St Michael’s Pre-School & Nursery

Nursery Manager

We are looking for an enthusiastic Nursery Manager Level 3+ or equivalent qualification to manage a Church sponsored 62 place Pre-School and Nursery. We are looking for someone who is passionate about working with children and has at least 2 years’ experience in a leadership role. The successful manager will have:

  • Excellent time management and organisational skills.
  • Excellent knowledge of Ofsted standards and relevant policies and procedure
  • Excellent knowledge of the statutory framework
  • Effective planning and management skills.
  • Self-motivated management skills to keep the staff motivated, trained and aware of required standards
  • Good written and spoken communication skills.
  • Excellent working knowledge of the EYFS and all current legislation relevant to an Early Years setting.

Working 8-6 flexibly four days a week.

Deadline for application forms: Friday 17 May

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: £28,000.00 /year


  • Childcare: 6 years (Preferred)
  • Management: 2 years (Required)

For more information or to apply
Contact: Kelly or Vanessa Telephone 0117 9236395 or

Vacancy for a Pre-School and Nursery Manager

pre school logoAn enthusiastic, full-time Pre-School & Nursery Manager is being sought by St Michael’s Church Preschool & Nursery
If you are interested or know someone that might be please download the below document which has further details 

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Pre-school and Nursery working party

A BIG thank you to everyone who helped with painting, making cakes, pots of tea, bacon butties etc. for the work party at the Pre-School & Nursery last weekend.

Someone described it as being like ‘creating a little world within the big world – but the world as God intended it to be: church community at its best’.

We were absolutely delighted at what was achieved.

Thank you. 

Local media splash as building begins

We marked the start of building work on the new church and community centre this week by inviting local media to a celebratory photo opportunity in the sunshine.

On Tuesday morning a gang of junior builders from St Michael’s Pre-school and Nursery put on their hard hats and high-vis jackets to watch the action at the site, and pose for the cameras.

The professionals from Bray and Slaughter – our appointed building contractors – were extremely hospitable, and choreographed a splendid photo-call complete with diggers and rubble. The story was covered by BBC Bristol, the Bristol Post and others. We were on the front page of the Bristol Observer and more detailed coverage is planned for the forthcoming edition of Little Stoke Matters too.

Once the photographers had finished snapping and the little ones were safely back at Pre-school and Nursery, work continued apace on the site, in preparation for the first stages of construction in the months ahead. What a scoop.

Youngsters watch as bulldozers move in to start work on new church and community centre

Press Release

Youngsters from a Stoke Gifford pre-school and nursery took their buckets and spades to watch work begin on a new church and community centre.

The children, from St Michael’s Church Pre-school and Nursery donned hard hats and hi-vis jackets and took their buckets and spades to see diggers at work on the site of the Barns in North Road, Stoke Gifford

The derelict site is being transformed into a 600-seat auditorium, meeting rooms and other facilities which will provide much needed conference space for schools, charities and local businesses as well as wedding receptions and other celebrations. It will also serve as a resource for the wider region, within easy access of the M4 and M5 motorways and next door to Bristol Parkway Station.

The contract has been won by Bristol-based building contractor Bray & Slaughter.

The new church and community centre is key to the church’s £5.5m Heart of the Community project, which also includes refurbishing the Old School Rooms adjacent to The Barns and renovating the 14th Century church, next door to the pre-school and nursery. Ten percent of all money raised by the congregation will be used to fund similar projects overseas.

The congregation has already raised £2 million in one-off donations and pledges over the next five years towards the project. The church plans to raise the rest of the money from fundraising events, grants and the generosity of individual and corporate donors. 

The Rev. Simon Jones, Rector of St Michael’s said, “The local population is set to rise from 12,000 to 20,000 over the next ten years. There is an increasing need for local amenities, particularly where the wider community can join together.

“St Michael’s has a long history of serving the local community and beyond. This building is not just for the needs of the church today, but for the whole community, the wider region and also for future generations.

“We are grateful to God for what he has given us, but we don’t want to keep it to ourselves. We want to use what we have to serve others.”



As New Sale. Saturday 2nd February

Selling quality children’s toys, clothes, and equipment. All proceeds going to the HoTC project. 

Open 11am – 1pm – Entrance Fee  £1 Children free entry

If you are interested in booking a table, at a cost of £10.00 per table, or would like to help organise the event please give Sara Clothier a call on 01454776675.

News from Pre-School & Nursery

After an initial 3-month trial as Acting Manager and following her successful 3-month review, the DCC has confirmed Vanessa Rennolds in her position as Manager.  Please pray for Vanessa as she oversees this important ministry within the life of the church and the community.

We are currently advertising for a Deputy Manager, who will primarily work in ratio with the children but who will also support Vanessa in her role and deputise in her absence.  For further information please e-mail

Please pray for those children in both Pre-School and Nursery who will be starting school in September, for a good finish for them, their families and our staff as we say goodbye and celebrate all that God has done in their time with us.

Many thanks, Julie