Kids Collective employs around 45 staff, primarily in childcare and education, and also in support services such as catering, administration and finance. In addition, we operate our own Supply Team of temporary childcare staff. We can offer permanent, temporary, full-time or part-time positions to qualified and unqualified Playworkers and Nursery Practitioners, with a full range of career and training opportunities. We also occasionally have non-childcare positions available.

You can now follow us on [email protected] to ensure you are kept up to date with future job opportunities. All prospective employees must be of the highest calibre and be committed to providing outstanding child care. All members of our team are expected to keep up to date by undertaking ongoing provided training and ensure that the needs of every individual child are well met. All staff must undergo an enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check, receive two satisfactory references and complete a health declaration form. Staff should also be prepared to undertake our mandatory training requirements within the first year of employment.


Current nursery & Kids Collective vacancies

Our extensive Staff Benefits, our Employee Application Form and instructions for how to apply can be found below the list of vacancies.

Kids Collective have exciting opportunities for qualified or unqualified play workers. If you have experience working with children aged 3 to 11 we would love to hear from you. Positions are at our settings within the Altrincham/Hale/Sale/Bowdon and Timperley areas.

Ongoing: Supply team positions (may lead to a permanent position) – Playworkers and Nursery Practitioners are required by all nurseries and Kids Collective to join their Supply Team caring for children aged 0-11 years covering for planned and unplanned absence of permanent staff. These roles are flexible and hours can be chosen to suit you. Permanent positions occasionally become available and staff on our Supply Team are given preference for these vacancies. Although qualified (L2 & L3) candidates are preferred, unqualified candidates are welcome as all training is provided. You could even gain a qualification whilst working, as we also provide funding support! All applicants must undergo a thorough background check and induction training programme in the same way as permanent staff. We offer excellent rates of pay and flexible hours, so if you are reliable and trustworthy and have lots of energy and enthusiasm, apply now!

View our benefits


Deputy Group Manager – Operations


Club Leader

Senior Early Years Practitioner

Early Years Practitioner

Excellent Salaries and Annual Pay Review

Ensuring you are always paid well for your role. Pay increases with qualifications, promotion and performance

Increasing Holidays

After one year's continuous employment, an additional 1 day/year up to a max of 5 additional days (pro rata).

Excellent Career Progression

Regular appraisals help you achieve and ensure you become an excellent practitioner. As we are a group of settings, there are always opportunities for you to develop your career with us.

Free Lunch (Nursery & Holiday Club only)

Request a lunch from the day’s menu free of charge and save £100s per year!

Exceptional Training

Comprehensive training and financial support for vocational training - really helping you to develop your career

Free Health Cash Plan Scheme

A valuable free benefit provided for all staff. You and your family can claim cashback on everyday healthcare expenses such as dentistry, optician’s bills (including glasses and contact lenses), physiotherapy, counselling etc. and it even gives you discounts on local gym membership.

Attendance Bonus

Earn up to £150 extra per year.

Discounted Childcare/Childcare Vouchers

Staff receive 25% discount on their childcare (50% at School's Out Holiday Club) as well as an option to save Tax and NI by taking part of your salary in vouchers to use at our settings or any other eligible provider.

Pension Scheme

Elmscot Ltd operates a Stakeholder Pension Scheme with HSBC. If you choose to join the scheme, we will match your contribution up to a maximum of 3% of your monthly salary.

Outstanding Effort Bonus

Going the extra mile is recognised by parents & team members and staff can be chosen by the setting Manager to receive a pay bonus.

Annual Elmscot Group Awards

An annual ceremony for the entire group where awards and prizes are given to recognise those staff who have excelled over the year.

Free Uniform

All staff receive free tunics and badge when commencing their new job with us.

Part time/Flexible hours

All staff are encouraged to discuss amending their working hours to support flexible working at any time.

Private Staff Rest Area (Nursery & Holiday Club only)

With free tea and coffee provided, this is an area away from the children where staff can eat, rest, watch TV, keep up to date with childcare journals and just have a break. Best of all, we have a strong, supportive team who listen to you, well-maintained and exceptionally well-equipped working environments, and a responsive management team.