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Where is the best place to look for jobs in childcare?

(5 Posts)
bigchris Sat 08-Aug-09 12:59:12

A friend is looking for a job in preschools or a playgroup or a nursery but isn't having much luck.
Are there any specific websites I could direct her to?
Thanks smile

gigglewitch Sat 08-Aug-09 13:03:58

try the local authority (town/city council) own websites, they often post their nursery and playworker vacancies on there smile

purepurple Sat 08-Aug-09 13:08:20

I would suggest she phones the nurseries/pre-schools direct as a lot of them can't afford the advertising fees when they have vacancies.
Or send a letter and ask for an interview.
Or try the Jobcentreplus website.

nannynick Sat 08-Aug-09 22:45:41

Contacting nurseries direct is usually the best method.
If the nursery is a council one council will list job vacancies at the nursery along with other council jobs on the council website and also possibly on

Another thing to try is working for a nursery temp agency - then your friend will get to visit several local nurseries. Temp agencies will usually require NVQ Level 3 or equiv qualification... so that the temp can be a room leader if necessary.

Local authority websites

Nurseryworld website

Local press - that's where I found mine.

Send cvs to nurseries and other childcare providers.

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