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Join our Team!

We are always looking for enthusiastic and energetic individuals to join our Early Days family.  If you are a Qualified Practitioner or if you would like to be a nursery assistant, we would love to hear from you!  Early Days is a private nursery which has been open since 1992 and is set in a beautiful rural location.  We are very proud of the work environment that we create and the flexibility that we give staff with their working hours.  We endeavour to treat our staff as valued individuals, allowing staff to prioritize families and outside commitments.  Full training will be provided by the nursery on Safeguarding, Prevent Duty and Food and Hygiene.  Please send a copy of your CV and your area of interest to Gina Chamberlain.  Our application form can be found here.

Because of the nature of these positions, it will be necessary for the appropriate level of criminal record disclosure to be undertaken (DBS) and candidates are not entitled to withhold information about convictions which for the purposes are ‘spent’ under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

We are currently looking for:

Full Time/Part Time Qualified Nursery Practitioners (Minimum Level 2)

Both full and part time positions are available for qualified nursery practitioners with a minimum of level 2 qualification.  Hours to be determined during our opening hours which are from 7.30 am to 6:00 pm.  Candidates should possess not only the relevant childcare qualification but a genuine passion for both babies and young children and lots of enthusiasm, energy, inspiration and innovative ideas.

Childcare Apprentice

If you are looking to begin a career in childcare, we are actively looking for a childcare apprentice.  This is an opportunity to earn whilst you learn with hands on experiences of working in our setting.  This is a 40 week term time only position with the opportunity to work overtime during school holidays, should your college work load allow.  We pay above the government mandated apprentice wage and would hope that the successful candidate would continue in our setting once their childcare qualifications are achieved.

Full Time/Part Time Unqualified Nursery Assistants

We are currently recruiting for Unqualified Nursery Assistants to work full time or part time in our setting.  Exact timing of shifts within our opening hours of 7:30 am to 6:00 pm to be determined.  Candidates should have a genuine passion for both babies and young children and lots of enthusiasm, energy, inspiration and innovative ideas.

Nursery Chef

We are currently looking for a Nursery Chef to work from 9.00 am-2.00 pm, preparing snacks and hot lunch for children in our care.  You will be responsible for food ordering and for maintaining our five star food hygiene rating, as well as taking allergy and nutritional needs into account in menu planning.  If  you have experience with food preparation and your food hygiene, please contact us for more information.  Additional training will be provided to the right candidate.

Kitchen Assistant

This position will require you to work from 2.00 pm - 5.00 pm and you will be responsible for preparing afternoon snacks and cold tea.  You will ensure that the kitchen is left clean and tidy ready for the next day and help with other tasks as and where required.

Ad-Hoc Temporary/Part Time Support

We are currently looking for ad-hoc temporary/part time staff to join our team.  Hours would be determined weekly to meet the needs of the nursery.  If you have a passion for working with babies and young children, we would love to hear from you.

Holiday Club Assistants

The perfect job for students in college or at school who are looking for part-time work during school holidays.  We are looking for individuals aged 17 years or above who have a genuine desire to work with children and young babies to support us in our setting during our Holiday Clubs.

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