Job Description

We are looking for a full time Qualified Nursery Practitioner Monday – Friday (35 hours) at Arcadia Nursery @ Kings Buildings, Edinburgh

We are looking for enthusiastic and passionate Nursery Practitioners to join our expanding Nursery Team at Arcadia Kings Buildings. 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 an integral part of a diverse team, you will provide, caring and fun environment for young minds to flourish.

Arcadia is a modern and forward thinking nursery where everyone is encouraged to grow and aim for their best. We strive to provide the best quality care to children that is suited to their individual needs. At Arcadia, we respect and value the wellbeing of our staff and appreciate the knowledge and skills they bring to the team as individuals. Leadership is encouraged at all levels and individuals are supported to continually improve their practice to improve outcomes for children.

As a valued member of our team, you can expect:

  • Competitive salary
  • Excellent terms and conditions
  • Regular learning opportunities, including three staff in-service days
  • 35 hours over 4 days (part time contracts also available)
  • Continuous 1-1 support and supervision sessions
  • A focus on staff wellbeing, e.g. mindfulness initiatives
  • Leadership opportunities at all levels
  • Being a part of diverse and friendly team
  • Excellent working environment in a beautiful, bright and purpose build nursery

To join us you must have:

  • An HNC/SVQ3 or equivalent
  • SSSC registration (or willing to apply immediately if appointed)
  • Great knowledge and understanding of ‘Curriculum of Excellence’ (3-5) and ‘Pre-Birth to Three’ curriculum
  • Excellent communication skills; verbal, written and listening skills
  • Strong commitment to working positively in a team
  • Use your initiative with excellent time management skills

Job Types: Permanent, Full-time
Salary: £12.68 per hour
Expected hours: 35 per week


  • Company pension
  • Employee discount
  • On-site parking
  • Sick pay
  • Store discount

School type:

  • Day nursery

Work Location: In person

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