About The Role
The  Early Years Alliance is the largest early years membership organisation and voluntary sector provider of quality affordable childcare and education in England. An educational charity, the Alliance represents the interests of over 14,000 member settings who deliver care and learning to over 800,000 families every year. We are looking to recruit a Care, Play and Learning Worker to work part-time. 
This is a fixed term post until March 31st 2020, based within the Retford Cluster.
  • 25 days annual leave plus 8 bank holidays, pro rata for part time employees
  • Additional annual leave for long service
  • Enhanced sickness pay
  • Employer and employee contribution pension scheme
  • Regular access to internal and external learning and development opportunities
  • The Alliance operates a Team Recognition Scheme to recognise the outstanding work of the staff across the Charity
  • Can save up to 40% on 02 Refresh Airtime Plan if getting a new phone or tablet on 02.

Main Duties:

  • To adhere to and support the implementation, monitoring and review of all systems and policies developed by the Charity and Children’s Centre to ensure that appropriate standards of care for all service users are met and to identify opportunities for development.

  • To contribute to a working culture and environment which is effective, safe, considerate and supportive and which promotes equality of opportunity

  • To contribute and promote the Charity and Children’s Centre, their objectives and activities positively and to work in a collaborative manner with colleagues and partners.

Essential Criteria: 

  • A minimum level 3 childcare qualification that meets the requirements for an Early Years Practitioner as specified by the National College of Teaching and Leadership

  • Current working experience of the childcare and early education sector, including working with children, staff and mothers/fathers and carers to create a caring, safe and stimulating environment across the age range 0-5 years, adhering to the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS, 2014)

  • It is a statutory requirement that: “staff have a sufficient understanding and use of English to ensure the well-being of children in their care.” Section 3.25, EYFS (2012)


Hours per week: 18.75

Weeks per year: 52

Interview Date: Tuesday 16th July 2019
The Charity is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and equal opportunities in employment.