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Our commitment to your career and development

We are committed to providing award winning childcare and want our team to be trained in the latest techniques, policies and standards. Our aim is for 75% of our team to be Level 3 qualified. For practitioners who are still training we will match you with a mentor who will provide you with on the job training and ensure you get access to the right courses.

Helping you get the best start

When you first join us you will start on our local induction programme specific to your setting. This will help you get a clear understanding of your roles and responsibilities and our expectations, as well as introduce you to our children’s routines and planning and receive training on our Online Learning Journeys. 

Within your first few months, you will attend our InDUCKtion day. A fun day of activities and exercises to help you understand all about Dizzy Ducks. You’ll learn about Sian (our founder) and how she started the Dizzy Ducks, our mission and vision. It is also an opportunity to spend time making friends with your new colleagues.


During your time with us you will join our Dizzy Ducks Academy, where you will attend full day, in-house training courses to help support you learn about our policies and procedures. These include: ‘Brilliant at basics’, 'Safeguarding' and 'Health and Safety'.

Supporting your ambitions

If you have ambitions to become a manager or, like many of our practitioners, you have an interest in specialist areas within childcare eg SEND or behavioural management; your line manager will work with you to develop a Personal Development Plan. This ensures you get access to specific training to learn new skills and reach your goals. We’ll also support you to implement the new practices you’ve learnt in to the nursery.  

Your training and personal development plans are recorded in your Training Portfolio. We believe it is important the quality of practice is regularly monitored and hold supervisions every six weeks to ensure you are getting the support that you need.    

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What Our Team Say...

  • 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
  • Always a pleasure working for Dizzy Ducks Mayflower, love the ethos and care for the children.
    Mayflower team member - Employee Satisfaction Survey Comment
  • 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

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


A free flow nursery with great outdoor facilities.
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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