Staff and Careers

  • Join the First Place team

  • We are a small, friendly company with three nurseries in Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire. Since 2005 when we first opened our doors, we have strived to give the children in our care the best possible start. We recognise that in order to do that we need to recruit the best possible staff. You are our greatest asset and from the day you start your journey with us you will be nurtured and supported every step of the way through your induction.
    We will empower you to show initiative, creativity and innovation within your team and throughout First Place.
  • We want you to feel fulfilled and be the best that you can be at what you are most passionate about, childcare. There will be opportunities to develop and progress to higher levels along the way. Come and join us on your journey.
    We are now recruiting nursery staff for positions including Nursery Nurses, Senior Nursery Nurses, Assistant Room Managers and Room Managers. We offer competitive salaries depending on your qualifications, experience and skill set.

    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. If you make a direct application for any of our full time roles (not applying through an agency or job board) you will be entitled to a £500 Welcome Bonus payable after successful probation. (T & Cs apply)


    I look forward to hearing from you.