Hopwood Hall College annual Apprenticeship Fair played host to some employers including local based nursery chain, Fisherfield Childcare. The Apprenticeship Fair was a chance for local employers to meet students and make them aware of any vacancies or opportunities that are available.
Fisherfield Childcare operates seven nurseries across Rochdale, Middleton and Bury, and most recently they have added a soft play party centre, Running Wild.
Shareen, Level 3 Childcare practitioner, said: “Studying at College was good and the apprenticeship gave me the chance to learn on the job and apply my skills. It was worthwhile and now I am a qualified Nursery Practitioner. Fisherfield Childcare has made me feel very welcome, and I love seeing the children. I like getting involved in real jobs and helping each child to meet their needs; I know, I am making a difference.” Shareen Afzal is the latest in a long line of apprentices and trainees who have been given a helping hand onto the career ladder by Fisherfield Childcare.”
"Staff have an excellent knowledge and understanding of the children's individual needs and provide a stimulating environment where all children are excited and motivated to learn. Observations of children are consistently used to plan for children's individual next steps in learning."
Linda Shore, Ofsted Inspector
"This provision is outstanding . All practitioners have high aspirations for children's achievement. This means the nursery is exceptional in the way it meets the needs of all children, including those with special educational needs and/or disabilities, and they make very rapid progress towards the early learning goals."
Ofsted inspector Caroline Midgley
"The Staff always make my child feel happy, safe and secure. The Staff are always approachable, welcoming any queries, concerns and often encourage new ideas from parents and children. My daughter often get comments she is lovely and often models herself on the staff."
Scott, Olivia's Dad
"My son, eats food at nursery that he wouldn't / doesn't eat at home. Which is fantastic! I think the other children eating well shows him there something more to this dish than he thinks."
Laura, Austin's mum