Haven Nursery School“Magic Happens Here”


Welcome toHaven Nursery School“Magic Happens Here”


Current Vacancies


We always recommend that prospective candidates contact us to arrange a visit and to have an informal chat before deciding to apply for a job with us.

Early Years Practitioner


Are you ready to go on a bear hunt?

Can you find the end of the sellotape while having your hair done?

Do you find it just too hard to resist the muddy puddles? Are you passionate about providing the best for children? If yes, this job could be for you!


Our recently graded OUTSTANDING nursery (May 2023) currently has a new vacancy for an Early Years Practitioner due to the promotion of the current postholder, to provide high quality care and learning opportunities for children age 3 months to 5 years old. We are looking for someone fun, flexible and willing to learn.


We are seeking a team player who wants to continue to develop their excellent early years practice. Fantastic opportunities for professional development and training available. We are a trauma and attachment aware school, a Forest school and SEND Hub. We are a large nursery team who are dedicated in supporting young children to grow. We would love you to join us and find out for yourself how much we care about our staff, children and families.


Our staff benefit from 24 days annual leave per year plus bank holidays (based on full time), increasing after the 5th year of service.  We offer staff discounts on goods and services such as holidays, insurance, loans, health and fitness, broadband TV and phone services, food and drink and much, much more. There are excellent CPD opportunities including training days and support given to gain further qualifications if desired. In addition, we offer employee support, which includes access to confidential counselling and health advice. As a Hampshire Nursery School, there is the option to join the Local Government Pension Scheme.


∞ Applicants MUST hold at least a level 3 Childcare related qualification ∞

This is a permanent, fulltime role, 37 hours per week, 52 weeks a year with a salary range of £23,115 - £24,140 (Hampshire County Council Grade C).

The Centre is open from 7.45am – 6.00pm, Monday to Friday. Hours of work will be on a shift basis to cover these opening hours.


Visits to the Nursery are warmly welcomed. Please contact the school office if you wish to visit on 01329 232095.  For more information or to apply, please see our website or come into reception to pick up an application pack. We look forward to meeting you!


Closing Date – Friday 14 June 2024 at midday

Interview date – Thursday 20 June 2024


Due to the high priority of these roles, applications will be reviewed upon receipt and successful candidates will be contacted regarding interview arrangements ASAP prior to closing date.

Part Time Cleaner Required (x2 vacancies)


We are seeking to appoint two reliable, dedicated and hardworking part-time cleaners to join our Site Team. 
You will undertake general cleaning duties in all parts of our large and busy building to ensure it is safe, clean and hygienic.  Primarily, the centre is for children between 3 months and 5 years, meaning a dedicated and
conscientious attitude towards a high standard is essential. A ‘that’ll do’ attitude, simply will not do!


DBS Clearance will be required.


Hours of work will be 6.00pm – 8.00pm, Monday – Friday (10 hrs per week) – Fixed Term for 1 year – 52 weeks per year


FTE Salary is: £22,183 - £22,367 (Hampshire County Council Grade A) – Actual salary: £5,995


Generous leave entitlement of 24 days plus public holidays and eligible for the Local Government Pension Scheme.


Application packs can be obtained from our main office or on our website

 For more details or to arrange a visit, please contact our main office on 01329 232095. 


Closing date for applications is 12 noon – Friday 17 May 2024

Interview date – To be confirmed


We advise candidates to submit their application for this role as soon as possible as candidates may be invited to interview before the closing date.

School Governor Vacancy


Are you passionate about supporting your local community?


Do you believe all children deserve the best experiences to support them to achieve?

If yes, why not volunteer with us as a Co-opted Governor?


Our OUTSTANDING nursery currently has a vacancy for a Co-opted Governor to join our enthusiastic and forward-thinking Governing Body.


Governors are strategic leaders within schools and have a vital role in making sure every child gets the best possible education.


Governing bodies have a strong focus on three core functions:


  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of the staff
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent


Our Governing Body currently meet once a month, except for August and December. As Governor you would attend these meetings, having read the information shared before and be ready to ask questions and find out more. Visits to the schools also form part of the monitoring role and some Governors have individual special responsibilities.


No one Governor is expected to know it all and we work together as a team to support one another, bringing our own strengths and areas of interest. Our shared skill is our commitment and interest in our children’s futures and achieving the best for all.


Being a school governor is a very rewarding volunteer role that affords you the knowledge that you are giving back something to the local community. It offers great opportunity for personal development and learning new transferrable skills.


No experience necessary, just the desire to learn! Full induction and training package is offered


If you want to find out more, visits to the Nursery are warmly welcomed. Please contact the school office if you wish to visit on 01329 232095.  For more information or to apply, please see our website or come into reception to pick up an application pack. We look forward to meeting you!

Haven Nursery School and Hampshire County Council are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.  All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.