The Tin Drum Nursery

Level 3 Qualified Nursery Practitioner

Job Role:

We are looking for someone to join our small, friendly, homely nursery working with children aged between 6 months and 5 years. The candidate will be based within one of four rooms, depending on experience, individual strengths and age preference. The candidate will be caring for the daily needs of the children, liasing 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 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 3 Qualification, and have experience of working with young children.


Contract, Hours, Pay & Benefits:

We have flexibility for a full-time or part-time position for the right candidate. Permanent contract upon completion of a 3 month probationary period. Pay dependant on experience.  Other benefits include:

• Free uniform
• Pension scheme
• Sick day scheme
• Up to 20 days annual holiday plus bank holidays, with bonus days added for each year of employment up to a maximum of 5
• Paid monthly staff meetings
• Employee of the month scheme
• Nursery closure between Christmas and New Year

The nursery is proud of the high retention rate, with 1 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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