All vacancies advertised here come from employers which are members of the MITEY network, and have signed up to the MITEY Charter. Whilst this offers no guarantee that your application will be successful, it does suggest they are interested, in principle, in employing male staff.

The MITEY Jobs Board is currently free to advertisers and jobseekers. As such it is an unfunded facility, operated entirely on a goodwill basis in between other projects and strands of work (some of which are funded and must take priority!). So whilst we do our best to remove posts when they become out of date, we cannot guarantee that we won’t occasionally, in error, leave a vacancy advertised beyond its closing date. If you are an advertiser, please help us avoid such problems by telling us for how long the post should be advertised. If you are a jobseeker, please check the advert carefully and if necessary double-check with the advertiser that its vacancy/ies is/are still open, before spending time on your job application. Good luck!

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MITEY 012: Preschool practitioners, London

Minimum Level 3 childcare qualification plus previous work experience essential

(Level 2 qualified and working towards level 3 will be considered)

A rare opportunity to join this fun and caring Jewish community

OFSTED OUTSTANDING preschool which welcomes both children and staff from all faiths and denominations.

We are looking for an enthusiastic person to join our friendly team of staff to provide high quality care in a stimulating and warm environment. (term time only)

Preschool Practitioner 1                       Preschool Practitioner 2

Mon – Thurs 8.30am – 12.30pm                        Mon-Thurs 8.30am – 3.15pm

Friday – 8.30am – 1.30pm                                   Friday – 8.30am – 1.30pm

Starting Tuesday 4th January 2022                   Starting immediately       

Salary based on experience and qualifications.

For a job description and application form contact Louise

email: info@yeladenu.com  phone: 07918 085029

This post will require enhanced DBS, full satisfactory references and medical clearance. Yeladenu preschool is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are an equal opportunities employer.

MITEY 011: Nursery Practitioner / Teacher, Bristol

Workplace: Archfield House Nursery, 4 Archfield Road, Cotham, Bristol, BS6 6BE

Job type: permanent, full-time 

Please email your CV to office@archfieldhousenursery.co.uk or give us a call on 0117 942 2120

We are looking for passionate, qualified Early Years Practitioners to join our team. We have 4 groups; Ducklings (babies), Beehive (Toddlers), Squirrels (2-3’s) and Wise Owls (Pre-School) and a sister nursery; Woodland House Nursery which is based in Clifton.

Archfield has been a nursery since 1986 and is situated in a beautiful building that has expanded over the past 15 years. We pride ourselves in being a very forward thinking, reflective team who want the very best for children, families and our staff team.

Some key things to know about our setting:

  • We have a planning in the moment approach
  • Natural learning experiences are of high importance to us
  • Our Pre-School children go to Beach and Forest School sessions a few times a week
  • We have ‘Wandering Wonderers’ sessions which are relaxed outings with all age groups in our local vicinity
  • Outdoor environments are hugely important to us and luckily have exciting, large outdoor areas for play
  • We have a high emphasis on Continual Professional Development, we regularly host NDNA training in our Training Room and have 2 In-Service Days a year
  • We are one big family with regular staff socials!

Some of the benefits for working with us are:

  • Working alongside incredibly friendly and likeminded colleagues
  • Up to 33 days annual leave
  • Birthday day off
  • Great rates of pay
  • Profit scheme bonus after 2 years service
  • Lots of Continual Professional Development opportunities (including 2 In-Service Days a year)
  • NHS Top Up and Employee Assistant Programme
  • A family run, professional working environment with just 2 settings
  • Parking permits available
  • Ofsted rated Outstanding setting

Diversity statement: The more diversity we have in our team, the more unique perspectives and bright ideas we share. Everyone deserves the best opportunities, care and learning experiences, regardless of their race, gender identity, religion, physical abilities, age or sexual orientation. We embrace employees and candidates from these underrepresented groups to help make this vision a reality.

MITEY 010: Careers at Little Forest Folk (South London)

Our nurseries are situated in magical sites where children’s imaginations are free to run wild. We follow the core Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum and incorporate learning in a safe and secure outdoor environment, where free play, fresh air, exposure to the natural world and physical activity are an integral part of learning. We are a social enterprise and we invest a share of our profits to provide full-time free places beyond the government allowance to eligible children.

We are always looking for special staff who understand our passion and our vision to get more kids outdoors. Send in your CV to careers@littleforestfolk.com with the subject Careers if you’d be interested in joining our team.

We spend from 9:30am to 3:30pm outdoors, year round, no matter the weather. We employ people with a zest for life, a love of the outdoors and a passion for the importance of kids playing and being outside.

We welcome applications from practitioners qualified to NVQ Level 3 or above in Early Years childcare but also accept applications from non-qualified candidates who share our desire to reconnect children with nature. Any Forest School qualifications or experience are a bonus but not a requirement, as we train in-house. 

To show our appreciation for your dedication we pay above industry average. We offer an incomparably beautiful setting for your days. We guarantee you’ll be working with incredibly friendly and like-minded colleagues. And at Little Forest Folk we don’t believe you should work on your birthday!

We give Educators the respect and value that they deserve; we pay the top salaries in the industry & look after you with leading holiday, sick pay and amazing benefits. We have fun at work and we care about you as an individual. 

We believe in looking after the people who look after our children, so our educators enjoy a range of perks such as:

• 28 days annual leave, inclusive of public holidays
• 1 additional day of annual leave after each full year of employment
• A day off on your birthday – everyone should spend their birthday eating cake, not at work!
• Competitive salaries
• Funded Level 3 Forest School Qualification
• Funded Level 3 Early Years Diploma for outstanding unqualified practitioners
• Career progression opportunities
• Long Service awards
• Employee of the Month awards
• Opportunity to work for a week over Summer in the beautiful Tuscany on one of our Little Forest Folk holidays
• Professional development and in-house training with leading names in the Early Childhood industry.
• Social events throughout the year – a chance to hang up the wellies and let your hair down with your teammates!
• A fit, healthy, active job (cancel your gym membership!)
• Discounts at our favourite outdoor retailers
• Bike to Work Scheme (provider – Cyclescheme)
• Member of Techscheme – purchase the latest tech through Little Forest Folk
• Cash back health plan (provider – Paycare)
• Workplace Nursery Scheme (50 % discount on places, subject to availability) 

About you
Are you passionate about early years education, the outdoors and connecting children back to nature? Would you like to be a part of an “Outstanding” outdoor nursery organisation, recognised by the Queen for their innovation?
Come and join our beautiful fully outdoor forest nurseries, where we are providing 2-5 year olds with an exemplary early years learning experience, to help them become the children most likely to succeed in today’s world.
As our ideal nursery practitioner, you will be creative, high-energy, outstanding with children and dedicated to having fun. You will have knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage and be able to scaffold an environment for child-led, play-based learning. You will join a dynamic team and work together to provide wonderful opportunities for children to explore and develop.

MITEY 009: Nursery educator, South London

Sowing & Growing Nursery and Preschool is looking for a nursery educator, for a salary of £17,000 – £22,000 

Job description:
Sowing and Growing Nursery and Preschool (S&G) is a new and exciting setting situated in the West Norwood/Dulwich area with a capacity of 60 children. Our approach sees children flourish in the heart of their own learning and within a language rich environment. We do this by working closely with families and our local community in order to provide the best possible start for children. We intentionally empower the Sowing and Growing team to successfully deliver the most crucial stage of development.

Our families have a high expectation of quality care and communication. This is achieved by recruiting the best staff who are committed to going the extra mile to support children. As an organisation, we are committed to supporting our team and their well-being.

We are seeking a passionate and enthusiastic Nursery Educator. The person we are looking for should be a team player and someone who is passionate about making a positive contribution to lives of children in their early years. The role will be to help ensure all children receive high quality care, are kept safe and are provided with stimulating play experiences which meet their individual needs within the rooms. Male applicants are strongly encouraged to apply in order to support the diversification of the nursery sector in which males are under-represented, but we will not discriminate against female applicants.

About you:
• A motivated people person, team player & a willing learner
• Solution focused & and committed to improve where possible
• Excellent spoken and written English as well as a strong communicator
• Reliable, honest and a person who conducts themselves with integrity
• Relevant Early Years Qualification, Level 2 or 3 
• Passionate about childcare with expert understanding of the EYFS curriculum 
• Fun with a sense of humor 
• A desire to progress within the Early Years sector

• Competitive salary
• Competitive pension scheme 
• Annual Bonus schemes
• £500 refer a friend bonus 
• Value-driven nursery setting 
• Paid training and qualifications opportunities
• 15% Childcare discount 
• Strong transport links
• Fun staff socials 
• 30 days annual leave
• Our very own nursery pets!

Your roles and responsibilities:
– Building and maintaining excellent relationships with parents and families.
– Supporting your team.
– Taking responsibilities for the day-to-day care of all children within the room.
– Liaising with parents/carers as appropriate.
– Taking part in formal and informal team meetings within and after work hours.
-Modelling and always implementing the highest standards of Early Education practice.
– Facilitating a creative and innovative range of play and learning experiences, making full use of indoor and outdoor environments.
– Taking on ‘Key Person’ responsibilities including building relationships with a small group of children and their families. 
– Ensuring the safety and well being of all children in your care resulting in total avoidance of preventable accidents and promoting a feeling of security and satisfaction among all parents. 
– Planning for the individual needs of each child is maintained to a high standard.
– Ensuring that the nursery remains clean and safe for all children and early years team.
– Understanding, implementing and moulding the nursery’s policies and procedures.
– Participating in professional development and training.
– Providing high quality care and activities for children.
– Working a flexible shift pattern within the opening hours.
– Preparing and serving food for snack time and drinks for children, encouraging good nutrition and sociable eating.
– Joining a small team within the room and working alongside them to ensure continuity of care.

Apply here: https://www.sowingandgrowing.co.uk/nursery-preschool-educator.

MITEY 008: Set up as a self-employed childminder with tiney

tiney is empowering brilliant early years educators to solve the UK’s childcare crisis – change lives from your living room! The company is on a mission to find brilliant people – including men! – who share its dream of giving every child a quality Early Years education. You’ll learn how to start your own home nursery and be supported by tiney’s world class education training, guidance and community as you go.

What is a tiney childminder?
  • An Ofsted-approved childminder. Caring for a small group of children in your own home, empowered by tiney’s all-in-one app that helps you create contracts, process payments, communicate with families, and track children’s learning – the first of its kind!
  • An early years educator. Armed with world-class training, continuous professional development and a diverse but like-minded community.
  • A self-employed entrepreneur. Running your own business and calling all the shots – but without the boring bits.
What you’ll be doing:
  • Setting up your home to host up to 6 local children from ages 1-4
  • Developing daily plans and activities that encourage learning through play
  • Supporting the children’s development through readings, activities and exploration
  • Preparing simple but nutritious meals
  • Preparing your children to succeed in their future!
What you’ll need:
  • You must be able to host up to six children in your own home
  • Energy and enthusiasm to learn and be part of something new and exciting!
What you’ll get from tiney:
  • Over £3,000 of value provided in your first year alone, including world class early years training (if you need it – if not you can fast track!)
  • Ofsted approval, paediatric first aid, DBS update service 
  • Personalised business coaching, free marketing materials and step-by-step guidance to help you land your first customers
  • 1:1 support from our team throughout your registration process
  • Billing, contract and customer support once you’re working with families
  • Lifetime access to a collaborative community of other tiney childminders
How to apply:
  • Follow this link, scroll to the bottom and register your information. You will then be redirected to schedule an introductory call with one of our friendly recruitment advisors. If you have any questions, email Chloe Nalbantian

MITEY 007: Early years educator/ outdoor learning specialist

Outdoor Owls, a new outdoor nursery in Richmond, Surrey, is looking for a new early years educator with a passion for outdoor learning. For more details, see below:

We are looking for someone with ideally a level 3 childcare qualification to join our to work with a group of 28+ children each day. This is a great opportunity for someone with a serious passion for outdoor learning (and not afraid to get their hands dirty!) to join the team at its early stage. You will be working alongside expert and experienced outdoor educators within a modern management setting. We have a unique ethos and curriculum and aim to deliver an “owlstanding” child and parent experience.

  • Responsibilities include:
  • Providing care to children (emotional, hygiene and preparing food)
  • Facilitating children’s learning, development and wellbeing
  • Ensuring our safeguarding procedures are followed as well as following our health and safety routines
  • Using our mobile app to record and administer child logbooks
  • Building great parent rapport
  • Involvement in planning learning days and coming up with ideas for new activities and experiences

The ideal candidate will be a general outdoor play enthusiast (interested in Forest Schooling methods); confident dealing with health & safety and safeguarding of children; well versed in all things EYFS; ideally have an Early Years Level 3 qualification (or above).

Our nursery operates 51 weeks of the year with children attending full days. The days typically begin and end at our indoor setting (near Richmond station). Our core learning setting is at our green space (or “basecamp” as we call it) which is walking distance away and we also go on adventures around the local community to bring new experiences to children e.g. elderly care home, libraries, parks & wildlife centres

Why Us?

  • Innovative and ambitious nursery project – be part of an exciting movement and make positive change!
  • Outdoors and community – huge opportunity to teach and develop children outdoors using forest schooling methods. Spend your own days outdoors in nature and fresh air!
  • Passionate and professional team – you’ll be working with experienced professionals. We are passionate about our mission and have full confidence in our educators who are key to our success.
  • Career growth and opportunities – we are looking for someone eager to learn from others around them. You will have opportunities to grow and develop with Outdoor Owls.

Competitive Package

At Outdoor Owls you will be given a competitive salary and opportunities for bonuses.

Along with plenty of responsibility, you’ll receive: 28 days annual leave (inclusive of public holidays), heavily subsidised delicious warm lunches, professional development experiences and opportunities and other cool perks! We have some handy discounts for you too (oh, and of course you’ll receive some neat Outdoor Owls clothing & merch!).

How to Apply

If you’re interested in this unique and exciting opportunity to be a part of something special for children in London, please share us your CV along with answering “why you think you would be a good fit for the position” and send us an email to “hello@outdoorowls.co.uk”.

MITEY 006: Twelve apprenticeships at Kids Planet Day Nurseries

Kids Planet Day Nurseries, the third largest nursery provider in the UK, is actively looking for 12 male recruits to its Level 2 apprenticeship programme in Greater Manchester (men are also very welcome to apply for apprenticeships at other Kids Planet settings too!). To find out more about the Kids Planet Men in Childcare initiative, click here. It is part of a partnership project with MITEY, funded by Greater Manchester Combined Authority: find out more about the Removing Barriers to Apprenticeships scheme here.

MITEY 005: Various roles with N Family Club

We believe that nursery is more than daycare – it’s the start of your child’s education, preparation for school, and the foundation for a healthy lifestyle.

Working with early years expert Dr David Whitebread, we’ve developed a teaching philosophy based on the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum that blends influences from Jerome Bruner, Reggio Emilia and Maria Montessori. It’s a nurturing environment where children can explore, learn and develop their interests through play.

Click here for more information

Our outstanding early years educators build on children’s individual strengths and passions, setting a high standard for their learning and development. Each child receives a personalised approach that inspires them to become a purposeful, life-long learner. As part of our ambition to create London’s best nursery group we’ve also created the N Academy, supporting our team to pursue their own education and training to the highest level.


We give Educators the respect and value that they deserve; we pay the top salaries in the industry & look after you with leading holiday, sick pay and amazing benefits. We have fun at work and we care about you as an individual. 

Core benefits 
– £19-26K annual salary 
– Performance related bonus of up to £875 per year + Ofsted Outstanding bonus
– Up to 33 days holiday a year (including bank holidays) and 3 additional days over the Christmas period
– Funding & paid time off for Level 3 / EYTT/ EY Degrees/Forest School/Leadership training
– Promotion opportunities in a fast growing company
– Childcare discount 10%, rising to 25% when you become a nursery manager
– Enhanced maternity pay for both mums and dads
– 10 days full sick pay, 2 days leave for dependents leave & 5 days compassionate leave
– Paid overtime and training including 2 inset days per year 

N Extras 
– Round the world trip and 2 weeks additional holiday for 5 years service 
– Refer a friend bonus of £500 for existing and ex employees
– Free daily lunch, smoothie and coffee 
– Annual clothing allowance of £100 (no uniform)
– Amazing wellbeing benefits including Headspace membership, massages, free counselling, 10% Classpass membership discount, hardship fund, staff suggestion bonus 
– Brilliant team culture, parties and celebrations

What you will be doing
– Responsible for the delivery of our ‘learning through play’ educational ethos
– Innovating with activities and constantly challenging your children’s learning and development
– Building and maintaining excellent relationships with parents
– Promoting child welfare and ensure safeguarding procedures are followed
– Working a flexible shift pattern within the opening hours (7am-7pm)

About you
– Passionate about Education and making a difference to the lives of children
– Positive (always see the glass half full)
– Driven by a ‘make it happen’ attitude
– A love for customer service (making people happy)
– High energy brought to every task you take on, and solution driven approach to problems
– Experience with children
– Either a relevant Early Years qualification or excited to start one with us.

Apply here.

We also have a vacancy for a NURSERY ROOM LEADER, based in Brixton. Find out more and apply here.

MITEY 004: Male apprenticeship programme

London Early Years Foundation is offering a male-only apprenticeship programme, starting in March 2020. The 12-18 month programme offers a salary of £12,000 to 16,000, plus other benefits.

LEYF is an award-winning social enterprise with 39 nurseries in the capital, and is one of the UK’s leading innovators on recruiting and retaining male staff.

Find out more and apply here.