiasm towards achieving positive outcomes for service users


Days and Hours


In return, we are offering 15 hours per week working 11am – 2pm, Monday to Friday.


Salary and Benefits


The salary for this role is £5,871 per year and additional benefits we offer are:


  • 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
  • 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

Closing Date


This vacancy is ongoing. Please note: we reserve the right to close this post early for the right candidate.


Contact Us


If you would like to discuss this role further, please contact; Sam Beldam on 01223 949090 or email Samantha.beldam@ymcatrinity.org.uk / recruitment@ymcatrinity.org.uk.


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For more information please see the Job Description (124KB, PDF) and our application guidance (243KB, PDF).


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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.