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Quaggy Job Vacancies

Quaggy Development Trust is a charitable voluntary organisation looking to recruit staff for our Children's Centre and Nurseries. We are committed to delivering high quality, sustainable childcare as well as a range of other community services. 

We are looking to recruit dedicated, motivated, well-trained staff for our Children's Centre and Nurseries who are passionate about improving the lives of local children and families. These are full time and part time Early Years Practitioner and Early Years Assistant positions at our Lewisham Children's Centre, Quaggy at Invicta Nursery and Quaggy at Parkside Nursery.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and their families and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Offers of employment are subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS disclosure and other employment checks.

Early Years Assistant

Salary £14,625

The responsiblities of this role are to ensure the children are cared for in a happy, safe and stimulating environment, to be involved in planning, preparing ad reviewing the curriculum with the team. To work in partnership with parents to follow all policies and procedures set out by the nursery. To work as part of a team. Experience is desirable but not essential.

For the above post please email: stating which post you are interested in for an application pack.

Early Years Practitioners

Salary £17,217 - £22,075

We require full and part time practitioners with a minimum qualification of Level 3 Childcare. They should be able to demonstrate an excellent knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage and the ability to implement the Early Years Foundation Stage for children aged 3 months - 5 years. 

For the above post please email: stating which post you are interested in for an application pack.

Sessional Workers

We are currently recruiting a bank of sessional workers to work across Greenwich West Children's Centres. This includes Quaggy, Sherington, Robert Owen and Rachel McMillan Children's Centres. We have a variety of sessions throughout the week (such as stay and plays) that need staff to run them and creche workers.

If you are interested in applying or would like to find out more contact:

Youth Worker

We require a part time youth worker to work 2 evening sessions per week and to also cover holiday schemes in the West Greenwich/ Lewisham area. Some experience desired but not essential.

If interested please contact Angela on 0208 465 9785 or email

Quaggy Community Counselling Service(QCCS)
Evening Receptionist/Administrator

QCCS is a BACP accredited community based counselling service, dedicated to promoting the emotional and mental wellbeing of the local community in Lewisham and Royal Borough of Greenwich.  Many of our clients are parents and carers in families under stress or in crisis who present with a wide range of issues.  QCCS was established in 2008; located within Quaggy Children’s Centre and managed by Quaggy Development Trust.

The successful candidate will have good administrative skills and an understanding of counselling work.  They will support a team of counsellors on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 5-9pm (8 hours per week - term time only) in addition to 5 Saturdays per year (termly QCCS CPD days, QDT Summer Carnival and QDT Autumn AGM). Salary: £10.05 per hour.

For more information and an application pack, please contact
Catherine Taylor on 020 8465 9785 or email:

QDT is an equal opportunity employer, committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and confidentiality of all service users. If successful you will be required to complete an enhanced DBS check. All interested applicants must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK.

Location: Quaggy Children’s Centre, Orchard Hill, Lewisham, London SE13 7QZ

Closing Date: Friday 7th September 2018

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