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Nursery Nurse – Derby

Derby, Derbyshire
£12.00 - £13.00 per hour + Free CPD Courses, Pension
Education and Training
Full Time

Job Title: Nursery Practitioner

Location: Derby

Salary: £12-£13 per hour (dependent on experience)

Are you passionate about nurturing young minds and shaping the future generation? We are seeking dedicated Nursery Practitioners to join our team and make a difference in the lives of children. As a Nursery Practitioner, you will play a vital role in providing high-quality care and education to children aged 6 months to 4 years in a safe and stimulating environment.

Key Responsibilities:

– Plan and deliver engaging activities that promote children’s physical, emotional, and cognitive development.

– Create a nurturing and inclusive environment where children feel safe, valued, and supported.

– Build positive relationships with children, families, and colleagues to foster a sense of belonging and community.

– Observe and assess children’s progress, keeping accurate records and communicating effectively with parents/carers.

– Ensure the health, safety, and well-being of all children in your care, following safeguarding procedures and regulatory guidelines.


– Previous experience working with children in a nursery or early years setting.

– Relevant qualifications such as a Level 2 or Level 3 Early Years Educator qualification (or equivalent).

– Knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework and experience implementing it in practice.

– Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work effectively as part of a team.

– A genuine passion for working with children and supporting their learning and development.


– Competitive hourly rate (£12-£13 per hour), with opportunities for career progression and professional development.

– A supportive and collaborative working environment with a dedicated team of professionals.

– Opportunities for additional training and qualifications to enhance your skills and expertise.

– Generous holiday allowance and pension scheme.

If you are enthusiastic, dedicated, and committed to providing the highest standards of care and education to young children, we would love to hear from you. Apply now to join our team as a Nursery Practitioner and embark on a rewarding career in early years education.


At Career Teachers we are fully compliant with Agency Worker Regulations, ensuring you receive equal treatment for pay and conditions after a 12 week qualifying period. Please ask for further details.

All quoted rates are inclusive of 12.07% holiday pay.

Important Notice: In order for you to be successful in applying for the above position you should be eligible to work in the UK, or hold a relevant work visa. Safeguarding, quality and integrity are at the heart of what we do. During the application process you are required to:

– Attend an interview in person;

– Give details for us to complete Reference checks;

– Provide an Enhanced DBS disclosure

We are committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people within education. We have a policy, as a matter of courtesy, to respond to all applications within three working days. However, because of the volume of applications, we are sometimes unable to reply to individual enquiries. If we have not contacted you within this specified time your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion, we encourage you to please apply for any other position that you may see in the future. Thank you. Career Teachers is a Recruitment Business and is advertising this vacancy on behalf of one of its Clients.

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