Come and join our outstanding, experienced and enthusiastic hard working team and delightful children at our thriving local Pre-school

Employer:Horfield Welly Pre-School

Location:Horfield Parish Church Hall, Wellington Hill, Horfield,  Bristol BS7 8ST

Salary: Between  £9- £10.50 per hour (level 3 NVQ in Early years qualified or working towards, salary level dependent on qualifications and experience)

Contract: Fixed Term until July 17th2019  (dependent on successful completion of 6 weeks probationary period) Start Date:Immediate or as soon as possible if notice period for current employer required

Applications Close: 9am  Friday 26thOctober 2018

Interviews will be held on Thursday 8thNovemberat the pre-school. Pre interview visits available on request.

Job Details

Horfield Welly Pre-School operates from Horfield Parish Church Hall on Wellington Hill. It serves the local areas of Horfield, Westbury-on-Trym and Henleaze. The Pre-School opens 4 days a week, Tuesday to Fridays school term time only, with up to 46 children a day. Sessions for the children are from 9.15am to 1pm Tuesday to Friday.

Applicants must have experience of working with groups of Early Years children in a play/learning environment and a relevant NVQ Level 3 or above or be working towards it. Applicants will be expected to be confident to take small and large groups of children for activities, be a key person for a small group of children and to support individual children in their learning.  You will also be expected to keep records of the children’s progress and to help set up the rooms activities before the session and tidy away at the end. (Some heavy and awkward lifting involved).

Hours of work: (Term time only)  9am – 1.30pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday  plus an additional fifteen minutes till 1.45pm for staff meetings on Tuesday and Thursday. 18.5 hrs week.

In line with the Pre-school’s commitment to safeguarding children you will be expected to pass DBS, reference and safeguarding checks prior to taking to up the position.

For  more information or to apply please contact Charlotte Stiley (Pre-School Manager/Teacher) during Pre-School hours (9am-1pm Tuesday to Friday) on 07837 133925 or email- horfieldwellypreschool@gmail.comand we’ll send you an application pack.



Unexpectedly due to families relocating and parents changing work commitments we have places available in big and little wellies to start immediately.

We have a Tuesday and Wednesday morning space in Big wellies available now and will have an additional Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday morning place available from beginning of February.

We’d love to offer those places to existing Welly families, other local families or families new to the area. If you know of anyone who may be interested please can you ask them to get in contact ASAP via email –

or by phone 07837 133925

Wasn’t it beautiful? I don’t know about you, but I actually welled up watching my little one dressed as a sheep singing songs and doing actions.

If you want a photo of your little one to remind you of it, you can buy it from our ShootProof site. Sorry it’s taken so long to get it set up!

All proceeds go towards materials and resources for the Welly Preschool!

Just follow this link: https://horfieldwellypreschool.shootproof.com/gallery/3877035/

We appreciate feedback of all kinds, but it feels good to know when we’re doing our jobs right! Bishopston Mum featured a lovely review of our pre-school by a local parent:

“They are really great…all brilliant with the children as well as the parents, always smiling and welcoming, and extremely committed.

They work very hard ever[y] day to set up all the activities, which all need to be tidied away at the end of the session as the space is used for other groups. Everything is kept fresh and well looked after.”

You can read the full interview on the Bishopston Mum website.

In December we hold our annual nativity “Whoops a Daisy Angel’.

All the children dress up and sing songs, and the grown ups join in too to sing ‘Everybody loves Christmas’.

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Bishopston Mum featured a review of our toddler group by a local parent:

“Best – group songs and Christmas (Father Christmas attends!) and end of term parties. It gives a good grounding for Big Wellies Preschool. My son goes to Big Wellies now that he is 3 and I feel it was easier to leave him knowing he had been to the same location and knew some faces from Welly Toddler Group”.

You can read the full interview on the Bishopston Mum website.

Bishopston Mum featured a review of our pre-school by a local parent:

“The learning environment is stimulating and adaptive to the interests of the children. The preschool offers a wide range of creative, multi sensory activities and toys which have been carefully planned and rotated to stimulate interest. There is also a garden with sheltered areas to facilitate outside play all year round. The staff are brilliant at getting to know the children quickly and keeping parents informed. They are enthusiastic, experienced and work hard as a team to help children settle quickly and have fun learning”.

You can read the full interview on the Bishopston Mum website.