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Staff Vacancies

Current Vacancies

Position 1


We are looking for Relief staff to help in our Nurseries. Must be qualified to SVQ3 or equivalent. Please send CV's to Carol MacRae at Ankerville Nurseries, Alness, Ross-shire IV17 0PG

 Position 2


Modern Apprenticeship in Children’s Care Learning and Development based in either of our facilities in Alness or Tain.

In order to be accepted on to the Modern Apprenticeship programme you must meet the minimum requirements:

All Applicants should be aged between 16 - 19 or 20-24 years of age. You must have, or expect to gain, 3 Standard Grades at bands 1-3 (one of which must include English). Core skills in Communication and Numeracy at Intermediate 2 would be preferred but is not essential.

Modern Apprenticeships in child care offer young people the opportunity to be employed full time in a nursery while undertaking a Scottish Vocational Qualification level III in Children’s Care, Learning and Development (CCLD).

Please send CV to:

Mrs C MacRae, Ankerville Nurseries, Riverside Drive, Alness

Ross-shire, IV17 0PG

For further information on the Scottish Apprenticeship scheme visit






















Nursery Minibus - Ankerville Nurseries have purchased a minibus to make it easier and more comfortable to transport the children to the various outings. The bus will also be used for the school pick up and drop offs. The bus is fitted with seatbelts and age appropriate car seats and can take up to 14 children.

Breaking News North - Ankerville nurseries were featured on the Breaking News website for a red nose day fundraising activity. Click on Red Nose Day


Staff celebrate At Ankerville with 6 gaining their SVQ in Early Years.

Ankerville Nursery Staff, both Tain and Alness,  are celebrating after receiving their SVQ Level 3 Qualification in Childhood Studies. Members of staff have been awarded the SVQ Level 3 which gives them the opportunity to further their qualifications into degree level should they wish to further progress their career.

Carol MacRae Owner of Ankerville Nurseries said “ I am delighted that so many of my staff have completed their VQ 3. Staff have completed this qualification whilst working, and many having a young family as well.  We have dedicated Assessors who have supported the staff to reach their training goals and I am very proud of them.”

More celebrations at Ankerville after a clean sweep on the Inspection!

Newspaper article

Ankerville Garden receives glowing report.

Ankerville Garden article





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Ankerville Nurseries
Riverside Drive, Alness, Ross-shire IV17 0PG
Telephone: 01349 886520
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