Early Years Educator

Pay £11,498 per year
Location YMCA Childcare Water Lane – The Ark, Water Lane, Lowestoft NR32 2NH and YMCA Childcare – St Margaret’s Road, Lowestoft NR32 4HW
Hours 30 hours per week on a Term Time only basis
Deadline 5th March
Interviews TBC


Job role


We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic Early Years Educator to join our teams at our childcare settings in Lowestoft.

Initially you will be based at our Water Lane Nursery and also travel to / work at our St Margaret’s Road site. This is reviewed on a termly basis.

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.

You should be Early Years qualified to a minimum of Level 3 and passionate about child development as well as supporting families holistically. 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.


You should have the following qualities:


  • Educated to Level 3 or equivalent in Early Years
  • Extensive working knowledge of the EYFS

Day and hours


This role is for 30 hours per week, Monday to Friday on a Term Time only basis.

Salary and benefits


The salary for this role is £11,498 per year. 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 vacancy closes on 5th March 2020. Please note: if we find the right candidate before the advertised closing date then we reserve the right to withdraw this vacancy. (Previous applicants need not apply).

Contact us


If you are interested and would like to know more, please feel free to get in touch for an informal chat about this role. Contact our friendly Deputy Childcare Manager Bethany Nichols on: Bethany.nichols@ymcatrinity.org.uk.

Apply now


For more information please see the Job Description (203KB, PDF) and our application guidance (243KB, PDF).



Alternatively, you can download and complete a word version of the application form (113KB, Word).

We would be grateful if you could also complete our Equality and Diversity Form (109KB, Word).

Please forward to recruitment@ymcatrinity.org.uk or by post to:

YMCA Trinity Group
Rightwell East


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.