At Watcombe Childrens Centre Nursery we take our responsibility as an employer seriously. We are proud to create an energizing working environment that not only provides brilliant outcomes for the children we care for, but also our employees.

We understand that all of our employees have goals they want to fulfil, whether it is career progression, stable employment or purely being part of a successful team. We provide and promote various online courses, an ask that all our employees have a goal to always improve on their knowledge.

At our nursery we promote all of our policies, which includes our whistleblowing policy, which all staff must adhere to.

When you start your employment with us you will be given an induction, which will include policies, child protection etc.


Level 3 Nursery Practitioner Required.

A fantastic opportunity has arisen to work in our purpose build nursery, with our family of inspirational, creative, and forward-thinking practitioners. We pride ourselves on being central to each child’s journey with an approach which regards early childhood as the most precious time of life. If you share our passion, then why not consider being part of what we do.  

We have huge garden areas which we embrace in all weathers so being messy and wet is something that you must engage in and enjoy. Being friendly, caring and kind is a must, along with having the energy and sense of humour essential in the day-to-day life at nursery.

You must be able to get down to a child’s level, see the world through a childs eye, and understand what inspires and sparks children’s learning.

We firmly believe that coming to see our setting and learn more about the role is essential in making such an important career decision. We would therefore like to welcome potential applicants to give us a call and arrange a visit. You can then see for yourself if a future at our amazing nursery is right for you. Please contact Clare on 01803 316959 or email

What can we offer you?

  • Competitive Wage (£10.13 for a Level 3 – above The Real Living Wage)

  • 5.6 weeks holidays including Bank Holidays

  • Long service holiday bonus

  • Inhouse and online training

  • Workplace Pension

  • Subsidised Childcare (25% Discount)

You will need to be motivated, enthusiastic and have at least one years’ experience (Preferred) of working with children.

The successful candidate will be required to:

  • Have a passion for children and childcare (essential)

  • Have a minimum NNEB, NVQ/CACHE level 3 or equivalent qualification (essential)

  • Have a sound knowledge of the EYFS (essential)

  • Have a good, professional level of spoken and written English. (essential)

  • Be able to take responsibility of a group of key children. (essential)

  • Plan a range of interesting, age-appropriate activities. (essential)

  • Create engaging learning environments. (essential)

  • Have a keen eye for health and safety and safeguarding issues. (essential)

  • Be proactive, self-motivated and have an attention for detail. (essential)

  • Be able to build positive relationships with children, parents, and colleagues. (essential)

The hours are for a – Minimum of 30 hours over 4 days. Overtime available. Term-time or full-time contracts considered.  

Job Term – Permanent and Temporary contracts available, This role can be term-time or all year.

An enhanced DBS required for this post, along with 2 good references.

Please visit our website for our Safeguarding Policy and Equality Policy.

Closing date Friday 29th April 2022

An application form (Sorry CV’s are not excepted) can be found on the right of this page. (if you are using a mobile site, then please email us at and we can send you an application form)

Please email your completed application form to or post it to Watcombe Childrens Centre Nursery Moor Lane Torquay TQ2 8NU

Nursery Practitioner Apprentice


We are delighted to offer the opportunity for an apprentice to work in our nursery and gain childcare qualifications while earning the correct wage for their age, NOT apprenticeship rates. Skills Group will be your training provider, we have worked with their staff for a number of years and know them to be excellent. If successful you will be training up to level 3 in a child care qualification. We would be willing to take on a candidate who has already reached level 2 or with no previous childcare qualifications.

You will be part of a team who care for, and provide, for children’s learning and development in a safe and caring environment. To do this you will need to be motivated to learn, demonstrate your enthusiasm and model good communication skills. You will also need an ability to play and provide productive play experiences for children. As a member of the team you must be a good role model to the children in everything you do and say.


Desired Skills

The successful candidate will be professional in manner and understand the important role you will play as a member of our team. You will have good oral and written communication skills and be able to organise yourself and anticipate work requirements.

Personal Skills

You must be caring and cheerful with plenty of enthusiasm for your work. Patience and a desire to understand the children’s needs are vital.

Future Prospects

We only employ a very small number of apprentices. We do this with a view to training the right people to hopefully become permanent members of staff.

Weekly wage – to meet national minimum wage for age.

Working week – 30, Monday to Friday

Please apply using the application form on this page, and send to, or post to -


Nik Salter

Watcombe Childrens Centre Nursery

Moor Lane



If you would like to come and meet us, and have a look around, or you would like further information then please contact Clare Chamberlain on (01803) 316959, or email

Closing Date 03/12/2021, with training starting in January 2022


Wednesday, 29 January 2020

Meal-time Assistant Required

We are currently looking for a meal-time assistant to work 3 hours a day, 11:30 until 2:30, 5 days a week.

This position is for all year, but we are open to term-time only for the right candidate.

You must be caring and able to work throughout our nursery, from babies to 4 year olds.

Full training will be given.

This role will require a DBS, of which will be paid for by the company.


An application form (Sorry CV’s are not excepted) can be found on the right of this page. (if you are using a mobile site, then please email us at and we can send you an application form)

Please email your completed application form to or post it to

Watcombe Childrens Centre Nursery
Moor Lane