Please read below to learn more about a career with The Academy. Then scroll to the bottom and completely fill out and submit the form provided and an Academy representative will follow up with you regarding your application.

What We Do

Our goal at The Academy is to provide an engaging daily environment where our students thrive. Our top-notch staff facilitate learning based on each child’s developmental needs. Our hands-on approach to learning and nationally recognized curriculum guarantees a preschool experience that can’t be matched! Our family owned and operated company has over 12 locations in Middle Tennessee!

Frequently Asked Questions:

Do I need a college degree to apply?
No. We have positions available for all levels of education and experience. A high school diploma is required but a college degree is only a must for Lead or management roles. NGU also offers professional development opportunities for you to reach your educational goals!

I am not sure which location is hiring, what location should I select from the drop down?
We have multiple locations in Middle Tennessee so feel free to select the closest location to you. We will call you to discuss opportunities and placement.

I am relocating from another state and am unable to interview in person. Are skype or phone interviews an option?
Yes. Thanks to many digital options, we are happy to complete the screening process via phone or video chat. Please communicate your needs when our recruitment staff reaches out.

Does Never Grow Up offer benefits?
Yes. We offer 5 comprehensive medical packages to choose from as well as dental and vision plans

Why Us?

The Academy is an industry leader in the field of childcare. We offer great benefits, paid time off, paid professional development and opportunities for professional growth within our expanding brand.

What’s Next?

We are always accepting applications for experienced teachers who have a passion for early education. We hire caregivers with all different levels of experience and education. We provide all necessary training to make sure that they are successful in executing our program.

What Teachers Are Saying

“I have loved working at The Academy the past 20 years…because I love kids.  We have a friendly staff and consider each other our school family.  We follow safety routines and we constantly practice Conscious Discipline which has changed the dynamic in my room! I like our curriculum.and how it fosters their growth and learning.  I teach in the Pre-K Two class and love seeing the kids reach their goals and how confident they feel when they know they are ready for kindergarten.”

-Robin Friedrichs, Pre-K Teacher

“While working in childcare there may be times… when you need an extra helper in your room, extra supplies, or even just a moment to breathe and collect yourself.  The leadership at The Academy recognizes and understands these needs.  The level of support I have personally felt at this school is unmatched by others I have been a part of.  It takes a village a raise a child.  It also takes a village to assist the growth and development of teachers.  The Academy is my village.”

-Rachel Hufham, Preschool Teacher

“There are many reasons I love working for The Academy…  First, the management team goes above and beyond to make sure we as teachers have every resource we need to do our job.  Secondly, it’s the teachers at our center.  It is more like a second family for me being I changed careers and moved here.  They have all been such a support to me both inside and outside of work.  Lastly, it’s the parents.  We have some of the best parents around.  I love what I do and the people I work with.  Getting to teach and love on the little ones is an extra bonus.”

-Tracey Gibson, Toddler Teacher

“I can’t imagine working anywhere besides The Academy…  I love my babies and feel like my work is my family. Our Directors truly care about their employees and allow us a balance of work and home. We are treated well and enjoy many perks such as special breakfasts, employee outings and elaborate parties. I always feel appreciated!”

-Neeta Sharma, Infant Teacher

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