Nursery career opportunities with Playtime Nurseries

Here at Playtime Nursery, we have fantastic opportunities for staff to join our award-winning team; furthering their career in childcare whilst working with children from 3 months – 5 years.

We pride ourselves in working closely with our practitioners, and we aim to assist them in over-achieving all their set goals.  In particular, we offer a wide range of training opportunities; with 'Hawk Training' (our local outstanding provider for all staff and students). These training sessions include Level 2 and Level 3 Apprenticeships; Management Training; First Aid Training; Safeguarding; Special Educational Needs, and many more.  Successful development is regularly rewarded through programmes such as 'Employee of the Month', as well as a number of different bonus schemes. Finally, we also recognise the value of personal development outside of work offering employees membership to local fitness centres.

If you would like to apply for any of these postions please email our Head Office at for further information.

Shepperton - Surrey

We are currently recruiting for the following positions:

  • Early Years Practitioner with EYTS (can be newly qualified)
  • Level 3 Early Years Practitioners
  • Experienced Room Leaders

Staines - Surrey

We are currently recruiting for the following positions:

  • Level 3 Early Years Practitioners
  • Experienced Room Leaders

Wandsworth - London

We are currently recruiting for the following positions:

  • Early Years Practitioner Level 2 and above
  • Experienced Level 3 Room Leaders
  • Third in Charge to the Nursery
Staff Benefits

Annual Leave
28 Days, including eight public holidays.
Workplace Pension with NEST.
Playtime Awards
Annual awards ceremony to recognise staffs outstanding performance across all Playtime Nursery sites.
Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP)
Compassionate Leave
Up to four days paid leave
Private Health Care*
Playtime Nurseries is able to offer Private Healthcare to our employees at competitive rates.
Employee Discount Scheme*
We work with Perk Box in order to provide our employees with the best offers and perks out there!
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)*
The Employee Assistance Program is offered through Perk Box and is a 24 hour advisory helpline that offers expert advice in areas such as legal, medical and finance.
Childcare Discounts
Up to 100% dependant on average hours and length of service.
Childcare Vouchers
Tax efficient savings on childcare for children up to the age of 15 (16 if disabled).
Gym Membership*
Reduced membership of up to 100% courtesy of The Thames Club, Staines (Playtime Staines ONLY)
Zoe Kett
"The staff are lovely, very attentive and approachable. I would and have recommended Playtime to friends as I know how hard it is to find the perfect balance in a nursery. Playtime really does offer this!!"
Lisa Smith
"I'm very happy with the staff at Playtime, they always keep me upto date with activities the children are doing, I sometimes get emailed pictures of Ellie playing during the day which is great to see.
The staff always make you feel very involved and part of your childs day "