Volunteering and Childcare Job Links
There are many ways that you can get involved with your local children's centre for more information ask a staff member.
The Early Learning and Childcare Recruitment Service offers information and advice to anyone working with children or interested in finding out more about careers in this sector. The Childcare Recruitment Service website has the latest job vacancies available in Oxfordshire.
The service advertises job vacancies across Oxfordshire in a variety of settings including crèches, pre-school playgroups, nurseries, out of school clubs and children's centres as well as for other organisations involved in working with children, young people and families. If you have a job vacancy then complete our online form to be included in our list of job vacancies.
You do not need any qualifications to start working with children. If you have the right skills and qualities and are willing to train towards a qualification you can make a real difference to children’s lives, their families and the community.
If you’re patient, enthusiastic, take responsibility seriously and have a sense of fun you may have all you need to start your career in childcare. Some jobs can be started from scratch, but most require a qualification. You can train on the job, at college or combination of the two.
Please note: for all jobs working with children you will have to undergo a police Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check.
We have created an information pack to help people wanting to work with children. This pack includes:
a list of current job vacancies
guide to qualifications
Contact the Early Learning and Childcare Recruitment Service to ask for a pack:
Tel: 0845 604 2346 (select option 1)
Childcare job interview guide
This guide childcare job interview guide (.pdf format, 2.7Mb) offers information and advice on:
- how to find a job
- writing your CV
- completing a job application form
- preparing yourself for an interview
- the interview
- after the interview
- www.volunteering.org.uk - Volunteering England
- www.oxnet.org.uk - Oxfordshire Community and Voluntary Action
Volunteering opportunities searches
www.jobseekers.direct.gov.uk - Jobsearch link
Jobseeker Direct: 0845 606 0234. A quick and easy phone service offered by JobCentre Plus, which keeps you in touch with the latest job vacancies and helps you find the job that's right for you.
This page was last updated on June 19, 2013