Job Opportunities at PATA Member Settings 

Having been suspended during lockdown, the PATA job vacancies service reopened on Monday 1st June.  

  • 10 Jul 2020 6:15 PM | Jenny Miles (Administrator)

    Nursery apprentice required, full time position, 40 hours a week, preferential for all candidates to have grade C (4) or above in GCSE English. We’re looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated person to join our team. We need a team player to assist and support within the different departments of the setting. Job responsibilities include: preparing and carrying out activities to challenge and support the children’s learning and development, carrying out observations and supporting staff with record keeping. Supporting the children with care giving routines, preparing snacks and supporting meal times, cleaning and tidying throughout the day.  Full training will be given onsite by a senior member of staff along with Aspiration Training company enabling you to complete a level 2 qualification in Early Years. Salary will be discussed at interview. If you are interested in this position, then please email your CV with a covering letter to FAO Rochelle Corbett/Liz Herbert/Ali King.

  • 10 Jul 2020 11:44 AM | Jenny Miles (Administrator)

    Early years practitioner required for September start, approx 20 hours a week, term time only, ideally candidates will have an appropriate level 3 qualification, but we will consider strong candidates with level 2 who are prepared to complete level 3. We are seeking an enthusiastic and inspiring early years practitioner to join our highly experienced and professional team in our Ofsted outstanding Playgroup and Out of School Club (playgroup children aged 2 to 4 years and out of school club children aged 4 to 11 years). Candidates must be passionate about children’s learning and development, have excellent communication skills, enjoy getting messy and embrace all aspects of learning indoors and outdoors, whatever the weather. In addition, candidates must have a keen belief in a child-centred approach and learning through play. Salary to be discussed at interview. Approximately 20 hours a week depending on staff rota. For application form see here , completed application forms should be emailed to: Closing date for applications 31 July.

  • 08 Jul 2020 8:45 PM | Jenny Miles (Administrator)

    Play assistant required, starting September 2020. Alderton Acorns is a community led preschool. We are looking for an enthusiastic, fun loving and caring team member to join our team. Hours are flexible but might typically be for one day a week, 8:30am to 3:30pm or 4 afternoons, 12:30-3:30pm. The role would also include cover for staff due to illness or training. If you are interested and and would like to know more please email please contact Check out our Facebook page for details of our group

  • 01 Jul 2020 6:20 PM | Jenny Miles (Administrator)

    Baby room leader required, full time, permanent position, applicants must be appropriately qualified to at least level 3. Cotswold Bunnies is a small, friendly childcare setting situated in a beautiful location right on the doorstep of Rodborough Common. We are looking for an experienced baby room leader to join our team. This is a full time (40 hours) permanent position. Applicants must have extensive experience of planning and delivering the curriculum for babies. We also require you to have an excellent working knowledge of the EYFS, be enthusiastic, reliable, patient, flexible and above all kind and caring. We are a small and exciting setting offering a high-quality service of care and education that meets the needs of young children from babies up to pre-school. If you are interested in the position please write a covering letter with your CV to us at 

  • 30 Jun 2020 11:26 AM | Jenny Miles (Administrator)

    Manager required, 20-35 hours a week, term time only, applicants need to have an appropriate qualification at level 3 as minimum as well as 2 years experience. We are a committee-run playgroup based in the heart of the Forest of Dean, successfully running for over 20 years. We are now looking to fill a management role to help lead and inspire our team. You must have a solid understanding of the EYFS framework, staff management and budget management, as well as well as the knowledge of what it takes to achieve and maintain an outstanding Ofsted. Experience within a committe-run setting is desirable. Salary dependant on qualifications and experience. For more information and to apply, please phone Jodie Bishop on 01594 824257 or email   

  • 29 Jun 2020 6:46 PM | Jenny Miles (Administrator)

    Playgroup assistant required,18 hours a week, plus 2 mornings a month, to start September, term time only, applicants will ideally be appropriately qualified at level 2 or above. Set in the Cotswolds near Stow-on-the-Wold, our Ofsted outstanding setting is looking to recruit an enthusiastic, motivated fun-loving new team member. Hours are Monday-Thursday, 9:30am–1:30pm, plus 2 Friday mornings a month 9:30am-12:30pm. Wage will be negotiable, dependent on qualification and experience. For more details see here and please email to request further information and an application pack. Closing date for applications Fri 10 July. Interviews to take place week commencing Mon 13 July.

  • 29 Jun 2020 6:14 PM | Jenny Miles (Administrator)

    Pre-school assistant required, part time, permanent position, term time only, to start September 2020. We are a committee-run setting located in Leckhampton, open during term time. This is an opportunity to join our small established team and applicants should be fun-loving and enthusiastic and have a kind, caring attitude as well as an appropriate level 2 in childcare as a minimum qualification. Our hours are Monday–Thursday 8:45am-3:45pm and Friday 8:45 am–2:45 pm and the position is for two full days with the possibility of additional hours as we build up our numbers for September. To find out more details or request an application form, please email or telephone 01242 256354. Closing date for applications Fri 31 July.

  • 29 Jun 2020 6:13 PM | Jenny Miles (Administrator)

    Deputy pre-school manager required to cover maternity leave, term time only, to start September 2020. We are a committee-run setting located in Leckhampton, open during term time. This is an opportunity to join our small established team and applicants should have a kind, caring attitude and several years experience. Applicants must have an appropriate qualification, minimum level 3. The hours are Monday 8:30am–3:45pm, Thursday 8:30am–12:15pm and Friday 8:30am–2:45 pm. To request an application form, or find out more details, please email or telephone 01242 256354. Closing date for applications Mon 13 July.

  • 18 Jun 2020 4:47 PM | Jenny Miles (Administrator)

    Early years practitioner for bank staff required, as soon as possible, term time only, applicants need to be appropriately qualified to minimum level 2. We are a charity-run playgroup for children aged 2 to 5 years, based in the quiet village of Hardwicke. We need permanent relief staff to cover hours for illness and training in term time etc. Minimum wage applies. Closing date for applications Thurs 3 Sept. For more details please email or phone 07724 139217.

  • 16 Jun 2020 9:38 PM | Jenny Miles (Administrator)

    Lunch time cover practitioner required with either a level 2 or 3 qualification. Hours 11:45am to 1:45pm, five days a week. Salary is dependent on age and experience. Applicants must have a minimum of an appropriate level 2 in childcare and have relevant experience. Contact Leanne McCreight on You must be committed to promoting the welfare of children.

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