Flexible Early Years Educator

Early Years Alliance
London (North), London (Greater)
£10.91 per hour (plus £1.24 per hour London Weighting)
Closing date
2 Sep 2022

Job Details

We are recruiting additional early years staff to join our team of flexi workers covering the North East of London, Central London and surrounding areas, to work as required in our crèches, pre-schools and children’s centre groups. 

Applicants should be available to work flexibly across most of the week, sometimes at short notice, and be prepared to travel to a range of different venues across the area.

Applicants should possess a minimum Level 2 childcare qualification, be able to provide care and inclusive play, learning opportunities and maintain a safe, stimulating and enjoyable environment for all children attending the service.

Main duties:

  • To provide high-quality play and learning experiences for young children in a range of settings and venues
  • To develop an understanding of the duties and routines of the day, within the service, and be aware of the security procedures of the venue(s) and manage the arrival and departure of each child safety.
  • To contribute to a high level of care that will enhance the children’s general health, safety and well-being and to ensure that all toys, equipment and environment are suitable, clean and safe at all times.
  • To contribute towards observations to enhance children’s development, general health and well-being, and liaise with parents to exchange information about their children.
  • To be fully aware of all the Alliance’s operational policies and procedures and ensure they are implemented at all times.

Essential criteria:

  • A minimum of a relevant Level 2 childcare qualification.
  • Relevant recent working experience with young children to a high standard.
  • 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.
  • Ability to communicate with professional colleagues and with parents and carers.
  • Ability to produce clear, accurate and well-written reports and correspondence in English, e.g. for observations, behavioural and development records.
  • A commitment to equal opportunities and to be aware of the harmful impact on children of discriminatory experiences. Ensure that children feel valued and respected for who they are.


Hours per week:  As and when required

Weeks per year:  52

Virtual interview date: Thursday 15th September 2022


Please note our virtual interviews take place via Microsoft Teams, you may need to download this prior to your interview.

All successful applicants will be required to register and subscribe with the DBS Update Service (if you have not already done so) and undertake a new enhanced disclosure and barring check (even if you have an existing DBS Certificate).

About the service

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.



Core values

The Alliance believes that the well-being and achievement of children should be a key priority for society. We will work at local, regional and national levels with policy makers, parents, practitioners and children to achieve this end.  The Alliance works on a not for profit basis, independent of political or other influences through inclusive and democratic principles.

What we offer:

At the Early Years Alliance staff wellbeing is a key priority and we believe in offering a range of initiatives that support all of our staff:

  • Support from a Childcare Operations Manager
  • Access to a Learning Management System (LMS), 3 training days a year, plus personalised training plans for employees
  • Family Friendly Policies, workplace pension scheme
  • Nursery Management Information System (Family) to reduce paperwork, and central admin support
  • Microsoft Office 365 Teams, SharePoint and online support
  • 25 days annual leave plus 8 bank holidays, additional annual leave for long service
  • Enhanced sickness pay and paid bereavement leave
  • Access to qualified Mental Health First Aiders and a wide range of wellbeing support
  • Attendance to a National Conference, team social events and uniform
  • 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
  • 10% discount on childcare places


Find Us
Early Years Alliance
50 Featherstone Street
United Kingdom

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