We are always looking for enthusiastic and passionate people to join The Kids Planet Group. We pride ourselves on valuing our employees and recognising hard work as well progression, traning and support throughout your career within The Kids Planet Group.

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As an expanding group we are always looking for talented individuals to join our team.

Recruitment process

What to expect

We are fully committed to attracting and retaining the very best candidates. We will always aim to respond to candidates interested in working for Kids Planet quickly and efficiently. Once you have completed an application form and been shortlisted for a specific role then you will be invited to attend an interview with our management team.


Our interviews are generally competency based and give you the opportunity to talk about your skills and experience and your specific strengths. Interviews will last up to an hour.

Assessment Centres

Occasionally individuals may be required to attend an assessment centre. We aim to make the experience fun and exciting. We always aim to ensure that we provide the opportunity to show case your skills and really shine.

What to bring

You will receive an email confirming your attendance at interview and confirmation of what to bring. Generally, you will be required to bring documents that prove you have the right to work in the UK and confirmation of where you live that will enable us to complete a DBS check, a requirement for all roles.


We are an expanding group and as such we have new and exciting opportunities to join our team. New and diverse roles are being created on a regular and consistent basis at Head Office and across our nursery settings and these are opportunities you will not want to miss.


There are many different routes to take when starting out on your career. One option is to start your working life as an apprentice. With Kids Planet we are dedicated to recruiting and developing apprentices who can demonstrate that they are truly passionate about childcare. Everyone is talented in their way and we aim to enable you to shine. We will always aim to make sure that the contribution of our apprentices is recognised.

Nursery Practitioner

Dedicated to childcare and with natural talent for inspiring children and nurturing their needs this has to be one of the fundamental roles that makes Kids Planet special. Ideally qualified to Level 2 and Level 3 qualified. Experience within a nursery setting and/or working with early years

Senior Practitioner

Our senior staff members have developed exceptional practice as a Practitioner and have earnt their place as a senior who acts as a leader and role model for all staff members. Level 3 qualified. Experience within a nursery setting and or working with early years

Room Leader

With key skills in all aspects of Early Years our Room Leaders are critical in providing the day to day structure for the seniors and Nursery Practitioners which in turn ensures that the children in our care receive the best possible start to their day. These roles provide vital experience for anyone looking to moving into management. Level 3 qualified. Experience within a nursery setting and working with early years

“I have been working for Kids Planet for around a year. I started as a practitioner and then progressed to Room Leader within 3 mnths. IW as asked to support at one of our new nurseries and ended up staying. I found the management team and my co-workers to be supportive and helped me through. I will carry on working my way up as I enjoy being part of the Kids Planet family”.

Jennifer Payne, Room Leader Salford Quays

Deputy Manager

Deputy Managers play a significant role in supporting the management team and we have seen a significant number of our employees grow and develop into these roles. We consider our Deputy Managers as our talent pool for the future. Degree/Diploma, Level 3 qualified with exceptional experience in managing people and providing the highest standards of care. Experience within a nursery setting and working with early years.

“I have worked for Kids Planet for over 5 years. I started my journey in August 2012 as relief practitioner and now 5 years later I have worked my way up to deputy manager at Kids Planet Salford Quays. During my employment with Kids planet they have supported me in different ways to get to where I am today, Succession planning, different courses, support, and numerous training. I am currently working through my level 5 management course and I look forward to seeing what my next steps within the company will be”.

Alex Wazny, Deputy Manager Salford Quays

Nursery Manager

Our nursery managers play a vital role in Kids Planet and securing our future success. It is with the strength of our management team that have created Kids planet as it is today. Many of the individuals in these roles have been with Kids planet since conception and with exciting times ahead we look to further expand our management team. Level 5 qualified or equivalent with xperience within a nursery setting and working with early years

“I came to Kids Planet as a room leader and in 5 years I have progressed to be a Nursery Manager. I can’t speak highly enough of the succession planning that we have in place. If you work hard then there are always new opportunities to develop your knowledge and skills, and to progress and further your career.”

– Suzanne Unsworth, Nursery Manager, Higher Broughton

Cook In Charge

Providing the right food at the right time and with the right nutritional value is an important role at Kids Planet. Our cooks are selected and developed to ensure that the children receive the right balance of food throughout the day. Whether breakfast, lunch, dinner or snack time we can always rely on our catering team to ensure that the children have the balance they need. Our Kitchens are maintained to an excellent standard.

Supply and Bank staff

We have a number of bank staff that provides a valuable contribution to our team who cover holidays.


CURRENT Opportunities

To view our current career opportunities please take a look at the link below:

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Online Application

Fill in our online application form and apply instantly and direct to the relevant nursery.

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