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Careers at Purple Willows 

A career at Purple Willows is truly unique and there’s no other nursery setting quite like Purple Willows. 

Explore your future 

Exploring your future with Purple Willows offers exciting possibilities for personal and professional growth. As part of our team, you'll have the opportunity to make a meaningful impact on the lives of children and families while pursuing your passion for education and childcare.

At Purple Willows, we value creativity, innovation, and a commitment to excellence in everything we do. Whether you're a seasoned educator or just starting your career in childcare, there's room for you to thrive and succeed within our supportive and dynamic environment.

At Purple Willows, we foster a supportive and inclusive environment where every team member is valued and respected.

Why choose us?

Joining the team at Purple Willows offers a truly unique and rewarding career experience. Our nursery setting is dedicated to providing exceptional education and childcare services, making a positive impact on the lives of children and families in our community. At Purple Willows, we foster a supportive and inclusive environment where every team member is valued and respected. We believe in investing in our staff's professional development, providing ongoing training and opportunities for growth. As a member of our team, you'll have the chance to work alongside passionate educators and childcare professionals who are committed to creating a nurturing and stimulating learning environment for children. Together, we strive to inspire and empower young minds, laying the foundation for a lifetime of learning and success. If you're looking for a fulfilling career where you can make a difference every day, consider joining us at Purple Willows. Together, we can create brighter futures for the children we serve.

A career in childcare

Working in childcare is indeed a fulfilling and rewarding career path. At Purple Willows, our childcare professionals play a vital role in shaping the young minds of children, fostering their growth, and supporting their overall development. It's a profession where you can make a tangible difference in the lives of children every day.

The joy of witnessing a child's excitement when they learn something new or achieve a milestone is unmatched. It's moments like these that make the job truly rewarding. If you're someone who enjoys being around children, is energetic, and values variety in your work, then childcare could be an ideal career choice for you.


More than just a job


Creating a sense of family and fostering a supportive team environment is crucial in any workplace, especially in a nursery setting where collaboration and communication are key to providing the best care for children. At Purple Willows, we prioritize building lasting relationships with our staff and providing them with the necessary training and support to excel in their roles.

Our leadership and management approach, led by the nursery director, is built on core values such as trust, transparency, and respect. These values serve as the foundation for our interactions and decision-making processes, ensuring that everyone feels valued and empowered within the team.

By role-modeling these values, our nursery director sets the tone for a positive and inclusive work culture where each team member is encouraged to contribute their unique skills and perspectives. Together, we work efficiently and collaboratively to create a nurturing and enriching environment for both staff and children alike.

Our Culture 

At Purple Willows, our culture is rooted in values of inclusivity, respect, and continuous improvement. We foster a warm and welcoming environment where every child and staff member feels valued, supported, and empowered to thrive. In our nursery, we prioritize open communication, collaboration, and teamwork. We encourage staff members to share their ideas, experiences, and perspectives, fostering a culture of innovation and creativity. We believe that diversity strengthens our community, and we celebrate the unique backgrounds, talents, and contributions of each individual. Our culture is built on a foundation of trust and transparency. We prioritize honesty, integrity, and accountability in all our interactions, both with families and within our team. We believe in leading by example and are committed to upholding the highest standards of professionalism and ethical conduct. At Purple Willows, we are dedicated to continuous learning and growth. We provide ongoing training and development opportunities for our staff to enhance their skills and expertise, ensuring that they are equipped to provide the highest quality care and education for the children in our nursery. Overall, our culture is one of warmth, support, and collaboration, where everyone is valued and respected as an integral part of our Purple Willows family.


           Current Vacancies

We encourage candidates to explore our current vacancies and apply for positions that align with their skills, experience, and career aspirations. We believe that by fostering a diverse and inclusive workforce, we can create a dynamic and enriching environment where everyone has the opportunity to thrive and grow.




As an apprentice at Purple Willows, you'll have the opportunity to work alongside experienced practitioners, gaining hands-on experience in a supportive and nurturing environment. You'll have access to training and mentorship, allowing you to develop the knowledge and skills needed to excel in your role.

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             Purple Willows News

We regularly share news about events, activities, achievements, and other exciting developments within our nursery community. To stay updated on all the latest happenings at Purple Willows, follow our news and announcements. Don't miss out on being part of the Purple Willows experience!


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The story of Awa’s caring nature

 "Working  at Purple Willows Day Nursery and Pre-School has been brilliant so far and I’ve felt welcome and supported from the very first day. My confidence has improved, and I’m being given a hands-on and very detailed insight into this very specialised role" 

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