Staff and Careers

  • Join the First Place team

  • We are a friendly, supportive company and we recognise the key role our staff play in ensuring that we provide the highest standards of childcare and education. Whether you are thinking of a new career in childcare or if you are already qualified then contact us to start your journey with First Place. We are always looking for talented and enthusiastic people to join our teams.
  • Staff testimonial

    My name is Chloe and I started working for First Place Nursery in Radlett as an Assistant Nursery
    Nurse in 2016. I had already gained a level 2 qualification in childcare but had then changed
    direction in my career but realised how much I had missed working with children.
    After successfully completing my probationary period, I was encouraged to begin my Level 3
    qualification in childcare. I was unsure if I wanted to start studying again, particularly as I have
    dyslexia, but I need not have worried as throughout the course I received lots of support from my
    manager and colleagues.
    I am now qualified and working towards being a Senior Nursery Nurse. I was really pleased to be
    nominated for a company reward in recognition of my hard work and even happier when I
    received a £100 voucher!
    I really do love my job and look forward to coming to work. Every day is fun and different, and we
    are a great team.

    — Chloe, Nursery nurse
    • Competitive salaries

    • A staff pension scheme

    • Childcare provision with substantial discounts up to 80%

    • Eligibility for First Place Nurseries targets bonus scheme

    • Excellent in-house training and careers progression opportunities

    • First DBS paid for

    • Online paperless learning journeys

    • 35 days holiday – 28 days inclusive of bank holidays plus an additional 7 days paid holiday for Christmas closure

    • Free car parking

    • Team building events

    • Performance reward and recognition scheme

    Apply Now

  • We are currently recruiting at all three nurseries. Please contact us with a covering email and your CV to to find out more about the following positions which are currently available.

    I look forward to hearing from you.

  • Radlett

    • Senior Nursery Nurses
    • Nursery Nurses 
    • Bank and Lunchtime staff
  • Bushey

    • Room Manager
    • Assistant Room Manager
    • Senior Nursery Nurses 
    • Bank and Lunchtime staff
  • Beaconsfield

    • Senior Nursery Nurses 
    • Nursery Nurses
    • Bank and Lunchtime staff