Five new apprentices have joined the council’s nurseries.
Whilst studying towards their Early Years Educator Level 3 qualification they will be working with children aged from 0-5 years.
Their role will be to support the children in their learning and development and ensuring the children receive excellent care.
The apprentices will be learning the curriculum the nurseries use called the Early Years Foundation Stage which includes how to support children’s learning and the policies and procedures that must be followed to ensure quality care for the children and positive relationships with the families.
Joining the nursery teams are:
Ian Godley at Acorn Nursery
Codie Dawes and Liberty Taylor at Cherry Tree Nursery
George Verrall at Jump Start Nursery
Meg Wakefield at Bright Start Nursery
Pinaki Ghoshal, Director of Children’s Services, said: “I am extremely pleased to learn that we have appointed 5 people to work in our nurseries as apprentices. I’m particularly pleased that they are doing Level 3 courses that should provide them with qualifications to work in any nursery across the city.
“They will be supporting young children in their learning and development whilst also earning a wage. When they qualify they should be able to use these skills to work over many years educating future generations of young children across the city.”