Jobs at Islington Play Association

After school childcare

Jobs at Islington Play Association

Paradise Park Children's Centre

Jobs at Islington Play Association


Working at IPA is challenging but fulfilling. We have high expectations of our staff and we support them to be the best that they can be. We like you to continue your personal development and will try to help you to go on to further study and gain new experiences as part of your work with us. Staff need to be flexible and adaptable as no two days are ever the same when you are working with children.

There are five core competencies required for any role within IPA. You will be:

  • Resourceful
  • Innovative
  • Committed to our values
  • Reflective
  • An advocate for play

There are a further two required for frontline workers: You will be:

  • Responsive
  • Dynamic


Post: Children’s Cook 

Salary: £20,472 (pro rata)

Hours: 20 hours per week

Location: Paradise Park Children’s Centre, Islington

Do you love cooking? Do you care about children eating healthily? Have you been making dinners for young children and babies and want to turn it into a new career or are you a budding cook/chef looking for a new challenge?

Paradise Park Nursery is looking for an enthusiastic cook to come and make lunches and teas for our hungry children and babies to make sure that they get healthy and nutritious food to help them keep playing all day long. 

IPA is an equal opportunities employer.

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Application Form 

Job Description & Personal Specification

Safer Recruitment Notice  

Closing date for applicants: Friday 18th December, 4pm

Interview date; Tuesday 22nd December 

Please submit a completed application form to or post to Paradise Park Children’s Centre, 164 Mackenzie Road, N7 8SE 

35% increase in the number of children attending our sites in 2016 Source: Annual Report 2016