Pre-school Learning Alliance

The Pre-school Learning Alliance is the largest early years membership organisation and voluntary sector provider of quality affordable childcare and education in England. An educational charity, the Alliance represents the interests of over 14,000 member settings who deliver care and learning to over 800,000 families every year.  

May 10, 2018
Career opportunities with the Pre-school Learning Alliance Work with children, make a difference The Pre-school Learning Alliance is a major educational charity with over 50 years’ experience in the field of pre-school education and a significant provider of vocational training for pre-school staff.  We have an exciting opportunity based in Luton. The setting is part of a group of full daycare nurseries across England which provides childcare and support for young children and their families and works in partnership with the  Luton Borough Council  and the  Department for Education .   We are looking for a dedicated, passionate practitioner with level 2/3 qualificatiosn or equivalent to join our team. They will provide inclusive play and learning opportunities for all children attending the nursery and to maintain a safe, stimulating and enjoyable environment. Benefits If you join the Pre-school Learning Alliance, you will receive 25 days annual leave (pro-rata), a company pension and regular access to training and development opportunities.
Pre-school Learning Alliance Luton, UK Term Time Only
Apr 15, 2018
We have an exciting opportunity in our  Acorn Grove Nursery based in Manchester.   The nursery is part of a group of full daycare nurseries that provides childcare and support for young children and their families and works in partnership with the  Manchester City Council  and the  Department for Education . You will be responsible for the financial sustainability of the nursery and provide childcare and early years education for children aged 6 weeks to 5 years.  You will also work with your team to offer a range of services and advice to support parents. Successful applicants will need a minimum level 3 early years education and childcare qualification or equivalent, with proven experience in running or helping to run a similar service.  The ability to manage resources to ensure the setting’s expenditure and income is in line with its budget.  Also the ability to multi-task and establish rapport with staff, families and external agencies. All posts are 40 hours/52 weeks, unless otherwise stated.  CV’s will not be considered . Closing date for completed applications: Friday 23rd March 2018, 12pm. Interview date: Thursday 5th April 2018 or Friday 6th April 2018. Please see below under supporting documents for the application pack, which can be downloaded.
Pre-school Learning Alliance Manchester Term Time Only
Apr 15, 2018
  We have an exciting opportunity in our  Acorn Grove Nursery based in Manchester.   The nursery is part of a group of full daycare nurseries that provides childcare and support for young children and their families and works in partnership with the  Manchester City Council  and the  Department for Education . You will provide inclusive play and learning opportunities for all children attending the nursery.  You will be responsible for assisting the Nursery Manager with curriculum planning, staffing levels and behaviour management and will run the nursery in their absence. The successful applicant will need a minimum level 3 early years education and childcare qualification or equivalent, with proven post-qualification experience in running or helping to run a similar service. All posts are 40 hours/52 weeks, unless otherwise stated.  CV’s will not be considered. Closing date for completed applications: Friday 23rd March 2018, 12pm. Interview date: Thursday 5th April 2018 or Friday 6th April 2018. Please see below under supporting documents for the application pack, which can be downloaded.
Pre-school Learning Alliance Manchester Term Time Only
Apr 15, 2018
Deputy Nursery Manager We have an exciting opportunity in our  Little Palms Nursery based in Torquay, Devon.   The nursery is part of a group of full daycare nurseries that provides childcare and support for young children and their families and works in partnership with the  Torbay Council   and the  Department for Education . You will provide inclusive play and learning opportunities for all children attending the nursery.  You will be responsible for assisting the Nursery Manager with curriculum planning, staffing levels and behaviour management and will run the nursery in their absence. The successful applicant will need a minimum level 3 early years education and childcare qualification or equivalent, with proven post-qualification experience in running or helping to run a similar service. All posts are 40 hours/52 weeks, unless otherwise stated.  CV’s will not be considered. Closing date for completed applications: Friday 16th March 2018, 12pm. Interview date: Monday 9th April 2018.
Pre-school Learning Alliance Torquay, Devon Full time
Apr 15, 2018
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Pre-school Learning Alliance have a current  Discovery Pre-school. Your main duties will include: To assist with planning and carry through activities based on the Early Years Foundation Stage appropriate for the children’s development. To act as a key person to a group of children and ensure their needs are reflected in the planning of routines and activities. To liaise professionally with parents/carers, informing them about the Pre-school and its curriculum, exchanging information about children’s progress and encouraging parental involvement. You will have: Level 2 or 3 qualification in Early Years or equivalent Commitment to young children and families. Previous experience of working with young children. Ability to communicate in a variety of ways and adopt a communication method appropriate for the listener or audience.
Pre-school Learning Alliance Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, UK Full time
Apr 15, 2018
Nursery Assistant - Term Time only      We are looking for Nursery Worker for our directly managed pre-school in Edgware.  As a Nursery Assistant you will be required to support the team in providing inclusive play and learning opportunities for all children attending the group and to maintain a safe, stimulating and enjoyable environment. You will have: A minimum level 2 qualification in early years’ education and childcare qualification or equivalent. Previous experience of working with young children Commitment to young children and families Good communication skills The ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative
Pre-school Learning Alliance Edgware, London, UK Full or Part Time
Apr 15, 2018
Deputy Nursery Manager (Maternity Cover) – Term Time We have an exciting opportunity in our  Acorn Grove Nursery based in Manchester.   The nursery is part of a group of full daycare nurseries that provides childcare and support for young children and their families and works in partnership with the  Manchester City Council  and the  Department for Education . You will provide inclusive play and learning opportunities for all children attending the nursery.  You will be responsible for assisting the Nursery Manager with curriculum planning, staffing levels and behaviour management and will run the nursery in their absence. The successful applicant will need a minimum level 3 early years education and childcare qualification or equivalent, with proven post-qualification experience in running or helping to run a similar service. All posts are 40 hours/52 weeks, unless otherwise stated.  CV’s will not be considered. Closing date for completed applications: Friday 23rd March 2018, 12pm.
Pre-school Learning Alliance Manchester, UK Term Time Only
Apr 15, 2018
nurseries that provides childcare and support for young children and their families and works in partnership with the  Manchester City Council  and the  Department for Education . You will be responsible for the financial sustainability of the nursery and provide childcare and early years education for children aged 6 weeks to 5 years.  You will also work with your team to offer a range of services and advice to support parents. Successful applicants will need a minimum level 3 early years education and childcare qualification or equivalent, with proven experience in running or helping to run a similar service.  The ability to manage resources to ensure the setting’s expenditure and income is in line with its budget.  Also the ability to multi-task and establish rapport with staff, families and external agencies. All posts are 40 hours/52 weeks, unless otherwise stated.  CV’s will not be considered . Closing date for completed applications: Friday 23rd March 2018, 12pm.
Pre-school Learning Alliance Manchester, UK Full time
Apr 15, 2018
Nursery Manager We have an exciting opportunity in our  Tonge Nursery based in Bolton.   The nursery is part of a group of full daycare nurseries that provides childcare and support for young children and their families and works in partnership with the  Bolton County Council  and the  Department for Education . You will be responsible for the financial sustainability of the nursery and provide childcare and early years education for children aged 6 weeks to 5 years.  You will also work with your team to offer a range of services and advice to support parents. Successful applicants will need a minimum level 3 early years education and childcare qualification or equivalent, with proven experience in running or helping to run a similar service.  The ability to manage resources to ensure the setting’s expenditure and income is in line with its budget.  Also the ability to multi-task and establish rapport with staff, families and external agencies. All posts are 40 hours/52 weeks, unless otherwise stated.  CV’s will not be considered. Closing date for completed applications: Friday 23rd March, 12pm.
Pre-school Learning Alliance Bolton, UK Full time
Apr 15, 2018
We have an exciting opportunity in our  Shoebury Nursery based in Southend-On-Sea.   The nursery is part of a group of full daycare nurseries that provides childcare and support for young children and their families and works in partnership with the  Southend on Sea Borough Council  and the  Department for Education . We are looking to establish a list of approved flexible staff for our nursery.  Flexible nursery cooks will be called upon to cover staff shortages when they arise, although there are no guaranteed hours of work. You will be responsible for maintaining a safe, clean and healthy kitchen environment and preparing and serving nutritional meals to children and adults.  You will regulate kitchen stock control and ensure that specific dietary requirements are met. You will need a current Food Hygiene Certificate and a current First Aid Certificate plus the ability to organise, plan and cook nutritious meals.  You will also need an awareness of food allergies and health and safety issues.
Pre-school Learning Alliance Southend-on-Sea, UK Full or Part Time
Apr 15, 2018
Senior Nursery Worker We have an exciting opportunity in our  Shoebury Nursery based in Southend-On-Sea.   The nursery is part of a group of full daycare nurseries that provides childcare and support for young children and their families and works in partnership with the  Southend on Sea Borough Council  and the  Department for Education . You will provide inclusive play and learning opportunities for all children attending the setting and maintain a safe, stimulating and enjoyable environment.  You will also take responsibility for planning and delivering a foundation stage curriculum. Essential criteria for this role are a minimum level 3 early years education and childcare qualification and post qualification experience within this area.  You will also be required to supervise setting staff working in your specific area and have an understanding of child development and children’s needs.
Pre-school Learning Alliance Southend-on-Sea, UK Full time
Apr 15, 2018
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Pre-school Learning Alliance are  opening a new  Early Years setting at Godmanchester Bridge Academy, Cambridgeshire.  We are delighted to be working in partnership with Godmanchester Community Education Trust to deliver high quality care and education. We are seeking team members to take on this new and  exciting challenge  to develop an outstanding setting for the local community – want to join us?  You will be joining our knowledgeable county team who has experience of setting up new provision and leading established teams within our 15 locally managed settings.     Training will be provided and will consist of a mixture of E-Learning and practical observation with support from a mentor. You will also receive in-house training from qualified trainers and managers at the setting. The main purpose of the job is to provide care and inclusive play and learning opportunities for all children attending the setting and to maintain a safe, stimulating and enjoyable environment. You must be: aged 19 and over (we are unable to fund 16-18 year olds) hold GCSE/’O’ levels* in English and Maths at Grade C or above (* or CSE Grade 1) or hold an overseas qualification stated as comparable by NARIC do not hold a qualification (in any subject) at Level 4 or above or equivalent You will have: Commitment to young children and families. Previous experience of working with young children. For further information, to arrange a site visit please telephone 01954 231751.
Pre-school Learning Alliance Godmanchester, Cambridgeshire, UK Full or Part Time
Apr 15, 2018
Nursery Cook, Term Time (20 hours per week) We have an exciting opportunity in our  Fox Hollies Nursery based in Birmingham.   The nursery is part of a group of full daycare nurseries that provides childcare and support for young children and their families and works in partnership with the  Birmingham City Council   and the  Department for Education . You will be responsible for maintaining a safe, clean and healthy kitchen environment and preparing and serving nutritional meals to children and adults.  You will regulate kitchen stock control and ensure that specific dietary requirements are met. You will need a current Food Hygiene Certificate and a current First Aid Certificate plus the ability to organise, plan and cook nutritious meals.  You will also need an awareness of food allergies and health and safety issues.  
Pre-school Learning Alliance Birmingham, UK Part time
Apr 15, 2018
Creche Workers To organise/facilitate play activities on an ad-hoc basis for a mobile crèche  MAIN DUTIES:  To ensure that equipment, crèche information pack, and activities are collected and established at the designated site at the agreed time. If necessary. To undertake a risk assessment of the site to ensure the room is safe and familiarise yourself with evacuation procedures. To ensure that children are registered in and out of the crèche and the correct ratios are adhered to. To work in cooperation with clients, parents and team members to provide a stimulating environment. To organise a selection of activities into learning areas. To ensure toys and equipment are clean and appropriate for the age group of the children. To role model best practice when talking, playing or working with the children. To ensure the site is left clean and tidy on departure and return crèche pack, and equipment to the Alliance office.  For an application pack and further details please email Jill Shay at  jill.shay@pre-school.org.uk
Pre-school Learning Alliance Croydon, UK Full or Part Time
Mar 05, 2018
Nursery Manager We have an exciting opportunity in our  Doddington Green Nursery based in Bartley Green.   The nursery is part of a group of full daycare nurseries that provides childcare and support for young children and their families and works in partnership with the  Birmingham City Council  and the  Department for Education . You will be responsible for the financial sustainability of the nursery and provide childcare and early years education for children aged 6 weeks to 5 years.  You will also work with your team to offer a range of services and advice to support parents. Successful applicants will need a minimum level 3 early years education and childcare qualification or equivalent, with proven experience in running or helping to run a similar service.  The ability to manage resources to ensure the setting’s expenditure and income is in line with its budget.  Also the ability to multi-task and establish rapport with staff, families and external agencies. If you join the Alliance as a manager you we will have access to a comprehensive in-house training programme covering key areas including people management, childcare, safeguarding, communication, marketing, business and financial management (this is not an exhaustive list). All posts are 40 hours/52 weeks, unless otherwise stated.  CV’s will not be considered.
Pre-school Learning Alliance Birmingham, United Kingdom Full time
Mar 01, 2018
Play Assistant- Fixed term Dacorum Rural Children’s Centre Group, covering Berkhamsted, Tring and Chipperfield and surrounding villages, is looking to recruit a Play Assistant to to support the delivery of the play sessions and activities across the children’s centre group. The purpose of the role is to promote the engagement of parents in their children’s development, learning and wellbeing. Also to contribute to the effective and efficient delivery of information, advice and support to parents of young children in order to improve outcomes for vulnerable children under five and their families.  The successful candidate will need to have demonstrated an ability to communicate effectively and sensitively in person, by phone, email and in writing, and be able to work both independently and as part of a team. Experience of working or volunteering with children is desirable, but not essential. The children’s centre is open every day for 52 weeks of the year, and this post will be on a  6 months Fixed Term Contract until 30th September 2018 , with the possibility of the contract being extended beyond September.   CV’s will not be considered.   Please see application form, job description and guidance from the links below. Please send all completed application forms to  nina.morgan@pre-school.org.uk  or to arrange a visit to the Children’s Centre, please email  zoe.hier@pre-school.org.uk
Pre-school Learning Alliance Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom Full or Part Time
Mar 01, 2018
Play Coordinator - Fixed term  Dacorum Rural Children’s Centre Group, covering Berkhamsted, Tring and Chipperfield and surrounding villages, is looking to recruit a Play Coordinator to take responsibility for delivering play sessions and activities across the children’s centre group. The purpose is to promote the engagement of parents in their children’s development, learning and wellbeing, and to contribute to the effective and efficient delivery of information, advice and support to parents of young children in order to improve outcomes for vulnerable children under five and their families.  The successful candidate will need to have demonstrated a practical knowledge and good understanding of the Early Years Foundation Stage and child development. Minimum of a Level 3 Early Years qualification or equivalent and a current full driving licence are essential. The children’s centre is open every day for 52 weeks of the year, and this post will be on a  6 months Fixed Term Contract until 30th September 2018 , with the possibility of the contract being extended beyond September.   CV’s will not be considered. Closing date for applications: Wednesday 31st January 2018 Interview dates: Thursday 8th February and Friday 9th February 2018 Please see application form, job description and guidance from the links below. Please send all completed application forms to  nina.morgan@pre-school.org.uk  or to arrange a visit to the Children’s Centre, please email  zoe.hier@pre-school.org.uk
Pre-school Learning Alliance Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom Full or Part Time
Mar 01, 2018
Nursery Manager We have an exciting opportunity in our  Ladybirds  nursery  based in  Runcorn.   The nurseries are part of a group of full daycare nurseries that provides childcare and support for young children and their families and works in partnership with the  Halton Borough Council  and the  Department for Education . You will be responsible for the financial sustainability of the nursery and provide childcare and early years education for children aged 6 weeks to 5 years.  You will also work with your team to offer a range of services and advice to support parents. Successful applicants will need a minimum level 3 early years education and childcare qualification or equivalent, with proven experience in running or helping to run a similar service.  The ability to manage resources to ensure the setting’s expenditure and income is in line with its budget.  Also the ability to multi-task and establish rapport with staff, families and external agencies. All posts are 40 hours/52 weeks, unless otherwise stated.  CV’s will not be considered.
Pre-school Learning Alliance Runcorn, United Kingdom Full time
Mar 01, 2018
Nursery Worker x 2 We have an exciting opportunity in our  Yarnton Way Nursery  based in Erith, Kent .   The nursery is a part of a group of full daycare nurseries that provides childcare and support for young children and their families and works in partnership with the  London Borough of Bexley  and the  Department for Education . You will take responsibility for the provision of care and appropriate learning opportunities for children in the nursery.  You will supervise the children and protect them from dangerous or harmful situations and liaise daily with their parents/carers providing them with a daily activity record.  The successful applicants will need a minimum level 2 early years education and childcare qualification or equivalent and experience of working with children. All posts are 40 hours/52 weeks, unless otherwise stated.  CV’s will not be considered.
Pre-school Learning Alliance Kent, United Kingdom Full time
Mar 01, 2018
Nursery Assistant - Term Time only    We are looking for Nursery Worker for our directly managed pre-school in Edgware.  As a Nursery Assistant you will be required to support the team in providing inclusive play and learning opportunities for all children attending the group and to maintain a safe, stimulating and enjoyable environment. You will have: A minimum level 2 qualification in early years’ education and childcare qualification or equivalent. Previous experience of working with young children Commitment to young children and families Good communication skills The ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative
Pre-school Learning Alliance London, United Kingdom Term Time Only