Locking Preschool Staff



Locking Preschool has an exciting opportunity within its management team. We are looking for a Deputy Manager minimum of 28 hours per week to be part of an outstanding provision.


The successful candidate will be a strong team leader who has an early years and child development level 3 or above, practical experience of working within Early Years and a sound understanding of the Early Years Foundation Stage, SEND, Safeguarding, paediatric first aid.  They will need to be reliable, have a good attention to detail as well as demonstrate good initiative. Experience of working within management would be advantageous.

We have a current vacancy for a level 3 Keyworker within our team. 4 days per week, (TERM TIME ONLY)

The successful candidate will have a strong understanding of the EYFS framework and how this is to be applied to the children in our setting, essential qualities will include: hard working, team player and well motivated. 


For more information, please contact  lockingpreschool1@gmail.com or  07810242330.

Closing date: 24th June 2020 for keyworker. 1st July 2020 for the Deputy Manager.


Safer recruitment procedures are followed. An enhanced DBS check will be required and two references.

Locking Preschool offers a high staff to child ratio. We have a team of highly qualified and motivated staff who have worked together for many years. Many of our staff have achieved an NVQ Level III or equivalent.  Our entire team, including admin staff are trained in Paediatric First Aid and 3 of the team are trained in anaphylaxis. All Locking Preschool staff, bank staff, volunteers  and committee members have been DBS checked this academic year 2019/2020 in line with recommendations of best practice.


The team at Locking Preschool  are well established within the community of Locking village, Weston-super-Mare. Locking Preschool has been established since 1968 - that's  52 years now as a community preschool!!!


Claire Stirrup
Wendy Reason

Manager and Special Education Needs Officer


2:1 BA (HONS) Degree in Early Years Education.

Level 3 CYPW Diploma.

Safeguarding stage 2.

Signs of saftey & safer recruitment trained.

12 hour Paediatric First Aid.

Potage & Elklan speech & language, supporting bereaved children & children with communication difficulties.

BTEC Level 3 Advanced in Forest School Leader.

FA Level 1 football coach.

Neglect and self harm training.

Anaphylaxis training.

In attendance: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday all day, (Friday non contact)





Health and Safety Representative and Outside Play Coordinator

Key Worker to Marvelous Mice


Childcare NVQ Level 3.

Safeguarding stage 2.

12 hour Paediatric First Aid.

Food Hygiene level 2.

Mini Music Makers training 2019.

In attendance: Monday, Tuesday,  Friday all day.



Josie Fergus

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Keyworker to Happy Hedgehogs.


12 hour paediatric first aid training.

Level 1 ICT course.

In attendance: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday all day.

Jane Madge

Keyworker to the Lively Ladybirds ACTING DEPUTY MANAGER.


Level 2 Children and young persons workforce. 

Level 3 diploma in children's learning and development- Early Years Educator.

12 Hour Paediatric First Aid.

Food Hygiene.

Basic Child Protection.

Wrap/prevent training.

Advanced Inter Agency Child Protection.

Makaton Refresher.

In attendance:  Monday,Tuesday, Thursday, Friday all day.

Gina Palmer

Keyworker to the Fabulous Foxes


Foundation degree (level 5) Health and Social care management.

Level 3 diploma in children's learning and development- Early Years Educator.

12 Hour Paediatric First Aid.

Wrap/Prevent training.

Inter agency child protection introduction and basic awareness. 

In attendance: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday all day.

Bethany Norton

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Julie Maggs

Julie Maggs- Bank Staff