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


Interim Nursery Manager

Are you able to hit the floor running, can think outside the box, have a drive and passion for excellent childcare and education? Then this role could be for you: An exciting opportunity to make a real difference, which includes an opportunity to develop and improve the quality of the setting, has arisen for an experienced Interim Nursery Manager at our Flag ship Greyfriars Day nursery. • Full time - 40 hours • Temporary position for 3 – 6 months

up to £40,000 pa depending on knowledge and experience

Level 3 - Nursery Practitioner

We are looking for qualified nursery nurses to join our dedicated, fun and professional teams. Level 2 qualified nursery nurses will also be considered. We have two nurseries; Greyfriars and Bubbles@The Globe and a Training Centre. Part time and full time positions available at both nurseries.

Up to £18,720 depending on knowledge and experience

Room Leader

We are looking for an efficient, organised and professional Room Leader to join our team and make a real difference. You will need a level 3 or higher qualification in childcare with recent relevant experience of working within a Room Leader or Senior Nursery Nurse role. Full time - 40 hours per week

up to £19,760 per annum depending on knowledge and experience

Level 2 - Nursery Practitioner

We are looking for a qualified Nursery Practitioner to join our dedicated, fun and professional team. This is a full time post - 40 hours per week. Job closes: Friday 06 July 2018. 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