Childcare Practitioner – Tops Lakeside

  • Permanent
  • South East
  • Up to £25,604 GBP / Year
  • Salary: Up to £25,604

Website Tops and Aspire

Tops Days Nursery in Lakeside seeking a Level 3 Childcare Practitioner to join our team, working on a full-time capacity. This is a beautiful, eco-sustainable nursery situated within the grounds of the ever expanding 1000 Lakeside Business Park. 

Employees benefit from on-site parking, a free shuttle bus from Hilsea to Cosham and fresh fruit, tea and coffee all free of charge! There are also numerous extensive and helpful amenities on the campus ranging from a variety of different coffee shops and restaurants to a florist and hairdressers!

The 61 place nursery is comprised of 2 buildings, one of which being our brand new eco cabin, which is surrounded by beautiful nature reserves. The nursery run a number of extra-curricular activities including Tops Forest School, cooking school, Boogie Mites, yoga, meditation and much more!

If you want to play a pivotal role in educating the next generation in an award winning, sustainable day nursery… join our family today!


£700 Welcome Bonus. Why not be rewarded with a massive incentive to kick off the start of your journey with Tops Day Nurseries or a Free Paddlboard. All successful candidates are eligible
Health & Wellbeing. We know that sometimes life can be a bit tricky, or you might need a little guidance and support. We offer Counselling session, Yoga Therapy, Mental Health First Aider on call, private medical scheme and so much more!
Relocation Packages. You love the role, but distance is the problem, do Not panic! We are offering to support successful candidate up to £3000 relocation packages (for Level 3 and above)
Childcare Discounts. It is not always easy to cover the costs of childcare, so we are really pleased to offer you a generous up to 60% discount within Tops Day Nurseries to support your family’s needs.
Birthdays Off. Sure, Birthdays with colleagues can be fun but we give you the day off to celebrate, YOU! Plus, the longer you collaborate with Tops Day Nurseries, the more your holiday entitlement grows.
Free Parking: We have available free parking on site 




  • Support and promote children’s early education and development
  • Plan and provide effective care, teaching and learning that enables children to progress and prepares them for school
  • You must be brave and innovative. Don’t follow the crowd, do what makes you proud.
  • Make accurate and productive use of assessment
  • You will preferably have a little quirkiness – If a child request that you be an astronaut navigating a rocketship full of dinosaurs through out of space, you will be the best astronaut you can be!
  • Develop effective and informed practice
  • Safeguard and promote the health, safety and welfare of children
  • Must not be afraid to dance in the rain, make mud pies, build sandcastles in the snow and explore the local environment.
  • Work in partnership with the key person, colleagues, parents and carers or other professionals
  • Be passionate about sustainability and caring for the environment


Minimum requirement: 

A minimum of a Level 3 Early Years Qualification is required. All successful candidate will be subject to safety checks, including a full-completed Application Form and a DBS Checks.

We are committed to equality of opportunity for all colleagues and applications. Individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender, reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion, or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.


More Benefits:

Up to 60% discount for Childcare within Tops Day Nurseries
Annual pay review
29 days annual holiday entitlement (pro rata)
Company pension
Great career progression
Continuous in-house and external training opportunities
Regular supervisions
An eco-friendly company with BCorp accreditation
Uniform Provided

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