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Our Monkey Puzzle Day Nurseries staff are all selected for their positive, caring, and passionate nature, alongside their expertise in care that they bring. We value their diversity and the unique qualities and skills that they can bring to our family and want them to have careers and jobs that they are proud of.

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We have a variety of fun roles available ranging from qualified Room Leaders to casual unqualified flexible hours positions. Here at Monkey Puzzle, we aim to provide a safe and nurturing environment for both children and staff. We take our staff welfare and development very seriously and are fortunate enough to have several support staff to help the team including a Staff Development and Wellbeing Manager.  Our mission is to teach respect, tolerance, social justice, empathy and kindness through all interactions and role modelling in a home from home environment.

Our team is caring and works hard whilst playing hard and having fun.  We strive to make the working environment a fun and inspiring place to be, we want you to look forward to coming to work.  We are very lucky to have some amazing outdoor play spaces, including 2 gardens and access to a park next door, where we operate Forest School daily.  So, you can be sure to get your recommended daily intake of Vitamin D and boost those serotonin levels! Our location is second to none with East Finchley tube station straight across the road, bus stops directly outside the nursery and free on-site parking for staff.    

Our ideal candidate will be self-motivated, confident, reliable, and able to work as part of a team as well as showing initiative to be able to complete tasks alone. We are looking for both qualified (level 2 or above) and unqualified practitioners to deliver our bespoke curriculum, whilst building and maintaining excellent relationships with families.  We can offer lots of scope for development and variety by either working with several different age groups or specialising in one.  Children are currently split into 5 different age ranges (babies, tweenies, toddlers, younger preschoolers, and older preschoolers), not to forget our amazing Forest School, which all the children aged 3 and over can access.  Whether you are happy singing lullabies and reading stories to babies or prefer doing science experiments and going crazy in the mud kitchen with our preschoolers, we have a role for you.  

View our current vacancies below or contact manager@monkeypuzzleeastfinchley.co.uk for information on our latest job vacancies.



At our nursery, we want our staff to be appreciated and to know we value the contributions they make to our team and the development of our children. As such, alongside our very competitive pay scale, we offer a range of benefits that our staff team can use while working at the nursery. These include:

  • One additional “Birthday Bonus” annual leave day per year
  • Funding and paid time off for Level 3/EYTT/ EY Degrees/Forest School/Leadership training
  • Performance related bonuses and incentives
  • Regular well-being treats and staff appreciation gestures
  • Zen Den where you can relax on breaks and pamper yourself
  • Uniform provided.
  • Childcare discounts
  • Refer a friend bonus of £1000 (subject to conditions)
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Discounts for range of retailers, service and leisure providers
  • Free counselling service for employees and their families.
  • Inset training 2 days per year
  • Promotion opportunities in a fast-growing company
  • Brilliant team culture, parties, and celebrations
  • Welcome bag of goodies
  • Free on-site parking

Current Vacancies