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Celebrating Apprentices at Cedars Day Nursery

The spotlight was on prospective practitioners from Cedars Day Nursery in Leighton Buzzard as they were celebrated by proud colleagues as part of ‘National Apprenticeship Week’ festivities at the award-winning setting.

As well as being shown appreciation with a range of gifts including chocolates and candles, the group of Apprentices; Kayleigh Day, Eva Ruggeiro and Nicolle Dyer, are also being offered permanent jobs if they successfully complete the bespoke Childbase Partnership training programme, which is designed to give them lasting careers at the company.

The group are not only benefitting from increased study time away from the Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’ Day Nursery on Mentmore Road, but also a full range of new training opportunities. This is following in the footsteps of other former apprentices at the nursery who are now qualified practitioners with ‘key person’ responsibilities.

Cedars Day Nursery Manager, Michelle Thomas explained;

“We want these talented new recruits to be ambitious about their future and know that managing their own Ofsted-rated Outstanding Day Nursery is entirely in their grasp. Our Apprentices make a wonderful contribution to life at Cedars and we are so grateful for their hard work, especially in such challenging times.”

Head of Childbase Training Academy of Excellence, June Sadler explained;

“All the hard work of our Apprentices is really paying off and they have been a great support to our children and families, especially during the lockdown periods. We are now very excited as we open our own Childbase Training Academy of Excellence and recruit our first cohort of 44 learners on to the Early Years Standards.”

The Childbase Training Academy of Excellence opened in January 2021 and currently offers learners Apprenticeships at Level 2 and Level 3 in Early Years, with plans for further courses later in the year. If you are looking to start an Apprenticeship please contact the recruitment team on