Join Our Team

We have various roles available, from bank staff & trainees all the way up to Management, in a variety of locations, with nurseries in our Beckenham, Catford, Greenwich, Lee, Orpington, Shirley and Sydenham.

We Are Recruiting

We employ passionate people of various levels of qualification across our business. We have Level 5, Level 3 and Level 2 practitioners as well as apprentices starting out in their childcare journey.

All staff are welcomed to Little Elms via our Head Office induction and ongoing training from our training academy. The support in role does not stop there, we have a wealth of knowledge within each setting and staff are provided with Supervisions to help them be the very best they can.

For the opportunity to join the family, drop us your CV. We will then contact you for a chat and hopefully a face-to-face interview, if successful, you will be asked to go through our safer recruitment process including an enhanced DB.

Staff Perks

BUPA

We have teamed up with BUPA to offer all our staff and their families access to the Employee Assistance Programme (EAP). This is a confidential service that offers advice on a plethora of things including; financial difficulties, health advice, family crisis and wellbeing to name a few.

Great Salaries

We all want to earn the very best we can for the work that we do. Here at Little Elms we believe in paying the best salary we can to you. Our salaries are above the market rate and in most cases above what our competitors offer. In addition to a great salary we also have a whole load of additional staff benefits; making Little Elms a perfect choice.

Holiday

Having down time allows us to re-set and relax. That why we offer up to 33 days holiday per year. To top it off for every year you work you will earn 1 extra days holiday for the first 5 years. That’s a whopping 38 days holiday! But we don’t stop there, when you achieve 10 years service we will also give you 1 weeks extra paid holiday to take.

Free Lunch

Our kitchen team are happy to provide you with a nutritious lunch for you to enjoy in the room with the children or if you prefer you can take it with you to enjoy on your break.

Discretionary Bonus

Every 3 months our wonderful staff has the opportunity to earn a 4% bonus based on their earnings. The criteria is simple, measurable and most of all, achievable each month!

The 4 day working week

We understand the importance of a work life balance and that one size does not fit all. Full time staff can work their hours over 4 days, alternatively it can be worked over the classic 5 working days. You decide!

Part Time | Lunch Cover

Not everyone can work full time, that's fine. We want great people in our business and we will happily consider applicants looking for fewer hours or certain days.

Special Leave

From time to time life throws us a curve ball, we offer discretionary leave for individuals in a time of need, be that personal health, family or something else.

Menopause

This can be a challenging time that affects both men and women, we have support at the ready; just speak with your nursery leader.

Bank Staff

Can’t commit to steady hours and days, no problem. Why not consider becoming a member of our Bank staff. Our Bank staff let us know their availability for the next week or two ahead and we offer shifts to cover annual leave, staff training.

Mental Health First Aiders

We have trained up a group of people across Little Elms who have a passion for mental first aid – when you join you will see their pictures and contact details in every nursery. They are on hand to help you if you ever need them.

Staff Events

Every year we strive to put on a company bash, where you can get dressed up and enjoy an event paid for by us. Sometimes at Christmas, sometimes a Summer BBQ, sometimes both. Our parties create great memories, friendships and experiences.

Staff Discount

Being a working parent is tough, that’s why we offer staff a 30% discount on their Nursery fees, this rises if you become a member of the management team.

Did You Say Tea or Coffee?

Having a break during your day is critical, and a hot cuppa can make it all the better. All our staff rooms have free tea, coffee, sugar and milk for you to enjoy while you rest, sometimes there is also a pack of biscuits!

Training Academy

Our training academy will hep you to be the best you can at the role you do, it will develop the skills you have and teach you the ones you want. For every stage of your time at Little Elms we have new and exciting courses for you to attend.

Childcare Discount

All staff are entitled to 30% discount on childcare fees at Little Elms Daycare.

Pension

We auto-enrol you into a pension with Nest, you will receive lots on information through the post once you join Little Elms, its important to plan for your future.

Job Share

If you can only work certain days, let us know. Job shares are possible and we will be happy to see if we can make it work.

Apprenticeships Paid for by us

We firmly believe in supporting people in their careers and passion. We also believe that apprentices are the future and happily support staffs at all levels reach their next goal.

Employee Hub

Our employee hub is an online platform where you will find information about all our sites, head office departments, contact details, links to booking your annual leave and so much more. View our hub here

Send Us Your CV

If you want to join a growing family run company that offers competitive salaries and great benefits then we’re the company for you!
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Learning

Little Elms Daycare set out to assist all children attending the setting to attain their maximum potential within their perceived capabilities.

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Nurseries

Across all 10 locations our nurseries offer state-of-the-art facilities, combining bright and spacious rooms indoors with fabulous outdoor areas.

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Would you like to know more? Click through to our contact page and either give us a call or fill out the enquiry form with any questions.

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