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8 January 2020

YMCA St Paul's Group

Rewarding opportunity for someone with EYFS experience

Location: Nursery Land Pre-School, Hampton
Contract: Fixed Term until July 2020, Part-Time; 27.25 hours per week during term time
Salary: £8.83 hourly

About the Organisation

YMCA St Paul’s Group (SPG) emerged from the coming together of four separate Associations over an 18-month period. The group is largest YMCA in Europe and one of the largest providers of supported housing in London and beyond providing a safe place to stay for over 1,200 residents each night.

The vision of the Association is of ‘Places where young people thrive and communities flourish’. Its mission is to be ‘an inclusive Christian Association transforming communities so that all young people can belong, contribute and thrive’.


About the role

This role is based at Nursery Lands Pre-School in Hampton and reports to the Preschool Coordinator. The post holder will be part of a team delivering high quality care for children within the early years ensuring that they are meeting their developmental milestones. Responsibilities include developing and maintaining good working relationships with all children in the setting; contributing to the planning, both the setting’s themes and the children’s individual plans, to support the setting’s programme and children’s learning; and leading small group activities with specific children focusing on core areas of development.

Applicants should have:

  • Minimum level 2 Early Years Work Force
  • Knowledge of Early Years Foundation Stage
  • Knowledge of EYFS Welfare requirements
  • Experience of working with children aged 2-4
  • The ability to plan effectively to meet the needs of children
  • The ability to lead small group activities

It is desirable but not essential to have Level 3 Early Years Work Force – Early Years Educator; knowledge of additional needs; experience of working with children with additional needs; and experience of delivering outdoor play opportunities.

For more information about the role description please click on the job description below:

YMCA St Paul’s Group Pre-School Assistant Job Description

Benefits include: On going staff development, training, opportunities for career progression, 25 days annual leave (increasing by a day per year to a maximum of 30 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 sent 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: 22nd January 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.


YMCA St Paul’s Group is a Christian organisation and as an employee you will be required to respect its ethos and uphold its values.


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