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Nursery Practitioner (EL373m)

Nursery Practitioner (EL373m)

Salary: £22,010 pro rata per annum (Actual £17,608) with effect from 1 April 2024

Contract Type: Fixed Term Maternity Cover

Hours: 30 hours per week

Location: Starting Point Nursery, Crewe Campus

We are seeking a Nursery Practitioner to join our team at our Starting Point Nursery.

This is an excellent opportunity for an innovative and inspiring Nursery Practitioner who has a passion for working within the childcare and education industry, this role offers an excellent opportunity to join our team in the daily care and development of children within the nursery environment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To welcome and assist child(ren) on arrival and departure;
  • To provide comprehensive verbal handover to parents;
  • To ensure the child(ren) feel included with their peers at all times including snack and mealtimes;
  • To provide constant supervision and support;
  • Provide daily assistance and support to all children as required;
  • Support and deliver the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum;
  • Contribute to planning and preparation of daily activities;
  • Provide a safe and stimulating environment for all children; and
  • Promote the welfare of children and young people.

Key Person Specification Requirements:

  • GCSE Grade C (4/5) in Maths and English (or equivalent);
  • Level 3 in Childcare (or equivalent) or willingness to work towards;
  • Update to date knowledge of current educational practice – latest EYFS (September 2023);
  • Ability to use information technology to supplement education (Iconnect/Parentzone):
  • Proven skills in working with children and understanding their needs; and
  • Enhanced DBS check.

Please see the Job Description and Person Specification attached for further details.

If you’re interested in this new opportunity, you can apply by sending a completed application form to by 9am on 10 April 2023.

The selection process will take place 18 April 2023.


  • Access to world-class facilities, the use of cutting-edge technologies and digital platforms;  
  • Financial support offered to obtain your teacher qualification; 
  • Extensive opportunities for upskilling  and continuous professional development  
  • Competitive salary 
  • Pension scheme 
  • 35 days holiday (plus bank holidays) 
  • College ‘Count Me In’ social platform 
  • Onsite fitness and childcare facilities 
  • Employee benefit platform  
  • Onsite Costa, café, shop, restaurants, hair and beauty salon  
  • Free onsite parking.

If you wish to discuss any aspects of the role prior to making an application, then please email where arrangements will be made for a discussion with the Nursery Manager 

Starting Point Nursery

An ‘Outstanding’ Nursery located in a purpose-built setting since 2010, set in beautiful surroundings including extensive outdoor areas and a forest school.

Starting Point Nursery was first established in 1995 for student’s children, due to its increasing demand and popularity it opened to the local community, offering full-time provision and building an excellent reputation over the years.

We have excellent partnerships with our parents and carers as we understand how important these relationships are.

At Starting Point we value a kind, safe and secure environment in which we encourage children to learn through play, provide quality interactions and an outstanding curriculum.

Crewe Campus

Our impressive facilities are the perfect place for learners to meet new friends and be immersed in an environment that is ideal for learning.  As well as our modern classrooms, the Crewe Campus boasts:

  • A multi-purpose sports hall;
  • Climbing wall;
  • Fitness gym;
  • TV and radio studios with specialist equipment;
  • Mock aircraft cabin;
  • Award-winning restaurant, The Academy;
  • Hair, beauty and barbering salons;
  • Professional Centre Stage theatre and engineering and construction workshops; and
  • New Institute of Technology (Construction beginning 2024).

Cheshire College South and West is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974. Successful applicants will be required to provide a DBS Disclosure, Right to Work evidence and original qualification certificates. Online checks will be carried out and references will be sought.



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