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Why Work For Us?

Talented team

Our passionate practitioners are at the heart of our company. They are the reason why parents choose our nurseries, which is why we only recruit and reward the best people.

We have so many talented people working for us and appreciate all of their hard work and commitment by offering a number of rewards, benefits and awards:

  • Commitment to personal and professional development
  • Clear pathways for progression to Senior and Management roles
  • Experienced management team to learn from
  • A fabulous ‘InDUCKtion’ and in-house training programme
  • Annual Golden Duck Awards voted by your peers and parents
  • Prizes for great work through ‘Practitioner of the week’ awards and ‘Dizzy Fizzy’ prizes
  • Apprenticeship schemes
  • Flexible working hours
  • Pension scheme
  • Staff discount on childcare fees
  • Competitive salaries
  • Free uniform provided
  • 28 days paid holiday, including Bank Holidays
  • £200 refer a friend scheme

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What Our Team Say...

  • If you are ambitious and want to progress, Dizzy Ducks is great at giving you the tools and the support from senior colleagues to flourish.
    Sarah Tayler, Nursery Manager, joined in 2005
  • Dizzy Ducks have provided me with the opportunity to deepen my knowledge of early years education by attending a wide variety of training courses as part of their Training Academy, and an opportunity to work with children of different age groups and needs
    Kirsty Heath
  • Always a pleasure working for Dizzy Ducks Mayflower, love the ethos and care for the children.
    Mayflower team member - Employee Satisfaction Survey Comment
  • I really love my job and love to work in Preschool. I feel I have a bunch of best friends (the children) I also have excellent bonds with the staff in the room.
    Harlow Team Member - Employee Satisfaction Survey comment

Golden Duck Awards

Every year we host our Golden Duck Awards to celebrate team members who truly make a difference to our children, families and are great examples and ambassadors of Dizzy Ducks.

This is a great opportunity for us to come together and meet our friends and colleagues from the other settings. The evening always has a party atmosphere and we celebrate great practice. Our awards are based on our quality standards (Snow white and the seven ducks!) and include:

…to name a few! Each winner is given a golden duck to pin on their uniform as recognition of their hard work. If you come to an interview at nurseries, you’ll see many of our team wearing these pins with pride. 

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Dizzy hopes that you will come to have a look around our nurseries. We look forward to seeing you soon!


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Features include Homely and friendly atmosphere
Free flow and natural approach
Out of school club

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Great Burstead Before & After School Club

Based in St Mary Magdalene Church Hall in Billericay, our club is a fun, engaging, and calming environment. Somewhere for the children to relax before and after school.
Features include Large secure garden
For children +4 years
7am to 7pm out of school care
Pick up from St Peter's, South Green, Sunnymede and Quilters Schools
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Hainault nursery

A large, friendly nursery with great outdoor space and facilities
Features include Experienced team who speak multiple languages
Warm and friendly atmosphere
Spacious, light, airy rooms
Beautiful secure gardens
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Harlow nursery based in the Harlow Leisurezone

Our Nursery and Pre-School is rated as GOOD by Ofsted. We offer exceptional childcare and early years education to children from birth up to 5 years.
Features include Secure outside play area
Creche facility available
Home from home, family feel
Full days, half days and sessions available
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Mayflower Nursery in Billericay

Graded GOOD by Ofsted and located in Mayflower School grounds. We offer exceptional childcare and early years education to children aged from birth up to 5 years.
Features include Healthy Eating 5* Award
Two large secure gardens with outdoor classroom
Natural approach to egnite imaginations
Five spacious rooms with sleeping areas
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Quilters Before and After School Club

Working in partnership with Quilters school, we are delighted to be running the onsite out of school childcare
Features include Onsite building
Holiday Club
Wrap around care 7am - 7pm
Pick up from after school clubs
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