Nursery Nurse (Maternity Cover)

Job Overview

Due to recent increasing demand for nursery places at our ‘OUTSTANDING’ setting we are currently seeking a Nursery Nurse to work at our busy and diverse on-site Nursery on a temporary basis.

Within this role you will work as part of a team providing a full range of stimulating activities for children, ensuring each child’s individual needs are met. You will also develop a positive relationship with parents/carers and other staff, including being a Key Person and carrying out both developmental activities and care routines.

To help the Room Leader ensure a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care for children placed in the nursery, particularly within the age range of ch​ildren in the room.


The successful candidate will hold a Level 2 childcare qualification and a good level of general education including Level 2 qualifications in English and maths.

You will also need previous experience of working with children aged 0-5 years. Additional training in first aid, food hygiene and safeguarding would be beneficial, however could be provided. This role requires flexibility and enthusiasm, as well as a passion to see children achieve their potential.


The position is for 30 hours per week, Monday – Friday, with hours between 8.00 and 6.00pm, term-time.


22.3% employer contribution through Local Government Pension Scheme

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

At IEG we are passionate about creating environments where can people can be themselves at work, where individuals are respected and valued for the differences they bring, where people fit together in effective teams, rather than seek to fit in. If, you think differently don’t let that be a barrier to applying for a role with us.

We thrive through embracing our differences including our culture, ethnicity, disability, gender, age, religion and sexual preference.

Our commitment is to reflect the diversity of the students we support in both our workforce and other stakeholders. Our goal is to create an environment where those we employ are supported whatever difference they bring.

Frequently Asked Questions

Normal working hours of 8.30am to 5pm Monday to Thursday, 8.30am to 4.30pm Friday

Yes extensive free parking is available at all our locations.

Sponsorship and financial support to achieve Degree Level and Professional qualifications is available upon application.

We have an on-site nursery at our Peterborough Campus, and also offer childcare vouchers to support nursery fees here and at other locations.

Our generous holiday entitlement starting from 41 days of paid leave for full-time employees also hugely supports our working parents, and for some roles, term-time only contracts are available.

You will also find above-average occupational maternity and adoption benefits with up to 12 months off work, and access to paternity and shared parental leave scheme.

The Senior Leadership Team truly care for the wellbeing of staff and students and are actively involved in not only ensuring professional training is available, but that support for personal and professional problems is also accessible. Our free ‘Employee Assistance Programme’ offers access to a wide range of wellbeing resources and programmes including a counselling helpline if required.

Aside from delivering above-average generous holiday and pension benefits, we offer awards and vouchers, and encourage contribution to recognition schemes to ensure staff feel valued and appreciated.

Both locations offer impressive on-site gym and fitness suites, free-parking, well-stocked libraries, and a number of eateries including a Costa at Peterborough and a Starbucks at Stamford.

Peterborough College also has an on-site nursery rated ‘good’ by Ofsted.


Peterborough College
Point 14, £21,449 per annum (£15,178 actual)
Fixed Term Contract, Part-time, Term Time
Term Time Only