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Family Group Worker
  • Employer: Brighter Futures for Children
  • Reference: BFC0139
  • Published: Fri 04/09/2020, 11:25 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 20/09/2020, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: 23 hours per week
  • Salary: £18,795 - £21,166
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Sun Street Children Centre, Berkshire

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Family Group Worker

Brighter Futures for Children

Family Group Worker X 3

16 hours Term Time Only (permanent)

23 hours All year round (permanent)

23 hours All year round (12 month fixed term)


Work Location: Reading Children Centres (South and East Clusters)

About BFFC

Brighter Futures for Children is improving outcomes for Reading's children, young people and families.

We are an independent, not-for-profit-company, wholly owned by Reading Borough Council. Our responsibility is to deliver quality children's services, early help, education and Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) services in the borough. 

  • We protect and enhance the lives of the children of Reading.
  • We help families find long-term solutions to ensure children lead happy, healthy, and successful lives.
  • We embrace new and proven ways of working, including; Trauma Informed practice, Restorative approaches, Strong partnership working, Quick and appropriate decision-making.


The Team/Role

You will be working as part of a small team within Reading’s Children’s Centres, the team comprises of Family Group Workers and Family Support Workers.

Reading Children Centres 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 checks
  • 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.
  • To meet all children’s care and welfare needs whilst in crèche provision.
  • To prepare drinks and light snacks for the session according to the healthy eating policy.
  • To deliver Children’s Centre activities in the hub and satellite buildings as well as local community venues where applicable.


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
  • Experience of working with children 0-3 years with SEND
  • To have knowledge of current legislation and processes in relation to safeguarding and child protection
  • To have knowledge of EYFS and child development and attachment and its application in activities and creche

Contact details for an informal discussion:


What we offer our qualified employee’s:

  • We offer a supportive framework to develop your career
  • You’ll work in a friendly and collaborative environment where we are committed to delivering positive outcomes.
  • We have a strong training and developmental pathway
  • All team managers are permanent staff and our Consultant Practitioners will coach, mentor and support you.

Our package

  • Competitive salary
  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Discounted childcare
  • On-site outstanding nursery

We offer a range of extras

  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Season ticket loans
  • Local discounts
  • Health and wellbeing programme
  • Staff Club and social events.