Join our Buttercups Family!

Buttercups believe that a well-cared for team results in well-cared for children. That is why we strive to offer our staff every opportunity to develop with us and reach their full potential. We offer in-house and external training, including in some more exciting childcare disciplines such as Forest School Leadership. When you join Buttercups you join the whole group, so you have career opportunities across our eight nurseries.


As well as competitive salaries, we offer: 

33 days holidays per year with additional day for your birthday;

4-day working week option - you can choose to work your 40 hours over 4 days giving you 3 days off each week rather than just the weekend;

Great career path and promotion prospects;

Funded Training including in Forest School Leadership and Montessori;

50% off childcare costs, rising to 66%;

Fun social events throughout the year and an annual Christmas party;

Celebration of hard work – bonuses, vouchers and social events;

Discounts on high street shops such as Asda, Currys and PC World;

Wellbeing Centre;

Employee Assistance Programme.

We also believe in listening to our team. As the people who are closest to our children we know how important your views are. We encourage staff at all levels to suggest improvements and every year we conduct a full staff survey. We recognize the hard work and efforts of our employees by showing our appreciation through vouchers, thanks and praise.

But the main reason to join the Buttercups team should be a passion for childcare. At Buttercups we are committed to delivering the highest standard of care: from the gentle nursing needed when they are very small through to challenging and guiding them as they approach their school-life. We are looking for people who share this devotion to inspiring and developing young minds.

Employment Opportunities

Buttercups Day Nurseries are currently looking for enthusiastic and dedicated qualified early years practitioners to join our experienced established teams. Buttercups are offering excellent rates of pay and career progression for the right candidate.

If you think you (or someone you know) would make a great addition to our team and would like to be considered for this fantastic opportunity please get in touch by submitting a CV and covering letter to Sam Young at and please see our vacancies page for current opportunities.

If you know someone who already works for Buttercups please mention their name, they qualify for a reward under our ‘Refer a Friend’ scheme.