People who work with children have a blend of natural abilities and learned skills.
Our childcare apprenticeships help to draw out qualities that develop a child’s education, play, imagination, communication, social skills and so much more. The qualifications are mandatory, but no childcare apprenticeship is the same, thanks to unique delivery methods.
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.
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.
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 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 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 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 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.