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Family Group Worker
  • Employer: Brighter Futures for Children
  • Reference: BFC0439
  • Published: Fri 16/09/2022, 13:16 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 02/10/2022, 13:16 PM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: £12,214 - £13,756 per annum actual pro rata
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Civic Offices, Bridge Street, Reading, Berkshire

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Family Group Worker

Brighter Futures for Children 
East Cluster Children’s Centre  
Permanent post 
Part time - 23 hours per week 



The Team/Role 

You will be working as part of a small team within the East Cluster Children’s Centre which comprises of Family Group Workers and Family Support Workers.

The East Cluster Children Centre is looking for a vibrant and enthusiastic qualified Childcare Practitioner, to join our multi-skilled friendly team.

A qualification in Early Years Childcare and education or equivalent Level 3 is essential for this role; together with knowledge and experience of using the Early Years Foundation Stage within your practice.

You will be required to deliver high quality childcare and family sessions to parents/carers and children aged 0-5 years, including:

  • Set up, plan and run groups/crèche for targeted families as identified by local need 
  • Coordinate family learning activities for vulnerable and targeted families 
  • To provide safe and inclusive activities for young children and their families/carers to bond, play, learn and socialise within children’s centres 
  • To provide high quality childcare for children 0-5 years in a safe and inclusive environment that supports them to play, learn and socialise. 

Role Responsibilities: 

  • To lead and run activities in groups for children and their families, providing supervision of the activity. 
  • To provide activities and in crèche provision which encourages the physical, emotional, intellectual, social and language development of babies and young children 
  • To provide activities which encourages family members to participate along with their child promoting strong attachment 
  • To provide activities that gives parents and carers the opportunity to learn about the development of their child 
  • To ensure all Health and Safety requirements and welfare standards are in place for all activities and crèche through risk assessments and health and safety check 
  • To understand and adhere to all relevant policies and procedures in relation to the Children’s Centre programme. This includes both building based and child specific (child protection) policies. 
  • To maintain all Children’s Centre resources including setting up before and cleaning and tidying after the sessions. 

Essential Qualifications: 

  • A recognised qualification in childcare NVQ level 3 or equivalent 
  • Essential knowledge, skills and experience: 
  • Experience of working with children 0-3 years and their families 
  • Experience of working with vulnerable children and families 
  • To have knowledge of EYFS and child development and attachment and its application in activities and creche  


Our Offer: 

A competitive salary alongside a range of benefits including: 

  • Local Government Pension Scheme 
  • Incremental holidays starting with 25 days plus public holidays (rising to 32 after 10 years’ service) 
  • Discounted Child Care (on site nursery) 
  • Cycle to work scheme 
  • Season ticket loans 
  • A range of local discounts 
  • Remote/Agile working 


For more information and a confidential discussion please contact Samantha Ferguson on  


Closing date – Sunday 2nd October 2022 

Interview date – Friday 7th October 2022