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Senior Childcare Practitioner - up to 37 hours per week

Little Peeple Nursery, Littlemore, Oxford

We are looking for an experienced, level 3 qualified Practitioner to work in our Little Peeple Nursery in Littlemore from May/June 2019. Applicants need experience of working with and caring for young children, ideally as a key person.  Our current vacancy is for a full-time or part-time post in the baby room. An interest in how young children learn and good communication skills are essential.

Starting rate of pay according to qualifications and experience.

The Peep Learning Together Programme focuses on working with parents to encourage their involvement in their child’s learning. This underpins all our work with children and families, and all new staff will be given training in the Programme. 

Peeple is an equal opportunities employer and values diversity. Peeple is committed to the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. These posts are subject to enhanced DBS clearance.

Please download an application pack below. We do not accept CVs. For more information please phone 07376 379680 or 01865 397978 or email

Closing date for applications: Thursday 28th March 2019, 10am

> Senior Childcare Practitioner - Applicant's Pack Jan 2019

> Peeple application form

> Equal opportunities and disability form


Research and Public Engagement Assistant, University of Oxford - part of their BabyLab on Tour public engagement project - for 12 weeks, 5 hours per week 

[Note: This is a University post, but Peeple will be involved in the project.]
The post holder will be helping to run workshops at stay-and-play sessions for children under 3 and their parents or carers.  Working closely with Dr Alexandra Hendry (the Project Lead), the successful applicant will liaise with session providers, engage parents in discussion around early cognitive development, demonstrate games, and collect and code behavioural data using a range of Executive Function tasks developed especially for infants aged 10 to 30 months. Training in each of these roles will be provided. Thus this role provides an opportunity to develop in-depth insights into early cognitive and behavioural development, as well as to gain experience in public engagement. 

The post is ideally suited for applicants who are particularly interested in early cognitive development. Applicants with non-conventional education and career histories are welcomed. The role will involve working with families from diverse and/or socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds, and we are particularly keen to receive applications from individuals with personal or professional experience of such communities.  

Closing date for applications: midnight Thursday 28 February 2019

Interview date: week commencing 18 March 2019. The successful candidate is expected to start the position by 22 April 2019.

> Research and Public Engagement Assistant Job Description.

If you would like to apply, please email a CV and a supporting statement to Alexandra Hendry


There may be other permanent, temporary or supply cover vacancies in our Little Peeple Nursery in Littlemore or Peep Pre-school in Greater Leys, Oxford over the coming months. Please look out for further notices on this website or our social media pages.  If you have a strong interest and commitment to looking after the needs of babies to four year olds and involving parents in their child’s learning, please contact Lindsey Hart, our Childcare Manager, to find out more about work and volunteering opportunities.