Childcare Practitioner

  • Co-Ordinator
  • Deputy Manager / Manager
  • Managing Director

At Bumbles, we offer full training opportunities. Therefore, it is not essential to have any qualifications to apply for a job with us, just a huge enthusiasm to train and develop alongside a passion for working with children.

  • Relevant childcare experience
  • Level II CCLD, Level II Playwork (or equivalent) or undertaking same
  • Enthusiasm for CCPD
  • First Aid / Paediatric First Aid
  • Child Protection Training
  • Food Safety Training
  • Health and Safety Qualification
  • Forest School Qualification
  • Clean driver’s licence
Position: Childcare Practitioner Hours: Part time Salary: £8.50 to £10.75 per hour (dependant on age/experience/qualifications) Responsible to: Co-ordinator or Deputy Manager Bumbles is currently recruiting for a number of Childcare Practitioner roles, due to our ongoing expansion. Your role as Childcare Practitioner is to work as part of a strong team who provide a safe, caring, happy and stimulating environment for the children in our care. There are 3 types of Practitioner - qualified, unqualified and senior within Bumbles. Although not essential, we encourage you to undertake qualifications to further your Childcare career.  DESIRABLE CRITERIA:
Relevant Childcare Experience Child Protection Training 
CCLD Level 3 / Play Work Level 3 (or equivalent) Food Safety Training
Enthusiasm for CPD Health & Safety Qualification
First Aid / Paediatric First Aid Forest School Qualification
Clean Driver’s Licence
  • You will ensure high standards of care, service, safety and hygiene are maintained in line with all Bumbles Day Care policies, procedures and routines.
  • Complete thorough daily checks and risk assessments as instructed by your co-ordinator. Follow all policies in relation to infection control, allergies, safeguarding, medicines, reporting accidents etc.
  • Develop, plan and carry out engaging weekly schedules and activities with your group, as directed by the group co-ordinator. Bumbles provides ‘non-contact time’ to allow you to do this. 
  • Ensure that play equipment / art materials / furniture are set up, cleaned and tidied away in a safe manner and stored in designated areas. Manage room inventory.
  • Record daily observations / communicate daily with parents through our Family app.
  • Assist with nappy changing or toileting as necessary.
  • Supervise school collections, outings, snack and meal times. Help prepare food.
  • Ensure rooms are kept clean throughout the day by brushing or vacuuming as appropriate. Carry out weekly deep cleans following organisational schedule. Ensure laundry is kept up to date.
  • Participate in training programmes. (Training may be out of work hours. This will be paid.)
  Some perks at Bumbles:  
  • Industry competitive salaries
  • Free training programmes and fully funded courses
  • Training time also paid e.g First Aid on a Saturday
  • Employee childcare discount - 30%
  • 29 days leave entitlement (closed 1 full week over 12th July and Christmas)
  • Uniform provided - Bumbles polos/tunic/fleece/outdoor coat
  • Free Tea/Coffee/Snacks
  • Non-contact time (time out of ratio for planning etc)
  • Opportunity to work additional hours if part-time
  • Seasonal events
  • Years of service recognition and extra annual leave days added
  • Homely environment with open door policy
  At Bumbles, we offer fully funded training opportunities to help you progress your career within Childcare. To find out more and apply, please fill out an application form on our website.  Please note: This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Applicants must be prepared to disclose any convictions they may have and any orders which have been made against them. This job description is not exhaustive. Changes and other duties relevant to the post may be added. This job description will be reviewed in the future.


Salary: £8.50 to £10.75 per hour
Closing: Apply for immediate interview
Location: All settings
Hours: Part time