Working In Childcare 

Are you Interested in Working in Childcare? 

Five Reasons to work in Childcare 

1.  Working with children is fulfilling. If you decide to take a career in the childcare sector you get to help develop children's minds in order to prepare them for the future. It's a privilege to shape a child's life. 
2. Seeing the children develop as young people. Having the freedom to be able to give the children you care for the opportunities both indoors and outdoors to develop their own interests and personalities.
3. The relationships you build. Helping children  feel secure so that they can freely access fun activities, which help them to learn in their preferred learning style. Children's emotional wellbeing is built on secure relationships.
4. Working with children in early years settings is extremely rewarding. 
Creating happy children, positive futures
and knowing that you have made a difference in a child's life is extremely satisfying. 
5. You can make the world a better place. 
Helping children grow and develop has a huge impact on the child, their family and their approach to the world they live in. Working in childcare allows you to influence the future. 



People who work in childcare are our heroes!

It sounds such an amazing job.


Childcare professionals are paid to play and work in a fun environment making a positive difference for young children.  They are fuelled by the satisfaction that comes from seeing the children grow and develop, happily engaged in the work of childhood; play.  They get to build relationships and trust with the children and their parents.

But there is so much more to the role.  The responsibility that childcare professionals take on when looking after children is enormous.  They make sure that the children are safe and secure, both physically and emotionally.  They have a mountain of observations, assessments, next steps developments and teachable moments to record and plan for.

There is a breadth of knowledge and understanding of child development needed to be an effective Early Years Educator.  Childcare professionals have often spent years studying for childcare qualifications to give them the ability to provide the children with developmentally appropriate play based learning opportunities. 

It takes real commitment to be an effective Ealy Years Educator.

We know what it takes to be a great Early Years Educator and become Childcare Rockstars!

We already have the largest staff team who we believe are probably the best Early Years Educators on the Island, however we are always looking for talented people who can bring their skills and enthusiasm to our purpose; creating Happy Children, Positive Futures.

Become a Childcare Rock Star With Hopes & Dreams

We look after our people with a comprehensive remuneration package that includes

  • Competitive salaries

  • At least 20 days paid holiday per year

  • Plus paid Bank Holidays

  • You get paid for training and staff meetings

  • Paid social events

  • Free meals when working

  • Discounted childcare

  • Free staff uniform

  • Private Medical Insurance

  • Sick pay

  • Training programme to develop your skills and abilities

  • DBS checks paid

  • Comprehensive Induction Programme

  • Regular contracted hours with stable working patterns

If you would like to discover what working at the Hopes & Dreams Childcare Group is really like then watch the video below or get in touch. 


Call us on 628866.

We’ll be happy to explain and show you around if you are interested.

Of course if you’re happy working with children in your current setting you’re still a hero in our eyes! 

Maybe we’ll get to speak to you later on in your career? 


We wish you well!

Staff Testimonials

At Hopes & Dreams, we value our staff. 


What they think about their work environment means a great deal to us.

 This video features just a few of our amazing staff sharing their experience at Hopes & Dreams. 


Job Opportunities 

Here at Hopes & Dreams, there is always new and exciting job opportunities to enter the world of childcare. 

Please follow our "Childcare jobs Facebook page"  to be updated with all new job opportunities as they happen or visit this page. 

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Early Years Practitioner


𝐋𝐨𝐨𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐨 𝐜𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐚 𝐏𝐨𝐬𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐅𝐮𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞𝐬 (𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐇𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐲 𝐂𝐡𝐢𝐥𝐝𝐫𝐞𝐧)?

𝐃𝐨 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐰𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐛𝐞 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐏𝐥𝐮𝐬 𝟏 𝐚𝐭 𝐏𝐚𝐫𝐤𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐬?

We're adding another full time position to our Mooragh Park nursery team - our Plus 1.

We're looking for a curious Level 3 qualified childcare professional with the desire to work within a talented team creating Happy Children, Positive Futures.

We are clear about what we do and work hard to deliver high quality opportunities for children to learn and develop in a safe, supportive environment.

If you've got the qualifications and the desire we can provide you with the ideal supportive environment to make a huge difference for the children and your own future.

We are committed to bringing the best childcare practice to the North and are passionate about what we do. We are constantly looking to improve what we offer and that comes from everyone bringing their best self to work everyday and embracing lifelong learning.

If you're interested in being the best you can be you will want to develop your skills and talent. We offer access to in-house and external training to support you to maximize the impact you can make for the children in the nursery.

If you thrive on caring for others and making a difference in their lives then this role may just be the perfect role for you.

Go on - Apply Now!

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Ashley Hill Preschool

& The Buzz

We’re hiring another Great Person – Fancy joining us?

This role provides you with an opportunity to showcase what a great people person you are as well as your range of talent. 


You will need to have a relevant Level 3 childcare qualification

If you like variety and working with different people and different ages of children this role will ideally suit you.  The job involves working in a Preschool nursery, an After School Club and a busy Holiday Club.   


You will be working during term time within a small team of four looking after roughly 16 preschool age children, followed by school age children after school. 


Then come the school holidays you will become part of a team of 15-20 people delivering fun activities for up to 112 children in the vibrant Buzz Holiday Club.


There’s never a dull moment and your job will be filled with a great mix of care, learning and fun.

You’re likely to be excited by, and comfortable with, change and variety.  You’ll be great at getting on with colleagues and be able to quickly form supportive relationships.  Your childcare qualification will give you your foundation on which you can be spontaneously curious and creative to inspire and engage the children.

In return we’ll take care of you and provide you with the support to help you grow and develop your talents even further.  We’ll make you feel comfortable as part of the Hopes & Dreams family and we offer a competitive salary and benefits package.

Fancy Joining Us?  Apply Now.

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