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Jobs in Nurseries

Working at Fennies is about loving what you do and having the passion to be the best at it!

If you’re passionate about providing ‘the right start for under 5s,’ then Fennies wants you. We’ve been excelling in early years since 1992, and we’re opening new nurseries every year. We don’t acquire existing nurseries, so each of our settings is Fennies through and through, from our exceptional culture to our bespoke rooms. From day one, you’ll be supported by our tailored induction, and you’ll be given professional career development with guidance from the Fennies Academy. Apply today to join our family-run, award-winning nurseries.

Featured Nursery Jobs

Are you looking for a nursery job in Surrey, London or Kent? There are exciting job opportunities in your area, so if you’re an enthusiastic Nursery Practitioner, a supportive Room Leader or an inspirational Manager, start your search below.
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Fennies Job Search page.

Why join Fennies Nurseries?

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Career development

We are dedicated to developing your skills from day one of your career at Fennies. That’s why you’ll be onboarded through a paid week-long induction where you can meet the Academy Team. You’ll get continued support and training, and you’ll get exciting opportunities to make professional career development.
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Well-being benefits

You’ll get up to 33 days of annual leave (inclusive of bank holidays), the chance to join the cycle to work scheme, exciting team incentives, and fun monthly events to help you progress in your life outside of Fennies. Learn to mix cocktails, get mortgage advice, try a meditation class and much more!
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Competitive salary

We are seeking the very best childcare professionals who are passionate about providing the right start for under 5s in our nurseries. That’s why we offer competitive salaries for our dedicated team members, to ensure we are retaining the very best of the best for our children and families.
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What job roles are there in a nursery?

Nursery Manager

We are looking for inspirational managers to join the Fennies family. So, if you have a wealth of experience working with children and you know the best way to support your team, then search for our exciting opportunities.

Deputy Nursery Manager

If you’re a dedicated early years professional that has experience in managing and developing teams in nurseries, or you’re a Third in Charge looking to take the next step, search for our Deputy Manager positions.

Third in Charge

We have exciting Third in Charge positions for Room Leaders looking to join the Nursery Senior Management Team. We’ll give you training on how to support the Management Team so that you can take the next steps in your professional journey.

Room Leader

If you’re an experienced Nursery Practitioner and you’re dedicated to working in childcare, then this job offers the exciting next step in your journey. You’ll help to manage and support every child and team member in your room.

Nursery Practitioner

We have Nursery Practitioner roles at different levels. From Nursery Practitioners that have spent years in childcare developing their skills to those that have recently completed their training, you’ll find the right role for you as long as you are passionate about working with children.


As well as our full-time nursery positions, we have roles in the kitchen, housekeeping and head office.

Meet Our Recruitment Team

Fennies has a passionate Recruitment Team whose job is to find the very best childcare professionals for our nurseries. They will be there through the recruitment process to ensure you feel confident for your interviews and are ready to start your journey with Fennies.

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What do you need to work in a nursery?

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The most important thing you need to have a job in a nursery is a love of children. The rest you can learn, have training in or get support with. To be a Nursery Practitioner or to become a childcare professional, you'll need to have a qualification in Childcare.

We look for people who are kind, caring and reliable. If you have a child of your own or experience working with children, you'll know how important it is to be present and build strong relationships with every child and family you meet, so we look for this in our potential early years candidates.

Caroline, Head of Talent

If you don't know where to start with your CV, take a look at this helpful blog.

A Recruiters Tips for Writing an Early Years CV
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If you have childcare experience, you may be considered for the Nursery Practitioner role. You’ll understand the importance of nurturing each child and appreciate their differences. You may also need the relevant qualifications.
How many hours a week you work will depend on whether you work full-time or you work part-time hours. To get more information on the expected hours of work contact recruitment@fennies.com.
Fennies’ standard day is from the hours of 7:45 am – 6 pm. Fennies also offers extra sessions if parents require longer hours, and it is important that the rooms are set up correctly before the children arrive. So, you may be required to work any time within these hours depending on the needs of your setting.
Fennies is only open in the week, Monday to Friday. However, depending on your role you may be required to work occasional weekends. To get more information on the expected days of the week you’ll work contact recruitment@fennies.com.