Careers

One of the reasons that Children 1st has developed into the 2013 Nursery Group of the Year is because of the way we treat our staff. Without a highly skilled and experienced team we couldn’t provide the high quality care and support that you expect.

For over 25 years we have employed the best qualified and experienced childcare staff. As a CACHE accredited training centre we constantly invest on our trainees in order that they can develop their skills and their career with Children 1st

Indeed, in 2011 we were recognised for the quality of our staff training and development with the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce’s Excellence in People Development award. That’s because we’re not only committed to the training of our new staff but also the continued professional development of all our qualified staff.

To find out more about our current vacancies, click here. If you are a childcare professional or trainee and you’re interested in working for us, please [email us] with a CV and covering letter and we will let you know when an opportunity becomes available.

Further your career in childcare at our Training Academy

If you’re interested in a career in childcare we offer apprenticeships at levels 2 and 3 in Nursery Nursing, Playwork and Business Administration. In addition, we run Senior Nursery Nurse programmes, CACHE Assessor courses and we can deliver paediatric first aid and health and safety training.

We also work closely with local schools to deliver a CACHE Foundation Caring for Children course to 14-16 year olds. This is a two year course and is equivalent to 4/5 GCSE grades. We hold a 99% pass rate with many candidates achieving a distinction for their final grade.

For a list of our current vacancies, see below or contact us now if you want to know more about our training opportunities.

Latest Vacancies

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Visit a Nursery

We would love to meet you and your child and take you on a tour of your local Children 1st Nursery. Our experienced staff will be delighted to answer any questions you have about enrolling your child in our nurseries.

Our promise to you

We will deliver the highest quality of learning and care to your child