Senior Early Years Educator – Maternity Cover

Position: Senior Early Years Educator – Maternity Cover
Location: YMCA Childcare Grundisburgh, Alice Driver Road, Grundisburgh, Woodbridge IP13 6XH
Pay: £13,819 per year
Hours: 35 hours a week
Deadline: 16th November 2021
Job Reference:  211116

About Us


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.

At Grundisburgh we ensure children are involved in choosing what activities they would like to do and we always plan around the children’s interests. We have access to an outside area, where children are able to join in with a range of activities including role play, construction, investigation and sensory play.

“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.



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Job Role


We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and committed Senior Early Years Practitioner at our Childcare Setting in Grundisburgh.

This is an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to support the Deputy Childcare Manager in aspiring towards an Outstanding provision and ensuring high quality inclusive childcare is continually provided.

The successful candidate will be skilled, imaginative, enthusiastic, have vision, drive, and the ability to motivate. They will be flexible, approachable, and able to demonstrate professional leadership as well as being able to demonstrate knowledge of the standards required by Ofsted.


Skills and Experience


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


  • Qualified with a Level 3 in Early Years or equivalent
  • Extensive working knowledge of the EYFS
  • Motivated to provide high quality Childcare at all times
  • Strong leadership skills

Job Description


Please read our job description:


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Senior Early Years Educator Job Description (127KB, PDF)

Days and Hours


The role is for 35 hours per week, Monday – Friday (Term Time Only).

Salary and Benefits


The salary for this role is £13,819 per year and additional benefits we offer are:


  • 20% Discount for staff who have children enrolled at YMCA Childcare Nurseries, After School and/or Holiday
  • 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 closes 16 November 2021. 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; Kim Streater – Childcare Programme Manager on 07395791486 or email

Apply Now


Feel free to read our Application Guidance (243KB, PDF) before applying.


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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.