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Day Nursery and Pre-school in Shortlands and Sydenham
Little Cherubs

The Nursery Team

Both nurseries are fully staffed with a team that have a wealth of knowledge and experience in working with children under 5 years old. We have a diverse staff team, reflecting the wider community in which children will develop and grow.

Little CherubsRecruitment

The management team take time in selecting and recruiting staff. Prospective staff are carefully interviewed and are required to provide details for both character and previous job references, before employment commences. All staff must have a ‘clean’ current Enhanced CRB/DBS disclosure to ensure that they are suitable to work with young children.

Staff/Child Ratios

3 months - 2 years 1:3
2 years – 3 years 1:4
3 year- 5 years 1:8

Key Person

Our key person system helps to support children as they settle into the nursery environment, by providing a familiar consistent adult that they can develop a positive and secure relationship with. The key person will be sensitive and responsive in meeting the child’s individual needs, by developing play opportunities that will help progress your child through the developmental stages within the EYFS.


We provide regular training courses for our staff team; to enable them to continually improve their skills, abilities, and keep up to date with current initiatives and legislation. These include:

  • First aid
  • Behaviour management
  • SEN awareness
  • Team building
  • EYFS
  • Safeguarding and welfare
  • Fire Safety

Little Cherubs achieved the Investors in People award and have continued to work with the Investor in People team to retain the status ever since. The Shortlands nursery was awarded with a QUILT Mark (Quality Assurance Scheme) certificate.


If you are interested in applying to join our staff team, please send your CV, with a cover letter, to us via the Contact Us page

Job Vacancies

We now have a position for a Early Years Practitioner that holds a relevant NVQ Level 2 or 3 qualification.

We are also currently looking for an Early Years Apprentice for our SHORTLANDS nursery

We are looking for an enthusiastic, hard working individual  that has the desire to have a career in childcare. You will work alongside the team to gain valuable experience to achieve a recognised NVQ level 2 qualifaction.

Please call our Shortlands nursery on 020 8650 6507 or email your CV to

1 September 2016

Lunchtime Assistant

We are currently recruiting for a lunchtime assistant to work between 11.45 - 2pm Monday to Friday.To apply please contact the Sydenham or Shortlands nurseries directly or email your CV to either or

20 March 2015

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