Workplace Development

Ashbourne Day Nurseries is a great place to work and we are continually growing with lots of opportunities for workplace development. 

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Workplace Development

We believe that working with us is more than a nursery job, it’s a career. 

Through our workplace development we give everyone who works for Ashbourne Day Nurseries lots of opportunities to learn and grow.

Our employees are our biggest asset, and we support and invest in everyone who works for us to help them develop. We offer our employees the ability to undertake training courses to gain more qualifications.

Below you can find information on some of the Early Years courses we offer for workplace development in our nurseries. 

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NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator)

Employees currently undertaking this course: 11

This qualification is for the more experienced practitioner.

The aim of this course is to prepare our nursery teams to become Early Years Educators, enabling them to work with children from birth to 5 years old. 

This course is offered once employees have passed their probation. 

NCFE Level 5 NVQ Diploma in Management and Leadership

Employees currently undertaking this course: 9

This course is offered to members of our nursery team who are in a management and leadership roles; Managers, Deputies and Third in Charge.

This qualification aims to:

  • Provide learners with the skills they need to operate as a
    successful manager
  • Confirm the competence of those already fulfilling a senior managerial role
  • Allows learners to develop skills in a range of areas relevant to senior managerial roles, such as business process, strategic
    change and risk management.
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Other course we offer

  • NCFE CACHE Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services (England) (Children and Young People’s Advanced Practice). This is aimed at Room Leaders and Managers, Deputies and Third in Charge.
  • NCFE CACHE Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner. This is aimed at those who are new to working with children. Once this qualification is completed, employees will progress to the Level 3 award. This course is offered once employees have passed their probation. 

Current learner

Below Charlie has shared her thoughts on the course that she is currently undertaking. 

Name: Charlie Petts

Job Title: Early Years Practitioner

Nursery: Ashbourne Day Nurseries at Fenny Stratford

Course undertaking: Level 3 Diploma in Early Years Education and Care (Early Years Educator) 

I have been working for Ashbourne Day Nurseries for two and a half years and started as a level 2.

I wanted to start my level 3 to further my education in childcare and develop my skills.

The course is full of new information and I’m learning new things along the way. My assessor is so lovely and a great mentor to have.

More learner comments

Name: Sarah Becker

Job Title: Early Years Practitioner

Nursery: Ashbourne Day Nurseries at Oxley Park

“I am very confident within the nursery and enjoy my role, I have many other qualification however not in childcare. I want my Level 3 to give me further opportunities for future progression.

I enjoy learning, but mostly researching the broader web to give me a good insight into why we do what we do and how it makes a difference to our little ones learning and development.”

Name: Amie Payne 

Job Title: Early Years Practitioner

Nursery: Ashbourne Day Nurseries at Oxley Park

“I started this course so I could gain my Level 3 and because it would enable me for future promotions. I’m fairly new to the course but I enjoying learning more and gaining more knowledge of my job role.”

Name: Zuzanna Pastuszka 

Job Title: Early Years Practitioner

Nursery: Ashbourne Day Nurseries at Oxley Park

“I am undertaking the course to improve my knowledge of children and for self-progression. the thing I like the most about the course is having a more in-depth insight to childcare.”

Recent employee achievements

View our current job vacancies

We offer a range of workplace development opportunities for all our team. Visit our vacancies page to find out what current opportunities we have available.