Drake Primary School and Little Pirates Child Care

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Little Pirates Child Care are looking for a  Key Person, Nursery Practitioner  Level 3 to work in this Outstanding Nursery.


Role description: The Nursery Key Worker is a qualified level 3 practitioner required to support the Room Leader for children in the 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 outstanding Drake Primary and Little Pirates Child Care and unique needs of each individual. 


We offer an excellent work environment with real opportunities to grow. Please see our staff quotes further down the page.

Full time (37.5 hrs a week), Permanent, between the hours of 7:30-5:30

24 days holiday plus bank holidays increasing to 29 days plus bank holidays after 5 years

Closing date- 1st March 2021 (we will interview strong candidates who meet the criteria for if applications are received before the deadline)

Interviews will be held in the week beginning 8th March 2021

Start date- 1st April 2021 subject to safeguarding checks


To apply for this opportunity, please fill in the application form below and email it back to

What it's like to work at Little Pirates -


Little Pirates Childcare has a warm and welcoming atmosphere. It is like my second family. Everyone’s interest is for the welfare and needs of the children in our care and everyone is treated equally. Little Pirates offers excellent training and career prospects.


I started at Little Pirates in February 2016 as a member of bank staff, before gaining a full time position in the Tiddler room in April of the same year. I then became room leader in January 2018. No two days in my job are the same, and every session is an opportunity to gain new skills and knowledge.

Offering a safe, nurturing and stimulating environment is an essential part of working at Little Pirates, and having the chance to see children take their first steps is a magical part of my job.

The training days offered to staff are a fantastic way to learn new skills, and stay up to date with knowledge directly relevant to my job, and in supporting the children in my care with their individual development. We operate as a small team to maintain a positive environment for all children and staff.


I started working at Little Pirates as an MSA which I enjoyed very much, as I was able to spend some time with children in the setting helping them with their lunches and getting involved in their care.

When I was given the opportunity to start a Level 3 Apprenticeship I was very excited to be given the chance to be more involved with the children in the setting and to learn lots of different skills. I have lots of support with my assignments from other staff and get the help that I need to gain more knowledge.

 I like seeing the children develop in the setting and it is lovely to hear the children say some of their first words, or take their first steps. We work as a team and all support each other within the setting which is very helpful to me as this allows me to learn lots of different skills on a daily basis. I am looking forward to completing my apprenticeship and really love coming to work as every day is very different with many opportunities to learn and to see the children flourish.