The Tin Drum Nursery:

Level 2/Level 3 Qualified Nursery Practitioner

Job Role:

We are looking for a Level 2 or Level 3 Qualified Nursery Practitioner to join our small, friendly, nurturing nursery. The position involves working in all areas of the nursery with children aged 6 months to 5 years, in a ‘floater’ role. The candidate will be working alongside and supporting experienced members of staff. The candidate will be caring for the daily needs of the children, liaising with parents and working as part of a small team.



The candidate should have childcare experience, preferably within a nursery setting, but we are happy to consider applicants with other relevant childcare experience. They must be able to follow and implement the ‘In the moment’ approach and meet the developmental needs of each individual child. They must be able to work within a small, friendly team, show initiative, have a genuine interest in the care and development of young children, be enthusiastic, be professional and have good communication skills (written, verbal and listening). The candidate should ensure the safety and well being of children at all times, follow and understand the practises laid down in the nursery’s ‘Code of Good Working Practise’ and keep up to date and implement nursery policies, especially Safeguarding and Health & Safety.



The candidate must hold a relevant Level 2 or Level 3 Qualification, with some experience preferred.


Contract, Hours, Pay & Benefits:

Full-time, working a 42.5 hour week. Either an 8.00am-5.30pm shift or 8.30am-6.00pm shift.

Permanent contract upon completion of 3 month probationary period.

Salary dependant on age, experience and qualification.

Staff benefits include:

  • Free uniform
  • Pension scheme
  • Sick day scheme
  • 4 weeks annual holiday plus bank holidays, with bonus days added for each year of employment up to a maximum of 5
  • Paid monthly staff meetings
  • Nursery closure between Christmas and New Year

The nursery is proud of the high staff retention rate, with one member of staff still working here since the nursery first opened in 1989.

For an application form please telephone The Tin Drum Nursery on 0117 9247175, alternatively please email us at

Position to start as soon the right candidate is found and references and DBS checks are obtained.

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