Early Years Assistant (Bank Staff)

Practitioner with Children

Coin Street Nursery have fantastic opportunities for an energetic and enthusiastic early years assistant to join our friendly and committed team. You will be expected to support in relation to mealtimes, activities, general care and the safety and welfare of children to support the smooth running of the nursery.

Based in the Coin Street neighbourhood centre, minutes from Waterloo and Blackfriars stations and on the doorstep of the bustling South Bank, our family and children’s centre puts the child at the centre of their unique learning journey and uses our surroundings as a place for real life learning. 

This provision encompasses a 59-place nursery, holiday play schemes, activity camps, creche facility to support parents to engage in training and support, and our work with external partners as part of our Family and Children’s Centre provision working with families across Waterloo and North Southwark. 

We are looking to recruit bank staff who will be available to provide cover for staff absences. You will be part of a dedicated team of educators who are supported by two experienced senior teachers.

You will provide cover on an ad hoc basis within our current shift rota which is between the hours of 8am-6pm. Coin Street is committed to paying the Living Wage and all Early Years Assistants are paid £13.15 per hour.

We are looking for applicants who can demonstrate the following:

  • a child-centred approach to teaching using creative and exciting methods to engage and stimulate.
  • a can-do and enthusiastic attitude
  • excellent spoken and written English

Creating an inspirational neighbourhood
Coin Street Community Builders (CSCB) is a social enterprise responsible for developing and managing a significant part of London’s South Bank. We have transformed a largely derelict area into a thriving place for people to live, work and visit. We provide the opportunities and spaces for people to lead their own change.

Our activities are wide and far reaching. From giving families and children the best start in life through our childcare and family support, to creating and maintaining high quality live, work and play spaces on land which we own.

We promote enterprise, creativity and lifelong learning whether that’s through providing employment, volunteering opportunities, nurturing enterprise or delivering programmes and activities.  We provide housing that supports our community; we champion co-operative housing and influence local and national housing policy.

From sports and dance to healthy eating and gardening, we offer a range of facilities and activities accessible to everyone to support health and wellbeing in our community.


Zero Hours Bank staff - £13.15 per hour

In return we can offer you:

  • Equivalent of 35 days annual leave (including bank holidays), pro rata for part time staff
  • Auto-enrolment qualifying pension for zero hours staff
  • Health and wellbeing support, including online mental health therapy sessions
  • Free gym membership at Colombo, annual flu jabs
  • Commitment to training and development

To Apply

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

To apply please submit an up to date CV and the supporting questions form. We are unable to consider CVs if they are not accompanied by the supporting questions form.  The equal opportunities form is optional.

Please send your complete application to recruitment@coinstreet.org

Closing Date
We will continue to review CVs as they are submitted and will contact candidates on a rolling basis. 

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