E6, London
£11.06 per hour
Permanent, Part-time, Full-time
Job description

Bonny Downs Community Association is very excited to be launching its very own Nursery in January 2022!

If you are passionate about children aged between 0-4 years old being provided with a safe, structured, and stimulating environment which enables them to thrive personally, socially, physically and educationally then we would love for you to join our team.

Bonny Downs Nursery will provide a much-needed childcare setting in the London Borough of Newham running Mondays to Fridays from 8 am to 6 pm for 51 weeks of the year. It will be located within The Well Community Centre, a thriving and well-known community centre placed at the heart of the community.  We will provide full time care and early learning for 42 children from birth to school age to address the significant shortfall and growing demand for quality affordable childcare services within East Ham and to support local children to have the best start in life. 

About us

BDCA is a dynamic community-led charity that has been serving the residents of the London Borough of Newham since 1998. Our motto is “working together to change lives and transform our community”.  We strive to make a real and lasting difference to the quality of life of local people by redeveloping disused local spaces, promoting community cohesion, encouraging healthier lifestyles, tackling isolation and addressing the root causes of poverty.  We deliver targeted projects that address specific areas of local need which includes delivering the highly successful BDCA After School Club childcare service, rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted. The vast majority of our team live in the neighbourhood that we serve and our work benefits members of our community from all ages, cultures, religions and backgrounds.

We are seeking both full time (40 hours p/w) and part time (25 hour p/w) Nursery Workers to start as from 24th January 2022 to help launch our new nursery.

Please see the full job description and person specification attached and do note that an enhanced DBS check will be required.

Our ideal candidates will have a NVQ level 2 or equivalent qualification (although not essential) and experience of working within a Nursery or childcare setting. You will have a passion for working with young children from diverse backgrounds and a commitment to the provision of high-quality childcare. You will have the ability to develop and maintain highly professional positive working relationships with children, colleagues, parents/carers and other agencies and professionals associated with the Nursery.

You will have an excellent understanding of the EYFS curriculum and requirements & knowledge and understanding of the statutory requirements of legislation and Nursery Policies & procedure ie: Health & Safety, Safeguarding, Equal Opportunities, SEN etc

You will need to be willing to work outside normal hours to fulfil the role or to provide cover from time to time, including requests from the nursery to work long days (9 hours).

Application process:  Please apply by attaching an up-to-date CV AND covering letter (max 2 pages, applications without cover letters WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED) demonstrating how your skills meet the Job Description and Person Specification and why you are interested in applying for the role. Please also specify whether you would like to be considered for either a full or part time role. If you do not specify we will assume you wish to be considered for both. Closing date for applications is 6.00 p.m on 29th December 2021 and interviews will be held on 5th January 2022.

Equal Opportunities Statement

BDCA are committed to recruiting high quality candidates whose skills and experience are most suited to the jobs on offer regardless of sex, race, colour, ethnic or national origin, religion (or beliefs), marital status, sexual orientation, disability, age or political affiliation.

Please note: that we give priority to local candidates as this is key to our ethos of empowering our community



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Posted on: 13 December 2021
Closed date: 29 December 2021
Tags: Social Care/Development, Support Worker

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