Early Years Educator and Early Years Assistant (Cambridge Bank Staff)

Position: Bank Staff – Early Years Assistant / Educator
Location: YMCA Childcare – Blinco Grove, Cambridge CB1 7TX
Pay: £9.78-£10.25 per hour
Hours: On an as and when basis
Deadline: Ongoing
Job ref: BG-BANK

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


We have an exciting opportunity in our brand new Cambridge childcare setting for Bank Early Years Educators and Early Years Assistants. The roles involve assisting the childcare team on an as required basis to cover staff holiday and illness.

The successful candidates will be flexible, motivated and committed, with experience of working in an early years setting. For this job role you are required to have a minimum of level 2 or equivalent in early years. Hourly rate depends on qualification and includes holiday pay.


Successful applicants will have the following qualities:


  • Qualified with a relevant Early Years qualification of a minimum of Level 2, 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

Days and Hours


Both roles are on an as and when basis.

Salary and Benefits


The salary we offer for these roles ranges from £9.78-£10.25 per hour. Hourly rate is dependent on qualifications and experience and includes holiday pay. Additional Benefits we offer include:


  • DBS Cost Paid
  • Induction Programme and on the job Training Opportunities
  • Regular Supervisions
  • Internal progression opportunities
  • Employee Assistance Programme

Closing Date


This is an ongoing recruitment. (Previous applicants need not apply).

Contact Us


For further information, please contact: Sam Beldam 07923220355 or Samantha.Beldam@ymcatrinity.org.uk.


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Please see the Early Years Assistant job description (331KB, PDF) and Early Years Educator job description (203KB, PDF) and our application guidance (243KB, PDF).


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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.

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.