About The Role
The Alliance is a leading early years Charity, also the largest voluntary sector provider for childcare services. We have an exciting opportunity in our Arbury Pre-school based in Cambridge.  The nursery is part of a group of full daycare nurseries that provides childcare and support for young children and their families and works in partnership with the Cambridgeshire Local Authority and the Department of Education.
  • 25 days annual leave plus 8 bank holidays, pro rata for part-time employees
  • Additional annual leave for long service
  • 10% discount on childcare places
  • Enhanced sickness pay and paid bereavement leave
  • 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 25% on 02 Refresh Airtime Plan if getting a new phone or tablet on 02
  • Recruitment Referral Payment Scheme - an introduction payment of up to £100

Main duties:

  • You will take responsibility for the provision of care and appropriate learning opportunities for children in the nursery. 
  • Supervise the children and protect them from dangerous or harmful situations and liaise daily with their parents/carers providing them with a daily activity record. 


  • Successful applicants will need a minimum Level 2 Early Years Education and Childcare Qualification or equivalent.
  • Proven post qualification experience of working with children.
  • You will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check, if your current certificate is not subscribed to the update service.
Hours per week: 32.5
Weeks per year: 39
Interview date:  Monday 24th August 2020
About The Service
Arbury Pre-school is based in north Cambridge and is situated very close to Arbury Primary School.
Arbury currently has 40+ children on our roll with a large cohort of children with English as an additional language. Our children enjoy lots of outside play within our well-planned outdoor environment, which includes a large wooden climbing apparatus, grassed and safe surface areas, and a planting and growing area.
As a pre-school we offer new experiences for our children with opportunities to attend outings and trips within the local community. We also work closely with the children’s families by building key relationships to offer support and guidance.
The team at Arbury are made up of qualified practitioners who work well together in a fun and relaxed atmosphere, who enjoy using the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum to teach and progress our children from many diverse backgrounds. We plan fun and exciting activities to ensure the children are stimulated to learn and explore. 
The Alliance is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. It is a requirement of all staff that they share this commitment and follow the prescribed policy and procedures to continuously promote a culture of safeguarding across the whole organisation. 
The charity is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and equal opportunities in employment.