Baby Room Practitioners wanted

Job Summary

We currently have a full-time vacancy in our Baby Room at Lakehouse Nursery! You would be working with a minimum of 4 other team members in this vibrant and busy room to deliver outstanding care and education to our gorgeous littlest ones.

Fed up of being stuck inside? We have great outside space. Being in the heart of Portishead, the team regularly take children on walks around the lake grounds, marina and to the beach and local shops.

You have the freedom to be as creative as you can to ensure that our children get the best possible learning experience, whilst you have fun too. We also have our own online observation system, so good riddance to piles of paperwork!

We are looking for someone with previous baby experience, but not limited to daycare.  The ideal candidate will be natural nurturing, hands on and absolutely love babies.

We have 2 nurseries in Portishead; Lakehouse Nursery is a beautiful Victorian building on the Lakegrounds and Stationhouse Nursery is next to Portishead Marina and High Street, its main building is the old Portishead Police Station and we also have the lovely Victorian Police House which is now a preschool and staff learning and relaxation space.

Responsibilities and Duties

What do we expect from you?

- To work as part of a team to create a fun, appealing and safe environment for children (and staff!) to learn and develop

- Use resources and equipment creatively to plan and provide stimulating activities for children

- To work in partnership with parents making them feel proud and confident to leave their precious little ones in our care

- Utilise our systems to record children's learning, and plan for their next steps

- Help us to grow and develop by inputting ideas and keeping abreast of new and exciting ways of working

- Tend to children's care needs and offer cuddles and professional love as appropriate

Qualifications and Skills


- Level 3 Qualified

- Grade C or above in GCSE English and Maths or equivalent

- Degree level qualification an advantage

- Paediatric First Aid (we'll pay for this qualification for you if yours has run out)

- Food Hygiene (we'll pay for this qualification too if its needed)

- Safeguarding Level 1 minimum (we'll pay for this one too as it's really important)


- Good communicator

- Great listener

- Team player

- Patient

- Good Understanding of the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum

- Good work ethic

- Eyes in the back of your head – always an advantage!

Previous Experience

- Minimum of 2 years’ experience of working directly with babies.

- Key working children - ability to plan and deliver activities and experiences to support their continued development

- Life Experience and other interests an advantage! (traveling, sports, ability to play an instrument/sing, art, drama - the list goes on!)

Lakehouse Nurseries Ltd. is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all of our children and expects everyone to share this commitment. We follow a robust Safer Recruitment process and you will be required to fill in a company application form and bring identification as well as a current CRB to interview. References and a new CRB/DBS will be required prior to any offer of employment.


  • We offer a generous salary, reviewed annually
  • 30 days holiday as standard and an extra day added at 3,5 and 7 years
  • Condensed hours so you can work a 4-day week if you prefer,
  • We pay for your initial CRB
  • Full Induction programme
  • Individual training budgets, (course and time paid) and access to our fantastic Leadership development programme for those wanting to progress,
  • Long service bonuses (1.5% lump sum at each milestone)
  • Pension Scheme
  • Free Uniform
  • Cooked lunch for £1
  • Large staff room so you can relax on your breaks
  • Massively subsidised childcare after 2 years’ service
  • Subsidised Gym Membership
  • We even get you a present on your Birthday!
  • Free parking and a brilliant location

Most importantly you will be valued and be part of a friendly and dedicated team. We have two nurseries in Portishead, so you'll have plenty of opportunity to share your knowledge, learn, and progress (if that's what you're looking for).

Job Type: Full-time, must be level 3 qualified.

Salary: £16,016 to £19,136 per annum


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