PROCREATE PROJECT IS HIRING Part-time Early Years Educator for the Mother House studio in Dagenham

Vacancy: Artist Educator for Integrated Childcare

Days: 3x days a week (Monday, Tuesday and Thursday)

Hours: 10am to 4pm

Salary: £60 day rate

Reports to: Mother House manager

Based at: The White House, 884 Green Lane, Dagenham, RM8 1BX

The Mother House is the first artist studio with integrated childcare, where children are welcomed into the workspace. The Mother House is now opening at The White House in Dagenham three days per week from 15th January 2018. The model promotes attachment and inclusion, bringing the child’s development closer to the mother’s art practice. Children learn about women’s roles outside the domestic environment.

The selected candidate will be trained to implement the Mother House Educational policy, and will provide an emotionally secure, warm, stimulating and safe environment, appropriate to the needs of individual children and their mothers, within the White House. They will lead arts based educational sessions for the children at the house.


  • Creative an inspiring setting for child led activities
  • To set up play areas, materials and equipment.
  • To plan a stimulating range of age-appropriate activities, ensuring the childcare area is well resourced and creatively set-up.
  • To act as a key person for a group of children as allocated by the management team, ensuring attachment bonds are respected and enhanced.
  • To build relationships with the children’s mothers or carers.
  • To encourage children’s independence and self-esteem.
  • To encourage fair and caring behaviour among the children through role modelling.
  • To ensure your specific duties regarding Health and Safety and fire procedures are understood and respected.
  • Giving out refreshments according to specific needs in collaboration with the mothers.
  • Dealing with injuries and emergencies in collaboration with the mothers
  • Oversee the play area at all times also during free play time frames
  • Report to the Mother House management if any issues are occurring.

What you are NOT expected to do

  • Change nappies
  • Feed babies
  • Accompany children in the artist’s studio space

Necessary experience:

  • 3 years in a role that required care of children aged 1 to 5 years’ old
  • Running creative activities for children
  • Familiar with child protection and safeguarding procedures

Person specification:

  • Friendly and caring
  • Passionate about high quality arts experiences for children
  • Registered as self employed

NB this role has been created in partnership between Procreate Project and The White House specifically to create more jobs for arts educators in the borough of Barking & Dagenham. So we will only be considering candidates living locally.

This selected candidate will require an advanced DBS check – organized if necessary by Mother House.

Please send a cover letter no longer than 300 words to and a CV with recent and relevant experience by the 4th of December at 5pm. Interviews will take place on the 7th of December at The White House.

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