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Sherford Vale School

Sherford ValeSchool

Sherford ValeSchool

Nursery, Breakfast & After School Manager

Required from 28 August 2018

37 hours per week 39 weeks per year

Grade E Point 23 – 28 (actual salary £18413 - £21613)


Westcountry Schools Trust is seeking to recruit a hard-working and enthusiastic individual to manage our new Nursery at Sherford Vale School at the very beginning of our exciting journey. 

You should be a cheerful and motivated individual who:

  • Is able to work effectively as part of a growing school team and provide excellent care and learning opportunities for our youngest children;
  • Has the ability to multi-task and a flexible approach to the wide range of work involved, changing priorities and unpredictable demands;
  • Is an experienced, exceptional practitioner with a full and relevant Level 3 qualification in childcare, Level 2 qualifications in English and maths (including functional skills), 2 years’ work experience with children in a nursery setting and experience of supervising or managing staff;
  • Level 3 Safeguarding trained and the ability to work within the procedures of the local Safeguarding Children’s Boards;
  • Has a friendly approach, is helpful and proactive and an excellent organiser.

Sherford Vale is a growing school.  It is anticipated that the number of children attending the Nursery will grow rapidly over a short period of time and the role and salary will be reviewed as the growth and line management responsibilities increase.

This is an exciting opportunity to help us build excellent provision at the heart of a new community in brand new, purpose built premises.

If you would like an informal discussion on this once in a lifetime opportunity, please call Karen Burnard on 01752 891790, who will co-ordinate your request.

As employers we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.  As part of our recruitment process successful applicants will be required to undertake an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and interviews will include questions about safeguarding children.

Please request an application form from and send completed applications to

Closing date: Wednesday 27 June at noon

Interviews 6 July 2018