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About Us...

Chugger's Day Nursery and Preschool is a family run setting in Taunton, that provides exceptional standards of childcare for children aged 3 months to 5 years. Here at Chugger's we aim to provide an environment that will encourage children to develop into happy, confident individuals. We foster our child's natural curiosity, sense of awe and wonder, enthusiasm to learn, and encourage the children to explore and investigate a range of resources and materials using all of their senses. We work closely with our sister setting, Choo Choo's Day Nursery, to share good practice and support children's learning and development. We offer an outstanding and nurturing experience in a beautiful, warm and traditional environment. The nursery offers great facilities and promotes outdoor learning.

Current Vacancies...

Deputy Childcare Manager

We have an exciting opportunity for a Deputy Manager to come and join our team. Applicants must have a level 3 childcare qualification or above. Experience of working within a managerial position is preferable. We are looking for a passionate, caring and motivated Early years practitioner to support the setting's Manager and lead our current early years team. This post offers a competitive salary/hourly rate (dependent on qualifications and experience) as well as excellent benefits. All staff are offered opportunities for continued professional development.

Are you…

  • Passionate about supporting the development of children between the ages of 3 months and 5 years?

  • Experienced with children and have a basic understanding of the EYFS?

  • Enthusiastic and willing to go above and beyond?

  • Hardworking and a team player?

  • Creative and plan original and fun activities for the children?

  • Able to build a long lasting, trusting relationship with parents, staff and children?

  • Hoping to progress within the nursery setting?

All staff are offered opportunities for continued professional development. Our employees are the heart of what we do at Chugger's Day Nursery and all staff are fully supported with training and progression within the setting or beyond.

We are looking for committed, enthusiastic and inspiring individual with a good understanding of the EYFS. You must possess excellent planning and communication skills both written and verbal, be self-motivated and flexible and enjoy working as part of a team. A sense of humour is essential.


The hourly rate starts at £10 per hour, based on experience and performance. 


  • Childcare discounts - we offer a discount to staff who would like their children to attend the setting - this is based on availability, but we do try to accommodate where we can

  • Opportunities to progress within the company - we offer progression for all staff at Chugger's, whether you are an apprentice or Level 3 qualified.

  • Free Online Training - We offer a free online training portal for all staff to complete mandatory and additional courses. This includes courses such as Safeguarding Children, Child Protection and Online Safety.

All staff will be required to complete an enhanced criminal record disclosure (DBS check) and the result must be received before your initial start date

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