Career Pathways

Level 1 Childcare Student

As well as starting you on a new career path the Level 1 Student position is a fun, interactive and practical way of learning. By undertaking a level 1 qualification you will gain valuable work experience, mentor, and tutor support on a 1:1 or group basis.

Take a look at Lauren’s story here and find out how a level 1 qualification helped her to become a Room Manager.

Qualifications & Experience

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Unqualified Childcare Apprentice

Working as a team with colleagues in a nursery setting to provide a high standard of childcare by undertaking various duties around the nursery, whilst studying towards your Level 2 Childcare qualification.

A keenness to progress with Early Years/Childcare Qualifications

 

Qualifications & Experience

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Level 2 Practitioner/Nursery Assistant

Contribute to the development and execution of activities within the nurseries, providing support to colleagues where necessary and providing a safe, nurturing environment for all children.

A keenness to progress with Early Years/Childcare Qualifications

Qualifications & Experience

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Level 3 Practitioner

You will be responsible for delivering the Early Years Framework, ensuring the individual needs of the children in the nursery setting are met through various plans and activities, whilst providing support to staff within the setting.

A keenness to progress with Early Years/Childcare Qualifications

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Qualifications & Experience

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Senior Practitioner

Exercising enhanced responsibilities and levels of practice within the nursery. You will support the Room Manager with various tasks, whilst also ensuring staff within the room are trained and mentored effectively, acting as a role model to colleagues.

A keenness to progress with Early Years/Childcare Qualifications

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Qualifications & Experience

Room Manager

You will manage the day-to-day running of a specific room within a nursery, leading and motivating the team and providing a positive environment for the children.

A keenness to progress with Early Years/Childcare Qualifications

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Qualifications & Experience

Deputy Manager

Your role will be assisting and supporting the manager with the running of the nursery and will be responsible for providing leadership and management to nursery staff in the absence of the Nursery Manager.

A keenness to progress with Early Years/Childcare Qualifications

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Qualifications & Experience

Nursery Manager

You will lead and manage a team of Childcare practitioners and apprentices to deliver high quality, flexible childcare for parents within the local community and strive to achieve ‘Outstanding’ at Ofsted Inspections.

A keenness to progress with Early Years/Childcare Qualifications and Management Qualifications

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Qualifications & Experience