Playwork and CCPLD Testimonials

Discover our childcare testimonies from employers and apprentices working through Playwork and CCPLD qualifications.

From here, you can discover first-hand TSW’s unique take on Playwork and CCPLD.

We’ve spoken to apprentices and their employers to get the full picture of what it’s like to study with us, at every level.

Megan Chinnock – CCPLD Level 2

Following her lifelong passion for childcare, Megan is achieving her dreams by working with two- and three-year-olds to help them learn and develop. We sat down with her to chat about the wonderful work she’s doing, and her hopes for the future. Read Megan’s story…

Louise Coates – Playwork Level 3

What makes an amazing afterschool club? Playwork apprentice Louise Coates says it’s all about play! Sheep, chickens, pizza ovens, mud pies and water pistols. This is episode of The Happy Manual podcast, Louise describes how she puts play at the heart of the club, giggling with the little ones and supporting the older children after a hard-working day at school.

Eve Rees – Level 5 Playwork

Previously completing her Level 3 Playwork qualification with us, Eve is moving on up to a management role and is now studying for her Level 5. Read Eve’s story… 

Karen Lewis – CCPLD Level 5

Karen is a manager in a childcare environment and has just completed her CCPLD Level 5. Here she talks about chasing her career dreams, balancing her qualifications, work and home life. Read Karen’s story…

Perri Myles – Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools

While she was learning with TSW Training Apprenticeships, Perri was promoted to an Intervention Training Assistant position. Read Perri’s story…

Hannah Mein – CCPLD Level 5

Business owner Hannah Mein took the CCPLD Level 5 with TSW Training and is passionate about continuously developing her skills to support the development of the children at her setting. Read Hannah’s story…

Kirstie Morgan – CCPLD Level 3

Kirstie is the TSW Training Apprenticeships Learner Of The Month for Janurary 2022. She is a CCPLD Level 3 apprentice at Building Blocks Day Nursery in Neath. Here she describes applying the techniques she learnt from her course into one-to-one sessions for children with additional needs. Read Kirtsie’s story.

Llinos Thomas and Gwenllian Stephens

Gwenllian and Llinos work at a Welsh-speaking nursery based in Carmarthen. Gwenllian has been investing in apprenticeships at her setting for the last five years. Llinos is working towards her Level 5 Management in Childcare qualification with TSW Training. Read Llinos and Gwenllian’s story.

Susan Jones – CCPLD Level 5

Susan Jones is a Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) and runs an additional learning needs department in a school. She manages 30 TAs. She achieved her Level 5 CCPLD with TSW Training Apprenticeships, paving the way for progression opportunities and accomplishments.Read Susan’s story.

Mary Goulty – Level 3 Playwork

Mary is a playwork assistant in a childminding provision, working towards her Level 3 Playwork apprenticeship qualifications. She tells us about balancing a busy home and work life, and leaning on the support of her dedicated TA to meet the demands of the apprenticeship. Read Mary’s story.

Becci Hull – CCPLD Level 5

Becci is a Supervisor in a Montessori nursery. She’s an advocate for her team, applying the managerial experience she’s gaining in her CCPLD Level 5 to mentor and guide new starters from induction through to the end of their probation. Read Becci’s story.

Jess Hill – Playwork Level 3 and 5 

Jess has completed her Playwork Level 3 and 5 apprenticeship with TSW. She’s adapted to working and learning with dyslexia taking on a manager standard qualification. Read Jess’ story.

Carmela Howe – NVQ Level 3 

Studying for an NVQ Level 3 in Children and Young People, Carmela has found that her apprenticeship has helped her to understand the children she works with on a deeper level.  In autumn 2022, she spoke to us about her love for her career and what her plans are for the future. Read Carmela’s story

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