Childcare success with People 1st Apprentices

Level 2 and Level 3 Childcare success for Nicola, Lara, Cerys and Jordan

At People 1st, we take immense pride in nurturing and guiding aspiring professionals towards successful careers in various industries. Today, we’re thrilled to celebrate the remarkable achievements of Nicola, Lara, Cerys, and Jordan, who have all completed their diploma qualifications in childcare under the mentorship of Bridget McCabe and Gillian Duffy from People 1st. The dedication, perseverance, and passion for childcare they have shown over their apprenticeships have been truly inspiring.

Upon successful completion of the Level 2 Childcare Diploma, individuals can pursue entry-level roles in the childcare sector. This may include positions such as nursery assistant, daycare worker, playgroup assistant, or support worker in schools or community settings. The qualification provides a solid foundation for further career progression and professional development in childcare.

Upon successful completion of the Level 3 Childcare Diploma, individuals can pursue a range of career paths within the childcare sector. These may include working as a nursery practitioner, preschool assistant, childcare worker in a school setting, or as a private nanny. Some learners may also choose to further their studies by progressing to higher education or specialised childcare qualifications.

Level 2 Childcare success for Jordan Bridgett

The Level 2 Childcare Diploma is a foundational qualification aimed at individuals who are looking to start a career in childcare. It provides learners with the essential knowledge and skills needed to work under supervision in various childcare settings.

Jordan Bridgett just took a massive leap from the world of hairdressing into the world of childcare and is now officially qualified with a Level 2 Childcare Learning Development (CCLD) from People 1st, all while working alongside the talented team at Robins Nest Day Nursery in Lurgan!

Jordans journey with People 1st began back in October ’22, and she has loved the flexibility of her online classes, while continuing to shine in work every day with the fabulous team at Robins Nest Day Nursery! A massive shoutout to the wonderful family running Robins Nest Day Nursery – Victoria (on the left) and Emma (on the right) are not just managers, but a vital part of the family that makes this nursery truly special! Childcare success with People 1st Apprentices We would also like to say a special thanks to Jordan’s fantastic childcare tutor, Diana Delaney, and her stellar mentor, Bridget McCabe – they’ve been a great support on this journey!

Childcare success with People 1st Apprentices

Level 3 childcare success for Cerys Nesbitt

The Level 3 Childcare Diploma provided by NCFE CACHE (the Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education) is a comprehensive qualification designed to equip individuals for a rewarding career in childcare. It covers a wide range of topics essential for working with children, including child development, safeguarding, promoting positive behaviour, and supporting children’s learning and development.

Our next Apprentice Cerys Nesbitt has demonstrated a natural talent for connecting with children, which has been evident from the start of her employment alongside the lovely team in Pineview Day Nursery in Lurgan.

Pictured here with Caroline McGuigan, Childcare Manager at Pineview Day Nursery in Lurgan, Cerys has truly exemplified dedication and hard work throughout her journey to gaining this qualification!! She managed to successfully balance her coursework alongside her work commitments, showcasing her determination and passion for childcare. We are all immensely proud and delighted for her accomplishment! Thanks to all the Pineview team for their support too!!! A huge shoutout to Cerys’ tutor, Cora Harrison, and mentor, Bridget McCabe, for their guidance and support along the way. Childcare success with People 1st Apprentices It’s a true testament to teamwork and commitment.

Childcare success with People 1st Apprentices

Level 3 Childcare success for Nicola Hanna with People 1st

Our third apprentice Nicola Hanna, has excelled in her role with Safe and Sound Daycare in Ballynahinch, and has recently completed her Level 3 qualification.

Nicola is pictured here on the left with her Manager Amanda Lavery who is delighted for Nicola in gaining this sought-after qualification!!! Nicola was able to work alongside the team as normal while completing this Level 3 Diploma, learning new things at work and also while training with us and it will be a great addition to her skillset. Well done from all the team at People 1st and all the best from your Childcare Tutor Joanne Mulholland and People 1st Mentor Bridget McCabe!! We wish you every success in the future and look forward to watching your journey!!!

Childcare success with People 1st Apprentices

Our final Level 3 Childcare success story is Lara Pavis

Another success story for our students with Lara Pavis, who has completed her Level 3 Childcare qualification with People 1st and her employer Bumbles Day Care in Belfast. A massive congratulations to Lara from all the team at People 1st, you really put the work in alongside your day to day tasks at Bumbles and you are now a fully qualified practitioner and a skilled and talented one at that!!

We wish you all the best, enjoy celebrating this amazing achievement and thanks to all at Bumbles Day Care for their support!!!! Well done Lara!! Lara is pictured here with People 1st monitoring officer Gillian, who would have visited Lara at her place of work to support and monitor her progress throughout her Level 3.

Childcare success with People 1st Apprentices

Why these qualifications are important

  1. Recognition and Accreditation: The Level 3 Childcare Diploma is accredited by NCFE CACHE, a leading provider of vocational qualifications in the care, health, and education sectors. This accreditation ensures that the qualification meets rigorous quality standards and is recognized by employers and educational institutions across the UK and internationally.
  2. Continuing Professional Development (CPD): Completing the Level 3 Childcare Diploma is often seen as a stepping stone for individuals wishing to continue their professional development in childcare. Many training providers offer additional CPD courses and opportunities for further specialization in areas such as early years education, special educational needs (SEN), or leadership and management in childcare settings.

As they embark on the next chapter of their careers, we have no doubt that Nicola, Lara, Cerys, and Jordan will continue to make significant contributions to the childcare industry. Their passion, dedication, and unwavering commitment serve as shining examples to aspiring childcare professionals everywhere.

Please join us in congratulating Nicola, Lara, Cerys, and Jordan on this incredible achievement! We couldn’t be prouder of their accomplishments and are excited to witness the positive impact they will continue to make in the lives of children and families.

Stay tuned for more updates on their future endeavours and the inspiring stories of our apprentices here at People 1st.


Contact People 1st if you or your team would like to be our next childcare success story

If you’re working in childcare and aspiring to achieve your Level 2 or Level 3 qualification, we want to support you on your journey.  Our team is here to help, and we’re offering full funding for those working a minimum of 21 hours.  It’s never too late to invest in your professional development, and we welcome individuals of all ages, on All Age Apprenticeships, funding is now open to all who meet the entry requirements.

Handy links:
Find out more here about All Age Apprenticeships here: https://people-1st.co.uk/programmes/apprenticeships-ni/
or the Level 2 Childcare qualification here https://people-1st.co.uk/qualifications/ncfe-cache-level-2-diploma-in-childrens-care-learning-development-northern-ireland/
or the Level 3 Childcare qualification here https://people-1st.co.uk/qualifications/ncfe-cache-level-3-diploma-in-childrens-care-learning-development-northern-ireland/ and find out more about the Awarding body NCFE CACHE here https://www.ncfe.org.uk/sector-specialisms/education-and-training/

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