Are you a male who has lost a job or changed working patterns or aspirations during the Covid -19 crisis?
Or, perhaps you are a male student in Year 11 looking to start an Apprenticeship?
If so, we want to hear from you!
We are currently working with GMCA and MITEY to prepare for, recruit and support a cohort of 12 men in Greater Manchester through our in-house Early Years (Level 2) Apprenticeship across our 79 Kids Planet settings.
The 12 male apprentices will work in pairs in six settings, with opportunities for male-only networking and mutual support via group training. You will be under the supervision of Jason Holmes, a Tutor/Assessor at Kids Planet Training Academy who takes on the lead role of recruiting, retaining and training the 12 male apprentices.
If you would like to know more, about this exciting project, please get in touch with Jason at: Jason.Holmes@kidsplanetdaynurseries.co.uk
View our Men in Childcare podcast here: https://www.kidsplanetdaynurseries.co.uk/podcasts/
I work in the tots room at Salford Quays – I’ve been here for 8 months and in that time I’ve had an in-depth induction and lots of training. I love coming to work because the great staff make me feel welcome and the practice here is outstanding. Kids Planet are always offering me new learning opportunities – they want me to work my way up the company ladder. My management team are amazing and they are always looking for ways to support me.
During my apprentice journey I have become more passionate about working with children and grab every opportunity I can to gain more experience within an outstanding early years setting. Whilst working I have learnt to adapt to any situation and have been supporting parents throughout their child’s journey with us. But my biggest achievement is the knowledge that I have gained. I am now able to give each child the best start in life.
I have enjoyed doing my level 3. I feel like I have gained so much out of doing it. I know I received a nomination for apprentice of the year earlier this year. I now feel I understand legislations and the EYFS a lot more and what is expected. My practice has improved due to having more confidence with sharing ideas and views and also implementing them in Pre-school. My tutor, Lynne has supported and guided me through everything and answered all my questions I needed answering and she was always positive. From finishing my Level 3 I was then promoted to Senior and now I have become Room leader of Pre-School.