Jobs For Parents York

Jobs in York suitable for parents and carers.

Returning to work after having children can be a daunting prospect however there are jobs that can fit around the needs of your family.

“Jobs for Parents” are family-friendly positions that may be part-time, flexi-time, term-time, temporary contracts or even working from home.

If you have a vacancy to fill and would like to advertise the role on York Mumbler then please contact us here.

Early Years Practitioner – Little Green Rascals Organic Day Nurseries

Our Business

Little Green Rascals Organic Day Nurseries are the first organic and eco-friendly nursery group in the North of England. Established in 2009, we are proud to be the largest nursery group in York, serving over 900 families and employing nearly 250 wonderful staff.

We are an award-winning business with accolades which recognise our commitment to providing outstanding childcare, healthy and organic home-cooked meals and staff who go beyond all expectation on a daily basis. We have private woodlands where we deliver Forest School (come rain or shine) by a team of qualified staff – our very own Bear Grylls! We actively encourage the curiosity approach in our nurseries and have 3 key words Understanding, empathy and respect – which define our care.

Our People

As employers we listen to, challenge and promote our family of staff. We invest in our employees health and well-being by providing holistic treatments, additional holidays for birthdays and length of service and actively encourage a healthy work/life balance with staff social events. The professional development of our people is key – we want our staff to feel invested in – we want to challenge them with training and a career path that helps them achieve their full potential – the only thing stopping you is you!

We have an array of skilled people ranging from childcare professionals, qualified catering staff and hands-on craftsman to maintain our properties. As the African proverb says “It takes a village to raise a child” and we truly believe that every member of the team plays an integral role.

The Role

As an Early Years Practitioner you will maintain a safe, secure and caring environment in which you can deliver high quality teaching and learning experiences. You will play an active role in your team and act as a role model for other staff, students, agency staff and volunteers. You will be expected to go that extra mile to help deliver the Green Rascals vision of Exceptional Childcare in Exceptional Surroundings.

Our Full Time Posts are 38 Hours Per Week over 4 days with a set day off in the week

Our Part Time Posts are dependent on the need and can be Full Days (8am – 6pm) or Half Days (8am – 1pm or 1pm – 6pm)

We have positions across all 7 nursery sites across the group, please specify your preference on application.

The Salary & Benefits

Up to £9.01 Per Hour (upto £17,803 Per Annum – Full Time)

  • Subsidised staff meals
  • Bike to work scheme
  • 3 holistic treatments per year
  • Long service days
  • Reduced childcare fees (up to 50%)
  • Staff room facilities
  • Free uniform

Qualifications & Skills

For Early Year Practitioners we require a minimum Level 3 Childcare qualification along with a positive, cheerful, helpful attitude and a willingness to learn and develop as we aim to promote internally in the first instance.

How to apply

For an application form and full job description, please email

Supply teaching opportunities for York Mums and Dads – SupportED Recruitment LTD

SupportED Recruitment are reaching out to York Mums and Dads to join our team of primary school supply teachers. We understand the pressures of trying to teach and look after a young family and can offer the flexibility and support needed to help keep the work and family life balance. You can work as much or little as suits your family commitments.

SupportED recruitment is a family run teacher recruitment agency based in York. Rich and Gemma Robinson created SupportED after teaching in York for over 15 years. Their aim was to create an agency that understands the demands of working in schools; they offer support to help their teachers teach to their potential. Many of our teachers have young families and want the rewards that teaching can offer without being contracted directly with a school

We have regular day to day supply opportunities in primary schools in York and the surrounding areas. We also have longer term opportunities.

Why choose Supported Recruitment?

  • The flexibility to work when you want to

  • We are a Supply agency run by teachers for teachers.

  • We offer access to in-house coaching and support

  • We offer access to shared resources

  • We offer the opportunity to be part of a network of like minded professionals

  • We offer competitive weekly pay

  • We organise your pay (No umbrella companies)

Our Requirements of you:

  • You will be subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure, professional reference checks, Overseas Police Clearances (if applicable).

  • You will need to provide a CV with previous work history

  • You must have legal rights to work in the UK

  • You must be willing to attend a registration interview

  • You will need to provide appropriate safeguarding checks and certificates


For more information contact Richard at or call for a chat on 01904 792153

Volunteer Opportunities at Murton Park

Do you have a few spare hours where you would like to help out at our Museum?

Can you smile all day on Front of House and inform our visitors of the attractions around the site!

Have you an interest in pond management, could you develop our Nature Trail and look after it?

Could you add to our Children’s Trail to create interest for our younger visitors?

Are you Handy with a Hammer, Careful with a Chainsaw, Brisk with a Brush,

Steady with a Strimmer or Linier with a Lawnmower, if so Murton Park is the Place for You!!

Do you have a specific interest in history and would like to find out more about our Living History Programme?

Would you like to help with the Care and Conservation of the Museum Collection?

We would be more than happy to show you around the museum and grounds and see if you would be willing to help us create a First Class Visitor Attraction!! Please email or Tel: 01904 489966

Take a look at our website

Be a Mumbler Guest Reviewer

There is so much going on in York for families – I can’t review it all alone! Plus I believe that it’s important to get a wide range of views over what is good to do in York for families – we all have different opinions after all and we’re looking for different things.

I am often asked to review classes, days out and theatre productions among other things so I’d love to get together a team of volunteer guest reviewers who can go along and try out things, then let the Mumblers know what they thought.

This normally means attending the event, show, class or attraction, taking photos, enjoying whatever it is and then writing a short review afterwards for the website which is then shared on social media. Reviews must be completed within 24 hours of enjoying the activity.

If you think this is something that you may like to get involved in, please do contact me HERE telling me how old your children are, where you live, any specific interests and what like about Mumbler. I’d also like you to write a short review (approx 500 words) for something you’ve done with the kids recently so I can see the style of your writing and what you cover. Do send any questions you may have at any point.

It is quite a good way to get back into work, keep your hand in during maternity leave or just experience some really cool things that you may not normally do with your kids.

York Neighbours – Volunteer Positions

Could you help an older person living near you? Volunteer with York Neighbours to help people over 65 in York to remain independent and to reduce loneliness and social isolation.

We need volunteers to help in the following ways:

  • Help with practical one off tasks in the home such as changing a light bulb, shopping or hanging curtains.
  • Making phone calls to people.
  • Helping with our outings.

All volunteers need to complete a DBS check and attend a safeguarding training session. After this we ask for no minimum time commitment.

Visit our website, email: or call us on 01904 891627

Join the York Mumbler Team!

York Mumbler is the go-to place for families in York. The website is visited over 25,000 times per month and our facebook group has almost 19,000 members.

We get a huge number of enquiries every week from local people and businesses who want to work with York Mumbler and we want to make sure we are giving everyone a high quality level of service.

I’m looking for people who are passionate about Mumbler and want to join the team!

We are recruiting for various volunteers to help admin the facebook group and also various volunteer roles to keep everything up to date on the website.


90% of what we do on Mumbler is free of charge and I want to keep it that way. It’s free for people to use both the website and the Facebook group and most businesses can have a free listing somewhere on the website as long as there is a relevant area. This takes a lot of time and upkeep so I’m looking for volunteers to help with the running of the facebook group and the website.

The details of the volunteer roles can be altered based on the applicants own personal passion areas and experience. Anything can be taught but I want to hear from people who love mumbler and want to make life easier for parents in York.

Working and volunteering for Mumbler would suit someone wanting to combine work with bringing up children in York and with a passion for making family life easier.

To apply to be part of the York Mumbler Family just e-mail with your CV attached and answer the following questions:

  1. Describe York Mumbler – what it means to you and the parents of York.
  2. Why do you want to work or volunteer for York Mumbler?
  3. How would your boss (past or present) describe you in no more than 10 words?
  4. How would your friends or family describe you in no more than 10 words?

Thanks and I’m looking forward to hearing from you!


Martin House Children’s Hospice- Volunteers

Every year, Martin House Hospice Care for Children and Young People cares for over 400 families – but we also need your support!

Martin House, which supports children and young people with life-limiting conditions, is looking for volunteers to help our fundraising across York.

The money you help to raise will make a real difference to the lives of the families we support. For example, raising £500 could pay for a parents’ support group, which gives mums and dads a place to relax, try new activities and share experiences with others in a similar situation.

Martin House provides respite stays at our hospice in Boston Spa, as well as providing care in hospital and in their own homes. Our care also includes emergency stays and end of life care, as well as bereavement support for the whole family.

It costs £22,000 a day to run Martin House, and most of that has to be raised by voluntary donations and fundraising, so the support of our communities is vital.

You may be able to host a collection tin at your place of work or have a silly dressing up day. There are also lots of other events in York including coffee mornings and bake sales and you are more than welcome to be involved if you can spare the time.

We also have a shop in Acomb where you can donate your unwanted items, or volunteer your time. If you have the time, we have an opportunity for you!

To find out more, email or phone 07827 959684.

Do you have a vacancy to advertise?

www.nikphoto.comHere at York Mumbler we always have a lot of parents and carers looking for a wide range of roles, including full-time, part-time, temporary and even research opportunities for them to get involved with.

If you have a vacancy and you’d like to find out more about how we can help you promote it, fill out this form

The National Childbirth Trust (NCT)

This is what volunteering for York NCT looks like. The York branch has a number of bumps and babies and coffee groups running regularly as well as a cloth nappy library. We also have a newsletter, a website (which really needs updating), regular Baby First Aid classes which are run in collaboration with the British Red Cross and we attend local events when we can to share information about support available through NCT.

Our volunteers meet when and where we can – often with toddlers and babies in tow to talk about what’s happening in branch and make decisions and plans for the coming months. Our very informal monthly meeting is on the second Tuesday of the month and we vary the times so that it happens on days and evenings to make it more accessible for different schedules. We have a number of volunteering opportunities available short term or long term from supporting the branch by lending your voice in meetings, taking on small administrative opportunities to picking up specific roles where you can spend a few hours a month helping the branch at times that suit you. We are a small team of friendly and supportive volunteers and would love to see some new faces so please get in touch via if you have any questions or want to express an interest in getting involved. We welcome people to attend meet ups or informal meetings with no obligation to take on specific responsibilities.