Our Teams & Careers

Our motivated team provide a stimulating and safe environment meeting each child’s physical, emotional and developmental needs

Our dedicated practitioners make Playdays a truly wonderful place, where your child can flourish and be happy. Our staff are highly qualified and possess a vast amount of knowledge and experience enabling Playdays to reach very high standards. Together with wonderful locations and resources, you can rest assured your children can be left in very capable hands.

The nursery team continuously refresh their skills to ensure outstanding practice. All of our practitioners are first aid/paediatric certified. Health and safety and food hygiene standards are all adhered to and followed.

Meet The Team

A family run business, we aim to provide the highest standard of care for our children ensuring each child achieves their maximum potential. The vision, ethos and decisions all underpin the endeavour to provide outstanding care.

The founder’s role predominantly works in collaboration with the Nursery Manager and their team to deliver the best in early years and education. They provide hands on support ensuring that we provide a safe, secure environment where children can thrive and develop as individuals.

Operations Manager

The Operations Manager will coach and support the Nursery Managers. The Operations Manager will work closely with the Nursery Manager and their teams to provide excellent leadership, direction and ensure that the childcare provision is operating within the law and to an excellent standard. The Operations Manager will be available to parents to respond to any questions, concerns and offer support. The Operations Manager will work closely with the Management team to ensure the children are learning, developing and reaching their full potential.

Nursery Managers and Deputy Managers

The Nursery Managers are skilled with extensive knowledge and experience in Early Years. The Managers are responsible for providing and maintaining a high standard of care ensuring the nurseries run efficiently and smoothly. The Managers work closely with practitioners to provide a safe and secure environment, where children can thrive and develop as individuals. The managers also work closely with children and their families resulting in a great partnership which is pertinent in providing happy, caring and stable environment.

Room Leaders

The Room Leaders will lead, manage and mentor the staff within the rooms, providing a high standard of supervision and guidance. They work in liaison with your key person to provide the best learning experiences for the children and are involved in planning activities and learning.

Early Years Practitioners and Key Person

Each child is allocated a Key Person with whom a special relationship is formed, helping your child feel safe and secure and promoting a positive relationship between nursery and home. They will be a dedicated point of contact for you and will make sure that our care is tailored to meet the individual needs and circumstances of your child and your family. The Key Person fully understands the development, learning and care needs of your child and will provide activities and quality learning experiences planned for them based on their individual needs.


Our apprentices work within our childcare team and mentored by our staff on all aspects of nursery life. They receive tailored training to support their journey in childcare.
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Benefits of Working for Playdays

Excellent starting salary

20 days holiday plus between Christmas and New Year

A day off on your birthday

Pension scheme

Family friendly flexible working

Discounted childcare for parents

Ongoing professional development and training

Uniform provided

Employee loyalty scheme

Recommend a friend scheme

Employee of the month scheme