We are always looking for full time practitioners (35 hours) at both of our nurseries, Arcadia @ King's Buildings and Arcadia @ Easter Bush

(Please specify on your application which position you are applying for)

£17,530 per annum (equating to £9.60 per hour)

"A place to learn, play and imagine"

Arcadia Nursery is a purpose-built nursery designed around the concept of 'free play'. We adopt an ethos of 'child-led play' centred on the children and their individual needs and interests.

We are looking for a fantastic, enthusiastic and passionate Nursery Practitioner to join our expanding Nursery Team at both Arcadia @ Kings Buildings and Arcadia @ Easter Bush. You will provide high standards of childcare and education and ensure a safe, happy, nurturing and stimulating nursery experience for children and their families.

As a member of the Nursery Team, you will assist in the care of young children between the ages six weeks and five years. As part of a growing team, you will provide, caring and fun environment for young minds to flourish.

Qualifications and experience:

  • You must hold a HNC/SVQ3 or equivalent in a relevant qualification
  • You must be SSSC registered. or willing to apply upon taking up post
  • You must have good knowledge and understanding of The Curriculum of Excellence (3-5) and Pre-Birth to Three
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Work positively in a team


  • Competitive salary
  • A 'Living Wage' salary
  • Good holiday package
  • Excellent training opportunities
  • Three staff in-service days

To apply please email your updated C.V. and cover letter to recruitment.arcadia@ed.ac.uk