Why Work with Us?

Little Barn Owls Nursery and Farm School is the first-choice early years provider for families in Horsham, West Sussex, with children ages 0-5 years, across three settings – all graded Ofsted ‘Outstanding.’ It has won many awards including UK Nursery Group of the Year 2020 and UK Nursery of the Year 2015. In 2020 its founder, Hayley Peacock, also opened a forward-thinking independent Prep and Senior school, ‘Atelier 21’, for children ages 4-16 years – to continue its creative and experiential approach to learning.

We care about your career prospects as much as the children in your care

Staff at Little Barn Owls Nurseries are well looked after. It is a great place to work with a strong family feel and many benefits for employees. We know that for you to give the best childcare and experiences for the children, you need to be supported, trained and have room to grow your skill sets and develop your career, based on your individual aspirations. We want you to be happy working for us, as happy employees makes for happy children! At Little Barn Owls you’ll learn about several leading theorists and pedagogical approaches, including the inspirational Reggio Emilia approach (you’ll even visit the place in Italy, making learning about it all the more pleasurable!). This will help you in meeting our promise to parents of nurturing confident, caring and above all ‘curious’ children.

The best benefits package out there

The benefits package offered at Little Barn Owls Nurseries is second to none, as you can see in our benefits package and on our job vacancies page. If you are interested in working in an exciting environment with opportunities for international travel, Christmas shopping bonuses and where you will feel valued, well supported and cared for, then Little Barn Owls is the place for you.

To find out more about our amazing staff benefits package, please enter your details below.

 80% off childcare

 International travel for CPD

 Christmas shopping costs covered

 Reward schemes and bonuses

 Flexible working patterns and

 annual leave allowance

 Fully funded further education


A beautiful place to work

We believe children should have inviting and provoking environments at all times, so not only they can develop in all areas of learning, but also have a place where their enquiries are visible, supported and challenged. Our nurseries beautiful and mindful aesthetics reflect our values, acting as a ‘third teacher.’ After all children like lovely things just like adults! Our resources are non-prescribed and spaces are carefully curated to provoke children’s enquiry, creativity and deep thinking.

We listen to children’s ideas, offer resources, reflect as a key pedagogical team and make proposals back for the children to extend their research through purposeful play – discovering more of the world around them.  We know that if you help children work out what they are interested in, what questions they have or what they like to explore, they are more motivated to learn. Sometimes this exploring and learning can turn into fun projects lasting many months. Please see below a list of current positions available across our nursery group. We’d be delighted to show you our unique approach so feel free to get in touch and arrange a visit.


View our vacancies

If you are interested in working with us, please get in touch.