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.

Early Years Community Worker

Salary Scale £20,393 - £22,965 

To be responsible for a range of activities which support the participation of parents and residents in the centre reach area to bring about real and measurable change in the community and postive impact to lives of children under 5. 

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

Volunteer Counsellors - Placements available

We are currently recruiting person-centred/humanistic experienced volunteer counsellors to work with parents/adults who use our term-time service. We expect you to see 3 clients per week; each client can be offered upo to 24 weekly sessions. Fortnightly group supervision is provided, as well as 3 CPD dates held throughout the year.

To apply, you must have completed at least 30 hours 1:1 counselling (supervised) practice. 

If you are interested, please contact Catherine Taylor on 0208 465 9785 or email

< all news