The Childcare Company held the official opening of their new head office in Langley, Berkshire on Wednesday 15th July.
The opening was hosted by Sir Christopher Ball, author of Start Right: the Importance of Early Learning (RSA, 1994). In his speech Sir Christopher discussed the importance of training in his own life and what a difference training can make to the lives of others. With the new Government now focussed on record breaking apprenticeship targets and an emphasis on increasing skills in English and maths, this is a revolutionary time for childcare sector staff.
There was the added good news a few weeks ago when Sam Gyimah announced that GCSEs would not be introduced as an entry requirement for the Level 3 Early Years Educator apprenticeship, but would remain an exit requirement, meaning apprenticeships remain accessible to childcare workers without GCSEs in English and maths.
New offices are very much a new chapter in The Childcare Company story, with an extremely successful start to their partnership with Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years (PACEY), and further success with Business and Administration qualifications and apprenticeships. The company is soon planning to launch their traineeship courses, as well as beginning work alongside Impact ATA to deliver apprenticeships for the future.