This section contains vacancies with First Steps Enterprise Limited. Some will be ones which are open now.

These are listed below in Current Vacancies.

To view our crèche worker jobs, these are listed below in First Steps Crèche Services.

Others are for sessional positions to go onto a bank of workers we may require for shorter-term work.

These are listed below in Sessional Vacancies.

Please note we keep all applications on file for no longer than three months. After this time, they are deleted.

Current Vacancies

These are our current contracted vacancies. To see the job description and apply, please click on the relevant position below.

For current vacancies, we only undertake the DBS on the successful applicant and there is no charge.

Please note interview requests are e-mailed.  Please check you e-mails, including spam, if you submit a form, for two weeks after submission.

No current contract vacancies at present.

First Steps Childcare & Crèche Services

First Steps supply childcare staff to nurseries and deliver crèches across Merseyside in childcare settings and children’s centres.

We are looking for quality, motivated sessional Level 3 Childcare Workers/Crèche Leaders and Level 2 Crèche Assistants to join our bank of workers.

To be a Level 3 Childcare Worker or Crèche Leader you must have a Level 3 in a childcare qualification and good experience working with children in childcare settings.

To be a Crèche Assistant, you must have at least a level 2 and some experience.

Level 3 Childcare Workers/Crèche Leaders are paid £9.00 per hour; Assistants paid £8.21 per hour (from 1st April 2019).  In addition, an annual leave allowance is paid on top of this.

If successful, you will be placed on a bank of workers and undertake work as required.

Appointment is subject to DBS (which crèche workers are required to pay £25 – half of the total cost – for if provisionally appointed after interview; this is returned after completing at least 25 hours of work) and two references. However, if you are registered for the DBS Update Service and it is up-to-date, we will not need to conduct a DBS, and so therefore there is no charge, but you will need to supply your DBS Update Service Number.

Please note the Crèche Leader job description is the one to refer to for all level 3 applicants.

Crèche Leader Job Description

Crèche Assistant Job Description

To apply to be a Crèche Worker, please complete an application form:

Sessional Vacancies – Now Open

As highlighted above, these are some of the positions we require for our bank of staff for shorter-term work placements. These may typically be a few days or a couple of weeks:

The application process for sessional workers is as follows:

  • Apply below using the online application form. Please note we do NOT accept CVs.
  • If you’re wishing to go onto the bank for more than one vacancy, please complete one form per position.
  • Please use the person specification for each position to show your ability to undertake the position.  These are sent to children’s centres, so it is really important to highlight your skills, experience, and why you would be able to undertake the job.
  • We will view all applications at least once a month.  We will then invite those to interview as appropriate.
  • At interview, we will check your certificates and take copies of evidence for DBS.  There is a charge of £60 for undertaking the DBS for sessional staff.  This is collected at interview. It is returned after completing six weeks overall of paid work.
  • After interview we run the DBS check and take up references.
  • As soon as these are completed, we will issue you an offer letter via e-mail and you will be placed on our bank.
  • Throughout, please check your spam folders as well as your inbox in your e-mail account.

Application Form

Whether you are applying for a current vacancy, or a typical one to go on a waiting list, you must complete our online application form.

You can save your progress at any point by scrolling to the bottom of the form and clicking the ‘Save Progress’ button.

This will allow you to come back and complete the form at another time. In order to do this, you will need to register first.

You can register at the top of the Application Form page.

Please note that for current vacancies there will be a deadline. Any late applications will NOT be considered. Applications for typical vacancies can be submitted at any time.

Please note we do NOT accept postal applications or CV’s. Thank you.

Useful Additional Information

Some positions require an understanding of vision and values of particular local authorities, and also of the Early Years Foundation Stage. Here are some links below:
Liverpool City Council Vision, Aims and Values –
Early Years Foundation Stage –