Our Values

Our Values

Our Values

Quality Time

Quality Time

Quality Time

Group Play

Group Play

Group Play

Healthy Nutrition

Healthy Nutrition

Healthy Nutrition

Learning

Learning

Learning

Personality

Personality

Personality

Individual Care

Individual Care

Individual Care

Exploring

Exploring

Exploring

After School & Holidays

After School & Holidays

After School & Holidays

Building Futures

Building Futures

Building Futures

Get a career in childcare with Little Shipmates

Careers at The Little Shipmates Family

We are always looking for people wanting to work with young children. We seek enthusiasm alongside aspirations to achieve. We need people who want to be part of something special, to contribute and who recognise other people’s qualities and wishes. 

If you are one of those people, we want to hear from you. Positions are available within The Little Shipmates Family. Whether you’re looking for full or part time work, child based, administrative positions, maintenance or management, we could have just the opportunity for you, so get in touch today.

Here at Little Shipmates we value all our employees, with exceptional staff beenfits for the right people. 

 Current Vacancies:

NEW!!! Deputy Manager Little Shipmates Pre-school- (Pre-school 023 8084 0971)

Do you want to help all children and a fast paced setting to reach their full potential?

An exciting opportunity has arisen at our Pre-school based in Hythe for a Deputy Manager. 

This position would be suitable for a qualified level 3 Early years practitioner who has experience within a similar role. If successful you will become an integral part of our setting, supporting the manager in running & developing the setting, facilitating exceptional practice across the setting which will include developing and supporting practitioners, liaising with outside agencies and ensure the smooth running of the setting in the managers absence. 

We look forward to hearing from you.


Deputy Manager Maternity Cover- (Sunrise 023 8082 9393)

Sunrise are seeking an experienced Deputy Manager to come and join our team in the heart of the city of southampton. We are keen to find a dynamic person who has a passion for working with children and who has been in a similiar role for at least a year and can cover maternity cover for a six moth period.

The right person will be qualified to a level 3 or above in Early years and will assist the manager to provide professional leadership and ensure that all children and families receive the highest standards of care and education.

We look forward to hearing from you. 

Nursery Practitioner - Explorers (Southampton 023 8073 1448)

Nursery Practitioner - Daisy Chain (Basingstoke - 01256 356084)

Nursery Practitioner - Little Shipmates Nursery (Hythe- 023 8084 1166)

We have full time vacancies for level 3 qualified nursery practitioners at our Explorers, Daisy Chain and Little shipmates nurseries.

They are great opportunties for enthusiastic and professional practitioners so why not get in touch either by phone or email and start your journey with us? There's even an application form below - go on, get in touch!

Every position is subject to a clear enhanced disclosure check (DBS) and references that cover a 5 year period.

We look forward to welcomining you into our family.