Job Description

About us

Little Dukes is part of the Dukes Education family – a group of independent nurseries, schools and colleges located throughout Europe. We are united in our common goal to provide exceptional educational opportunities to children of all ages. Our Vision is to offer the best pedagogical approaches, such as Montessori and Forest School, but with the flexibility for our members of staff to shine, grow and develop along with the children and families they support.

Riverside Nursery Schools is a family of six unique and individual nurseries set in the London Borough of Richmond. We provide children with a beautifully crafted environment in which highly qualified Educators motivate children to learn and become independent. Our ethos is at the heart of everything we do, and is made up of our 5 key principles:

  • Resilience – Getting up when we fall down, brushing ourselves off and trying again
  • Imagination – Seeing magic in the world and conjuring our own unique interpretation
  • Veracity – Learning and respecting the truth about ourselves, others and the world around us as we learn and grow
  • Empathy – Sharing feelings and experiences to create a nurturing and comforting learning environment for all
  • Responsibility – Developing autonomy and integrity of self and the abilities to work both independently and collaboratively.

About you

  • Have a real passion for the childcare sector
  • Able to work as part of a team and independently
  • Level 3 qualified and above
  • Bubbly and energetic
  • Experience with children within a nursery or school setting

What’s in it for you?

  • Competitive salary depending on experience
  • Great career progression
  • Chance to work for some well known nurseries and schools
  • Working in an amazing setting with amazing staff
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Wellbeing programmes, including Mental Health First Aid Training, Employee Assistance Programme and Mindfulness courses.
  • Outstanding and unique learning and development opportunities
  • Company conferences and annual awards
  • Working in a modern setting in a busy area
  • Up to 50% off childcare!

Our nursery is rated Outstanding and has been for many years! With such passionate staff, this is one of the many things that make our nursery do desirable.

Dukes Education have recently launched the Little Dukes Training Academy (LDTA), providing MCI accredited Montessori courses as well as a range of Level 2, 3 and 5 Early Years qualifications.

If you are a bubbly, energetic and are looking for a new setting where you will be loved by the staff as well as children, apply today we would love to hear from you!

Dukes Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and is subject to a successful Enhanced Disclosure, Barring Service (DBS) check and two professional references.


Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £21,000.00-£26,000.00 per year


  • Additional leave
  • Company events
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Discounted or free food
  • Employee discount
  • Flexitime
  • Health & wellbeing programme
  • Referral programme
  • Sick pay


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Flexitime
  • Monday to Friday

Application question(s):

  • Do you have level 3 or above qualification in childcare?


  • Childcare: 2 years (preferred)

Work authorisation:

  • United Kingdom (required)

Work Location: In person

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