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Childcare Jobs South Croydon

Join our dedicated, friendly team that prides itself on providing excellent childcare. Whether you’re looking to start a career in childcare or add to your current experiences, our South Croydon nursery could be the perfect place for you.

Who Are We?


Abbey Wood Grange Day Nursery and Pre-School in Kenley is a private family-run day nursery, situated on a private road with public transport links just a 5-minute walk away. Established in 1990, Abbey Wood Grange has a dedicated and long-standing team who are passionate about delivering the highest quality of care. We’re committed to investing (both financially and emotionally) in the development of our staff, ensuring high standards and excellent working relationships are continually strengthened.

Why Work in Childcare?


A career in childcare extends beyond being “just a job”; it's a rewarding vocation that can make a significant difference in the lives of young children and their families, helping young minds develop socially and educationally. There are several compelling reasons to work in childcare, including the following;
  • Making a positive impact towards social, emotional and cognitive skills building.
  • Building strong, trusting relationships with children and their families.
  • No two days are the same, bringing frequent new experiences and challenges.
  • Early childhood education offers numerous opportunities for professional development.
  • Many nurseries offer various working patterns, including part-time and full-time positions.
  • You are contributing to the development of the next generation, vital for societal growth.
  • Working in a nursery often means being part of a close-knit team with similar interests.

Why Choose Abbey Wood Grange?


If you are looking to join a friendly, hard-working team, we could be the place for you. Our recruitment focuses on discovering childcare professionals in the South Croydon area passionate about caring for children and their development, adding to what is already a motivated, dedicated and fun group.
Here are just some of the benefits of working at Abbey Wood Grange…

  • £1,000 joining bonus after 6 months subject to a probation period

  • £1,000 “refer a friend” bonus subject to a probation period

  • Free enhanced DBS

  • Free onsite training

  • Pension contribution

  • Competitive pay with an annual review

  • Free uniform

  • 1 Extra day of annual leave for every year of service (Max 5)

  • Monthly room budget for extra resources

  • Family run

  • 1 extra day of annual leave for every year of service (Max. 5)

  • Monthly room budget for extra resources

  • Family run

  • Flexible working hours

  • Excellent transport links

  • Discounted childcare

  • Low staff turnover

How Do I Apply?

We're here to support you every step of the way. From interview tips to career guidance, our team is dedicated to helping you succeed in your childcare career. Here’s how our typical application process unfolds;

  • Find a job vacancy which suits your employment preferences (see current vacancies).

  • Fill out our short online recruitment form to show your interest in a particular role, or to discuss potential vacancies in general. From here, we will contact you to discuss the opportunities available.

  • If selected, you'll have the opportunity to interview with prospective employers. We’ve written an article on common nursery interview questions and how to answer them, to help prepare you for a potential interview.

  • If all goes well, welcome to our team! We’ll provide ongoing support throughout your early months and beyond, helping you settle in our team in no time.

How Can I Progress In a Nursery Setting?


Progressing in a nursery setting involves gaining additional qualifications, developing specialised skills and accumulating experience. Seek mentorship from experienced colleagues and take on additional responsibilities, such as leading activities or coordinating with parents. Building strong relationships with children, parents, and team members can also lead to leadership opportunities, such as becoming a room leader or nursery manager. Consistent dedication and a proactive approach to learning and development are key to advancing your career in a nursery setting.

Our Rooms


At Abbey Wood Grange, we have several vibrant and engaging spaces where young minds can develop safely and securely. Our rooms consist of the following;

Baby Unit
Baby Unit
Toddler Unit
Toddler Unit
Tweenies Unit
Tweenies Unit
Pre-School
Pre-School

Current Job Vacancies at Abbey Wood Grange

Qualified Childcare Practitioner

We are currently recruiting for a qualified childcare practitioner. The applicant must be a hard-working, highly motivated individual with a passion for delivering the very best in early education and care. Applicants must hold a minimum of an NVQL2 in Childcare. We offer both full and part-time positions, excellent rates of pay up to £31,000 with an attractive employment package.

Nursery Trainee

We currently have trainee positions available. The candidate would benefit from gaining experience and knowledge whilst gaining a qualification in our friendly nursery team.

Apply for Our Vacancies Today!

Join our friendly team and be part of something amazing! If you have a passion for childcare and would like to work in a nursery as part of a friendly and dedicated team, please submit your interest and we will contact you to discuss the opportunities available.