Working for us

Thank you for considering working for Greyfriars and Bubbles Nurseries. The shared objective of everyone at GML is to keep the children we care for safe and to provide them with the best possible childcare. We are therefore committed to thorough and safer recruitment.

We believe that having the right person in the right role is key for a happy, professional and effective team. Getting this right allows our staff to focus on our number one priority – the children who attend our nurseries; making sure they are happy, safe, secure, stimulated and fulfilled. In a recent staff survey, comments were:

'I enjoy seeing the children grown and develop'

'I love my job and the freedom I have to fulfil my role'

'The team I work with are friendly and helpful'

'It's been great doing my qualification; my assessor was always around to give me help when I needed it and I found the workshops really useful'

'It's lovely how the company has its own in house training so staff can complete their qualifications on site'

'Such a good company to work for - not only is there a passion to provide excellent child care but staff are appreciated, recognised and encouraged to fulfil their potential'

'Best company I've worked for... I love my job!'

Below you can find details of the available nursery jobs in Reading.

Qualifications and Training

Our employees are our greatest asset. Therefore, as an organisation, we recognise, promote and encourage Continued Personal Development (CPD).

Regular staff away days allow time for necessary training and development, but also offer a chance to have fun and bond as a team.

Our nursery teams comprise of staff at various levels of professional development. Many have, or are working towards the following qualifiations:

  • Level 2 Childcare
  • Level 3 Childcare
  • Foundation Degree
  • Degree


We welcome individuals with a passion for childcare who wish to undertake an apprenticeship. We endeavour to help and support them throughout their learning journey.


We have dedicated onsite training rooms to undertake and deliver in-house training courses.

Courses include:

  • Food hygiene
  • Behaviour management
  • Safeguarding
  • First aid
  • Makaton


Lunch cover - Nursery Support Worker

Part time lunch cover positions available at Bubbles@The Globe Day Nursery Work pattern: Monday - Friday. 11 am - 2 pm We are looking for unqualified or qualified staff Salary dependent on qualifications, knowledge and experience

Dependent on qualifications and experince

Level 3 - Nursery Practitioner

We are looking for qualified and passionate nursery practitioners to join our dedicated, fun and professional team. Level 2 qualified nursery nurses will also be considered. Part time and full time positions available.

Up to £18,720 depending on knowledge and experience

Nursery Manager

This is an exciting, challenging and unique opportunity to make a real difference to develop and improve the quality of our Flag ship Greyfriars Day nursery. The role is a Nursery Manager however as a small company you will be working closely with the Senior Management team to build and progress the nursery to the next stage of its journey. This role may suit someone looking to take their career from Nursery Manager to the next level. Greyfriars Nursery is affiliated to Greyfriars Church and maintains a Christian ethos in line with the Church’s values. We aim to keep the child at the centre of everything we do. The role is full time (40 hours per week) Hours can be worked flexibly. This can be discussed at interview.

Negotiable depending on experience

Level 2 - Nursery Practitioner

We are looking for qualified, professional and passionate Nursery Practitioners to join our dedicated, fun Nursery team. Full time post - 40 hours per week. We do reserve the right to close adverts early, for example, we have received an unprecedented high volume of applications

Up to £16,000 pa depending on knowledge and experience