Below you will find a list of current childcare job vacancies in Portsmouth. Please check back for regular updates.

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Childcare vacancies

NVQ Level 3 staff - Teddy Bears Nursery School

232 Southampton Rd, Portsmouth PO6 4QD

To work in a well-established nursery amongst an excellent team of staff. Must have NVQ Level 3 or above or equivalent in children's care, learning and development. Will be an enthusiastic key person to join our team to provide stimulating and enjoyable activities, observations and planning activities for children according to EYFS. Must be passionate about working with young children.Will also have good team skills, good communication skills, able to maintain children's profiles and the ability to provide a safe stimulating educational care.

Salary will be according to experience. Job offer is subject to references and cleared DBS check.

Closing date: 28 February 2019

For more details and an application form please email teddybearsnurseryschool@hotmail.co.uk or call 023 9238 5005.

Nursery Manager - Twinkle Star Day Nursery

Portsmouth PO2 0AD

We are an outstanding nursery providing high quality childcare to children aged 0-4 years. We pride ourselves on having a committed and caring team of staff who support children's learning, development and well-being.

We are seeking a full-time Nursery Manager, preferrably with 2 years experience in managing a setting either to a good or outstanding Ofsted inspection. Minimum Level 3 qualification required.

Salary range: To be negotiated

Full/part-time: Full-time

Closing date: 28 February 2019

Applications must be submitted on an application form which can be obtained by contacting Lorraine Allan. CVs will not be accepted. 

We are committed to safeguarding children and follow safe recruitment procedures. All appointments are subject to a minimum of two satisfactory references, an Enhanced DBS check and successful completion of an induction period.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Lorraine Allan either by email (lorraine.allan@twinklenursery.co.uk) or over the phone (023 9242 0234)

Level 3 qualified nursery practitioner and a Level 2 apprentice - Dysart Nursery

Drayton, Portsmouth, PO6 2LY

We are a good nursery providing high quality childcare to children aged 0-4 years. We pride ourselves on having a committed and caring team of staff who support children's learning, development and well-being.

Applicants should have at least 2 years experience in a childcare setting.

Full/part time: 20 – 30 hours per week

Salary range: Minimum wage

Closing date for applications: 1 March 2019

Job offer is subject to references and cleared DBS check

Applications must be submitted on an application form which can be obtained by emailing dysartnursery@hotmail.com

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact us on 023 9232 7244

Level 2 and Level 3 Apprentices, Roberts Day Nursery

City Centre, Portsmouth PO1 1HT

The Roberts Day Nursery is a safe and stimulating environment for children from birth to 5 years. We are open 51 weeks of the year from 8am to 6pm. The Nursery is open plan, with a secure garden, a multi- purpose sensory room and benefits from local amenities. Our experienced and dedicated staff are passionate about giving children the best learning and range of experiences possible. Staff treat all our children and their families with dignity, care and respect. From the point of induction we promote positive relationships between the child and their designated key person. Once settled this enables the children to feel secure within their environment where our highly trained staff plan quality and engaging activities that all children enjoy. Over the last year the nursery has provided care and education to 146 children. The Nursery is ideally located in Portsmouth City Centre with easy access routes in and out of the city.

We are seeking level 2 and level 3 apprentices to join our fantastic team. These are great opportunities for people who love working with children and would like to complete a qualification whilst gaining experience in a busy, friendly nursery environment. We are looking for someone who will be committed to provide a stimulating and fun atmosphere for children, promoting positive behaviour in children and encouraging the children to be as positive and independent as possible.

Main Duties:

  • To be flexible and willing to work closely with our senior nursery team and plan suitable activities for the age range of children in your group in conjunction with other group leaders. You will be responsible for a small group of key children.
  • To be involved in assessing, observing and recording children’s achievements and meeting parents on parents meeting.
  • To keep individual learning journals/care records up to date.
  • To support all staff and engage in effective team work. 
  • To attend all out of work activities for example training, monthly staff meetings, parent/ carer evenings, sports day, graduation day.
  • To be involved in food preparation such as snacks, meals and cleaning equipment.
  • To keep an up to date record of accidents, ensuring the nursery is in compliance with the health and safety regulations 
  • To respect confidentiality of information received. 
  • To ensure that all of the children’s needs are met liaising and working with parents.


For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Claire Jolliffe (Nursery Manager).

Full/part time: Full-time

Salary range: £3.50 per hour

Closing date for applications: 12/03/2019

Applications must be submitted on an application form which can be obtained by contacting Claire Jolliffe (Nursery Manager) by email at Claire.jolliffe@robertscentre.org.uk or over the phone on 023 9229 6919.

We are committed to safeguarding children and follow safe recruitment procedures.  All appointments are subject to a minimum of two satisfactory references, an Enhanced DBS check and successful completion of an induction period.

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