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We believe that everyone in Islington should have the opportunity to improve their life.

At Mary’s, we do all we can to help children, young people and other community groups to discover for themselves what they are capable of and inspire them to pursue their goals.

We want to make a difference.  Do you?

When you hire one of Mary’s Meeting Rooms, you’re getting your own space – a competitively-priced space that really works for you – and you can feel pleased that you’re doing something for young people in Islington.

At Mary’s Youth Club, young people aged between 11 and 25 will get the opportunities and confidence to develop the skills they need for their future.

At Mary’s Pre-School, we can help you ensure that your children will get the best start in life.

At Mary’s Play Scheme, your children will have an action-packed, enjoyable time which they will want to return to.

GOOD Ofsted

November 29th, 2017 | Published in Playscheme, Pre-school

Earlier this month we had an unexpected Ofsted inspection 2.5 years on from the last one. We now have the published report and are pleased to announce that we received a GOOD. We are particularly pleased that we were noted for our strong support for families with children with additional needs.  Read more here.

Early Years Apprentice Vacancy

November 29th, 2017 | Published in Jobs, Playscheme, Pre-school

Are you passionate about working with children? Is this a career you are looking to get qualified in? Look no further as Mary’s childcare services is looking to appoint a Level 2 or Level 3 apprentice to start in January 2018. We are seeking an ambitious and flexible person who is keen to learn, to join our highly motivated and friendly childcare team. We offer excellent opportunities for professional development, competitive pay and excellent rewards including a generous 8% employers pension contribution, free gym membership in Mary's brand new community gym and participation in Mary's staff award scheme. Our ideal candidate will share our drive and motivation for excellence and our values of providing outstanding care and support for all the children and families in our care whilst achieving a qualification with the support of a well established training provider. On completion of the application form suitable candidates will be contacted with an interview date within 2 days. Click here for the job description and JD

Receptionist/ Childcare Administrator Vacancy

November 29th, 2017 | Published in Jobs, Playscheme, Pre-school, Room Hire

An excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic and skilled customer service administrator to join Mary's friendly staff team and be the first point of contact in our busy community centre welcoming families and providing admin support for Mary's childcare services.  The benefits include a generous 8% employers pension contribution, free gym membership in Mary's brand new community gym and participation in Mary's staff award scheme. Our ideal candidate will share our drive and motivation for excellence in providing outstanding community services to Islington families and residence. To apply please complete our online application form by the 13th Dec.  Click here to download a copy  of the Job Description.  Interviews are planned for the 15th Dec.

Paid roles for 16-19 year olds

November 8th, 2017 | Published in Jobs, Youth Club

Applications are now open for two different roles:

Youth Club Ambassador *Brand New Role*

Youth Club Ambassador is an new exciting role, for young people who are passionate about making youth work accessible for all. Please click link for the job description: Youth Club Ambassador JD 
Please apply with CV and cover letter to by Monday 20th November 2017 
An interview and selection evening will take place on Tuesday 21st November 2017 6.30-8.30pm.


Co-Producers work in all 4 areas of delivery: Creative Arts, Health & Fitness, Social Action and Life Skills.
As a Co-Producer you represent young people's views, plan and lead sessions and support the delivery of activities. Mary's will help you put your ideas into action!
Please click link for the job description: Co-Producer JD 
Recruitment for Co-Producers is on a rolling basis. To express interest in the role please come into the youth club. Our opening hours can be found on our timetable.
You can find out more about what it's like to be a Co- Producer here.

Mary’s Youth Club in the news!

November 8th, 2017 | Published in Jobs, Youth Club

In collaboration with our partner London Village Network, Mary's Youth Club was visited by BBC Women's Hour to  speak to Toni, Rachael and Marlene about life for young women in Islington. You can listen to the interviews here.
We are very pleased  to have Ashli named as Young Volunteer of the year 2017 by Voluntary Action Islington.
Please click on the photo below to see the Islington Gazette feature on Mary's Youth Club Co-Producers, where they talk about what the role entails, how it benefits them and other young people, and the next round of recruitment.
(Picture: Dieter Perry, Islington Gazette)