Nursery Key Worker

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Early Years
Dame Bradbury's Nursery (Saffron Walden), Salisbury Villas Nursery (Cambridge)
£17,178 - £20,317 FTE. Salary dependent on qualifications and experience.
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Full-time permanent
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We are the Stephen Perse Foundation. Extraordinary things happen here every day.

So you think you may be interested in joining the Stephen Perse Foundation (SPF) community of schools?

Located in Cambridge, Madingley and Saffron Walden, our schools strive to offer an education which is more than just the delivery of the curriculum and qualifications; learning in a Stephen Perse school is about learning for and about life in readiness for the world beyond.

As Principal of the Foundation, I look to recruit colleagues who are passionate about learning; share in our commitment to educating ethical young people; and understand the critical importance of supporting the emotional and mental wellbeing of all our learners. If you would like a flavour of what this means in practice, please read my most recent blog.

Ms T Kelleher

Responsible toHead of Early Years

Location: Cambridge, Salisbury Villas or Dame Bradbury’s, Saffron Walden

Role Description

The Nursery Key Worker is a qualified level 3 practitioner required to support the Nursery Manager and Deputy Manager in our nursery setting.

As a key worker, you have an important role caring for children and helping to maintain high quality, stimulating indoor and outdoor environments.

You will be required to respond to new ideas and support new strategies to continually improve practice and promote effective learning, appropriate achievement and the educational, social and personal progress of all pupils, consistent with the aims of the school and unique needs of each individual.


  • 30 days holiday plus bank holidays (pro rata for part time and term time)
  • Salary sacrifice tech and cycle to work schemes
  • Season ticket loan/Discount on train travel
  • Free lunch and refreshments provided
  • Accommodation available in central Cambridge with all bills included
  • Annual flu immunisation
  • CPD programme including first aid training
  • Leadership and management development programme
  • Parking available at Dame Bradbury’s school
  • Many of the sites offer covered Bike Parking
  • Free access to the Botanical Gardens
  • Opportunity to be involved with projects across the Foundation
  • Private health and dental plan subscriptions after 2 years’ service (pro rata for part time and term time)
  • A staff discount on School Fees of 25% after 2 years’ service (pro rata for part time and term time) should staff have a child at any school (excluding nursery) within the Foundation

Core hours: 45 hours a week, either 0730-1700 or 0830-1800 in our year-round nurseries (52-week role).

Application process

Please apply directly through our online recruitment portal by clicking the Apply button below. 

Interviews will take place as we receive suitable applications.

If you would like an informal and confidential discussion about the role please contact the HR Department by calling 01223 454725.

We are unable to accept CVs as a method of application.

The Stephen Perse Foundation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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