What was your learning journey?
I knew I wanted to work with children so at one of the careers evenings I spoke to someone from Orchard Day Nurseries about apprenticeships. I did my work shadowing placement at the nursery as part of my work experience programme at school and really enjoyed it.
I emailed Orchard Day Nurseries and asked about apprenticeship opportunities; I had an interview and was offered a Children and Young People's Workforce Apprenticeship.
An apprenticeship is a job where you learn the skills, knowledge and behaviours while you are working and being paid. I learn best by doing and that's why the apprenticeship approach to learning suits me. I had theory work to do alongside my work and this was completed in working hours with the support of:
- my tutor
- the assessor from the provider supporting the apprenticeship
- my employer
As written work is not my strong point, I found it easier with the support of my tutor, Kelly. I also completed my English and ICT Functional Skills as it was a requirement of my theory work.