Work at the YMCA

20 January 2020

  • Permanent
  • South Ealing
  • Applications have closed.

YMCA West London

Looking for nurturing, personable and caring Nursery Assistants

Two Nursery Assistant roles (one qualified and one unqualified) have become available in West London YMCA and we are looking for people who have excellent interpersonal skills and who take pride in working with Children. If this is you, we want to hear from you!


Location:    South Ealing, West London 
Contract:    45 hours (1 x Unqualified Maternity Leave Cover for 9 months and 1 x Qualified Permanent)
       1 x Qualified at £8.70 per hour and 1 x Unqualified at £8.29 per hour


About the Organisation

YMCA West London’s mission is developing opportunities that transform young lives. The primary purpose of YMCA West London’s South Ealing Project is to provide high quality, holistic support and temporary housing accommodation with associated facilities for young vulnerable people to develop their personal and social skills sufficient for them to live independently from the YMCA in a sustainable way. Every member of staff, therefore, has the support of residents as their primary purpose.  The principle accountabilities of this post therefore flow from that premise.

About the role

We are looking for nursery assistants who have a passion to provide high quality programmes and work in partnership with parents/carers in an inclusive and enabling environement. To be successful in these role, you will respectfully value each child ensuring that all-round development needs are positively met. The children are aged between 6 months to 5 years old. 

Applicants should have:

  • Knowledge of the needs of children in a nursery environment
  • Have knowledge of the safety/ welfare issues in a nursery environment
  • Have knowledge of administration procedure in child care
  • Experience working with 6 months to 5 years. 
  • Cultural sensitivity and awareness of diverse backgrounds

Requirements for the Qualified Nursery role: 

  • Level 3 in Early Years obtained before 01 September 2014 and no further qualifications required. 
  • Level 3 in Early Years obtained after 01 September 2014, must hold an ‘A’ to ‘C’ in Maths and English and a Pediatric First Aid certificate

Role Descriptions:

Qualified Nursery Assistant

Non-Qualified Assistant 


Benefits include:  On going staff development, training, opportunities for career progression, 22 days annual leave (increasing by a day per year to a maximum of 27 pro rata plus bank holidays), a pension scheme, free Life Assurance, Child Care vouchers scheme, Cycle2Work scheme, free Health cash plan including an Employee Assistance Programme.

To Apply

Complete the relevant application form, along with the Equal Opportunities form, and send to:

External applications must be sent to Amy Newton at

Internal applications must be sent to

YMCA St Pauls Group Application Form  – For External Applicants

YMCA ST Pauls Group Application Form – For Internal Applicants
YMCA St Pauls Group Equal Opportunities Form
New Application Pack Guidance YMCA St Pauls Group
YMCA St Pauls Group Job Applicant Privacy Notice


Closing date: 19 February 2020

We are committed to reflecting the diverse community we serve and creating an inclusive workplace for all people, where everyone feels valued. We encourage applications from a diverse range of people and are committed to employment practices that are fair, responsive and inclusive. Furthermore, we are committed to providing adjustments and accessibility to candidates with a disability. Please make direct contact to discuss how we can support you throughout your candidate journey.


The successful candidate will be expected to declare all previous offences and to undergo an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service.