Love, patience and a restless energy for something new: these are the qualities we can’t wait to see from people that are applying to join us. Safari Kid is a progressive, innovation-driven organisation full of people always striving to be our best selves – we hope you’ll love pushing boundaries with us and let us show you a different kind of preschool career.

We ask for nursery practitioners, teaching assistants, and more. All our roles are housed in warm, gorgeous learning environments in five countries (and counting!) around the world.

Our tailored curriculums work hard to shake up your week, so there’s never a dull day! You’ll be a treasured source of advice, insight and comfort for families, building a bond that lasts. Help us deliver our best-in-class service and uphold our vision as we seek to transform early years learning for the better.

Head towards the end of this page to apply, or keep reading for more career insight…

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Learning and development

We promote lifelong learning for kids and their families – and we do the same for you too. We make learning and development part of your every day, sculpting your skill set into something even finer as time marches by. To do this, we’ll train you on the job through coaching and be mentoring, but also encourage professional development on the sidelines. Hankering for that degree or qualification? Safari Kid is fully behind you. Discuss a dream with us and we’ll do what we can to help.

Career progression

We’re ambitious, and we’re growing. There’s no limit to what’s possible at Safari Kid. We’re also fair – that’s why we advertise positions internally because we want to be sure that the best person is promoted and recognised for what they do. Unlock your potential and you can draw your professional horizons as wide as you like…

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Let’s talk benefits

Starting salaries vary, of course, depending on the role and the experience you’re bringing to it. Each vacancy details this in the description. But here’s a flavour of what extra benefits we offer from school to school:

Annual “How are we doing” conversation

This chat reflects on the things you’ve done, where improvements could be made, and the successes we love to celebrate! We’re open to comments too, which means you can also suggest how we can get better.

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To recognise and reward your talent.

Free or discounted child care

At a Safari Kid preschool, because we want your child’s education to be on the same tracks as the others that we care for. Full-timers get 100% complimentary preschooling, whilst part-time workers benefit from a discount.

Time off for your birthday

When it’s your birthday, take an extra day off that month, even if it isn’t the precise time you’re blowing out the candles!

Bumper maternity & paternity leave

As further assistance with your family life, Safari Kid provides a bumper maternity and paternity leave package.

Some benefits are country-specific, so find out more by getting in touch.

What comes next?

You’re almost there! Follow these steps to an application:

  1. Answer the questions on our form, upload your CV, and we’ll be in touch in two weeks.
  2. The first stage is a phone interview, in which we’ll chat for 10-15 minutes at a time that’s convenient for you. We’ll discuss career aims, your skills, the demands of the role, and any queries you may have.
  3. The second stage will be a visit to one of our schools to meet the types of people and teams that you could be joining. Getting to see one of our preschools should give you a real insight into what it’s like to be part of Safari Kid, and it’ll give you the chance to put your best foot forward too.
  4. For our management and more senior school positions there may well be a second or even third interview where you’ll be introduced to different people in our teams. Getting the magic right in our teams isn’t a decision we take lightly and we’ll want to make sure that it’s absolutely the right fit for everyone to make sure that you are happy.