We’re hiring!

Here at Castle Lane Day Nursery, we are always on the lookout for great talent!


Which roles are Castle Lane currently recruiting for?

We are currently recruiting for the following positions:

Team Member for Breakfast & After School Club

Castle Lane Day Nursery is looking to recruit a Team Member for our Breakfast & After School Club.

Based at Castle Lane Day Nursery in Market Harborough, we currently have a vacancy for one part time team member (25 hours a week, working 5 days, 07.30-09.00 hrs and 14.45-18.00 hrs.) to work in our Breakfast & After School Club.

You will be working with school aged children. The role involves planning and delivering engaging and fun activities at both breakfast and after school club.

Previous experience of working with children is desirable however full training will be provided. A full, clean driving license held for 2 or more years would be an advantage but is not essential.

Pay is £11.75 per hour.

Appointment is subject to passing a DBS check and providing 3 satisfactory references.

Could this be you? Please get in touch!

You’re perfect for us if you have…

  • a real passion for working with children
  • a friendly, can-do attitude
  • a BIG ambition to learn and grow within a small(ish), fun and dynamic team

Are we perfect for you?! You’ll get…

  • to join one big happy family who support and develop the children in our care through compassion, fun and an energetic approach to our learning.
  • to work in the friendliest nursery in Market Harborough (well, we think so!)
  • a competitive salary, dependent on experience
  • amazing benefits, including 30% discount on all childcare costs
  • regular team building days, a wide variety of training opportunities and an attendance rewarding bonus
  • regular socials
  • 28 days pro rata paid annual leave  including bank holidays

To apply, please send a CV and cover letter (that bit’s important!) to Co-Directors Harriet or Vikki explaining why you’d be fab for the role.

Please don’t send your application without a cover letter – they’re our favourite bit!

Closing date: 30 April 2024

“The nursery has a brilliant family feel- Harriet and Vikki really support you both personally and professionally. They are available to ensure we all feel valued and part of the team.”

Maxine – worked at the nursery for 4 years

“The Nursery team is like one big slightly crazy family! We do lots of socials and team building days. This lets us all let our hair down and form good relationships with other staff. Life in a nursery can be busier but it’s nice to feel valued and looked after. If we have any personal issues we can talk to management and they support us really well.”

Hayley – worked at the nursery for 3 years

“Castle Lane is a brilliant place to work to grow and develop professional. Since being at the nursery, I have completed by Level 3 in Childcare and recently finished my BA degree. The nursery has also provided me with many opportunities, including a wealth of short and online training.

My final goal is to be an early years assessors, the management team know that one day I will move roles to follow my dream but have been brilliant at supporting me to grow my CV and learn whilst at the setting. Vikki and Harriet are approachable, meaning that you can have open and honest conversation with them regarding your role and your aspirations.”

Sophie – worked at the nursery for 9 years

“I am new to the team. All the staff have made me feel welcome straight the way. The staff are a really friendly bunch and we all work together. I have had lots of support getting to know the routines and procedures. It really is like a crazy happy family!”

Chloe – worked at the nursery 2 months

What are the benefits of working at Castle Lane in Market Harborough?

The benefits of working at Castle Lane include:

  • Starting wage £11.80 – £11.90 per hour depending on experience
  • 30% off childcare
  • Birthday vouchers
  • Sickness vouchers
  • Free car parking
  • Free uniform
  • Training and professional development
  • Paid DBS checks
  • Regular social gatherings, perks and treats such as Easter eggs and donuts!
    Christmas bonus