Pre-School Manager

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About the role

Are you an enthusiastic, flexible and creative person with a passion for Early Years childcare? Do you have experence running a pre-school/nursery setting? We are looking for someone to join and lead our friendly team, who is committed to providing a safe and stimulating environment for the children in our care.  Reporting to the Trustees, you will work closely with the deputy to manage the pre-school.

Hours: 8:00-16:00, Mon-Fri, Term-time only.

We are a thriving community-based pre-school, providing early years education to children from the village and beyond, looking after up to 30 children within a session, aged 2 – 5 years old.   We received an Outstanding Ofsted rating in November 2017.

Wheathampstead Playgroup has been running for 40 years, but moved from a village hall into purpose-built premises on the site of Beech Hyde School in 2011. We remain separate from the school and run as a not-for-profit charity, with a Board of Trustees to support the Manager.

Essential criteria for applicants:

  • To hold a relevant minimum Level 3 Qualification and have worked in childcare for at least 3 years, including 2 years experience managing a team or setting.
  • To hold Maths and English GCSE at Grade C or above (or equivalent)

This role cannot be carried out from home.

Please see the job description for details of other requirements for the role.

Applications must be made on the official application form. Any applications made without the completed form will not be considered. 

Please send applications to the Chair of Trustees at


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Contact details

Judith Parry , Chair of Trustees
Wheathampstead Playgroup Nurseries Road Wheathampstead
Hertfordshire AL4 8TP

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