Job Opportunities

Pre-School Manager (level 3 or 4 Qualified)

Immediate start

Term time, flexible hours per week between 8.00 - 5.00 Monday to Friday

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced practitioner to manage our thriving pre-school.


Little Thetford Acorns is a committee led pre-school which aims to provide a nurturing, fun and safe setting in which children are happy and secure and in which there is an atmosphere of mutual trust; where children know they are valued and respected.  Our aim is to provide a setting where learning is exciting and an intrinsic part of their play and all that they enjoy. It is our intention to instil in each child a lifelong love of learning and to give each child the social skills needed to contribute to the wider community.


The role:


  • To be a supportive and inspirational Manager and Leader who can play a key role in maintaining and growing our stimulating and nurturing learning environment across our pre-school, wrap around care and holiday club provisions in accordance with the EYFS Statutory Framework.

  • To support our children in their care, learning and development through strong positive interactions with a playful, nurturing, enriching and creative approach.

  • To have responsibility for the learning, development and progress of our children through effective observation, assessment and planning systems.

  • To build and maintain effective relationships with our team of Early Years Practitioners including coaching, mentoring and supporting the staff. Ensuring that they deliver outstanding care and education for children aged from 2 to 5 years of age.

  • To continue to build and maintain effective relationships with our children and their families, our Committee, the local community, and local schools and preschools, whilst maintaining confidentiality.

  • Hours of work - full-time or part-time. Flexible hours per week, Monday to Friday, during term-time and holiday club



We are looking for a Manager who:


  • Is driven and passionate about early years with strong play skills and strong knowledge of the EYFS

  • Is enthusiastic about Forest School and outdoor learning

  • Is warm and approachable with a personal and professional disposition

  • Is flexible and can work across our opening hours of 8.00am – 5.30pm.

  • Holds a full and relevant Level 3 or 4 Early Years qualification in childcare

  • Has recent experience of managing staff in an EYFS setting and is able to demonstrate their ability to undertake management responsibilities



Please contact us on 01353 649234 or email for a job description and application form. Visits are welcome and encouraged.

Little Thetford Acorns is committed to the safeguarding of children and the appropriate checks will be made prior to appointment.