Career Opportunities

​We are always looking for enthusiastic people who have a real passion for childcare and who share our core value of inspiring and developing young minds. Whether you are unqualified and wish to start your career in childcare, or you are an experienced practitioner, we value each and every member of our staff team and recognise that people can bring different ideas and suggestions, all of which are equally valued. We view our team members as our extended family and most of our staff have worked with the company for many years. When you join Ladybird, you can be sure that you will be part of a work family that is committed to helping you reach your goals and nurturing you every step of the way.

Current Vacancies

Interested in joining the Ladybird family? Browse our current vacancies ​across our four settings below and apply online now. We can’t wait to hear from you!

Full time
Room Leader
Full & Part-time
Nursery Practitioner
All Locations
Bank Staff
Up to £13 per hour‍
Nursery Assistant

Benefits of Joining Ladybird


You will have the opportunity to work towards a recognised childcare qualification at no cost to you (subject to eligibility).

Easily Accessible

All of our nurseries are close to local bus and train stations.

Competitive Salary

We offer a competitive salary package with regular salary and performance related reviews.


Generous holiday allowance, as well as holiday over the Christmas period.

Career Progression

Excellent opportunities across our nurseries to develop and progress within your career, with internal promotions supported.

Free Lunches

Freshly prepared cooked lunch for every day you work.

Discounted Childcare

All staff are entitled to a discount on childcare fees across our nurseries.

Free Staff Uniform

All staff are provided with free uniform.

Staff Pension

We auto-enrol you into a pension scheme.

Employees Say About Us

I have worked at Ladybird for over 8 years and have genuinely loved my time here. My manager has always been incredibly supportive and encouraged me to do my best. I have been given several opportunities for growth and have worked with some truly wonderful people.


Ladybird Anerley

I have been a part of the Ladybird family since 1998, starting as a Nursery Practitioner and working my way up to Deputy Manager. Over the last 25 years at Ladybird, I have been supported and encouraged to develop my skills and have been given many opportunities, such as becoming a SENCo.


Ladybird Beckenham

After 8 years of working in childcare, I found it refreshing to come to Ladybird and see that children really are the centre of their focus. Since working here, I have always felt that my experience and ideas are valued and taken on board.


Ladybird Penge

I love working at Ladybird. Having been promoted twice since working here, I truly feel valued in what I do and I feel part of a team that support and help eachother. For me, working at Ladybird is not a job because I enjoy it so much.  


Ladybird Thornsett

Frequently asked questions

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What is your recruitment process?

​Is Ladybird open 7 days a week all year round?

I have no experience but I want to start a career in childcare, can I apply?