We are interested in recruiting staff who have something special to offer.  We are always on the lookout for bright enthusiastic and friendly Childcare Practitioners to join our team and benefit from the varied work opportunities. In return, we make our work places fun and flexible with ample opportunity to begin/continue your training and development. All staff will be required to hold Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) registration within 6 months of starting date therefore a commitment to formal qualifications is expected.

For more information on any of the posts and/or to request an application pack please contact Human Resources on 01463 715856 or email  , alternatively you can download our application form and relevant remit at the bottom of this page.



Direct Childcare is expanding its Practitioner team to provide quality childcare in a variety of settings, including:

Mobile Creches, Sitter service, Specialist Playschemes, Babysitting and Plus 1 (family support).

Sessional Childcare Practitioners are required to be flexible in their working hours and may be required to undertake some evening and/or weekend work. Driving license preferred but not essential. Training opportunities and a pathway to qualification are available. Sessional Childcare Practitioners are currently required in the following areas:  Nairn, Ross-shire and Inverness.

Rates of pay vary dependent on role and start at £8.40 per hour.

SITTERS (recruitment is on-going)

Direct Childcare is recruiting experienced childcare workers in and around the Inverness area to join our innovative “Sitter Service”.

This service provides childcare workers who work in the children’s own homes and/or take the children out to various activities.

You need to have the flexibility to be available early mornings and/or after school, and sometimes evenings/weekends.

Experience of working with additional supports needs is desirable.  Driving license essential.

Rate of pay is £10.00 per hour.

Training opportunities & a pathway to qualifications are available.


Direct Childcare is looking for Support Workers experienced in working with children with additional support needs to work in our holiday clubs in Inverness and Cawdor during the Easter, Summer and October holidays.

Driving license (with insurance covering business use) is preferred but not essential.

Rate of pay is £9.00 per hour.

The above posts are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 and the successful applicants will be required to complete a PVG Scheme Membership.

Direct Childcare is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

DC Application Form

Sitter Remit

DC Childcare Practitioner Remit

Support Worker remit