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Community Family Worker
1st Place Childrens centre

Job Description

What does 1st Place stand for?

Our aim is to give local parents and children the greatest possible chances in life.  We are an ‘Outstanding’ Children and Parent’s centre, created to serve the needs of every local parent and child under five. We provide everything from ESOL courses, benefits advice, outstanding nursery education and free family activities to parenting support.  As we are a charity, founded to support the local community, all profits are invested in the improvement of families’ lives.

The Role

  • To be part of a Family Services team that delivers universal and targeted activities including evidence based parenting programmes in order to improve outcomes for children and their families.
  • To undertake casework working with families to assess needs, identify action plans and enable positive change;
  • To take a collaborative approach to multi-agency partnerships so that children and family’s needs are met in a holistic way.
  • To promote and facilitate access to the children’s centre programme engaging parents and their children with appropriate activities to meet their needs, particularly those identified as in need of additional support

About Us

We have a vision of a strong community where every parent and child is given the chance to realise their potential and enjoy a good quality of life.

It’s our mission to provide equal opportunities to every child and parent in the local community through high-quality, early learning experiences, family support and training.

Our up to date and modern facilities make 1st Place a great place to work. Our team is positive and supportive, allowing you to develop a long term career with us.  1st Place is committed to providing the highest quality of care and development as well as developing, nurturing and training our employees.

What do we offer?

We offer an attractive benefits package including:

Competitive salary

6% employer pension match scheme

25 days Annual Leave plus bank holidays

3 concessionary days at Christmas

Free end of year celebration

£1 optional lunch scheme

Company sick pay

Perk box

Free fruit

Season ticket loans

40% discount on nursery fees for employees

Regular training and development opportunities

Staff social committee and events


1st Place is located in SE5 and is easily accessible by public transport; our closest stations are Elephant and Castle and Kennington.

Bus routes 343, 136 and 42