Emma studied at Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber Training on a childcare apprenticeship and qualified as an Early Years Educator with Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber Training. After building her experience, Emma is opening her own community provision, which will offer parents a welcome solution to their childcare needs.
Emma came to Chamber Training after realising that sixth form was not an avenue she wanted to pursue. After a chat with Chamber Training’s careers advisors, Emma’s plans started to come together with thoughts of a career path in children’s care.
After excelling at a children’s centre as family support and outreach worker, Emma went on to have two children of her own. She was recruited as a family learning mentor at a local school and realised the importance of nurseries and childminders for working parents.
Commenting on her success, Emma remarked: “After returning to work following maternity leave, I saw a gap in the market, particularly when children’s centres started closing. I began offering Stay and Play sessions twice a week.
“After receiving lots of favourable comments from lots of parents, I decided that I really wanted to make a difference, so I launched my own business called ‘Play Over the Rainbow’. I am so grateful to Chamber Training for supporting me into the world of children’s care as it’s enabled me to develop a rewarding career and now have my own business.”
Adding to Emma’s comments, Sarah Williams, Training Manager at Chamber Training said, “We are extremely proud of Emma’s career progression and wish her every success in her exciting new venture. It goes to show the value of apprenticeships in enabling individuals to gain skills which shape their futures.
“A children’s care apprenticeship is ideal for anyone who is passionate about working with children, providing care and education in settings such as nurseries, creches or schools. Individuals get high-quality work experience in exciting jobs, learning new skills and knowledge whilst studying, gaining qualifications, earning a salary, and enjoying the experience of working in a team.
“For anyone who has recently finished their GCSEs or A’ levels and are unsure of their next steps, there is no better place to build a career than through an apprenticeship.”
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