CYPS Childcare Assistant – Children & Young People Services

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CYPS Childcare Assistant - Children & Young People Services
STANLEY, County Durham
Contract / Temporary

Durham 1004216214821292

Posted: 12th February 2024 16:07
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  • Pay Rate:

    £10.79 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    35-37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 1-2 months

  • STANLEY, County Durham,

    DH9 0TE

What's involved with this role:

Temporary CYPS Childcare Assistant - Children & Young People's Services

Reference no: Durham 1004216214821292

Pay rate: £10.79 per hour PAYE

Hours per week: 35-37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

This opening assignment is for 1-2 months

City: STANLEY, County Durham

Enhanced DBS required for this role

A CYPS Childcare Assistant is required to join the team, working in a Nursery.  To deliver high quality childcare services for families and children and to assist in the delivery of stimulating indoor and outdoor activities suitable for children in the 0–5 years age range. Previous experience of working within Early Years Foundation Stage as well as sound knowledge of Safeguarding procedures is desirable for this role.

Key responsibilities:

  • Work in accordance with the EYFS and statutory Welfare Requirements.
  • Assist in the provision of a stimulating range of activities both indoors and outdoors and out, relevant to the needs of children in the Nursery.
  • Observe, monitor and record children’s learning in accordance with the EYFS.
  • Work outdoors in all weathers for large proportions of the day.
  • Contribute to the planning of adult led activities and evaluate learning identifying next steps.
  • Encourage the children to develop their independence and individuality with supportive group care by working as a team member
  • Treat information on work related matters confidentially, maintaining accurate records
  • Willing to attend training as identified.
  • Help meet the social, emotional, physical and intellectual needs of the children.
  • Assist in maintaining high standards of hygiene with regard to children, equipment and the premises.
  • Record and report any injury as well as any suspicious non accidental injury in accordance with safeguarding procedures.


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If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity.

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:


  • Level 3 Cache in Childcare and Education.
  • NVQ Level 3 in a Relevant Early Years Childcare and Education Qualification or equivalent.
  • Level 1 in Safeguarding Training.


Experience & Knowledge:

  • Previous experience of working within Early Years Foundation Stage as well as sound knowledge of Safeguarding procedures.
  • Experience of working in a 0-5 day care under the EYFS framework.
  • Experience of working with children with SEND.
  • Working knowledge of EYFS and welfare requirements.
  • Sound knowledge of Safeguarding procedures.


Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to relate to children and their families and carers.
  • Efficient and effective team working.
  • Ability to deliver measurable outcomes.
  • Efficient customer service skills.
  • Ability to keep clear and concise records.
  • Ability to deal with stressful situations.
  • High personal and professional standards.
  • Willingness to work outside normal hours including evenings and weekends.
  • Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).


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Unless the DBS requirement stated above is for a Basic Disclosure, your DBS must be either through us or be accompanied by a subscription to the DBS updating service.



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Job Ref: Durham 1004216214821292
CYPS Childcare Assistant - Children & Young People Services
Client Category: Local Authority

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CYPS Childcare Assistant - Children & Young People Services
Client Category: Local Authority

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