Kids Planet opens graduate training scheme
Monday, June 27, 2022
Kids Planet, the UK's third largest nursery group, has joined forces with the Best Practice Network to launch a new graduate training scheme.
The Early Years Teaching Status (EYTS) graduate recruitment programme, which will provide 30 places initially from September, is aimed at new graduates who want to begin a career in the early years. Trainees will be employed in one of Kids Planet’s 120 nurseries and the programme design and course delivered by the Best Practice Network.
Sian Marsh, director of early years and ITT (Initial Teacher Training) at Best Practice Network, said, ‘This programme will help graduates develop a fulfilling career in early years, playing an essential role in nurturing children’s learning and development from birth to age five and training to deliver the Early Years Foundation Stage.
‘Graduates will have the unique opportunity to be taught by experts at Best Practice Network, while also gaining outstanding work experience through support and training with Kids Planet Academy and working in a variety of Kids Planet Day nurseries.’
Gill Mason, head of training and development at Kids Planet, added, ‘We want graduates who are positive and passionate and want to work with children. We don’t expect experience, but we do expect focus. Working in childcare is a profession and it needs to be treated that way.
‘Best Practice Network recognises the value and skills that early years add to the mix of dedicated early years professionals in our settings and we are thrilled to be partnering with them to offer passionate and talented graduates a blended learning approach combining both theory and practice.’
For more information and to register your interest, Kids Planet, in partnership with the Best Practice Network, is holding a graduate early years teacher information event on 7 July.