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Nursery Educator

Little Barn Owls Nursery & Farm School
4.4 out of 5
£23,840 - £28,125 a year - Permanent, Full-time



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  • Childcare
  • Company events
  • Company pension
  • Discounted or free food
  • Employee discount
  • Free parking
  • Health & wellbeing programme

Full job description


**Awarded Nursery World’s UK Nursery Group of the Year 2020**

** Awarded UK Nursery of the Year 2015**

** ALL of our nurseries are graded ‘outstanding’ by OFSTED! **

We offer:

  • BEST salaries and benefits in the industry
  • UNBEATABLE staff benefits, including 80% OFF childcare fees
  • ALL EXPENSES PAID international travel qualified Childcare Professionals
  • Christmas shopping costs covered

Our Horsham Farm School Nursery is based on a working farm with animals - such as chickens, quails, rabbits, guinea pigs - that children interact with and help to care for daily. We are in search of several Qualified Early Years Practitioners/Educators to join the team at our beautiful nursery.

About us…

Our innovative and creative Reggio Emilia inspired, Farm and Forest Schools Nursery Group has been recognised for their approach to Early Years Education around the world. Nurturing confident, caring and curious children is our passion and our promise.

We have three INCREDIBLE and unique nurseries. We employ professional artists in each nursery to work with children, enabling their enquiring minds to develop, in dedicated creative studios which are called Ateliers.

Our fantastic new package includes:

  • A substantial pay rise for in-nursery room positions
  • Amazing all expenses paidinternational breaks to inspire our qualified Educators and Artists
  • A huge reduction of 80% off childcare fees
  • A Christmas shopping loyalty bonus
  • Regular monetary reward and recognition schemes
  • Wellbeing centre which includes employee contributed Healthcare Cash plan and access to Employee Assistance Programme.
  • The option of buying and selling annual leave
  • SmartSpending – discounts and money off over 800 retailers and suppliers

This benefits package is in addition to our standard benefits:

  • Caring, supportive environment and culture
  • Generous holiday entitlement of 33 days inclusive of bank holidays
  • Long service rewards of £1000
  • Unrivalled professional development - regular courses, seminars and visits to other nurseries
  • Working alongside professional expert consultants
  • Team building fun days, meals out, and social events
  • Career progression for the ambitious and hardworking
  • Opportunities to be involved in our Training School for external professionals

What type of person do we look for? Someone with…

  • Level 2 (or above) Childcare qualification
  • Great passion for child development and a good working knowledge of the EYFS 0-5 years or keen to learn.
  • Excellent communication skills and able to work effectively in a team.
  • A sense of humour, common sense, and a ‘can do’ attitude!
  • Masses of drive, ambition, and energy!
  • A determined, persistent, and resilient person, who approaches and overcomes challenges with a positive attitude.
  • Desire to learn about the Reggio Emilia approach.
  • Passion for forest school and outdoor learning.

Important information:

  • Our nurseries operate 51 weeks per year, from 7.30 am - 6 pm. We do not offer school hours or term-time only positions.
  • Our policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to race, creed, colour, religious belief, sex, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, or veteran status.
  • We are committed to safeguarding our children and staff. You will be required to have an enhanced DBS check and suitable references.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £23,840.00-£28,125.00 per year


  • Childcare
  • Company events
  • Company pension
  • Discounted or free food
  • Employee discount
  • Free parking
  • Health & wellbeing programme
  • On-site parking
  • Referral programme
  • Sick pay


  • Monday to Friday

School type:

  • Day nursery
  • Private nursery school

Application question(s):

  • Why do you want to work for Little Barn Owls?


  • Childcare: 1 year (preferred)


  • fluent English (required)


  • Driving Licence (preferred)
  • Early Years Qualification (required)

Work authorisation:

  • United Kingdom (required)

Work Location: In person