Working for us

Thank you for considering working for Greyfriars and Bubbles Nurseries. The shared objective of everyone at GML is to keep the children we care for safe and to provide them with the best possible childcare. We are therefore committed to thorough and safer recruitment.

We believe that having the right person in the right role is key for a happy, professional and effective team. Getting this right allows our staff to focus on our number one priority – the children who attend our nurseries; making sure they are happy, safe, secure, stimulated and fulfilled. In a recent staff survey, comments were:

'I enjoy seeing the children grown and develop'

'I love my job and the freedom I have to fulfil my role'

'The team I work with are friendly and helpful'

'It's been great doing my qualification; my assessor was always around to give me help when I needed it and I found the workshops really useful'

'It's lovely how the company has its own in house training so staff can complete their qualifications on site'

'Such a good company to work for - not only is there a passion to provide excellent child care but staff are appreciated, recognised and encouraged to fulfil their potential'

'Best company I've worked for... I love my job!'

Below you can find details of the available nursery jobs in Reading.

Qualifications and Training

Our employees are our greatest asset. Therefore, as an organisation, we recognise, promote and encourage Continued Personal Development (CPD).

Regular staff away days allow time for necessary training and development, but also offer a chance to have fun and bond as a team.

Our nursery teams comprise of staff at various levels of professional development. Many have, or are working towards the following qualifiations:

  • Level 2 Childcare
  • Level 3 Childcare
  • Foundation Degree
  • Degree


We welcome individuals with a passion for childcare who wish to undertake an apprenticeship. We endeavour to help and support them throughout their learning journey.


We have dedicated onsite training rooms to undertake and deliver in-house training courses.

Courses include:

  • Food hygiene
  • Behaviour management
  • Safeguarding
  • First aid
  • Makaton


HR Assitant

Human Resources plays a vital part in the successful running of the GML (Greyfriars Ministries Limited) Nurseries. Currently there is a HR Manager who is now looking for a HR Assistant to provide HR and administrative support. Full training will be given

£7.50 per hour

Executive Nursery Lead

This is an exciting, permanent, full time senior management role. You will be accountable for running four church-owned nurseries with 70 staff and 200+ children, reporting to a Board of Directors. As a practicing Christian you will also bring, actively live out and maintain the nurseries Christian ethos.

Up to £50,000 per annum

Room Leader

We are looking for a Senior Nursery Nurse/Room Leader to join our team. You will need a level 3 or higher qualification with at least one years post qualification experience.

up to £19,760 per annum

Level 3 - Nursery Nurses

We are looking for qualified nursery nurses to join our dedicated, fun and professional teams. Full time and part time positions are available with consideration to flexible working. We have four nurseries; Greyfriars, Bubbles at The Globe, Bubbles at St. Pauls and Bubbles at Caversham.

Up to £18,720.00 per annum

Apprenticeships - Nursery Nurse

The opportunity to work along side our fantastic teams within our nurseries gaining valuable on the job work experience and training. Apprenticeships can be undertaken at all our nurseries.

£140.00 per week