Childcare and Education for Children

Childcare and Education for Children

Join The Little Foxes Nursery Team

Here at Little Foxes Nursery our team is extremely important to us and is part of our family!

If you're looking to work at a nursery that puts its team first, then this could be the place for you.

If you're looking to work at a nursery that puts its team first, then this could be the place for you.

Come along to our recruitment open days!

We host a recruitment celebration every Tuesday and Thursday

If you think you could be our next Childcare Superstar, book your slot today!

About Little Foxes Nursery

We are a family-run private nursery first set up in 1996 in the garden of 57 Fox House Lane by Jim and Margaret and their daughters Sophie and Anna. Our aim for the nursery is to provide a safe, happy and stimulating environment for all our children. We try to nurture, care and challenge each child individually and give the best personal care we can.


Little Foxes' ethos is “to give unlimited and natural play experiences”. The children spend 80% of their day out in the garden area as we feel that children learn a lot more, play more freely, and experience a healthy lifestyle when they have the opportunity to be outdoors.

Our Mission, Vision, and Values

Here at Little Foxes Nursery, our Company Values are at the heart of everything we do. After all, you wouldn’t want to work somewhere that had different values and beliefs than you, would you?

Family - Means everything and we’re all here to support each other.


Communication - Is vital to delivering a quality service and the effectiveness of our team.


Contribution - To our team, our families and the local community.


Responsibility - To take ownership, lead when needed and be a positive role model for every child in our care.


Customer Service - Always providing the best quality service to everyone including our team.

You're Invited!

Attend a Recruitment Open Day at Little Foxes Nursery

We know that people are more than their CV. Your personality and energy can't be summed up on a couple of A4 sheets. So we would love to meet you!

Every week, we run Recruitment Open Days at our Wigan, Newton, and Garston nurseries as an opportunity to meet candidates in person and really get to know who you are.

It's also an opportunity for you to get to know us! You'll be seeing the nursery firsthand, meeting some of our team, and experiencing what life is like at Little Foxes. Plus, you can ask us all the questions you can think of!

This isn't an interview! Each Recruitment Open Day lasts for a couple of hours to give you a chance to look around the nursery and talk to our team. We want to get to know you so we'll probably ask you some questions about your experience and why you're passionate about working with children, but we want you to think of this like a relaxed coffee morning - there might even be some cake waiting for you! 👀

Benefits Of Working At Little Foxes Nursery

Opportunity of a Cash

Bonus every Month

Discounts & Offers Monthly


Opportunities to progress and take on more responsibility

Employee Assistance Programme

Continuous Professional Development

Excellent Pension Scheme

Group Chats to Support and

Inspire Each Other

Flexible Working Hours

Regular Team Social Events

Get Our Recruitment PDF

Learn more about our company values and what we can offer you… PLUS get a list of top 10 interview tips!

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Our team at Little Foxes

At Little Foxes our team is so important to us as they are part of our family. If you're looking to work at a nursery that will support and inspire you then we’re the nursery for you.

We are always looking for special people to join us but if this isn’t you then scroll no more.

You must have a warm, smiling face that makes every child feel special and loved.

You must be able to laugh at jokes that you don’t understand, or you don’t find funny. Child humour can be a confusing minefield to navigate.

You will preferably have a little bit of quirkiness. If a child requests that you be a princess, you will be the best fairytale princess 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.

Possessing the skills required to rapidly count the heads of numerous moving small people is of utmost importance.

Must be comfortable entering public places on the way home from work with unknown substances on your clothing.

You must also have a strong sense of smell to enable you to respond swiftly to said bodily functions.

You preferably do not have an aversion to an environment that at times resembles the aftermath of a tornado.

Pretending to eat playdough creations realistically is required, this is a skill that may develop with time and experience.

The ability to remember the names of many children, their parents, siblings, grandparents, pets and special soft toys is a key component of this job.

You must feel comfortable sitting on furniture that does not contain all of your behind.

You must be prepared to have a lot 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.

Take a Look at Our Vacancies

We’re always looking for amazing people to join our team. Take a look at our current vacancies below…

Nursery Manager (Newton)

We are looking for an experienced Manager to join our Newton location. Someone who is ready to get involved with the team at every level and can bring energy and enthusiasm to the position.

To manage the day to day running of the setting.

To ensure responsibility for the effective daily management of the nursery.

To have a sound knowledge of the company policies, procedures, and expectations

To have experience of OFSTED requirements and to continually work towards achieving an outstanding nursery

To conduct regular staff 1:1’s and encourage professional development within the team

Hold regular team meetings to ensure all teams are up to date with current laws and legislations and are working towards the nursery vision.

To inspire outstanding practice and share knowledge and understanding of children’s care, learning and development throughout your setting and across the Early Years’ sector.

To support, mentor and coach other practitioners in the knowledge, skills and behaviours that promote good outcomes for children.

Ensure that the setting provides a rich range of resources suitable for children of all ages, interests and abilities, taking account of diversity, equality and promoting inclusion

Support practitioners in acknowledging the various influences and transitions experienced by a child both inside and outside the setting. Liaise with schools and other settings

Consistently promote the rights of the child, have regard to and endeavour to meet the aims of the framework, relevant government legislation and policies that support children in their early years.

Establish and maintain a safe environment and employ practices that promote children’s health, safety and physical, mental and emotional well-being

Support and encourage Key Persons to have a solid knowledge and understanding of individual children’s needs, their family backgrounds and cultures.

Create and maintain a culture of collaborative and co-operative working with all practitioners in the setting. Provide opportunities to enable practitioners to contribute to the development of the setting, the Self Evaluation Form and other methods of evaluation.

Work alongside colleagues and other professionals to embed change where necessary based upon accurate and up to date pedagogy and wider global early years perspectives.

To support the Company’s commitment on safeguarding children in all aspects of the service.

To have a knowledge of and adhere to all Health and Safety Regulations.

At Little Foxes, we value personality and a can-do attitude above all else. It’s so important to us that our practitioners fit in with our culture and believe in our values. If you’re ready to take the next step in your child care journey, we would love to hear from you using the application form below.


Deputy Nursery Manager (Newton)

We are looking for an experienced Deputy Manager to join our Newton location. Someone who is ready to get involved with the team at every level and can bring energy and enthusiasm to the position.

To support the manager on a daily basis and deputise in the managers absence.

As Deputy Manager, your Responsibilities and Duties include (but are not limited to)

Work in partnership with children, parents and other professionals to improve the quality of Early Years’ provision, including physical, emotional, social and intellectual education and care for children in the setting.

To inspire outstanding practice and share knowledge and understanding of children’s care, learning and development throughout your setting and across the Early Years’ sector.

To support, mentor and coach other practitioners in the knowledge, skills and behaviours that promote good outcomes for children.

Ensure that the setting provides a rich range of resources suitable for children of all ages, interests and abilities, taking account of diversity, equality and promoting inclusion

Support practitioners in acknowledging the various influences and transitions experienced by a child both inside and outside the setting. Liaise with schools and other settings

Consistently promote the rights of the child, have regard to and endeavour to meet the aims of the framework, relevant government legislation and policies that support children in their early years.

Establish and maintain a safe environment and employ practices that promote children’s health, safety and physical, mental and emotional well-being

Support and encourage Key Persons to have a solid knowledge and understanding of individual children’s needs, their family backgrounds and cultures.

Create and maintain a culture of collaborative and co-operative working with all practitioners in the setting. Provide opportunities to enable practitioners to contribute to the development of the setting, the Self Evaluation Form and other methods of evaluation.

Work alongside colleagues and other professionals to embed change where necessary based upon accurate and up to date pedagogy and wider global early years perspectives.

To support the Company’s commitment on safeguarding children in all aspects of the service.

To have a knowledge of and adhere to all Health and Safety Regulations.

At Little Foxes, we value personality and a can-do attitude above all else. It’s so important to us that our practitioners fit in with our culture and believe in our values. If you’re ready to take the next step in your child care journey, we would love to hear from you using the application form below.


Nursery Practitioner, Qualified to Level 3 or Above (Newton, Wigan, Foxhouse, Garston)

As a Nursery Practitioner, you will be responsible for ensuring the highest level of care and education for all children. We’re looking for somebody who is a passionate, caring, team player who loves working with children…

  • You must have a warm, smiling face that makes every child feel special and loved.
  • You must be able to laugh at jokes that you don’t understand, or you don’t find funny. Child humour can be a confusing minefield to navigate.
  • You will preferably have a little bit of quirkiness. If a child requests that you be a princess, you will be the best fairytale princess 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.
  • Possessing the skills required to rapidly count the heads of numerous moving small people is of utmost importance.
  • Must be comfortable entering public places on the way home from work with unknown substances on your clothing.
  • You must also have a strong sense of smell to enable you to respond swiftly to said bodily functions.
  • You preferably do not have an aversion to an environment that at times resembles the aftermath of a tornado.
  • Pretending to eat playdough creations realistically is required, this is a skill that may develop with time and experience.
  • The ability to remember the names of many children, their parents, siblings, grandparents, pets, and special soft toys is a key component of this job.
  • You must feel comfortable sitting on furniture that does not contain all of your behind.
  • You must have the ability to read a ten page fairytale with at least one interruption per page.
  • You must be prepared to have a lot 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.

At Little Foxes, we value personality and a can-do attitude above all else. It’s so important to us that our practitioners fit in with our culture and believe in our values. If you’re ready to take the next step in your child care journey, we would love to hear from you using the application form below.


Apprentice (Newton, Wigan, Foxhouse, Garston)

We're looking for enthusiastic Nursery Apprentices to join the Little Foxes Team! This is a paid role, where you can gain hands-on experience as you earn your qualifications.


🕑 8 Hours a Day, 5 Days a Week

We're looking for someone who...

  • You must have a warm, smiling face that makes every child feel special and loved.
  • You must be able to laugh at jokes that you don’t understand, or you don’t find funny. Child humour can be a confusing minefield to navigate.
  • You will preferably have a little bit of quirkiness. If a child requests that you be a princess, you will be the best fairytale princess 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.
  • Possessing the skills required to rapidly count the heads of numerous moving small people is of utmost importance.
  • Must be comfortable entering public places on the way home from work with unknown substances on your clothing.
  • You must also have a strong sense of smell to enable you to respond swiftly to said bodily functions.
  • You preferably do not have an aversion to an environment that at times resembles the aftermath of a tornado.
  • Pretending to eat playdough creations realistically is required, this is a skill that may develop with time and experience.
  • The ability to remember the names of many children, their parents, siblings, grandparents, pets, and special soft toys is a key component of this job.
  • You must feel comfortable sitting on furniture that does not contain all of your behind.
  • You must have the ability to read a ten page fairytale with at least one interruption per page.
  • You must be prepared to have a lot 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.

If you’re ready to start your child care journey and want to work somewhere that truly values its team, we’d love to hear from you!


Part Time Cleaner (Newton)

We’re looking for a Cleaner to ensure that standards of cleanliness are kept high throughout our nursery in Newton-le-Willows.

Role Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • You clean all areas of the day nursery including toilets, kitchen, play rooms, and staff areas
  • To clean all surfaces of the day nursery including carpets, lino, wooden floors, paintwork, tiles, and wallpaper
  • Report any maintenance issues that prevent safe and efficient cleaning of these areas.
  • To remove all bottles and recyclable materials to the relevant position or bin and ensure anything recyclable is recycled.
  • Ensure there are sufficient stock levels and correct equipment within the nursery, ensuring that shortages do not prevent cleaning.
  • Ensure all high and low-level dusting is completed.
  • To be committed to the safeguarding of all children

This is a Part Time Position, with hours to be discussed. Use the form below to apply.


We are looking for a NEW Manager for our Newton location!!

Please see below our list of Vacancies!

Qualified Practitioner

At Little Foxes, our amazing team is incredibly important to us as they are part of our wonderful family.

If you love working with children and are looking for the next step in your career, we could have the perfect opportunity for you! We are currently looking for enthusiastic and encouraging individuals to join our team, as a Qualified Practitioner.

We're proud to offer numerous benefits to our team, including:

⭐ Monthly cash bonus opportunities

⭐ Opportunities for progression

⭐ Employee assistance programme

⭐ Excellent pension scheme

⭐Regular team social events

So if you have the following...

✅ A warm, smiling face that makes every child feel special and loved.

✅ The skills required to rapidly count the heads of numerous moving small people are of utmost importance.

✅ The ability to laugh at jokes that you don't understand - child humour can be a confusing minefield to navigate!

✅ The ability to remember the names of many children, their parents, siblings, grandparents, pets, and special soft toys. This is a key component of the job.

✅ You must be prepared to have a lot 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 💖 ...then make sure to apply today! 👇👇

OOSC Position

At Little Foxes, our team is incredibly important to us as they are part of our family. If you want to join a team where you will be supported and inspired 🤩, then Little Foxes could be the place for you

🌟 We're thrilled to say that our team is growing, and we're now on the lookout for an Out of School Practitioner to join our team! 🤗

So if you have the following...

✅ A warm, smiling face that makes every child feel special and loved.

✅ The ability to laugh at jokes that you don't understand - child humour can be a confusing minefield to navigate!

✅ The skills required to rapidly count the heads of numerous moving small people are of utmost importance.

✅ The ability to remember the names of many children, their parents, siblings, grandparents, pets, and special soft toys. This is a key component of the job.

✅ You must be prepared to have a lot 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 ❤ ... then we'd love to hear from you!

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