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Flexible Family Support Educator

Early Years Alliance
Oakham, Rutland
£11.92 p/h inclusive of annual leave entitlment
Closing date
29 Feb 2024

Job Details

About The Role
An exciting new opportunity has arisen to join the Alliance, working in partnership with Rutland County Council, to support the planning and delivery of high-quality early years sessions to improve the life chances of children in a flexible role to cover the Alliance team’s annual leave and absence.  Do you have a passion to support families and give children the best start in life in Rutland?  This could be the new opportunity you are looking for.


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

Main duties:

  • Plan and deliver high-quality focused and universal sessions, including the evaluation of all sessions and activities to encourage the engagement of parents in their children’s learning, development and wellbeing.
  • To ensure children are supported to reach a good level of development.
  • Plan early years sessions to meet EYFS and Ofsted standards, and support parents of children attending sessions who are vulnerable or meet key priority targets of the Children’s Centre quadrant.
  • To cover planned and unplanned leave of the Lead Early Years Educator and Early Years Educator.

Essential criteria:

  • NVQ 3 Early Years Care and Education or equivalent qualification, or a health and social care degree level with relevant early years and childcare modules, or Early Years Teacher Status.
  • Proven effective communication skills – able to communicate effectively in person and in writing, with professionals, staff, early help and social care teams and other organisations.
  • Knowledge and understanding of early years and the EYFS.
  • Experience of successful multi-agency approach with professionals, early help teams, social care teams, and other early years settings.
  • Knowledge of the aims, objectives and ethos of Children’s Centres and other national developments of services for children aged 0-5 years.
  • Good IT skills including use of Microsoft Word, Office, internet and email.

Hours per week: As and when required

Interview date: To be confirmed
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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