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  • 17 Jun 2024 12:20 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    PRE-SCHOOL MANAGER, Term time only, 8:30am to 3:30pm Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday (one day admin from home). Forest School - Tuesday 8:30am to 1:00pm. Salary: £15 per hour dependent on qualifications and experience. Accountable to the Pre-School Committee.

    Eckington Under Fives Pre-School and Forest School is a registered Charity. We are a pack away setting operating from the Recreation centre in the small village of Eckington, Worcestershire.

    We aim to offer each child an enriched learning experience through play. Each family and their child are supported by us as we encourage all of our children to reach their full potential. We value our staff as our best asset and invest in staff for their continued professional development.

    We are looking for a candidate with at least 1 years experience in a leadership role within the early years, has a full and relevant level 3 qualification in childcare or above and knowledge and experience of delivering the EYFS, Ofsted inspections and working with children with Special Educational needs. You will have extensive knowledge of Safeguarding and child protection procedures and be effective in supporting the development of your team through building good partnership working relationships with staff and other professionals.

    For a full job description, please click here. Please email for more information and an application form enclosing a copy of your CV.

  • 17 Jun 2024 9:41 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Permanent Room Leader £15 per hour. Permanent Childcare Practitioner £13.75 per hour. Permanent Chef £14 per hour.

    Cotswold Bunnies in the Cowshed is situated in the idyllic grounds of Upton Grove. We are surrounded by fields and nature. The emphasis is on outdoor play and being immersed in our beautiful environment. We offer Forest School sessions and the ideal candidates must love the outdoors. Our emphasis is on the children (and staff) having a wonderful fun time.

    • Nursery Room Leader required, level 3 or above. Salary up to £15.00 per hour. Permanent position, 40 hours a week, 4 days a week 8:00am - 6:00pm. Children leave at 5.30pm.

      You will be responsible for planning and implementing a rich and engaging curriculum, ensuring a safe and welcoming environment, and leading a team of early years practitioners. Your role will be crucial in fostering a love for learning and ensuring each child’s developmental needs are met. 

      Pension scheme, staff share incentive scheme.

    • Childcare Practitioners, level 2 or above. Salary for a level 2 is £13 per hour. Salary for level 3 is £13.75 per hour. Permanent, 40 hours a week, 4 days a week 8:00am - 6:00pm. Pension scheme, staff share incentive scheme. 

      You will help to support children's learning and development through play.

    • Permanent Chef. Required to cook and prepare healthy, mainly vegetarian food. Fish is served once a week. No meat. £14.00 per hour. Food hygiene qualification required or candidate must be willing to train.

    Please send your CV and a cover letter detailing your experience and suitability for the role to Katy Serafin,

  • 13 Jun 2024 9:59 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Playgroup Manager/Play Leader – Permanent Position – September Start, Monday to Friday 8:30am - 4:00pm (3:30pm Friday) in our small (but up to date) term-time only setting.

    Painswick Playgroup are looking to recruit a passionate, enthusiastic and dedicated Play Leader/Manager to join our fun-loving, supportive team and help us continue to deliver exceptional early years education for children between the ages 2 years 9 months and 4 years. Starting from September with a fully supportive handover period available.

    Approved Level 3 (or above) qualification essential and a willingness to fulfil First Aid and Safeguarding/Child Protection L3 training too.

    We can offer a supportive and friendly working environment, ongoing professional development and training opportunities, competitive salary and the chance to make a real difference to the lives of young children.

    We are so lucky to be set in Painswick, the beautiful 'Queen of the Cotswolds' and are a committee led charity preschool for the benefit of the local community and beyond.

    If you would like an application pack, have any questions or would like to come and meet us please do get in touch with Kathryn at

  • 12 Jun 2024 10:17 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Early Years Practitioner – Level 3. Full-time – Term time only. Start Date: 1 September 2024 (Or sooner if available)

    We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic Early Years Practitioner to become a part of our team. Candidates should have a good understanding of the EYFS and be committed to providing a high-quality education and learning environment for all children in our care. Salary is dependent upon experience. For more information and to apply, please click here

    Applications will be considered as they are received and the School reserves the right to appoint at any time in the process.

    Closing Dates for Applications: Midday Friday 21st June 2024

    Interviews may take place week commencing: Monday 24th June 2024

  • 10 Jun 2024 11:10 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We are looking for a Level 3 practitioner to join our team. The position is flexible and can offer a permanent or temporary contract. Full time or part time, all year round. 

    Flying Start Nursery are a family-owned setting in the heart of the community. We are looking for someone who has a relevant Level 3 childcare qualification, experience of working in Early Years settings and passionate about helping children to learn.

    To apply, email: or phone 01285 711711.

  • 06 Jun 2024 3:08 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Pre-School & After School Assistant required, term time only. Minimum 24 hours to be agreed and to be worked flexibly, pay based on experience and qualifications.

    Blue Coat Pre-School & Busy Bees cares for children from age 2 to 11 years during the hours of 7:45am and 6:00pm.

    We are looking for someone to work in both our pre-school and after school club as our numbers demand.

    You will need to be fun, energetic, enthusiastic and able to be flexible and cope with the challenges of working with young children.

    Ideally you will be level 3 qualified, and qualifications such as Forest School Leader, ECAT Health & Safety or First Aid are an advantage but not essential.

    For an application pack please contact Mrs Jo Bell, Administrator/Vicky Starling, Manager on 01453 525022 or email or

    We will review applications and interview on receipt.

  • 04 Jun 2024 11:30 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We have an exciting opportunity for Early Years Educators to join our settings across Tewkesbury, Cheltenham and Stroud & Dursley. We are looking for qualified staff (minimum Level 2 relevant childcare qualification with a commitment to working towards Level 3), both full time (37 hours/week) and part-time (20 hours/week) who wish to work Term time only (39 weeks a year). These contracts will be permanent. Start date: ASAP

    Our vision is for all children and families to aspire and achieve. A child’s wellbeing is at the heart of our provision. Successful qualified candidates will work as a Key Person to children aged 2-4 years to deliver high quality early years education.

    You will be a good communicator, who enjoys working with others as part of a team, with knowledge and experience of providing stimulating and exciting environments, rich in learning experiences.

    For more details, please click here. For applications, please email: or telephone 07851043845 for further information.

    Closing date: 9:00am on Friday 21st June 2024.

  • 03 Jun 2024 12:39 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Playworker required, Permanent position, Term time only, Approx. 11 hours a week (can offer more or less if needed),  7:40am – 8:40am (Mon - Fri) and 3:15pm - 5:15pm (Mon - Weds). Start date to be arranged. 

    Mother Goose is a relaxed, friendly play setting for children before and after school located at Eastington Primary School and Great Oldbury. We are looking for an enthusiastic person to join our growing business. Any qualifications or experience will be a bonus but not essential. All training will be provided. Possibility for more hours if needed. Pay will be determined on experience.

    Please email

  • 03 Jun 2024 12:34 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Nursery Nurse/Nursery Assistant – Monday to Thursday, 8:00am – 6:00pm and Fridays 8:00am to 3:00pm. Permanent Position. Hours can be discussed but would be looking at a maximum of 42.5 hours a week. We are an open all year round nursery. Salary based on qualifications and/or experience.

    Are you confident, enthusiastic and motivated with a large helping of fun, creativity and dedication?

    We are looking for a nursery assistant to join our expanding team in our warm caring nursery. The candidate will need to be kind, caring and have a love for children. They need to be excited to watch children develop and have an ability to make everyday fun. Story times needs to be exhilarating and take the children’s imaginations too far off lands. They must be able to plan wonderful activities based on the children they have in the care and challenge them to learn new things on a daily basis. They must be prepared for hard work, keep children safe and have fantastic teamwork and communicative skills. If you are this person, we would love to hear from you.

    In return you will be working with a fantastic team who put the children first at all times. Your voice will be heard and you will be valued by everyone.

    For an application form please email Ellie or Carys at or telephone 01452 857449.

  • 03 Jun 2024 10:23 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Early Years Practitioner, Permanent, Part Time, 20 hours per week, Term Time only, Monday – Friday 9am - 3pm. Start Date: ASAP

    We are seeking a qualified and dedicated professional to join our team as an Early Years Practitioner. This position requires a passionate individual who is committed to providing exceptional care and support to children in an early years setting.

    Brief description of duties and responsibilities include ensuring that children are properly cared for and supervised; including feeding, self-care and changing nappies. Supporting children’s play and relationships, preparing meals and snacks, involving the children as much as possible. Ensure fruit and vegetables are purchased for snacks on a rota basis. Implement the principles of EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage). Support children's independence and development. Monitor, track and record children's development and provide core feedback to parents in person and through tapestry, in conjunction with the manager, and carry out parent consultations events as required. To contribute to managing inventory, ordering materials resources and consumables. Keep the nursery clean, tidy and organised. Contribute to planning if necessary. Attending Friday morning review meeting and regular staff meetings. Working to promote safeguarding, equality and diversity and values in the setting. Administering First Aid and medication if qualified and filling in accident forms. Reporting Accidents to the management.

    To apply please contact us on Email:

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