Staff Vacancies

Preschool Manager

Term time = 8.30-3.30 

Salary = £16,000 - £18,000 (FTE £21,000 - £23,500)

Closing date = 29th June 2018

Interviews to be held w/c 2nd July 2018

Start date = September 2018

Situated within Dussindale Primary School, Acorn Preschool is a thriving, committee run charity preschool.  We offer sessional term-time care for 26 children aged between 2 ½ and 4 years in a warm and stimulating environment.  Acorn preschool offers free-flow play for our children between our indoor and outdoor areas and our team of committed, talented staff are passionate about consistently delivering a high level of quality child-led play.

We are looking to appoint a proactive, inspirational Preschool Manager to lead our team.  You will be responsible for overseeing the day to day management of our Preschool, including staff management, planning and administration in order to sustain and deliver a high standard of care and education for our children. 

The ideal candidate will have a confident, hands-on approach and an excellent knowledge of the EYFS alongside proven leadership and communication skills.

In addition you should have:

  • Experience of running a Preschool or Nursery at a Manager level or a minimum of 2 years in a Deputy Manager position.

  • Minimum level 3 Early Years Childcare Qualification

  • A natural, caring and positive way with children

  • Knowledge of Safeguarding and Welfare requirements

  • Understanding of Ofsted requirements

  • Experience of using Tapestry Online Learning Journal and planning next steps

  • Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS)

  • Valid certification in Food Hygiene, First Aid, Safeguarding Lead Practitioner and Step On training (highly desirable)

  • Excellent IT skills including word and Excel

Acorn Preschool 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. 

To apply for this exciting opportunity please contact Suzi Reilly via phone (07889 329335) or email ( to request an application pack.  If you would like to visit the setting or have any queries please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Preschool Administrator


Closing date = 28th June 2018

Start date = September 2018

Hourly rate = £7.83


We are looking to appoint a Preschool Administrator to start in September. This is a part-time position working two days a week (with flexibility to extend to three days if required) 8.45 - 3.15. The purpose of the role is to support the Committee and Manager with all aspects of office administration, in order that the setting runs efficiently. This includes supporting the Treasurer and Bookkeeper by maintaining accurate financial records. You will act as the first line of contact for visitors, parents and outside agencies in person, online and via the telephone. In addition you will provide lunchtime cover in the Preschool room and cover as a member of staff in ratio for ad hoc sessions when required.


The ideal candidate will have proven administration experience and outstanding IT skills.   This is a stand-alone role and hence you will need to be a self-starter with excellent time management skills and efficiency.  Due to the nature of the role you also need to have the ability to handle confidential information in line with our staff code of conduct and Preschool policies and procedures.


Essential Administrator Qualifications and Skills:

  • Minimum grade C in GCSE English and Mathematics
  • Proven IT skills – Word, Excel, Outlook, Databases
  • Ability to work unsupervised
  • Excellent time management skills, the ability to prioritise and highly organised
  • Proven communication and customer service skills
  • Ability to handle confidential information
  • Strong record keeping skills
  • Presentation skills


Desirable Skills and Experience:

  • Financial administration experience
  • Previous experience of working in a Nursery or Preschool administration role
  • Childcare experience/ qualifications
  • Experience of using the Norfolk County Council funding portal


Acorn Preschool 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. 


The successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and must provide details of two references, one being their current or most recent employer.


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Bank Staff


We are currently looking for Early Years Practitioners to join our bank of relief staff to cover staff sickness and training days.

£7.83 per hour

0 hour contract

Term-time only

You must be reliable and flexible as some work will be at very short notice. It is desirable that you have a level 2 or 3 child care qualification but experience and enthusiasm is more important, with some understanding of the EYFS and safeguarding practices.

At Acorn Preschool, our team of staff really matter to us and we wish for everyone to feel happy and supported in their role. We offer a comprehensive induction programme and on-going training and support.

We are an equal opportunities employer and are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in our care and expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.

All positions are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and suitable references.


A completed application form is required for consideration. CVs are not accepted

Applicants must provide contact details for 2 references, one being their current/most recent employer.

Closing date for applications is 3:00pm on Friday 26th June 2018. Acorn Preschool reserves the right to withdraw the vacancy before the advertised closing date should we receive a sufficient number of applications


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