Creche Worker

Sunflower Seeds, Sunflower Women’s Centre

Job Ref: SF202401

Part Time, Permanent Role, 20 hrs per week – Monday to Friday

Potential for job share for the right candidates

Salary £21,412 gross per annum pro rata (£11,419 per annum for part time)

  • Are you a person who is passionate about supporting children’s early and childhood development and playing a key role in shaping future generations?
  • Do you hold a NVQ Level 2 in Early Years Care and Education?
  • Do you understand the impact of trauma upon adults and children?  Do you embrace the world through a child’s eyes?
  • Do you want the opportunity to work closely alongside families in an innovative service with the flexibility to make real and lasting change with families with multiple and complex needs?

If the answers to the above are yes, you may be interested in the exciting opportunity that has arisen to join the Trevi team.

Part of the award-winning women’s charity, Trevi, the Sunflower Seeds Family Support Service forms part of the Sunflower Women’s Centre offer. The team makes a big difference for families who require additional support with the challenges they encounter. The Team run trauma-informed and trauma-responsive family support sessions, informal play groups, a creche service and a NACCC Accredited Enhanced Contact Centre.

We are looking for an experienced, flexible and confident support worker to join the team. You will have experience of working in the Early Years and harbour common sense, creativity and flexibility in engaging with both parents and children. You will undertake the role by supporting the Seeds team to deliver care and fun learning opportunities to children in the morning creche and stay and play sessions, modelling and encouraging active play and communication to children and their parents, as well as being on hand to deliver family support.

You will support the afternoon contact centre offering parents an opportunity to spend time with their children in a safe and supervised space. You will have an understanding of trauma and the impact this has on families requiring support.

As a potential candidate, you will be able to achieve positive outcomes for children, but able to work compassionately with parents too, many of whom may be distrustful of professionals. You will respect the complexities and diversities of families. You will be able to support the contact centre allowing families quality time together. You will have knowledge of safeguarding and child protection.

We are looking for motivated women who are committed to working from a trauma informed perspective.

We offer the following employee benefits:

  • A comprehensive induction and training programme.
  • 25 days holiday plus Bank Holidays (pro rata)
  • A day off on your Birthday
  • An award-winning Employment Assistance Programme
  • Company sick pay scheme
  • Plymouth City Council Parking Permits payable over 12 months
  • Employee of the month awards
  • Refer a Friend Recruitment Bonus
  • Company contribution to your NEST Pension
  • Learning & Development opportunities relevant to this role
  • Blue Light Store Discount Scheme

Trevi is a Real Living Wage Employer

Any offer of employment will be subject to an Enhanced DBS disclosure, costs of which will be met by Trevi.

Women only need apply under schedule 9 (Part 1) of the Equality Act 2010.

 Trevi is committed to quality, equality, and valuing diversity.


Applications are particularly welcome from women with lived experience.

To apply please download and complete the forms below:

Introduction from our CEO

Job Description & Person Specification – Creche Worker

Application form part 1 

Application form part 2: equal opportunities 

Please return your completed application form to: 

Alternatively, you can pick up an Application Form from Sunflower Women’s Centre, 29 Sutherland Road, PL4 6BW, available from 9.30am – 4.30pm. Monday – Friday. Please return in the same way.

We are unable to accept CVs in accordance with the Trevi Safer Recruitment Policy and we do not accept applications via agencies.

We reserve the right to close the vacancy early if we receive a high volume of applicants. If you would like to apply, please do so promptly.

Closing date: Monday 22nd January 2024 at midday

Interviews : Trevi reserves the right to call suitable candidates for interview on receipt of applications prior to the closing date and may close the vacancy early if a successful appointment is made. 

Previous applicants need not apply.

Unfortunately, we don’t have the resources to inform applicants who are not shortlisted; therefore, if you haven’t heard from us within two weeks of the closing date, regrettably you have not been selected for the next stage in the process.

t: 01752 255 758

t: 01752 255 758