About The Role

Come join our fantastic, enthusiastic and friendly team at Egloskerry Pre-school.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Pre-school Manager in our Egloskerry Pre-school based in Cornwall, working in partnership with Cornwall Local Authority. We are located within the grounds of Egloskerry Primary School. The pre-school provides a term-time service, opening from 9am to 3pm five days a week, offering twenty places to children aged from 2 years. We are extremely proud of our environment with a light and neutral main room inside, and all weather balcony, garden area and on-site forest school outdoors. The children thrive being in the outdoors throughout every season therefore wellington boots and waterproofs are an essential addition to your uniform!

Our friendly and welcoming staff team are reflective practitioners who strive to build strong relationships with families and meet the needs of every child’s individual needs. 


  • Ensuring that the early years service delivered is of the highest quality.
  • Liaising with families about their children's learning and needs.
  • Ensuring accurate record-keeping and complying with reporting requirements.
  • You will responsible for the financial sustainability of the nursery.
  • Marketing services within the local community and meeting local needs.
  • You will also work with your team to offer a range of services and advise to support parents.


  • Successful applicants will need a minimum Level 3 Early Years Education and Childcare Qualification or equivalent.
  • Proven experience in running or helping to run a similar service.
  • The ability to manage resources to ensure the setting's expenditure and income is in line with its budget.
  • The ability to multi-task and establish rapport with staff, families and external agencies.
  • You will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check, if your current certificate is not subscribed to the update service.
  • Egloskerry Pre-school is a purpose-built eco-nursery located within the rural village of Egloskerry, welcoming families from not only the immediate village, but also the surrounding areas and the nearby town of Launceston. Due to its locality, staff find driving to the setting essential.


  • 25 days annual leave plus 8 bank holidays, pro rata for part-time employees
  • Additional annual leave for long service
  • 10% discount on childcare places
  • Enhanced sickness pay and paid bereavement leave
  • Employer and employee contribution pension scheme
  • Regular access to internal; and external learning and development opportunities
  • The Alliance operates a 'Team Recognition Scheme' to recognise the outstanding work of the staff across the Charity
  • Can save up to 25% on 02 Refresh Airtime Plan if getting a new phone or tablet on 02
  • Recruitment Referral Payment Scheme - an introduction payment of up to £100

Hours per week: 21

Weeks per year: 39

Interview date: Tuesday 20th October 2020

Please note our virtual interviews take place via Microsoft Teams, you may need to download this prior to your interview.

About The Service

The Alliance is a leading early years Charity, also the largest voluntary sector provider for childcare services. Our nurseries are a part of a group of full daycare settings that provide childcare and support for young children and their families and works in partnership with local authorities across the UK and the Department of Education. The charity is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and equal opportunities in employment. We provide in house training to all our employees, whilst encouraging and supporting career progression within the Alliance.

The charity is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and equal opportunities in employment.