Freelance Early Years Facilitator – Minnows Explorers

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National Maritime Museum Cornwall

We wish to appoint a suitable individual to work as a Freelance Early Years Facilitator to help the Museum expand our successful early years ‘Minnows’ programme.

With funding and support from Nesta and the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, together in partnership with the Eden Project, we will be launching a new exciting session, Minnows Explorers. Working with the NMMC Learning Team, the Early Years Facilitator will help to develop, plan and deliver a pioneering new programme of activities aimed at grandparents and their grandchildren.

This new session is due to start at the beginning of October 2019 and will run until mid-July 2020. It will therefore be important for the appointee to be able to commit to the entire duration of the programme and work flexibly in order to meet external deadlines.

The new sessions will be designed to help grandparents who regularly look after their under-fives to play and learn together by exploring the Museum involving storytelling, games and craft activities.

There will be a total of 33 Minnows Explorers sessions, delivered every Thursday afternoon from 1.00pm-2.30pm. The Facilitator will be expected to organise the setting up and taking down of these sessions, covering a four hour period incorporating the delivery of the session, for which you will be paid £80.00.

In addition we anticipate there will be 12 days for development and training, for which you will be paid £140.00 per day. Travel expenses for off-site training will be paid.

The Facilitator will contribute to the development and planning of high-quality weekly activity sessions and resources designed to engage a diverse intergenerational audience, working in consultation with the NMMC Learning Team.

Ideally you will have at least an NVQ3 or NNEB qualification (or equivalent) in Early Years and Childcare, with a good understanding of the Early Years Foundation Stage. You will have previous experience of working with children aged 18 months to 5 years of age and the ability to develop activities and resources which are fun and enjoyable for the under-fives. A DBS certificate will be required for this role (the cost of which will be covered by the Museum if you do not have one).

A full brief for this freelance position can be found here.

If you are interested in applying for this freelance position, please send your current CV, detailing your skills and experience, to or send to Linda Frost, Human Resources Manager, National Maritime Museum Cornwall, Discovery Quay, Falmouth, TR11 3QY

The closing date: Monday, 9 September 2019 at 9.00am
Interviews: Thursday, 12 September 2019