old school house nursery staff with tpm staff at LCR Apprenticeship Awards

tpm recognised as apprenticeship provider of prize winning nursery at regional awards

The Old School House Nursery, one of the employers that tpm has supported for many years with apprentices are celebrating receipt of the Judges Special Recognition at the Liverpool City Region Apprenticeships Awards.

The Old School House Nursery in Liverpool employs around 20 staff including 5 apprentices who are training towards industry qualifications in Childcare/Early Years. tpm help them identify candidates for nursery assistant posts that arise, and then provide the training and support to enable them to achieve their qualifications.

Skilled and loyal staff

The partnership between tpm and The Old School House Nursery is one that has developed over the last decade, producing skilled and loyal staff for the nursery including deputy manager, Nikki Tripp. Nikki started working at the nursery almost 10 years ago, and is herself an ex-apprentice. She has worked her way up through the organisation, and achieved her intermediate and advanced apprenticeship (levels 2 and 3) through tpm:

“Apprenticeships is a long term business strategy for us, not just a way of recruiting new staff. Apprenticeships enable us to mould young people into exemplary staff that fit perfectly into our way of working and serving customers in the childcare industry. We’re delighted to win this award and would like to dedicate it to our apprentices who work so hard and are such valued members of our team at the Old School House Nursery. We also want to make special thanks to tpm who support us with the delivery apprenticeships in the nursery and have helped make it integral to our success.”

Apprenticeships as tool for business growth

Brian Quinn, director of tpm, emphatically endorses the winning of this award by the well-established nursery and apprentice employer who they have collaborated with for years.

“We’re so pleased to hear that our client has won this special award. Our aim as an apprenticeship provider is to facilitate the long term employment of young people in Liverpool City Region. It’s a privilege to work with employers like the Old School House Nursery who share our vision about the value of apprenticeships as a tool for investing in staff and long term business growth.”

Siobhan Saunders, chair of the LCR Apprenticeship Hub adds:

“The Old School House Nursery’s approach to developing staff, along with their productive partnership with apprenticeship provider tpm, helps distinguish them as a role model for the apprenticeship programme in the region. They fully deserve to have won this award.”