Job Opportunities at PATA Member Settings 

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  • 05 Aug 2019 10:01 PM | Jenny Miles (Administrator)

    Playleader required, full time position, 8:45am-3:15pm, five days a week, term time only, applicants must be appropriately qualified at level 3 or above. This is an exciting opportunity to lead a small, dedicated team at our popular village setting, inspiring and engaging young minds. If you have 2 years experience in a leadership role and want to know more, please contact Sharon Taylor, Chair, at for a full job description. Certificates in safeguarding and first aid are desirable. 

  • 31 Jul 2019 5:50 PM | Jenny Miles (Administrator)

    Baby suite motivator required for maternity cover (room leader 3 -18 months old), November 2019-December 2020, (starting date Mon 11 Nov) applicants need to be appropriately qualified to a minimum of level 3. Can you be excited about your hundredth pretend cup of tea of the day? Are you able to show your best dance moves to wheels on the bus? Do you love developing young minds and are passionate about what you do? Do you want to be a part of giving every child the best start in early years? If this is you then we have the perfect post for you! We can offer a four day working week in a friendly, welcoming environment. You need to: be an innovative, imaginative and fun practitioner; have experience of managing a team; be able to work as part of a team and use your initiative and inspiration to generate new ideas; have a clear understanding of the EYFS, the importance of meeting the developmental needs of each child and have a positive approach and dedication to the role. Please email to request an application form. Closing date for applications Fri 16 Aug.

  • 31 Jul 2019 9:35 AM | Jenny Miles (Administrator)

    Bank play assistant required, term time only, applicants should have at least an appropriate level 3 qualification. Our small, friendly, committee-run playgroup is located in a local community centre. Open Monday to Thursday, 9:00am-2.30pm & Friday 9:00am-12 noon, we are looking for bank staff to cover staff sickness, holidays etc, short notice may be given. We are ideally looking for someone with first aid, safeguarding and childcare working experience. Please apply with your CV to Jo Emptage,

  • 31 Jul 2019 9:20 AM | Jenny Miles (Administrator)

    Early years practitioner required, up to 30 hours a week, all year, permanent position, applicants must be appropriately qualified to at least level 3. Would you like to be part of a small, friendly childcare setting situated in a beautiful location right on the doorstep of Rodborough Common? We are looking for an experienced practitioner to join our team. We can be flexible in terms of offering all day, morning or afternoon sessions and there is potential for more than 30 hours. You must: have an excellent working knowledge of the EYFS; be enthusiastic, reliable, patient, flexible; and above all be kind and caring. Our nursery is open all year round, offering a high quality service of care and education that meets the needs of young children from babies up to pre-school. We offer a good holiday package and a highly competitive salary, up to £9/hour depending on qualifications, experience and level of responsibility held. If you are interested, please write a covering letter with your CV to us at

  • 26 Jul 2019 11:00 AM | Jenny Miles (Administrator)

    Nursery practitioner required, full time position, applicants should have as minimum an appropriate level 2 qualification - level 3 preferred. Due to expansion, our popular, busy nursery has a vacancy for an enthusiastic, energetic and self-motivated practitioner to work full time. Candidates will have a clear understanding of the EYFS, have a positive approach and dedication to the role. Applicants must be patient  and understanding with a good sense of humour. You must be passionate about working with young children and forming effective partnerships with families. We can offer a four day working week in a friendly, welcoming environment. Please email to request an application form to 

  • 25 Jul 2019 3:56 PM | Jenny Miles (Administrator)

    Level 3 nursery nurse required, full time position, 30 hours a week, applicants must be appropriately qualified to at least level 3. You will: support the nursery manager and in their absence the deputy manager, in caring for all children in accordance with current legislation, policies and procedures; offer guidance and support to all parents, staff and trainees on key child development issues; provide a high standard of childcare and education valuing cultural diversity amongst families; ensure a safe and healthy environment for staff, families and visitors alike; undertake any additional training to enhance the development of the service, the performance of your duties and your own professional development; attend nursery meetings. Pay is £8.51-£9.73/hour depending on experience. For a job application pack please contact Helen Jackson by email or telephone 01452 528692. 

  • 13 Jul 2019 9:28 AM | Jenny Miles (Administrator)

    Caretaker required Monday-Friday 1.5 hours a day with possibility to increase hours.  Duties will include some heavy lifting. We are a committee run playgroup in the heart of Upton St Leonards village, committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of children. All staff and volunteers are expected to share this commitment and all appointments will be subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure check. For more information and an application form please email Sharon Taylor at

  • 11 Jul 2019 5:30 PM | Jenny Miles (Administrator)

    Play assistant required from September, term time only. You must have an appropriate level 3 qualification and safeguarding and first aid qualifications are an advantage but not a necessity. We are a friendly, parent-run community playgroup situated on the edge of Rodborough Common. We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic to work with our established staff team and all our children (aged 2.5 - 4 years), in our Monday and Friday sessions (hours are 8:15am – 3:30pm).  Please note: we can offer this position as a job share. For more information or to apply please email Closing date for applications extended to Fri 2 Aug.

  • 10 Jul 2019 9:44 PM | Jenny Miles (Administrator)

    Level 3 or higher qualified practitioner required to cover our deputy playleader’s maternity leave. We are a small community playgroup on the edge of Swindon Village. We run from 8:45am-12:30pm Monday and 8:45am-3:00pm Tuesday-Friday, in term time. We would like someone who enjoys the company of children and is enthusiastic when planning activities. They would need to be kind and patient and work well in a small team. The candidate would also need to be able to take charge of the setting when the playleader isn’t in. The role would be term time only for approximately 30 hours a week. The applicant would need to start after October 2019 half term and work until the end of July 2020. The rate of pay will depend on qualifications and experience. To apply please email with your CV and covering letter. Closing date for applications Fri 6 Sept. If you need any more information please contact Jenny on 0747 789 4639. Please be patient during the holidays as your message may not be answered immediately, but your call will be returned.

  • 04 Jul 2019 4:10 PM | Jenny Miles (Administrator)

    Nursery practitioner required, baby department Little Oaks Nursery, required, full time position, applicants must have as minimum an appropriate level 3 qualification. This is a rare opportunity to join our dedicated team - the NHS Trust has two busy nurseries, based at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital and Cheltenham General Hospital, open throughout the year 7:00am–6:00pm (except bank holidays). We are looking for a dedicated, enthusiastic person to work with babies from 6 months to 24 months, based at Little Oaks, Gloucester, 37.5 hours a week, worked flexibly. Salary £18,813 - £20,795 per annum (pro rata). You should have 2 years post qualifying experience within the 0-2 year age group. You should be the kind of person who can create a stimulating and fun environment with excellent communication skills both verbal and non verbal at all levels. In return you’ll benefit from a happy, supportive environment, good training opportunities and holiday package. Please apply via or this link which will take you straight to the advert.

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