Job Opportunities at PATA Member Settings 

  • 24 Jun 2024 9:19 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Playgroup Assistant Manager – Permanent Position – September Start – Term Time Only – Level 3+ Early Years Qualification. Working days to be negotiated but we are open Monday to Friday 8:30am - 4:00pm (3:30pm Fri) in our small (but up to date) term-time only setting.

    Painswick Playgroup are looking to recruit a passionate, enthusiastic and dedicated Assistant Manager to join our fun-loving, supportive team and help us continue to deliver exceptional early years education for children aged 2.9 years - 4 years.

    Approved Level 3 (or above) qualifications essential and a willingness to complete 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 based on experience and qualifications, 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 painswickplaygroup@yahoo.co.uk


  • 20 Jun 2024 9:03 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We are currently looking for a proactive Level 3 Early Years Educator to join our exceptional childcare team. An ideal candidate would be a strong team player with a good understanding of the Development Matters Framework. We believe that children learn best when they are supported, challenged, and nurtured, and we extend this belief to our staff as well. This position is for approx. 24 hours per week, 52 weeks.

    St. Gregory's Child Care Trust is renowned for its warm and friendly atmosphere. We are dedicated to achieving the best possible outcomes for all children and helping each individual, whether they are children, staff, or parents, to reach their full potential.

    If you are interested in joining our Ofsted-rated "Outstanding" setting and working with children aged 2-11 years in the nursery, pre-school, and kids' clubs, we would love to hear from you. Please contact us on childcare@st-gregorygreat.gloucs.sch.uk

    Visits to our setting are warmly welcomed.


  • 18 Jun 2024 10:42 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Level 3 Early Years Practitioner required Monday to Friday (8:45am – 2:45pm) term-time only at our setting in Longlevens. Start Date: September 2024.

    We are recruiting due to increasing numbers and the popularity of the setting. The successful candidate must be keen, enthusiastic and committed to helping children become the best they can be. You will need experience of working at level 3 or above in early years. Certificates in both child protection and first aid would be advantageous but are not essential.

    PATA offers a pension scheme and great additional staff benefits including access to our excellent training, long service additional leave, a Christmas shopping afternoon in the Autumn term, contributions to Christmas and mid-year team parties, access to wellbeing support, a termly Outstanding Achievement award and not forgetting free tea and coffee and the occasional treat!

    For details of a full job description please click here. Should you have any questions please phone Mandy Coombes, Early Years Manager on 01452 311032. To apply, please click here to complete an application form.

    To help PATA meet the aims and commitment of the organisation’s equality policy, please help by clicking here to complete our Equality and Diversity monitoring form.

    Closing date: Monday 1st July 2024.


  • 18 Jun 2024 10:05 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We have an exciting job opportunity in our Baby room at Little Smarties Nursery in Cheltenham. We are looking for a nurturing, enthusiastic level 3 qualified nursery nurse to ensure our babies have the best start to nursery life. The job is permanent, full time, 40 hours a week, 8hrs a day Monday to Friday.

    We are looking for someone who is passionate about childcare and helping children to progress and achieve through play whilst having fun in a safe environment.

    Come and join our friendly supportive team.

    Our Outstanding setting provides a positive learning environment that offers choice, experiences and encourages independence. "Our vision is excelling in all aspects of children's care and development".

    We offer an excellent personal development programme through in house and external training, staff achievement awards, generous holidays, easy parking, optional fun nights out with the team and a competitive salary.

    Little Smarties is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. This post requires an Enhanced DBS disclosure and two references, one from your most recent employer.

    Please apply via email to Sam or Rachel at info@littlesmarties.co.uk


  • 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 underfives24@outlook.com 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, cotswoldbunnies@outlook.com


  • 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 painswickplaygroup@yahoo.co.uk


  • 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 https://www.tes.com/jobs/vacancy/early-years-practitioner-gloucestershire-2082806

    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: info@fairfordnursery.co.uk or phone 01285 711711.


  • 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 foxcubsnursery@hotmail.com or telephone 01452 857449.


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