5 Harcourt Road Bournemouth BH5 2JG


01202 280430

Qualified, Skilled and Experienced

The Team

The team is led by our Nursery Manager who has a wealth of knowledge, experience and qualifications in early years education. As well as being truly fabulous, our team is highly experienced and qualified, with a passion for caring for young children and their positive development.

The team hold various relevant qualifications in early years and special educational needs, including degrees, NVQ's and diplomas. All our staff hold first aid, food hygiene, safeguarding and SEN code of practice certificates, as standard. They also continue to build on their knowledge by regularly attending relevant courses for their own individual career and professional development.

We have a rigorous recruitment process in place as part of our safeguarding policy where suitable references are sought, and every staff member is to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service check prior to any offer of employment being confirmed.We believe in a fair day's wage for a fair day's work!

Qualifications and Training

It is our policy that all staff are trained to receive a minimum NVQ Level 2 in childcare or equivalent, though the team hold a wide range of qualifications from NVQ's to degrees. All our Key Person's are qualified at Level 3.

Staff working towards further qualifications are highly encouraged by the management, not only to support them in every way possible, but to allow them to ultimately apply their knowledge and skills to their work at the setting.

All our staff hold various First Aid, Health and Safety, Safeguarding and Food Hygiene and Leadership certificates. Relevant certificates are frequently reviewed to ensure training courses are refreshed as necessary. For added reassurance, we have a defibrillator on our premises which all staff are trained to use should they need to in an emergency.

The monitoring of safety for both children and staff at the nursery is of paramount importance. As such, we have procedures in place where staff and children's wellbeing is consistently reviewed and risk assessed. To ensure this, our staff take part in internal and external training programmes, keeping everybody up to date with the latest regulations and educational developments while allowing us to appraise our methods, exchange opinions and develop a wealth of ideas.


If you feel you would make an excellent addition to our team, please email your CV with a covering letter outlining your experience, level of qualification and future career aspirations to info@headstartsltd.co.uk

We provide all our staff with:

  • The Real Living Wage as minimum
  • Uniform - two tunics, blouse and a fleece
  • Extra Holiday - 28 days PLUS the days between Christmas and New Year
  • Pension
  • Work/life balance rotas
  • Ongoing training
  • Comfortable staff areas
  • Happy and friendly colleagues


None at present.

All candidates are to undergo an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS)
No offer of employment can be confirmed prior to DBS clearance.

Equality and Diversity

The nursery will provide high quality childcare for all children attending, and support them in their learning and development. At the heart of the nursery’s ethos is equal respect at all times for everyone visiting, attending and working at the nursery setting.

The nursery believes every child is equal and has a right to the best possible start in life. The nursery acknowledges many national and religious celebrations throughout the year to both promote and celebrate diversity.

Social class, disability, race, ethnic origin, religion, age or gender will not be used to discriminate against staff, parents, children or visitors at the setting.