Tel: 0208 465 9785

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.

Cafe Cook

Salary Scale £17,659 - £19, 843

We are looking for an innovative cook, to prepare and cook all types of food using seasonal, fresh, locally sourced produce. The successful applicant will assist in the efficient running of the kitchen and catering facilities and must have high standards of hygiene. 

Key areas of focus include preparing and cooking food, ordering supplies, monitoring stock, maintaining equipment and utensils in line with legislation and cafe policies and procedures, as well as being a key team player with excellent interpersonal skills. 

Please email CV's and a covering letter note detailing which post you are applying for, to

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

Salaray £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

Become a Befriending Volunteer - support your local community

Are you are interested in volunteering as a befriender? Quaggy provides a fantastic opportunity for you to develop personally through the training offered and also to make a difference to your community. Befrienders provide support for pregnant women and parents with children up to 2 years. A befriender may help an isolated parent get access to children's centre services, they may also help them get the professional support needed or just provide a listening ear. All of this is important for parents who need support.
If you would like support from a Parents in Touch volunteer or are interested in volunteering in the project as a befriender, please click the following link and complete our sign up form: Sign Up Form

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