John Cronin, Discovery Day Nursery

After starting A Levels in Biology, Chemistry, Business and Health and Social Care, John Cronin wanted to change direction. His Head Teacher recommended an apprenticeship in Child Care and Skills Group matched him with Discovery Day Nursery, where he is working towards his Level 3 Early Years Educator apprenticeship.

I did a year of A Levels and realised that staying on at school wasn’t for me; it was hands-on experience in the Child Care industry that I really wanted. Now I’m being paid to learn, building on existing skills and gaining new ones.

The best part of my apprenticeship is watching the children grow as individuals. I can definitely see myself progressing in this sector and maybe even going into teaching in the future. If you know what you want to do, a Skills Group apprenticeship can get you there.

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