Are you fun, energetic and looking for a career in childcare? Then we want to hear from you, the Dolphin Pre-school and Nursery is looking for a modern apprentice to join their experienced team of childcare professionals BUT We aren’t just looking for anyone we have a fun list of requirements. If the below describes you..... please get in touch!!

  • You must have a warm smiling face that makes every child feel special.
  • You must be able to laugh at jokes you don't understand, or you don't find funny!
  • You will preferably have a little bit of quirkiness. If a child requests that you be a captain of a pirate ship, you will be the best pirate captain you can be!
  • The ability to sing in tune is not necessary, however the ability to sing out of tune in front of a crowd is essential.
  • You must be able to distribute warm hugs as required.
  • Pretending to eat playdough creations realistically is required, and that of drinking numerous cups of pretend tea.
  • You must be prepared to have lots of fun in the workplace. Laughter is something you can expect to engage in for a large part of your working day.
  • Finally, you must be prepared to feel loved, special and important to many young children and their families. There is simply no other job quite like this one.

The Dolphin prides itself on going the extra mile to provide childcare that meets the needs of our parents/carers, maintaining very high standards which were reflected in the most recent OFSTED inspection.

The successful candidate will have full training and support provided by Exeter College and be working towards a recognised childcare qualification. Attending college one day a week for the theory of childcare, then learning the practical skills and Dolphin way within the workplace the rest of the week. Contracted to work 12-6pm each day all year around with the option of working extra to cover staff holidays and sickness.

If you think you have what it takes to join the team we would love to hear from you. For further information please contact Paul Bartlett on: 01395 272418 or email