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I feel so lucky that the Elms offered me a full time permanent position. This is such an amazing place to work, with amazing people that make for a happy and positive environment. – Abi


Career development

Join the Birmingham Day Nurseries team, and you’ll have friendly support from managers and colleagues to help you achieve your full potential.

I have progressed in my professional development as I have taken on the opportunities that were provided, such as becoming a qualified Forest School Leader, taking on SENCo training and now moving up the ladder by taking on a Senior Practitioner role. The support I have received from my colleagues and management has been exceptionally great. – Yasmin

If you have a passion, we’ll work together to bring that to the nursery every day. Your own individual interests and goals will be listened to, and you’ll be guided to the training, qualifications and experiences that will help you be your best.

It’s a lovely place to work. All the staff and management are very welcoming and the atmosphere is very warm. I have worked here for over ten years, and love how we all work as a team, helping and supporting each other. We have fantastic training opportunities, and are very flexible with staff who have families and work part time. I find management very understanding. – Lisa

Wellbeing support

I’m asked every morning as I walk through the door, ‘How are you?’ with welcoming and warm smiles.

Once you’ve joined the staff at Birmingham Day Nurseries, you usually stay.

That’s because of a caring, supportive team environment that respects your needs, and understands that life can be challenging. You’ll find a genuine concern for staff welfare and morale is embedded in the way we do things – from fresh fruit and cereal in the staff room to Thank You cards showing how much you’re appreciated.

The management team have an open door policy, which makes staff feel that they can go and chat openly about their experiences when they feel that they need to talk or need support or advice, or even when they just need a listening ear. – Laura


The Elms has a positive, happy working environment where your personal development is encouraged. Having returned from maternity leave, I’ve been welcomed back with support from management and my team within the baby room. – Jo

Everyone’s needs are different.

You’ll find lots of part-time roles available if that suits you best, and support and understanding if your circumstances change.

The team were very supportive of me as an expectant mother. When I returned to work, I went into under 2s; I worked again as a senior on a part-time basis due to my child care…. I have completed numerous training courses to support me in my job role and have had lots of support and guidance from management to enable me to be where I am now. – Laura


Birmingham Day Nurseries are part of the University of Birmingham, and staff benefit from lots of great extras as a result.

You’ll have a total of 40 days annual leave a year pro rata, which includes Bank Holidays and a number of University closed days (for example around Christmas and Easter). You’ll be enrolled in the University’s pension scheme, which means your employer will contribute to your pension. You’ll be given a free uniform. Benefits in the staff room include fresh fruit and hot drinks to keep you energized. You’ll have access to free wellbeing support, and advice on your career.

If you’re a parent, you’ll also be able to pay for your childcare through a salary sacrifice scheme – and benefit from a nursery staff discount too.

The best thing about my job is seeing the children thriving from their stimulating environment, and how they develop in all areas of their learning. – Jo

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