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Flexible Creche Early Years Educator

Early Years Alliance
£11.92 p/h inclusive of A/L entitlement
Closing date
29 Feb 2024

Job Details

About The Role
We are recruiting early years staff to create a team of flexible workers across Leicestershire, to work as required in crèches which are delivered in partnership with Leicestershire County Council.

The successful applicant should possess at minimum Level 3 childcare qualification and be able to provide care and inclusive play and learning opportunities and maintain a safe, stimulating and enjoyable environment for all children attending the service.

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.

The Alliance prides itself on being a supportive workplace, and as part of the organisation, we are incredibly pleased to be able to offer a range of support and benefits for our team members including:

  • 28 pro-rata days annual leave
  • employer and employee contribution pension scheme
  • regular access to internal and external learning and development opportunities

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 and ensure that children feel valued and respected for who they are.

Hours per week: As and when required
Virtual interview date: To be confirmed
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

The Alliance prides itself on being a supportive workplace and offers significant benefits for our team members including:

  • Extensive training and career progression planning, including access to our Learning Management System (LMS)
  • The Alliance has invested in FAMLY reducing paperwork and giving you more time to focus on the children.
  • 100% discount on childcare places
  • A generous workplace pension scheme
  • 25 days annual leave plus 8 bank holidays, with additional annual leave for long service.
  • Birthday leave so you can have a day off for your birthday dedicated to you and your well being
  • Enhanced sickness pay and paid bereavement leave
  • A Recruitment Referral Payment Scheme, giving you an introductory payment of up to £300 if someone you have referred to the Alliance takes up a role in the charity.
  • Vitality membership wellness and fitness app – including lots of great health benefits, rewards, telephone, and face to face counselling
  • Savings of up to 25% on O2 Refresh Airtime Plan on any new phone or tablets
  • A dedicated mental health First aider to support your mental well being


Company info
Early Years Alliance
50 Featherstone Street

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