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Across the Federation of Peter Pan and Cherry Trees Nursery Schools we are looking to recruit the following members of staff.   

Applications for these posts should be made on an application form as we do not accept C.V's 

All successful candidates will be subject to enhanced DBS clearance and offers will be made subject to this and suitable references being obtained. 

For an application pack please email: 

All posts will be advertised until suitable candidates are appointed.  We retain the right to close applications at any time and without notice. 

Early Years Educator

Permanent Early Years Educator to work within our Federation of outstanding Nursery Schools.

This vacancy will be based at Cherry Trees Nursery School in the first instance (Hawkins Road, Bedford, MK42 9LS)

The hours of work are 37 hours per week (9am to 5pm/8am to 4pm)  term time only.

The salary scale is NJC level 3A.  FTE salary is  £23500 to £24294,  and the actual salary range is £20642 to £21340

Starting date from 1st September 2024 or as soon as possible after this date.

The ideal candidate will have the relevant Early Years Level 3 or above qualification and early years’ experience.  They will have an understanding of how young children learn and be passionate about creating an environment that enables all children to make outstanding progress. 

They will embrace our philosophy that wellbeing of staff and children is at the heart of everything we do.

We adhere to safer recruitment practices and all successful candidates will be subject to enhanced DBS check.  We do not accept C.V’s and therefore a fully completed application form is required.

Closing date for applications is 31st July 24 and interviews 1st/2nd August 24.

For an application pack please email: 


Are you interested in a career in Early Years?

Take a look at this short video that was co-produced by Bedford Borough and early years practitioners.

Working in Early Years in Bedford