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Qualified Childcare Practitioner

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

About the role

About Us

Trumpington Early Years and Childcare is a 52-place setting and is open from 7.30am – 6.00pm, term time Monday to Friday. It operates a pre-school and wraparound provision, including school age children up to seven years old. The setting was recently inspected by Ofsted (18th October 2021) and received a “Good” inspection judgement. TEYC is a relatively new setting and Cambridgeshire Early Years’ Service took over the management of it in April 2020.  

Role Opportunities

We are recruiting for a fixed term, part-time (08.30am-13.30pm, Mon-Fri) position in our pre-school until 20th December 2023.  The post is term time only. The position available is for a qualified childcare practitioner holding either an approved Level 2 or Level 3 qualification in Early Years ( There may be a possibility that this position could be made permanent depending on staffing needs longer term, however at this stage, the post is fixed term only.

We would also be interested to receive applicants who have a background in supporting children with SEND. If you wish to discuss this further, then please do not hesitate to contact the setting on 01223 491664.

Job Overview – Qualified Childcare Practitioner (Level 2/3 in Early Years)

The Qualified Childcare Practitioner will provide a high standard of care, education and play for children. The role involves working as part of a team to provide a safe environment for children to play, learn and help them develop.

The successful candidate will be able to build and maintain strong partnerships with parents of the local community to enable the children’s development needs to be met.  They will be required to work within an existing supportive team and have good communication skills. They will also have a good knowledge of safeguarding, equalities and SEND. The candidate will undertake planning and work directly with children providing fun, engaging and educational play and learning opportunities.

This role is subject to DBS clearance. Applicants must provide two references as we are unable to process your application without them.​

Please evidence on your supporting statement how you meet the essential criteria of the person specification.

For further information, please contact:

Phone – 01223 491664

Our benefits

We offer:

• A salary of £21,189 (pro rata for part time), £10.98 per hour

• Excellent index-linked, defined benefit pension scheme including life assurance benefits

• Outstanding occupational, sick, maternity/paternity and shared parental leave schemes – well above the statutory minimum

• Generous annual leave entitlement increasing with length of service and ability to buy more

• Free off-road parking

• Training and development including a full induction

About us

Cambridgeshire is a great place to work and live with a diverse population, an urban centre in Cambridge, historic Isle of Ely, Huntingdon and St Ives as well as more rural landscapes.

Our four values are central to our culture, driving everything we do.


We are proud to serve the diverse communities of Cambridgeshire and want our workforce to be reflective of this diversity, which we believe benefits our employees, the organisation and our communities. 

Visit our jobs and careers section to find out more about our wide range of learning and development opportunities; apprenticeships; our wellbeing package; staff benefits; our commitment to equality, diversity and Inclusion.

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