Early Years and Family Educator

Childcare worker with toddler

Would you like to spend your day working and playing with children aged 0-5 and advising their parents and carers?

How would you like to be part of a friendly team doing a job that makes a difference to children’s lives in an organisation that puts people before profit?

If the answer is YES, then we would like to hear from you.

Coin Street Family and Children’s Centre have a fantastic opportunity for a motivated, energetic, and enthusiastic Early Years & Family Educator to join our Early Years team. 

The purpose of the role is to deliver stimulating and engaging play sessions, building relationships with parents/carers, and monitoring the progress of children, carrying out 1-2-1 work with families experiencing a range of difficulties. Working in partnership with other services and professionals, we develop a whole family approach, referring parents/carers onto other activities and organisations that could play a useful role in their lives. 

We are looking for people who have: 

  • qualified to a level 2 or 3 in childcare or early years - consideration will be given to unqualified but experienced individuals
  • experience of working with families and children aged 0-5 years
  • appreciate the importance of parent partnership
  • experience of providing activities to support children’s learning and development 
  • a can-do and enthusiastic attitude
  • an understanding of how to safeguard and protect children

What can we offer you?

  • Competitive salary
  • Access to high quality training
  • Coaching and mentoring support
  • Generous pension at 8% (5% from the employer if you contribute 3%)
  • 20% discount of childcare fees
  • 35 days off a year, including 8 bank holidays (additional days awarded for long service) - pro-rated for part time staff
  • Personal development grant of up to £1,000 per year, once you pass your probation

There's more… 

  • Six inset days per year (three with the wider Coin Street team)
  • Refer a friend bonus of £500 for existing employees
  • Health and wellbeing package including a confidential employee assistance programme and online therapy sessions plus free gym and daily fresh fruit
  • Season ticket loan and cycle to work scheme (on completion of probation)
  • Staff social events (summer BBQ and Christmas party)
  • Opportunities to join Coin Street committees (for example the Black lives Matter Race & Equality Steering Committee, Inset planning, staff social committee)
  • Local retail (star card) and online discounts


Permanent, Part-Time, 25 hours per week. (9am-3pm (5 hours per day/ Monday to Friday).Will consider other options from 3-5 days per week

Level 3: £17,875 per annum at 25 hours per week (or £13.75 per hour)

Level 2: £17,225 per annum at 25 hours per week (or £13.25 per hour)

We will also consider people who are unqualified but with sufficient experience - they will be paid at a rate of £13.15 per hour.

To Apply
Successful candidates will be required to undertake an Enhanced DBS check. 

Click on this link to be redirected to our Recruitment Portal. 

If you have trouble accessing the portal, please email recruitment@coinstreet.org

Closing Date
Please submit your application by midnight on Sunday 16 June 2024.


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