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About us

Fun is an essential ingredient in all Childbase Partnership nurseries where the care and education opportunities for each and every child are as extraordinary as our colleagues who provide them.

Rated ‘world class’ by Best Companies (2021), the employee-owned Childbase Partnership has been listed as a ‘UK Top Company to Work For’ for 14 years.

Our success is rooted in a commitment to the individual, professionally and personally, because we have proven that employee well-being, engagement and retention is critical to consistently high provision.


What do we offer our colleagues in terms of benefits?

Training & Progression

See our comprehensive training calendar and progression opportunities

Employee Ownership

Find out what employee ownership means to our colleagues

Why Choose a Career in Early Years

Working with young children is one of the most rewarding jobs that one can do. The joy of holding a child’s hand as they accomplish a milestone in their young life, the fun of getting messy in the sandpit and having a job where you can be creative and think out of the box in your activities and lesson approach, and the inevitable tears when they ‘graduate’ and go to big school, as you have such a strong bond.

Working in a nursery is fun. It is hard work. It is rewarding. No two days are the same. And as you are teaching children about this exciting world we live in, they, in turn, teach us so much too. We grow and develop, and often change, in a positive way, receiving many hugs in the process! 

Meet our Colleagues


Nursery Apprentice

Meet Victoria who joined us in 2021 as an apprentice at our Hampstead Gate Day Nursery in Milton Keynes.


Unqualified Practitioner

Meet Loren who joined us in 2017 as a practitioner at our Meadow View Day Nursery in Newport Pagnell.


Qualified Practitioner

Meet Nyah who joined us in 2021 as a practitioner at our Nursery on the Green Nursery in Redbourn.


Nursery Apprentice

Meet Emily who joined us in 2021 as an apprentice at our Meadow View Day Nursery in Newport Pagnell.

Our Nurseries

The map below shows our 45 nurseries across England. You can scroll and zoom into each location to find out if we have a nursery near you.

We are proud to have all of our nurseries rated Good or Outstanding by Ofsted, the regulator of Early Years settings.

Nursery Environments

All of our nurseries provide imaginative age-appropriate spaces both indoors and outdoors. View some of our environments.

Nursery Roles

There are a variety of roles within our nurseries from Apprentices, to Team Leaders to Cooks to Business Administrators. More information on our roles can be found below.

An Apprentice role involves undertaking an Early Years qualification whilst working within a nursery. We have our own Training Academy of Excellence and our team provide the training, and undertake assessments, to help support you complete an Apprenticeship with us.

This role is suitable for someone without a qualification or who may be looking to undertake a qualification in Early Years in the future.

We welcome level 2 and level 3 qualified colleagues into our nurseries. Further opportunities to progress into Management or undertake further qualifications are available.

The first step into Management for level 3 qualified practitioners. This role is room based but involves managing a team of colleagues and supporting their professional development whilst maintaining high quality learning environments for our children.

If you are passionate about quality throughout the nursery then our quality manager role is perfect for you. You need to hold a level 3 qualification and have experience of delivering and monitoring quality within a nursery environment.

A deputy manager is a qualified leader who is responsible for all aspects of the nursery operation.

This a qualified role suitable for someone experienced in a nursery environment. The role entails monitoring, assessing and developing all aspects of the nursery environment, colleague professional development and parent paretnerships.

Our chef roles are suitable for anyone who has a love of food and want to ensure young children have fresh healthy and nutritious food prepared and served daily. You will also cater for dietary and allergy requirements.

Our Business Administrator role…

Our seasonal colleagues work at various times of the year to better suit them and their lifestyle. Our seasonal and relief roles are suitable for people who are both qualified or unqualified.

Our Career Opportunities

If you would like see the latest vacancies near you please click below:

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Cedars Day Nursery - Leighton Buzzard

We prioritise the importance of outdoor play at Cedars Day Nursery in Leighton Buzzard. All children at our Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’ nursery have access to our large, natural garden area on a daily basis as we recognise the impact that being outdoors has on a child’s social, emotional and physical development. The children enjoy planting vegetables and tasting their produce, served by our dedicated Nursery Chef.

Cedars Day Nursery, Mentmore Rd, Leighton Buzzard LU7 2PA

Tel:  01525 850200