Nursery Practitioner – Maternity cover

Part time (30 hours) Maternity cover for 6 months in the first instance

We are seeking a new team member to provide high quality care and education and develop an outstanding provision at our 32-place nursery.

This is an exciting opportunity to work within a purpose built nursery provision on the site of Nerrols Primary School, which opened in September 2019.

Maternity cover position to start early June 2021 – initial contract for 6 months with possibility of extending further.

This post presents a unique opportunity for the successful candidate to play a vital role in contributing to a successful and inspiring Nursery provision, which provides excellent opportunities for children, aged 2-4.

You will need to be passionate about early years, have the ability to work as part of a team, be able to use your initiative, self-driven and effectively use your time in the setting to promote outcomes for all children.

Closing date:                  Noon 12th May 2021

Interviews:                      W/C 17th May 2021

Start date:                       Early June 2021

Salary:                               Grade 16 – salary dependent upon qualification and experience

Hours:                               30 hours (Mon – Fri) between the hours of 8am-2pm

Location:                         Taunton

Contract term:             Temporary – Maternity cover

We are looking for candidates who:

  • Inspire and engage children.
  • Are passionate about enabling every child to fulfil their potential.
  • Have a strong track record of delivering consistently high quality care and education.
  • Are able to motivate and inspire.
  • Are committed to high standards.
  • Are hard working and well organised with a strong understanding of Early Years development.

You may wish to discuss the role in more detail prior to application, if so please contact Andrea Bolton on 01823 792669 or email

Nerrols Nursery Practitioner – Job Description and Person Specification

Nerrols Primary Application Form September 2020

To apply, please send your Application Form (CV’s not accepted) with a covering letter addressed to The Nursery Manager to We are happy to receive applications by post, or by email.

All appointments are subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks, including a satisfactory Enhanced Criminal Records with Barred List check through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).