Employer Case Study: Markfield Day Nursery
CT Skills are pleased to continue their relationship with one of Leicester’s leading nurseries, Markfield Day Nursery as they are increasing their team of apprentices.
The popular nursery which facilitates over 60 children at a time has had 14 apprentices through CT Skills over the past five years, with one previous apprentice now working as Deputy Manager for the growing business.
Amy Knight, Manager of Markfield Day Nursery said;
“We have always relied on CT Skills to find us the right apprentices and they have never failed us yet. Ross Braker, the Recruitment Coordinator for Leicestershire, always listens to what we are searching for in a candidate and is always on the other end of the phone ready to resolve any queries or concerns we have.”
The current apprentices with Markfield Day Nursery range from 18-31 years old and the nursery are impressed with how each learner has personally developed in confidence since beginning the Childcare apprenticeship. Throughout their apprenticeship, the learners have regular one to one’s with an Assessor who will guide them through their journey and support them where necessary.
“Paula (Trainer Assessor) has such a good way with people and she has been fantastic, accommodating and patient with our learners. One learner in particular, struggled to pass her maths Functional Skills and Paula took her time to make sure she understood the work. Thanks to Paula, the apprentice passed her maths, which meant she could progress on to the Level 3 Apprenticeship.”
Markfield Day Nursery currently work with CT Skills to offer apprenticeships in childcare at Level 2 and 3, the apprenticeship offers bespoke training modules including; child development, supporting children’s play, safeguarding and providing effective teaching.
The apprenticeship is offered by CT Skills at a variety of nurseries across the Midlands and is suitable for anyone considering a role such as; Nursery Assistant, Childminder, Nursery Manager and Business Owner.
Ross Braker commented;
"I have always enjoyed working alongside Markfield Day Nursery and it is great to see their apprentices progressing through the nursery as their business continues to grow. Myself and the rest of the recruitment team always strive to find the best candidates for a role and I am happy to say that we do this by providing a smooth process for all of the businesses we work with.”