Apprenticeship Recruitment Event

Are you passionate about shaping young minds and nurturing the next generation? We invite you to embark on a fulfilling career in childcare through our Apprenticeship Recruitment Event on 28th May 2023 at Southgate Hotel, EX1,1QF.

🎓 What to Expect:

  • Learn about our apprenticeship program and the opportunities it offers.
  • Meet our experienced Team and hear about their journey in early childhood education.
  • Discover how you can make a positive impact on children’s lives while pursuing your career goals.

Puffins’ Job Vacancies!

We currently have some very exciting job opportunities going at Puffins, not only in the nurseries but at our head office as well. In our nurseries we are looking for Early Years Educators, Nursery Practitioners, and also a Kitchen Assistant (Maternity Leave Cover).

Each of these job roles are an exciting element of the nursery. The kitchen assistant will have lots of roles centred around the preparation and serving of food for the children within the nursery. This job is on a part time, temporary basis and is based at our Southernhay nursery in the City Centre.

The Nursery Practitioner is based around working with the children, and we are looking for unqualified and qualified practitioners, level 2 and 3. We are looking for passionate and enthusiastic individuals who have an understanding of the key worker system, and the Early Years Foundation Stage. We are looking for someone who will be committed to providing high quality childcare for children aged up to 5 years.

Our Early Years Educator role is similar to our Nursery Practitioner in job description but you must be qualified Level 3. We are ideally looking for a person to work full time with us, but we will welcome applications if you are looking for a part time job as well.

In the office we have 2 job offers, one is a HR & Payroll Administrator, and the other is a Customer Service/Administration Apprentice. These jobs are based in our head office in Heavitree.

The Customer Service/Administration Apprentice will be helping around the office while also completing your apprenticeship qualification with the training provider, Paignton Sec. This is a fun job opportunity where you will work in an office environment and gain valuable experience to further you in your job role.

The HR & Payroll Administrator will be in charge of the HR role at our head office. This is on a part time basis, 18 hours per week. You will be in charge of dealing with staff queries in respect to pay, holiday, and other general HR responsibilities.

If you are interested in any of the job opportunities listed above, please head over to our Indeed adverts or email your CV to

Terrific Traineeships!

We are now at the halfway point of our Traineeship program.  Our Trainees have been completing some interesting tasks.  In the Nurseries this week they have been ‘photographers’ of the week’, the photographs taken have been used for social media and the parents’ portal.  Some lovely and natural photographs of the children were taken.  At day release, the focus has been on producing a CV.  Trainees have been working hard to make sure they produce CVs which are factual, appealing and set a good impression to a potential employer.  Trainees have also been exploring how to write a personal statement which has a positive impact.  A good CV should fit onto one piece of A4 paper and should detail hobbies and interests as well as qualifications, experience and skills.

We will be starting another cohort of Trainees in June, email for further details.

Our Apprentices at Puffins!

All our apprentices have been carrying on with their training whilst furloughed, here’s a little taste of what they’ve been doing.

Recruiting Apprentices in 2020!

Looking for a new challenge in the new year?  Looking to broaden your career horizon?  Then look no further because Puffins are recruiting for level 2 apprentices in 2020.

Job Vacancies!

We currently have a vacancy for a Childcare Centre Manager for our small, Torquay based setting.

We are recruiting for Apprentices!

We are recruiting for Apprentices!

If you, or someone you know is interested in an apprenticeship with Puffins then we would love to invite you to our Recruitment day on the 27th August at the Mecure hotel.