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30th September 2022

We are recruiting - Pre-School Practitioner

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Do you have what it takes to join our team? You must have a big smile, that will make every child's face light up, each and every day!

Throughout the course of the day you will have many varied roles; if a child asks you to be a Disney Princess, or a Superhero, you will be the best Princess or Superhero you can be!

The ability to sing in tune is not necessary, however the ability to sing in front of a crowd of tiny humans is essential!

You must have so much love to offer and big warm hugs, as and when required.

Having eyes in the back of your head is of the utmost importance. You must be able to hold several different conversations, all at the same time! You must be comfortable with entering public places on your way home from work with unknown substances on your clothing!

You must have the ability to read a story book upside down, with at least five interruptions per page!

And finally, you must be prepared to engage in lots of fun activities, and get messy! Your hair and nails will be hard to maintain, but it really is all worth it ..I promise!

If you think you've got what it takes, you have a minimum level 2 childcare qualification, and will support children's well-being and development, then please send your CV to the email address below.


This job description is not exhaustive and the post holder will be required to undertake any other reasonable duties discussed and directed by the line manager.


Essential criteria

1. Willingness to learn.

2. Level 2 early years education and childcare qualification or equivalent.

3. Previous experience of working with young children.

4. Sound knowledge of child development for children from birth to five years.

5. Knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).

6. Knowledge of child protection procedures.

7. Good communication skills.

8. An understanding of play based approaches to children’s learning and development.

9. Commitment to equal opportunities.

10. Commitment to working effectively with young children and families.

11. Friendly and flexible approach at work which facilitates the development of effective relationships.


Job Types: Full-time; Contract

Salary: £11 -£12 per hour (depending on qualification and experience).



  • Childcare
  • Company pension
  • Sick pay


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday


Education: GCSE or equivalent (preferred)

Experience: Childcare: 1 year (required)

Language: proficient English (required)

Licence/Certification: level 2 NVQ in Early Years education (required)



12th April 2022

NCT Nearly New Sale

The pre-school fundraising committee have arranged for the preschool to participate in the NCT Nearly New Sale to help raise money for the preschool.
NCT Nearly New Sale is essentially a pop up shop for excellent quality baby & childrens items at a fraction of the retail price.
Donate your items to preschool from 25th - 29th April and our volunteer will price & label them up and take them to the sale where they will be sorted by size & type into a pop up shop.
All proceeds from the sale of Little Berries donated items will go to the preschool. No hassle for you, and a great fundraiser for Little Berries!
Please only donate clean items in good condition with no stains, missing pieces or signs of major wear and tear.
What can you donate?
Clothes - up to 10 years old
Childrens Toys - nothing with an electric lead and if run by batteries please include for testing.
Maternity Clothes & items
Fancy Dress
Clean/Dry & firm mattresses - with waterproof cover only.
Childrens Bikes/ride ones
Carrycot stands
Breastpumps - must be unused
Bottles/teat/dummies - must be unused
Door Bouncers/walkers/activity centres
Any unsold items will be taken to a Little Pickles market with all proceeds again going to Little Berries!
We cannot sell Bumbo's!


22nd February 2022


An update on our fundraising for the garden:

We have raised nearly £500 online so thank you for your generous donations.

We have had a cheque of £500 from Dan at Howden’s Joinery in Totton and £50 from Northwood Lettings - a big thank you to them.

We still have quite a way to go so if you could please share our GoFundMe page and ask any companies you work for or know who might be interested in making a donation to charity. As they say, every little bit helps!

If you would like to offer any assistance in helping us fundraise, please come and chat to a member of staff. We want to turn our mud monsters into beautiful summer berries!

Little Berries Garden Go Fund Me


17th February 2022


Following an emergency regional meeting at 6pm this evening, Southampton City Council have advised all educational establishments to close tomorrow. This is due to the expected severity of Storm Eunice.

Both the Hollybrook & Basset sites of Little Berries will therefore be closed on Friday 18th February 2022. The decision to close was taken because the safety of our children and staff is our top priority.

Stay indoors and keep safe everyone.