SEN Early Years Educator – 1:1 Support (Fixed Term)

Position: SEN Role – Fixed Term Ends July 2022 (Childcare)
Location: YMCA Childcare Providence, 2 Wellington Street, Ipswich IP1 2NU
Pay: £13,710 per year
Hours: 30 hours per week: 8.45am-2.45pm
Deadline: 6th October 2021
Job Reference:  211006

About Us


YMCA Trinity Group strives to create a fulfilling and enjoyable place to work; we know how staff & volunteers feel directly translates to the quality of service & care we give our clients, and we also recognise the crucial role each and every one of us plays in helping to fulfil our Mission.


Job Role


YMCA Childcare Providence is an Outstanding setting in Ipswich, providing childcare for children aged between 3 months and 11yrs. We operate 51 weeks a year from 8am to 6pm.

We are proud of our Outstanding OFSTED which was gained in 2020 and we are looking for a dynamic, passionate, committed individual to join our team as an SEN 1:1 support for a child with additional needs. The role is 30 hours per week, all year round.

Check out their Facebook page and see what the team at Providence have been sharing:


If you can answer yes to the following questions, then you may be the person we have been searching for….

  • Are you passionate about children’s early development?
  • Do you have patience?
  • Are you committing to ensuring every child is included?
  • Are you interested in Special Educational Needs?
  • Do you have knowledge and experience of how to support differing needs?


The successful candidate will hold a Full and Relevant Level 3 or above with extensive working knowledge of the EYFS. The ability to work in a team, sharing ideas and bringing those ideas to life is a must. A genuine respect for our children and families, offering support and guidance in their Early Years, is essential for this role.

“I feel supported in my role and I have been given opportunities to enhance my knowledge and learn new skills through training. I wouldn’t be able to do it without my manager showing her confidence in me.” – Staff member.

Job Description


Please read our job description:


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Early Years Educator SEN Job Description (157KB, PDF)

Salary and Benefits


The salary for this role is £13,710 per year. Organisational benefits include:


  • Reduced childcare costs for employees own children
  • Extensive Professional Development opportunities including Internal Progression opportunities
  • Free gym membership in one of our own gyms
  • Free onsite parking
  • DBS check facilitated/cost paid
  • Employee Assistance Programme

Closing Date


This vacancy closes 6 October 2021. Interviews to be confirmed. Please note: we may close this vacancy should we find the right candidate sooner than the advertised closing date.

Contact Us


If you would like to discuss this role further, please contact; Louisa Taylor our friendly Deputy Childcare Manager: 01473 295258 or email /

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


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If you are having trouble completing your online job application please contact 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.