If you want happy children in a nursery environment, you need to have a passionate, dedicated team delivering childcare. It’s as simple as that for us at Red Bus. We are extremely proud of our two Ofsted OUTSTANDING ratings and know that our fantastic team have been the driving force behind this unique achievement. Providing quality care for over 200 children daily across two settings in Bristol would be challenging if we did not have robust leadership and management, excellent practice staff in our rooms and staff to support and help throughout. 

We focus on giving our team an honest, open and trustworthy workspace and invest in training and upskilling to keep our people within the company. There are several opportunities for career progression at Red Bus as we have a unique management system within our rooms and we encourage staff to follow their preferred career path. 

If you’re a bit crazy, love getting messy and don’t mind a lot of noise, then check out our latest jobs and get on board with Red Bus!

Here are just some of the benefits of working at Red Bus!

** flexible working hours around your family and life(between 8-6 Monday to Friday)

** proper breaks to give you time to recharge

** realistic career progression so you can move forward if you want to

** regular support and reviews to make sure we’re doing everything we promise

** discounts for childcare to help you provide for your family and get first class care for your little ones

** 28 days holiday (rising to 33 with service) for some well-deserved R&R (pro-rata for part-time roles)

** Christmas break for quality family time

** pension scheme because it’s not all about the here and now

**beautiful, historic buildings with oodles of space and quality equipment to make sure the children you look after are given first class care at all times

** easy, free parking at both settings

** easy to clean uniform provided

We invest time and resources into our staff by accessing first class training opportunities and we actively encourage staff to continue their professional development to keep their love of learning alive and to feed into our continuous improvement of the setting.

Red Bus Nursery Job Application Form

All available vacancies will be displayed below.

If after reading the job description you think you are the right person for the role available please fill in our application form and send to the email address stated below.

Don’t forget to add the position you are applying for!

Red Bus is committed to our responsibilities and requirements for safeguarding, this post is exempt from The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 as the position involves working within the close proximity of young children. The post holder will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS disclosure.

Please be aware should you be invited for an interview at Red Bus you are required to read our safeguarding policy. Please follow the appropriate link below for more information.

Safeguarding Policy statement

At Red Bus Nursery & Pre-School we work with children, parents and the community to ensure the rights and safety of children and to give them the very best start in life.
One of the underlying principles of The Children Act 1989 is that the welfare of the child is paramount at all times. As nursery staff we have a responsibility and a duty to help protect and safeguard the children at all times whilst in our care.
Children attending nursery have a right to feel safe, and staff working within the nursery have a responsibility to act promptly on any concerns they may have regarding a child’s welfare and wellbeing, working in partnership with parents and carers.
This policy reads in conjunction with the South West Child Protection Procedures, available electronically on and information available on the Safeguarding Children Board website: www.South

Promoting Equality, Inclusion & Valuing Diversity policy statement

At Red Bus Nursery & Pre-School we will ensure that our service is fully inclusive in meeting the needs of all children. We recognise that children and their families come from diverse backgrounds. All families have needs and values that arise from their social and economic, ethnic and cultural or religious backgrounds.  Children grow up in diverse family structures that include two parent and single parent families; some children have two parents of the same sex. Some children have close links with extended families of grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins while others may be more removed from close kin or may live with other relatives or foster carers. Some children have needs that arise from disability or impairment or may have parents that are affected by disability or impairment.

Confidentiality policy statement

At Red Bus Nursery & Pre-School Staff and Managers can be said to have a ‘confidential relationship’ with families. It is our intention to respect the privacy of children and their parents and carers, while ensuring that they access high quality early years care and education in our setting. We aim to ensure that all parents and carers can share their information in the confidence that it will only be used to enhance the welfare of their children. There are record keeping systems in place that meet legal requirements; means of storing and sharing that information take place within the framework of the Data Protection Act and the Human Rights Act.

Vacancies at Red Bus Coombe Dingle

Recruitment for Coombe Dingle

The Coombe Dingle Nursery opened in 2011 and started the Red Bus journey. It is a fantastic purposely designed setting with no compromises on internal and external space. Spacious, free flowing, bright and very welcoming, internally the setting retains wonderful character, from interestingly shaped windows to beautiful ceilings. In April 2018, we gained the outstanding rating with Ofsted.

“Managers ensure that all staff are highly trained and that they all implement health and safety practices and policies rigorously. The managers monitor staff performance exceptionally well. There are very impressive opportunities for staff to undertake a wide range of further professional development. These significantly raise the quality of provision and have an excellent impact on outcomes for children”

-Awarded ‘OUTSTANDING’ – Ofsted, April 2018

Our current vacancies:  

Practitioner (Permanent Position)

Full Time – (40 hours per week between the hours of 7.30-18.30 all year round)

You would be a key person to a group of children and would carry out planning, observations and assessments for this group. We are looking for a minimum of a Level 3 qualification in childcare and education.

Salary dependent upon experience


Job Descriptions; 

Nursery Practitioner Job Description


Fill out an application form and email it to

Or post to Laura Bromage –  Nursery Manager

Red Bus Nursery & Pre-School
Westbury Lane
Coombe Dingle
Bristol, BS9 2PR


Vacancies at Red Bus Downend

Recruitment for Downend

Red Bus Nursery & Pre-School opened their second Nursery in Downend in June 2015 and has grown very quickly, it offers amazing childcare and a unique learning and education programme to children aged 3 months -5 years, all within a stunning listed building. In September 2017, we gained the outstanding rating with Ofsted.

“The inspirational leadership team empowers passionate staff, who provide an uncompromising commitment to achieving high-quality outcomes for children. Staff feel highly valued and motivated, for example, the monthly ‘smile award’ recognises determination and hard work.”

-Awarded ‘OUTSTANDING’ – Ofsted, September 2017

Our current vacancies: 

Practitioner (Permanent Position)

Full Time – (40 hours per week between the hours of 7.30-18.30 all year round)

You would be a key person to a group of children and would carry out planning, observations and assessments for this group. We are looking for a minimum of a Level 3 qualification in childcare and education.

Salary dependent upon experience


Job Descriptions; 

Nursery Practitioner Job Description


Please email your application to

Or post to Jodie Baggs – Early Years Manager

Red Bus Nursery & Pre-School
Wendover House, 170 Downend Road
Bristol, BS16 5EB

0117 379 0937