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 Giving children the best possible start to their education



Dear Headteacher Applicant,


Thank you very much for taking an interest in the position of Headteacher at Childhaven Community Nursery School.  I hope that you will find the information provided a useful insight to our outstanding school and that you will take the opportunity to apply for this unique post.

Our governors are seeking to appoint a leader who will build on the school’s many strengths. The children, staff, parents, governors and our community are very proud of our school and the inspirational learning environment that it provides.  

Childhaven Community Nursery School is a very successful, thriving nursery school located at the heart of the spectacular seaside town of Scarborough. Rated Outstanding by OFSTED in 2012 and 2015 as well as being awarded National teaching schoolstatus in 2014.

We wish to appoint a Headteacher with passion & drive for education & practice in Early Years, a strong belief in community engagement, ensuring that our nursery delivers what is needed for the young children within our locality and a commitment to developing collaborative working.

The school benefits from a knowledgeable, highly committed, experienced, and loyal team of staff, supportive parents and a caring governing body. We are lucky enough to have a diverse and multi-cultural group of children who attend Childhaven making it a rich learning environment for all.

I would encourage you to visit our school in advance of your application and see for yourself the exciting hub of activity that our children enjoy. Please call Emma-Jane Birley, school business manager on 01723 373231 to make an appointment or email:

I hope you find the information provided informative and that it will encourage you to apply. On behalf of the governing body, thank you again for your interest in Childhaven Community Nursery School.


Yours faithfully,



Cllr John Ritchie

Chair of Governors

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