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Welcome to the Childbase Partnership Training Academy of Excellence

Here you will find information about the Academy, the requirements for each qualification and how to apply to study for one of the courses.

New Apprentice intakes take place every 3 months – January, April, July and October.

About us

Established in 2021 our Training Academy of Excellence was created to provide a centre where all of our learners are supported in house by Childbase Partnership experts.

 A team, many of whom have worked within Childbase Partnership nurseries, and have extensive knowledge of supporting learners within Early Years, provide face to face training, conduct in person observations and support all of our learners in achieving their qualification.

Our Environments

We know how important having the right resources and environments are whilst you undertake your qualification.

All of our nurseries provide state of the art learning opportunities for our children and we ensure that you have the tools and time required to provide exceptional learning opportunities, not just when you’re being observed by your Assessor, but on a daily basis.

Our Training

We support our Apprentices within all Childbase Partnership nurseries. We offer Apprenticeships at Levels 2 and 3 in Early Years alongside functional skills support, if required. Our company’s bespoke curriculum ‘Teach to Reach’ forms part of the course for our Level 3 Apprenticeship. 

Discover Our Range of Courses

Level 2 

We offer Apprenticeships starting at Level 2 in Early Years, these will include functional skills in Maths and English, if required. 

The Level 2 Apprenticeship consists of 8 mandatory training days. Trainers/Assessors will visit each learner every 4-6 weeks face to face or remotely and every 8-10 weeks to carry out a progress review.

Funded through the Apprenticeship Levy this 15 month Apprenticeship will allow learners to gain the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to become a Level 2 qualified Early Years Practitioner. 

This course includes:

  • NCFE CACHE Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner 
  • Functional skills Maths at Level 1 
  • Functional skills English at Level 1
  • Support to pass level 2 in English and Maths

Level 3 

We offer Apprenticeships at Level 3 in Early Years and functional skills will be offered if applicants do not already hold these qualifications. 

The Level 3 Apprenticeship has 11 mandatory training days which includes our bespoke Teach to Reach modules as part of the programme. 

Funded through the Apprenticeship Levy this 18 month Apprenticeship will allow learners to gain the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to become a Level 3 qualified Early Years Practitioner. 

This course includes:

  • NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Practitioner)  
  • Functional skills Maths at Level 2 (if you do not already hold an equivalent)
  • Functional skills English at Level 2 (if you do not already hold an equivalent)
  • Paediatric First Aid Course

Level 3 Team Leader Apprenticeship coming soon. More information to follow...

Entry Requirements

Learners must be at least 16 years old and be successful at interview for an Apprentice position in any one of our nurseries.

You must also complete an initial assessment in English and Maths.

Meet one of our Apprentices

Emily – Nursery Apprentice, Meadow View Day Nursery

How long have you worked for Childbase? 7 months.

Why did you decide on a career in childcare? The benefits that Childbase have to offer and that the company feels like a family.

What do you enjoy most about your job? The relationships you build with the children and staff members makes you feel so comfortable.

What is the hardest part of working with children? Ensuring that you keep a good balance between planning activities, supporting the children and completing observations on their development. 

What keeps you working in childcare? Always being happy coming into work.

Have A Look At Some Of Our Colleague Profiles below

If you would like to complete your Apprenticeship with us please click the button below to see what is available across our nurseries.