Level 3 (minimum) Early Years Practitioner

To start as soon as possible

We are seeking to appoint a qualified, enthusiastic and dedicated practitioner to join our team within the Early Years at St Petroc’s.


We are looking for someone who works well as part of a team, who is proactive and who develops positive relationships with staff and pupils. 


Hours can be full time (40 hours) or part time, a minimum of 20 hours Monday to Friday. 


The successful candidate will be expected to continue their professional development, attending courses provided by both internal and external providers.


St Petroc’s has a reputation for high quality care offering an outstanding and nurturing experience in a beautiful, warm and traditional environment. The Early Years setting offers great facilities and promotes outdoor learning.


Staff work hard to ensure that the standard of teaching and learning that takes place in all classes is high and that it caters for a range of different learning styles; meeting the individual needs and abilities of every pupil. We are committed to developing the full potential of our pupils and will always look for ways to nurture their particular strengths and interests.


Our Early Years setting is a mixture of traditional and modern well equipped facilities. Each setting provides a spacious and welcoming environment, with its own enclosed outdoor space.


  • Working in a small friendly setting in a stunning location

  • Salary to be discussed at interview and dependent on qualifications and experience

  • Complimentary lunch and refreshments during term-time

  • Free on-site parking




All applicants must complete the St Petroc’s application form which is available on the website (please ensure that your referees include your current or most recent employer).  The completed application form and a covering letter should be sent via email to or by post to:


Nursery Manager

St Petroc’s

40 Ocean View Road,


Ex23 8NJ

Application Form


Further details about the School, application form, Job Description and Person Specification are available from the school

We do not accept CVs. No agencies please.

Early applications are strongly encouraged and St Petroc’s reserves the right to commence or complete the recruitment process at any time prior to the closing date.


PLEASE NOTE: St Petroc’s is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young adults and expects all staff to share his commitment.  All applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

St Petroc's School is committed to safeguarding children and young people. All post-holders are subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS check (Disclosure and Barring Service).


Nursery Manager

To start - as soon as possible


We are looking for an inspirational Nursery Manager who will be responsible for the management and delivery of high quality education at St Petroc’s.  You will have line management responsibilities and be a proven leader.

We are interested to hear from candidates that would be seeking either a short term interim role or a permanent role.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone to take the nursey to the next level.


  • Applications are welcome from candidates with NVQ Level 3 qualification in Childcare and Education or higher

  • Have a minimum of 5 years post qualification experience in a childcare setting

  • Have a minimum of 2 years experience of working in a management role in a childcare setting

  • Be an exceptional leader and effectively lead a nursery team

  • Have a solid knowledge of the EYFS

  • Be flexible with working hours

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and be able to communicate effectively to colleagues and all stakeholders

The key responsibilities of this post include:

  • Ensuring daily operational management of the nursery should be kept in line with the St Petroc’s mission statement and policies, the Children Act 2004/6 and other relevant legislation

  • Monitor the day-to-day financial operations within the nursery and meet occupancy and financial objectives

  • Deliver a curriculum that is creative, stimulating and fun which facilitates the intellectual, emotional, physical, social and where appropriate, spiritual development of each child in line with the EYFS Framework and British Values

  • Maintain full records of pupil progress – attendance, pastoral and academic

  • Be fully compliant with an up-to-date Paediatric First Aid certificate, First Aid at Work Certificate and Food Hygiene certificate



  • Location – Bude, Cornwall

  • Full time – Monday to Friday, 52 weeks

  • 20 days holiday plus 8 bank holidays

  • Salary - £25,000 to £30,000 (dependent on qualifications and experience)

  • Pension scheme

  • Free lunch and refreshments whilst the setting is open

  • Ongoing professional development and training



To apply, please forward your CV with a covering letter by email to:  

No agencies please.

PLEASE NOTE: St Petroc’s is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment.  All applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service

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