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Working for Mace

We are always looking for good staff to join our team in over 40 rooms across 10 school sites spread throughout London. For more information please contact 0207488 2374.

At Mace we value our colleagues.

Our employees stay with us and benefit from our generous salary and benefits package. In return we expect dedication and commitment to the children in our care.

Working for Mace enables people to progress by accessing the wide range of  training schemes that Mace provides, including NVQs and Modern Apprenticeships (MAs).

Working at Mace, you can expect.
• Excellent remuneration
• Paid holidays
• Flexible working hours
• Career development – personal, educational and managerial
• The opportunity to gain nationally recognised qualifications
• A central support team.

We’d love to hear from you if you feel that Mace is the place for you.


Mace offers a variety of training courses to staff.  We have a dedicated Training Team who can plan courses to suit individual needs and interests. Training courses take place either at the nursery or central office. Open Learning materials and resources are available to all.

Training is important to us at Mace as we firmly believe our staff should have the opportunity to improve their qualifications and knowledge while they are employed.

We offer the widest range of training courses available within the childcare industry, which includes NVQs and Modern Apprenticeship Schemes. Modern Apprenticeships (MAs) are a recognised qualification throughout the UK and offer training and development for anyone who wishes to pursue a career in childcare. They are offered to all Mace employees aged 17 – 24. It is an opportunity to earn a salary combined with the opportunity to gain the qualifications and skills that are needed to work within the childcare sector.

By completing an MA, you will work towards NVQ Level III in Early Years Care and Education, as well as completing Key Skills in Communication and Application of Numbers and TEC Certificate.

The Advantaged level should take about 2 years to complete, depending on your individual pace of work and learning.

What Are Key Skills?

Key Skills are what we all use on a day-to-day basis, no matter what industry we work in. They represent the ability to manipulate language, words and numbers and to work constructively with other people.

All staff will be offered the chance to complete an NVQ Programme while working for Mace. This will not only improve your skills, knowledge and qualifications but will give you the opportunity to gain promotion and development.

National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs)

The NVQ in Early Years is offered to all staff. The NVQ scheme allows you to achieve a qualification while working and gaining valuable experience. To gain an NVQ you need to be able to prove your competence while caring for children in our nurseries. You will be assessed on your practical skills as well as your knowledge and understanding of the tasks being carried out.

Experienced members of staff, who have gained or are working towards their Assessors Awards, can assess NVQs in Nursery.

  • NVQ Courses available:
  • NVQ Level III – Early Years Care and Education
  • For Nursery Assistants with previous experience
  • NVQ Level IV – Early Years Care and Education
  • For Nursery Managers
  • Assessor Awards
  • For qualified staff who wish to assess NVQs
  • Internal Verifiers Award
  • For experienced Assessors who wish to verify assessments
  • Supervisory Management
  • Administration
  • Customer Service
  • Learning and Development.

Equal Opportunity

Mace Day Nurseries are committed to promoting equality of opportunity in all areas of employment, including recruitment, training and promotion.

We aim to create an environment where all members of staff can develop their full potential regardless of gender, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, race, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, religion or political beliefs.

Selection for all posts is based on merit, and the individual having skills and ability to do the job.

Mace is committed to developing a workforce that reflects the community in which we operate.
Each nursery has Equal Opportunity Co-ordinators, who support the development of curriculum activities for the children in our care.

Knowledge of ethnic minorities and the importance of equality are promoted to all our children. Mace are always looking for individuals from all ethnic backgrounds to help us achieve our aim.

Considering returning to work? Working at Mace is often the perfect solution for a mum or dad looking for flexible hours to fit around family commitments.

Mature workers are adored by our children and the life skills they bring into nursery are invaluable.

Mace is an ideal start for young people looking to start a career in childcare. We provide the opportunity to complete and Advanced Modern Apprenticeship, whilst gaining work experience.

Mace also has the opportunities for students and work experience placements.

We have developed excellent relationships with colleges across the country that provide childcare courses enabling students to put theory into practice. Many of our students work with us during the holidays to earn extra money and then they join us full time once their course has been completed.

We have a limited number of work experience placements for year 11 school children seriously looking to start a career in childcare.

Hammersmith / Annexe
020 8741 5382
020 8446 1969
East Putney
020 3405 3660
Wandsworth Rd.
020 7801 8608
Russell Square
020 7242 5842
North Chiswick
020 8749 2871
Fortune Green
020 8819 5358
Green Gables Nursery
020 7488 2374
Green Gables Primary
020 7488 9237