Nursery Housekeeper - Advert

£13,130 yearly
  • Willow Cottage Nurseries Ltd
  • Oxford, UK
  • 18 Apr, 2024
Part time

Job Description


Willow Cottage Nurseries are seeking a person to assist in keeping our nurseries clean and operating effectively, as well as providing additional cover for our nursery teams. 

Hours – 15 over 5 days      
5.00pm- 8pm (alternative hours are available)               

Start Date – Open until filled

Location – Farmoor OX2 9NT

Qualification – Familiarity with COSHH regulations is desirable.

Experience – A successful candidate will probably have had experience working as a housekeeper and be comfortable and confident around children aged 0-5.

House Keeper - £10.10/hour + Benefits

Requires - See Safeguarding below

Responsible to – Team Leaders, Setting Management


Flexible working arrangement

We are looking for someone who can work 5 days a week 5pm to 7pm. However, this is a flexible role and we may be able to accommodate other working patterns or longer hours. Unfortunately, this is not a term-time only position. 

Housekeeper role

Our nurseries are spacious and full of activity and our housekeepers are key to keeping them running smoothly and efficiently. As a housekeeper your role will include the following activities –

  • Regularly cleaning surfaces and touch points to maintain good hygiene
  • Deep cleaning toys, resources and storage areas
  • Ensuring good H&S practice by storing and using materials safely.
  • Working with the staff team to a plan cleaning routine around keeping the children safe.

Training and other information

Training will be provided where necessary alongside our established mentoring programme.

You will need your own vehicle as there is limited public transport services to this address. There is ample parking on site.

Please be aware that this can be a physically demanding role.

We expect high levels of professionalism from our staff.

Good levels of interpersonal communication are necessary when working with other staff to plan cleaning routines around the children and the arrangements for the day.


Willow Cottage is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  

Applicants must be able to provide evidence of having the right to live and work in the UK and must undergo child protection screening, including checks with past employers and DBS and barred lists checks. 

Equal Opportunities

We are an equal opportunities employer. Please see our web site for further information.



Competitive and regularly review salary
Flexible working arrangements
Bonus annual leave for reliable attendance
Bonus annual leave for long service
Bonus annual leave for Christmas Shopping
Scheme to purchase additional Annual Leave
We support both inhouse and external training
We promote and support many internal career opportunities
We are a family business promoting caring, supportive environment and culture
Refer a friend scheme

Overtime rates
There is ample free parking on our site
Our staff are able to join the NEST pension scheme
Beautiful countryside setting

For more information about working for Willow Cottage please see our vacancies page

Nursery Name

Willow Cottage Nurseries