Early years education and childcare jobs

We put together and publish the most up to date list of jobs in early years and childcare. This is on behalf of Ofsted registered childcare employers in Brighton & Hove.

Brighton & Hove City Council - Foster Carers

Required qualification level

Relevant childcare experience.

We want to recruit foster carers to become part of the team of childcare professionals in Brighton & Hove who support children in care.

How to apply

Being a Foster Carer is a vital role. It is challenging but rewarding.

If you want to find out more about Fostering in Brighton & Hove:

Brighton Unemployed Centre Family Project Playroom - Playroom Practitioner/bank staff

Hours and Pay

Hours as and when required.

£10.90 per hour.

Closing date 

This is an ongoing recruitment process. You should apply as soon as possible. 

Required qualification level

Minimum level 3 full and relevant qualification in Early Years and Childcare.

How to apply

To apply for an application pack, which contains a full job description and person specification, send an email to playroom.project@bucfp.org.

Butterfly Nursery - Nursery Nurse / Early Years Practitioner

Hours and pay 

37.5 hours per week.

£22,383 per annum.

£11.45 per hour.

Closing Date

Thursday 28 September 2023.

Required qualification Level

Level 3 full and relevant qualification in Early Years & Childcare or above.

How to apply 

Please apply via the NHS website, or by sending an email to cara.mitchell@nhs.net.

Childminding in Brighton & Hove

Childminders are self-employed businesses that are registered to provide paid childcare from their own home for children under 8 years old.

As a childminder, you can work alone or with up to 2 other childminders.

You must register as a childminder if all of the following apply:

Dolphins Preschool - Pre-school Practitioner (bank/cover)

Hours and pay 

Monday to Friday.

£10.42 to £11.42 per hour.

Closing date

As this is for bank/cover work, there's no closing date. This is a rolling recruitment process so we would encourage applications right away.

Desired qualification level

Minimum level 3 full and relevant early years and childcare qualification or equivalent.

How to apply 

Application pack and further details.

Jump Start Nursery - Early Years Practitioner (x2)

Hours and pay

26.5 hours per week.

There are 2 posts available.

Post 1 hours:

  • 8:45am to 2pm or 9am to 2:15pm, Monday to Thursday
  • 8am to 1:30pm, Friday

Post 2 hours:

  • midday to 5:15pm, Monday to Thursday
  • 8am to 1pm, Friday 

Pay is £23,194 - £23,620 per annum/£12.02 per hour.

Closing date

Sunday 1 October 2023.

Required qualification level 

Minimum level 3 full and relevant qualification in early years and childcare.

Little Angels Nursery - Early Years Practitioner

Hours and pay 

Monday to Friday between 8am and 6pm.

Hours can be discussed at interview.

From £5.50 - £10.50 per hour.

Closing date

Saturday 30 September 2023.

Required qualification level 

Qualified or willing to work towards a Level 2 or 3.

We will consider an apprentice looking to study towards a Level 2 or 3 qualification.

Little Lambs Kindergarten - Early Years Bank Staff

Hours and pay

Ad-hoc hours as and when required

We operate Monday to Friday, shifts between 7:30am and 6pm

From £9 per hour

Closing date 

This is a rolling recruitment process as we are recruiting several people to join our team in this role. Interviews will be ongoing so apply right away. 

Desired qualification level  

Level 2 or 3 in Early years Care and Education

Little Stars Childcare - Bank Staff

Hours and pay

Flexible hours.

From £10.18 to £11 per hour.

Closing date

This is an ongoing rolling recruitment process as we're looking for several bank staff to join our team. You should apply as soon as possible.

Required qualification level 

Relevant qualifications and experience.

How to apply

To get an application pack, send an email to Littlestarsshinebrighton@gmail.com.

Oasis Project - Early Years Practitioner - Bank Staff

Hours and pay 

Hours as and when required.

£18,575 per annum. £9.50 per hour

Closing date

This is a rolling recruitment programme so apply right away

Required qualification level

Level 2 

How to apply 

See our application form and full details about the job here: https://www.oasisproject.org.uk/job-vacancies/

Please complete the application form and equality/diversity monitoring form and email to us at creche@oasisproject.org.uk

Tarnerland Nursery School - Additional Support Workers x 2

Hours and pay  

15 hours per week (term time only).

Fixed Term contract:

  1. Thursday and Friday, 9.30am to 5pm 
  2. to be discussed

£11.59 per hour.

Closing date 

Sunday 24 September 2023 (midnight).

Interview date

Thursday 28 and Friday 29 September 2023 (mornings).

Required qualification level

Not required, although relevant qualifications or experience are welcomed.

How to apply 

To request an application pack:

The Garden Nursery and Preschool - Bank Staff

Hours and pay 

Flexible hours - as and when required

£9.50 to £10.00 per hour

Closing date

This is an ongoing rolling recruitment process. Please apply right away 

Required qualification level 

Level 3

How to apply

To request an application pack or more information, send an email to info@thegardennursery.co.uk or phone 01273 418 089