Current Vacancies

Autumn 2019 – we are currently recruiting

Job Title:              Early Years Practitioner Level 3 (Key Person)

Based:   Waterbeach Community Playgroup, Waterbeach

We are a friendly, busy Playgroup based in the heart of a small community. We aim to meet our children’s social, emotional, physical and intellectual needs through play and learning opportunities in line with our ethos: “learning through play”.

Waterbeach Community Playgroup is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This position is a regulated activity and an enhanced DBS check will be required. We are an equal opportunities employer.

Previous experience of working in an Early Years Setting as a Key Person and a sound working knowledge of EYFS are essential.

We are looking for an experienced Level 3 practitioner to be key person to a group of between 10 and 12 children. As key person you will be responsible for meeting the emotional needs of each child in your care, helping them to feel safe and secure in their environment and supporting them to meet their learning and development goals. You will track children’s development and plan for their learning. You will also be the primary point of contact for your children’s parents and carers, discussing their needs and progress and providing regular updates on how they are getting on.

We are looking to strengthen our SEND and Child Protection team. A working knowledge of SEND and/ or Child Protection are also required and the successful candidate is likely to have worked as a designated person either for SEND or Child Protection.

The successful candidate will be hard working, team-oriented and willing to get involved. We expect our staff to be professional at all times, flexible and committed to their role. Good written and verbal communication skills are essential

Terms and Conditions

Salary: Competitive rates in line with local pay scales, depending on experience

Hours:   circa 18 hours per week, term time only, with potential to increase.

Enquiries to:

Jacqui Woods

Waterbeach Community Playgroup

The Playhouse, School Grounds

High Street


Cambridge. CB25 9JU

01223 440769 (Mon-Fri 9.00 to 3.00, answering machine out of hours)


For more information about careers at WCP, please call Jacqui Woods on 01223 440769, or alternately email at

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