Come and join our Yellow Dot Team

Careers in childcare

Yellow Dot is a small group of Nurseries led by enthusiastic (and passionate) Nursery Managers.

We have a strong tradition of developing our people, and our training programs seem to work. We continue to invest heavily in our team development with a wealth of internal training courses, access to external courses, and Nursery based support with our Lead Practitioners and Management team. Our internal Support and Development Practitioners are there for you at every stage of your career to support you in your role, inspire you, and develop your potential.

At each Nursery we arrange social activities and team building events. Twice a year we throw a massive party; a Hog Roast in the Summer and a Dinner Dance in the Winter, and everyone at Yellow Dot is invited.

If you’re hard working, love children and enjoy smiling, we want to talk to you.

Yellow Dot is committed to the safeguarding and promotion of child welfare. One of the ways we achieve this is through rigorous adherence to the safer recruitment process.


We may remove vacancies prior to the closing date if the position is filled earlier.

We're currently looking for ...

Deputy Nursery Manager

We have excellent opportunities for people who enjoy the balance of working alongside early years children in a Room Manager role whilst also supporting the Nursery Manager in leading the Nursery team in raising outcomes for early years children in our Yellow Dot Nurseries. We pride ourselves in delivering high quality care and education, inspiring potential in an environment where children, parents and team members are happy, secure and relaxed. Excellent communication skills and a happy disposition are required in this role where you will spend time deputising as the Nursery Manager as well as leading your Room team with experiences for children learning through their play based curriculum.

Hedge End, closing date: 4th July 2018
Otterbourne, closing date: 4th July 2018

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We may remove the vacancy prior to the closing date, if the position is filled earlier

Room Manager

In this role you will lead and motivate your team to enable the children to learn and grow in confidence creating an atmosphere of enthusiastic play based learning. Through excellent communication and a positive disposition you will ensure children and team members in your room are happy, secure and relaxed, inspiring potential within the Nursery whilst communicating and building relationships with the parents of children in your care. Excellent communication skills and a happy disposition are required for this role in which you will be supporting the Nursery Manager as a part of the Nursery Leadership team to nurture an environment where children and team are happy, secure and relaxed enabling them to learn, develop and grow in confidence.

Fair Oak 4-5 days, closing date: 4th July 2018

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We may remove the vacancy prior to the closing date, if the position is filled earlier

Senior Nursery Nurse

We're looking for level 3 qualified early years practitioners to support the Room Managers leading a team. Together you will nurture an environment where children are happy, secure and relaxed enabling them to learn, develop and grow in confidence. You'll deputise for the Room Manager and be a role model for the team inspiring potential for everyone in the room. To excel in this position you should demonstrate enthusiasm and a passion for ensuring high quality outcomes for children.

Ampfield, closing date: 4th July 2018
Andover, closing date: 4th July 2018
Chandlers Ford, closing date: 4th July 2018
Eastleigh, closing date: 4th July 2018
Fair Oak, closing date: 4th July 2018
Hedge End, closing date: 4th July 2018
Otterbourne, closing date: 4th July 2018

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We may remove the vacancy prior to the closing date, if the position is filled earlier

Nursery Nurse

Do you enjoy inspiring early years children who are learning through their play? We pride ourselves in ensuring high quality outcomes for children in Yellow Dot in an environment where children are happy, secure and relaxed enabling them to learn, develop and grow in confidence. If you enjoy smiling and are Level 3 qualified you could join our dedicated team of professionals as a Nursery Nurse.

Ampfield, closing date: 4th July 2018
Chilworth, closing date: 4th July 2018
Chandler's Ford, closing date: 4th July 2018
Eastleigh, closing date: 4th July 2018
Fair Oak, closing date: 4th July 2018
Romsey, closing date: 4th July 2018
Otterbourne, closing date: 4th July 2018
Winchester, closing date: 4th July 2018

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We may remove the vacancy prior to the closing date, if the position is filled earlier

Nursery Assistant

In this role you'll work as part of a Team, where all members are valued under the supervision of the Room Manager and Senior Nursery Nurse to ensure the safe and effective day to day running of the room. You'll be a positive influence, motivator and ambassador for Yellow Dot in all situations, promoting our 7 values. This is the perfect opportunity to work with children and work within a Team. You should have a responsible outlook, be mature and most of all love working with children. (You may even consider working towards a qualification).

Ampfield, closing date: 4th July 2018
Chandlers Ford, closing date: 4th July 2018
Hedge End, closing date: 4th July 2018
North Baddesley, closing date: 4th July 2018
Otterbourne, closing date: 4th July 2018
Winchester, closing date: 4th July 2018

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We may remove the vacancy prior to the closing date, if the position is filled earlier

Lunchtime Nursery Assistant

As a Lunchtime Nursery Assistant you will support the Room Manager and the team over the lunch time period, being flexible to work in each room as necessary. You will work as part of the team, encouraging the children to be as positive and as independent as possible and support the team at meal times, with sleep time routines and the cleaning routines after lunch. Working in co-operation with all team members you will be involved with all child activities in the nursery that take place between the hours of 11.00am and 2.00pm. Maintaining a First Aid and Food Hygiene certificate is also relevant in this role.

Chilworth, closing date: 4th July 2018
Fair Oak, closing date: 4th July 2018
Otterbourne, closing date: 4th July 2018
Winchester, closing date: 4th July 2018

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We may remove the vacancy prior to the closing date, if the position is filled earlier

Cook

We take pride in providing freshly prepared, healthy and nutritious meals for early years children at our Yellow Dot Nurseries. As our Cook you will enable this to happen and will be a key member of the Nursery Team. The Basic Food Hygiene certificate will be required or willingness to undertake the training to achieve this. You will need to adhere to dietary requirements and be allergy aware. 5.5 hours per day between 8.30am and 2.30pm

Winchester, Closing date: 4th July 2018

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We may remove the vacancy prior to the closing date, if the position is filled earlier

Modern Apprentice Cook

The position of Modern Apprentice Cook involves working as part of a Team preparing healthy and nutritious meals for children up to the age of 4 years following our menus and recipes. You'll ensure that all necessary food and kitchen supplies are ordered as needed on time and be responsible for portion control and for monitoring the Team in line with portion guidance.

Otterbourne, closing date: 4th July 2018

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We may remove the vacancy prior to the closing date, if the position is filled earlier

Tea Person

As a Tea Person you will be helping with the children's tea time 4-6pm. This will involve washing up and ensuring trays for the next day are ready. Hanging out the washing to dry and putting the flannels in the wash will also be part of your role. You will be working alongside all Team members and will be a key part of our Team helping to keep the nursery clean and tidy. Applicants need to be at least 13 years of age and will require a working permit if they are school age (we will help you get this).

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