Early Years Educator (level 3)

We’re looking for a team that will work in the brand-new 90+ space nursery and before/after-school provision. You’d join us as we open and work together to establish the YMCA childcare facilities at the Community & Activity Village.


As part of our brand-new Community & Activity Village in Newark, we are very excited to be opening our early-years YMCA Nursery welcoming babies and toddlers through to pre-school age children.


We are looking for Early Years Educators for each room in our Nursery to join us on this wonderful adventure. You will be an instrumental figure in the setting up and running of this fantastic setting.


Involved from day 1, you will work with the newly appointed management team to set up your individual room, create activities for the babies and children and create a homely feel to each room, appropriate to the age of children in your care.


If you are currently working in Early Years education with a minimum Level 3 NVQ in Early Years and Childcare and looking for a new challenge or if you have always wanted to be involved in the set up and creation of a new Nursery, this is the perfect opportunity for you.


Send in your CV and apply today

If you think that you’d be a great fit for this role and your experience can demonstrate an ability to provide high quality care and education for children apply today.

Job Title: Early Years Educator (Level 3)
Department: Children, Youth and Families
Responsible to: Nursery Manager
Location: YMCA Newark & Sherwood Community Activity Village
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Salary: £21,000 per annum


Job Purpose

  1. To support the day to day running of the Nursery, holding responsibility for the allocated room and its children.
  2. Assist the Nursery Team in delivering the highest quality care and education for all children to achieve and maintain an Outstanding Ofsted judgement.
  3. To have up to date knowledge and understanding of the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Framework.
  1. To support the development of an organisational culture that puts the YMCA’s Christian Core Values – Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility – at the centre of all we do.

Principal Responsibilities

  1. Ensure high quality inclusive childcare is continually provided.
  2. Plan and deliver a suitable learning programme in line with the EYFS that offers a wide range of learning experiences and act as a keyworker for a group of children
  3. Ensure all daily routines are adhered to
  4. Liaise and support parents and carers, ensuring they are well informed of their child’s progress
  5. To ensure that the facility is a safe, clean, welcoming and stimulating environment undertaking cleaning tasks where required.
  6. Support the Nursery Team in evaluating the effectiveness and quality of the services provided, recommending changes when necessary.
  7. To comply with Health & Safety requirements and legislation, ensuring that risk assessments are completed as necessary for activities, equipment and environment.
  8. Ensuring that all YMCA policies and procedures including behaviour management, safeguarding children/adults and health and safety are fully adhered to.
  9. To support the administration of first aid when required, ensuring accurate records are maintained.
  10. To keep abreast of relevant local and national government policy/ legislation in relation to childcare including Ofsted regulations.
  11. Ensure excellent customer service is provided and queries or complaints are dealt with in line with organisation policy.
  12. Provide efficient administration, collect required data and maintain appropriate and relevant records as required by regulatory bodies.
  13. Any other duties deemed suitable by the Nursery Manager.