Job Description

A brand new Nursery will be opening in September 2024, for children aged 6 months to 4 years. Due to popular demand, they are looking to recruit 3 additional Nursery Nurses.

In this role, you will be responsible for supporting the youngest children and will work closely with the Nursery Manager to ensure the Nursery provision remains at a consistently high standard. You will have a deep knowledge of Early Years Education and a willingness to nurture and support children in their early development.

This role is on a full-time basis, 40 hours per week, and is for 52 weeks, but there will be a 3-week shutdown period, therefore working 49 weeks.

It is a busy, vibrant, and successful co-educational preparatory school for boarding and day children aged between 3 and 13 years. They have a welcoming staff community and excellent facilities on a 55-acre site situated near Great Malvern on the western slopes of the Malvern Hills.


Full details of working at The Downs Malvern and the Application form can be found on their website: Job Vacancies | The Downs Malvern

Applications should be submitted no later than 7 July 2024. They reserve the right to close this vacancy before the closing date and therefore early applications are encouraged.

This post involves significant contact with children and the post holder will be responsible for children. The post holder will be considered to be in regulated activity.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and they are therefore permitted to ask job applicants to declare all convictions and cautions (including those which are ‘spent’ unless they are ‘protected’ under the DBS filtering rules) in order to assess their suitability to work with children.

The institution exists to provide a quality all-round education for pupils aged 6 months – 13 years old and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Candidates must be prepared to undergo child protection screening and an Enhanced DBS check.

You will be required to provide proof of your identity, right to work in the UK, and qualifications during the selection process. They will seek references on short-listed candidates that will include questions about past disciplinary actions or allegations in relation to behavior with children and may approach previous employers for information to verify particular experience or qualifications before the interview. An online search will also be carried out as part of due diligence on all short-listed candidates.

You may have experience in the following: Educator, Childcare Practitioner, Preschool Teacher, Daycare Assistant, Infant and Toddler Teacher, Child Development Associate, Early Years Practitioner, Nursery Assistant, Childcare Worker, Early Learning Facilitator, Kindergarten Teacher, Early Years Educator, Pre-K Teacher, Childcare Provider, and Early Years Teacher.