Nursery Practitioner - Level 3

  • Tops Day Nursery Ltd
  • Portsmouth, UK
  • 18 Apr, 2024
Full time

Job Description


Location: Tops Southsea, Southsea, Hampshire

Pay rate: Up to £13.33 per hour 

Contracted Hours: 40 hours per week/Full Time


Our Nursery Practioner’s will be working in the Explorers room and looks after the educational and social development of babies and young children up to the age of five. Their primary duties include providing children with a safe environment to learn, helping them to develop basic social and behavioural skills and engaging them in age-appropriate play activities. In joining us, you’ll also become part of our extended family. You’ll work alongside other team members who are passionate about providing care, warmth and kindness to all those who work in our Nurseries.

Tops Southsea Nursery is a 60 place Day Nursery & Pre-School situated in Bruce Road, Southsea. The nursery run several extra-curricular activities including Tops Forest School, cooking school, Boogie Mites, yoga, meditation and much more!  We’re rated 8.7 by and graded GOOD by OFSTED 



At Tops day Nurseries we see working in the childcare industry is a very rewarding career choice. Not only do you get to play an important part in the life of the children, but you also watch them grow and develop whilst learning new things yourself each day.

We are lucky to have a sister company call Aspire Training, (recently listed as one of the Top 100 Employers for Apprenticeships 2023) who offer fantastic Opportunities to develop in your Nursery Career from Level 2 Childcare Apprenticeships all the way through to Nursery Manager or even to become an Early Years Teacher!

Here are some of the other benefits you’ll enjoy as a valued member of our team:


  • 29 days holiday (Full time otherwise pro-rata including Bank Holidays)
  • Up to 60% discount for Childcare within Tops Day Nurseries
  • Pay Day Sub
  • NHS Prescription Charges
  • Optical Care
  • Dental Treatment
  • Companywide profit bonus scheme, annually rewarded each May.
  • Uniform Provided
  • A flexible option to work 4 days week
  • Fantastic career development


A minimum of a Level 3 in Early Years care and Education is essential.

Some of the primary skills we are looking for will be someone will include:

  • Commitment in working with our children, working in the Early Years sector can be as intensive as it is rewarding so you must have a passion for child development and dedicating to caring.
  • Creative skills and imagination to provide educational activities to children that can ensure the child is happy and learning in a rewarding environment.
  • Building relationships, our children thrive in our settings when they have strong bonds and healthy relationship with Nursery Practitioners.
  • Personal skills – to be personable and approachable with children’s parents, as our parent relationships are vital to helping you to understand how to keep children happy and supported, both in nursery and home life.

If you think you have the right skills and attitude to deliver the highest quality of care and engagement for our children as a Nursery Practitioner within one of our Nurseries, then you could be the next to join us. So, apply today and get your career started with us!

All candidates will be required to have an enhanced DBS which is on the update service. All offers are conditional upon satisfactory background checks. This role involves regulated activity with children. You should not apply if you are on the Childrens’ Barred List.




  • Up to 60% discount for Childcare within Tops Day Nurseries
  • A flexible option to work 4 days week
  • Annual pay review
  • 29 days annual holiday entitlement (pro rata)
  • Company pension
  • Great career progression
  • Continuous in-house and external training opportunities
  • Regular supervisions
  • An eco-friendly company with BCorp accreditation
  • Uniform Provided

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