Training & Development


Childcare Training to Professional Standards

Having staff trained to the latest childcare industry standards is fundamental to the success of our services. All our senior staff members and managers have achieved level 2 and 3 childcare qualifications, and some have level 4 qualifications. More junior staff who have not already achieved these qualifications will be working towards them through an apprenticeship.

Our staff also meet professional standards in safeguarding, and health, safety and first aid.

Childcare Training High on the Agenda

The owner of The Childcare Academy previously ran a successful apprenticeship training centre that trained and qualified nursery staff for more than twenty years. During that time, his training company placed and trained more than 5000 childcare apprentices. Early Years (Childcare) Apprenticeships provide an optimum industry standard for ensuring The Childcare Academy staff meet and exceed the required standards for working with children.

We are committed to the ongoing development of all staff through recognised industry training programmes. The professional development of our team, supervisors and managers is a continual cycle of investment.

Management Expertise

Our staff operate under the expert direction of our centre manager, Tamasine Vickery.

A highly qualified and experienced early years manager, teacher and vocational assessor, Tammy has more than a decade of practical experience in childcare and many more years in the training sector.  Indeed, she has unrivalled expertise in people management across early years provision and childcare training in the region.

Tammy says:

"By continuing to develop The Childcare Academy staff members, we create the very best environment for your child to flourish. Childcare is a vocational career for those who want to give children the best start in life. We work together to promote a caring environment to help your child become the best version of themselves."

Childcare as a Vocation

The childcare training we provide our staff means your child receives the best start. Childcare is a vital vocation, shaping future generations. Therefore we work hard to promote childcare careers as a highly respectable life choice.  We invest in our staff, who in turn feel valued. As a result, they take pride in their work and supporting your child.

It’s important to note that our staff are paediatric first aid trained and CRB checked.

Low Staff Turnover

We support and mentor our staff so they can carry out day-to-day roles effectively.  Coupled with the provision of continuing professional training, this results in exceptionally low staff turnover. All of which has an unmeasurable positive impact because it means continuity of care to children and families.

Our staff members embrace our Live Love Learn Together approach and implement it daily. This philosophy underpins all we do. Find out more about Live Love Learn Together.