Published On: June 27th, 2022

As stated by the DfE, every child deserves the best possible start in life and the support that enables them to fulfil their potential. But how do those working within the Early Years sector offer the best possibilities and support whilst complying with legislative and regulatory requirements? Passion, hand-in-hand with high-quality training and development and the appropriate qualifications.

Every child deserves the best possible start in life and the support that enables them to fulfil their potential. Children develop quickly in the early years and a child’s experiences between birth and age five have a major impact on their future life chances. A secure, safe and happy childhood is important in its own right. Good parenting and high-quality early learning together provide the foundation children need to make the most of their abilities and talents as they grow up. – Department of Education (DfE), Early Years Foundation Stage 2021

For many, studying for a qualification may provide their first experience of working with young children. For those already in the sector, studying for a qualification can open new doors, expand horizons, and offer new career opportunities. At Monkey Puzzle, completing the appropriate qualification via our-industry leading training provider WMC Training, allows the workforce to build on self-confidence whilst gaining the crucial skills and understanding of taking the next step in their professional career. It also provides the tools and mindset to truly recognise the needs of the children and families in their care, how they can cater to those needs all whilst sourcing inviting and enabling environments, pathing the way for children to thrive, and creating a positive impact for generations to come.

We understand and celebrate how rewarding working and building a career within the Early Years sector can be. Everyone is on their own career journey which is why we are committed to providing tailored training, support, and opportunities to each of our valued staff members.

Apprenticeships are one of many ways to enter the sector, giving you the ability to become a permanent member of the Monkey Puzzle family, whilst studying your chosen qualification. Between your Monkey Puzzle mentor, personal tutor from our close partner WMC and the required 20% off the job training, you will be given the unique tools and support to undertake a great learning experience whilst building your knowledge, gaining experience and achieving a nationally accredited qualification.  

Our bespoke learning approach is created and reviewed in-house, offering a learning experience unique to Monkey Puzzle. To ensure that we can provide access to develop on what really matters, we build upon the offering of required mandatory training by using feedback from the teams on the ground, outcomes of internal audits and all-important evaluations from our staff, meaning that our tailored package is continuously evolving to incorporate the latest topics, themes, trends, sector information.

Mandatory training will include, Child Protection Awareness, Paediatric First Aid, Food Safety & Hygiene, Fire Marshal, First Aid at Work and more, dependant on the position assumed. Just some our more recent additions include:

  • Working with Babies
  • Motivating Boys in Early Years
  • Outdoor Provision Training

From working in close partnership with some of the sectors most reputable training providers, developing tailored support plans, offering personal support, varying formats and more, Monkey Puzzle provide continuous professional development in a way that works for you. Whether you are new or returning to the sector or looking to progress, we are on hand to provide key guidance, helping you to succeed, achieve and celebrate those goals, big or small.

Monkey Puzzle are proud to be innovative in providing quality learning opportunities and have done so by building and delivering bespoke training programmes such as:

  • Characteristics of Effective Leadership

Designed with existing and aspiring room leaders in mind, the programme equips you with the skills and knowledge for effective leadership and management.

  • Development Programme

In partnership with SYLO|Beyond HR, the programme was built specifically for Franchisees and Managers. Presenting a series of 8 modules that delve into the Monkey Puzzle way and explore how team performance and satisfaction can be enhanced through improved management skills. Gaining a certificate and invitation to graduate following completion to celebrate success in style.

Both programmes have been a huge success with further cohorts already live and more planned for the future.

After all, the expert in everything was once a beginner.

Kirsty Bradbury

Kirsty Bradbury

Training and Development Lead – Monkey Puzzle Day Nurseries

Kirsty is the Training and Development Lead at Monkey Puzzle, helping our nurseries and their staff with continuous learning and growth. Kirsty is an expert at training analysis, assessing key areas for improvement and development, before providing nurseries with the high quality training courses they need to progress and develop in the Early Years Childcare sector. Since joining Monkey Puzzle, Kirsty has revolutionised our approach to training, listening carefully to the needs of our staff and greatly expanding our available courses through training partnerships.

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