“This is a significant development for us and will continue to enhance the education and childcare service we are able to offer children who attend our nurseries.
“We will have a mixture of new employees entering the industry for the first time and existing colleagues who will be upskilling going through the apprenticeship programme.
“The work Realise is doing with other nurseries caught our eye and we have been very impressed with all of the conversations we have had with them in recent weeks.
“It’s a great opportunity to not only continue developing our offering to families in the areas in which we operate but also for our colleagues to enhance their own careers by securing qualifications.
“We have ambitious plans to expand so the quality of our training provision is hugely important and we are very confident we are in the best possible hands with Realise.”