Little Trees Nurseries are part of the Dean Close Foundation which means the children and staff benefit from the excellent resources and expertise that the Educational Foundation can offer.

The Dean Close Foundation is a growing, vibrant and diverse family of independent schools and nurseries, uniting around a shared vision and set of values. These spring from the origins of Dean Close School, which was founded in 1886 in memory of Dean Francis Close, Rector of Cheltenham and educational philanthropist. The Christian ethos of that original school continues today where the aim is that every child should be given the opportunities to flourish, underpinned by its core values of courage, contribution and love which are the guiding principles behind its educational vision. The Foundation currently has five schools and six nurseries within its group, creating a strong community that can share best practice, resources and a secure future.  We value our staff and believe that attracting and retaining the very best people is fundamental to allowing the Foundation to continue to develop and provide exceptional care for the children we look after. 

We offer a huge range of roles in a variety of locations in Cheltenham, Gloucester, Chepstow and Newport.  Our Council (Governing Body) recognises the importance of recruiting and retaining the best staff to work at the Dean Close Foundation so we offer a fantastic range of benefits:

  • Health cash plan
  • Fee remission for staff at our nurseries and schools
  • Community events
  • Free lunch, during term time
  • Free onsite parking
  • Use of the gym and swimming pool, at specified times
  • Discounted Bacon Theatre tickets
  • Discounts on Children’s holiday camps
  • Company sick pay entitlement
  • Company pension scheme
  • Discounted golf fees at Brickhampton Golf Club
  • Cycle to Work Scheme  

To fulfil the needs of the children, we would love an energetic, enthusiastic , and imaginative individual who is keen to provide fantastic experiences for the children. You will need to be adaptable to the different age groups and adopt the routines and ethos of the nursery.

At Little Trees you will be part of an extensive career development programme supported by all the required training.

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