This CACHE Diploma is recognised throughout the UK as a high level qualification for individuals wanting to work within the Early Years sector. It is also widely accepted for entry to universities. As part of your studies, you will spend time in a practical work placement.
Each unit is assessed separately through a variety of methods including portfolios, assignments, presentations, displays and an external assessment research module.
You need flat shoes and smart trousers and you should purchase a placement top from College.
You should also have an A4 ring folder, pens and paper. In addition, you will need to pay for your DBS check.
Taking children to see piglets and new-born lambs is all part of a day’s work for nursery practitioner Harli-Marie Richards. Having completed her childcare apprenticeship, Harli-Marie was taken on permanently by Derby College’s Little Explorers nursery at Broomfield Hall campus.
Before embarking on her apprenticeship, Harli-Marie took A-levels but had no interest in university. She spotted the nursery opportunity and hasn’t looked back since. She worked towards an advanced NVQ qualification while undertaking on-the-job training.
It’s a great job and I love the fact that the children are free to enjoy the outdoor space. Little Explorers is special and I can’t imagine any other nursery quite like ours. I definitely see my longterm career in nursery care – and I applied straight away when a permanent role became available at Little Explorers.