Rainbow House: Employer of the Month

Our tpm Employer of the Month for March 2022 is Rainbow House in Walton. The award goes to their manager Lesley Kidd for providing outstanding support to tpm apprentices employed at the nursery. Lesley was herself a tpm apprentice and started training with us in 2009. Within three years, she had completed both her level […]

The Future is Bright for Early Years Workers in Liverpool

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The UK childcare industry is worth more than £5.5 billion a year and is forecast to grow by 18% over the next five years. With an average salary in the North West of £18,000, now is a great time to launch a career in Early Years.  Bouncing Back From 2009, the Liverpool City Region had […]

tpm launches two ‘Higher Apprenticeships’

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tpm is delighted to add two Level 5 Higher Apprenticeship courses to complement our fantastic suite of courses already available. They are ideal for the Early Years and Professional Business Service Sectors.  A Higher Level Apprenticeship is a nationally accredited work-based programme similar to traditional apprenticeships but at a higher level. It meets the needs […]

tpm early years apprentice inspires career changers

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Childminder Hayley has become an inspiration for other apprentices and learners with her award-winning determination and dedication. Hayley has recently achieved Level 3 Early Years Educator standard with tpm after progressing from a Level 2 Early Years Practitioner standard. A Lifelong Ambition Working with children had always been Hayley’s ambition. However, Hayley didn’t feel confident […]

Five Unexpected Things You Will Learn on a tpm Early Years Apprenticeship

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If you think an Early Years Apprenticeship is simply learning how to supervise children think again. The Early Years Practitioner and Early Years Educator Apprenticeship Standards cover a wide range of skills, behaviours, and knowledge.  There is a lot more to working in an Early Years setting than many people realise. Early Years Practitioners (Level […]

tpm apprenticeships pave the way to university

Chloe McGuiness

tpm apprenticeships build promising careers underpinned with professional skills. Look no further than apprentice graduate Chloe McGuiness for proof of this! Having completed her level 2 and level 3 apprenticeships in early years/childcare at tpm, Chloe will soon be starting a BA (Hons) degree in Learning, Development and Support at Liverpool John Moores University. Not […]

Discounted first aid training for early years centres

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tpm has teamed up with Smart Rethink to offer high-quality first aid training for early years centres. The courses are at a discounted price for childcare settings that employ tpm apprentices. Legally Compliant Keeping staff and children safe is always a number one priority for any early years setting. But 2020 has brought added pressures […]

Launch your career with a tpm traineeship!

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School leavers and other young people in the Liverpool City Region are getting their feet on the career ladder thanks to the tpm traineeship programme. A traineeship is a flexible education and training programme with work experience. In particular, it is ideal for individuals who aren’t quite ready to go onto an apprenticeship. For example, […]

Five Reasons Why Early Years is a Great Career Choice

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If lockdown taught us anything, it is how valuable Early Years Practitioners and Educators are. Many people quickly realised that the role is more than ‘just looking after children’. Early Years Practitioner and Educators are highly trained professionals. They are experts in child development and know exactly how to bring the best out of children. […]

Outstanding team leader apprentice steps up as early years key worker

Lockdown has had no negative impact on tpm team leader apprentice, Emma Jane Webster. The opposite is true. When the going got tough, Emma Jane got going! Like everyone, Emma Jane had concerns about the lockdown. As a Team Leader apprentice, Emma Jane was eager to get on with her course. She worried that she […]

Learner in lockdown Lydia embraces virtual learning

Another inspiring story about a tpm learner in lockdown! Remember: lockdown doesn’t have to mean a break in learning! Apprentice Lydia Barnes works at Little Angels Nursery and is completing her level 2 childcare apprenticeship with tpm. Although her nursery is still open, it is only open to the children of key workers. Despite not […]

tpm childcare apprentice inspires resilience and positivity in lockdown

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The COVID-19 pandemic is the biggest challenge the world has faced in decades. Each day we hear stories about the devastating impact on people’s lives. Understandably, this leads to anxiety which in turn saps energy and motivation. Problematic for anyone who is trying to progress on a training course. Well, to buck the trend, here’s […]

tpm apprenticeships deliver the essential skills for safe, top quality childcare services

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It is essential for professional childcare practitioners to possess high-quality practical skills. Furthermore, these skills should be underpinned by an in-depth theoretical understanding of child behaviour and development. A tpm apprenticeship in childcare equips practitioners with the essential tools they need to support the children in their care safely and effectively. Apprenticeships are a tried […]

Join the hundreds developing new skills through online learning

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Have you joined the online learning revolution? Sign up to a tpm online course today and start learning new skills. Our use of computers, tablets, phones and other devices has shot up in these weeks of isolation and lockdown. We’re conducting much of our work, communications and entertainment online. But there’s only so much Candy […]

Industry safeguarding briefing by UK expert for tpm early years apprentice employers

Advanced Safeguarding

An exclusive offer for all nurseries who employ a tpm apprentice! tpm is extending an invitation to all our early years clients who employ and train apprentices. Specifically, the invitation is to attend an exclusive briefing by UK safeguarding expert, Andrew Hall. In addition, the event will feature other highlights relevant to the sector. The […]

tpm Traineeships Are Proven Stepping Stone Onto Apprenticeships

Every year thousands of teenagers leave school hoping to secure an apprenticeship. However, many find it difficult to gain a place. tpm offers a traineeship programme that helps eight out of ten young people get an apprenticeship. Usually, this happens as soon as they complete the course, or within 6 months of finishing. Catch Twenty […]

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

old school house nursery staff with tpm staff at LCR Apprenticeship 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 […]